Dear friends of Vox Populi! The submission date of this challenge is over, scroll down for the results! And don't miss the next one I'm sure you are already itching to play the next Vox Populi Challenge, so here it is: Keep reading and participate by playing a character quite different from Enrico Dandolo who you lead to success (hopefully) last time: It's the Aztec people that await you in two hand-chosen worlds, hoping that you'll lead them to new greatness. However, they are tired to be seen as brutal warmongers only and hope that you will show the power of their prospering population. However, a bit of sacrificial captives never did any harm, did it? Before you read on, make sure that you have Vox Populi version 8-19-1 (that's the new version including the hotfix). As the main link in the version thread still links to 8-19, here's the link (choose the installer labelled 8-19-1): https://mega.nz/#!qvxX0LBI!nutbfhfYlLv_BZMs7rk-EajugINZC0sSZjofJn1Bjw4 Before we go into details, please make sure you know the rules. Especially, don't share ingame information unspoilered, not even the number of points you achieved. I don't want anyone to be discouraged by your large amount of great works, or to know prior to his game what number he has to beat. In spoilers, you are very welcome to describe your game, of course Spoiler Game Rules : 1) The Golden Rule: Don't replay, don't reload, send in your first try! It is recommended to set your auto-save frequency to 1 turn for this game. If you have a crash that forces you to replay, write it in the mail afterwards and try replaying as closest as possible to what you did before the crash. 2) Don't exploit any bugs you may find. At the moment, I'm not aware of any exploitable bugs, but just in case, don't overuse obviously bugged mechanics (like the infinite tribute-bug a few patches ago). 3) Don't share ingame-information unspoilered! If you want to share strategies or ingame information in this thread, use spoilers and write "Do not open unless you already sent in your game." on top of it. A separate thread for spoilers would be good, but I don't want to spam the main forum for this pilot. 4) Don't look at spoilers if you didn't finish your game! 5) Don't use cheat tools (Ingame Editor, Info Addict...) and don't open the map in some editor or else. 6) Don't use any additional mods besides full Vox Populi (1 to 6, either EUI or non-EUI) as I'm not sure whether I will be able to open your savegame files if you do. Now, the exact goal for this challenge: Submission deadline is Sunday, the 16th of September, 6pm Eastern Time (midnight in Central European Time). You can submit by personal message to me, posting your save in this thread, or sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to write the name under which you want to appear in the ranking if sending by e-mail! Spoiler Game Settings : Map: Pangea, Small Research Agreements, No Tech Trading No Ancient Ruins No Events If something is not clear, read the following spoiler, then ask a question if still unclear: Spoiler Challenge Specifications : The required citizen number is the total of your 3 largest cities (so the individual sizes added up), if that was unclear). Luckily, the goals this time are easier than with Venice . The goal is quite general, but that leaves a broader range of strategies open (at least I hope that). This challenge is the sixth of a season of 12 challenges. After the submission deadline, I will rank all participants (divided by difficulty level) and you will get 15/13/11/10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1/1/1/... points for the 1st/2nd/3rd... rank. At the end of the season, your best 10 results will count for the final ranking. The winners of the season (one for Prince, one for Immortal) will be granted the opportunity to become a part of the game as a Great Person of their choice (Prophets excluded). Thanks to Gazebo for this contribution to the challenge! Now... download the save for your difficulty, make sure you have Vox Populi version 8-19-1 and you're ready to go!