Civ: Iriquois Difficulty: Emperor Ive just stepped up to emperor level and ive got a sort of problem. Im on a continent with America, Aztecs and Babylonians. Im slightly behind on the techs, just reached the second age and im researching Engineering (very slowly). All 3 of the other civs have Monotheism which i can trade for when necessary. Now, I sent out half a dozen galleys and managed to get to the next continent with 4 or 5 more civs, its accross a lot of ocean so no other civ can get there just yet. They are all quite ahead on the techs, all have 3 or 4 from this age. Now the problem is I only have the funds to buy 1 tech from any of the civs on that continent, and none of the civs on my continent have enough money to buy them from me. For example i could buy Feudalism from India for 600 gold + a world map, then the max i could realistically make from selling it on would be 30 or so gold from each of the other civs. Other than money all they will trade for is contact with other civs, which, atm, is my only advantage in the game. So should i sell contact with the other civs, or try and keep the advantage to myself while it lasts? build up more more money and hope the civs on my island do the same? and why dont civs like money per turn? I can buy a tech for say 500gold, but if i offer 100 per turn, they are 'insulted by the offer'...?