I am confused. You got t88 Astro "without ignoring Steel". So does that mean you already had Steel? And I can easily see getting Astro in the early 80s with 3 RAs, I just don't see how you get it that fast while also getting to Steel. The only way I can see it is if you get Optics before Philosophy to discover the other continent (Iroquois and Greeks), and then have enough gold to sign a 4th RA. But then I don't see how you have the gold for it all given that you don't have Calendar and Bronze Working (and you need both to improve the Spices). It's clear that I am missing something, I just can't figure out what it is to make the math work. Btw, you had 11 deals where Napoleon and Khan provided you Gold every turn. That seems like a lot. I assume some of those were for loans to help finance the RAs, but still seems high.