I played one last time, and managed a turn 122 finish. I was able to get education to pop on turn 92 and Astronomy on turn 101 using the saved GS. I could get closer to Glory/Tommy times with better early management of my armies. I took about 5 turns too long taking out Vienna, I think using the settler on the north coast to upgrade the northern army is a better move than the southern coast. Once you take out Persia you have a nicely upgraded army that can't get to Stockholm in time. Also, I tested the theory about Monument to the Gods, but found the extra faith to get religion earlier and more troops was a better deal than getting GL and NC earlier. Getting two SPs in commerce prior to Astronomy is a good deal though, 4 moves through ocean makes a big difference. I also tried settling on the truffles to see if it made a difference, but the RNG is such that someone else will get to Mt Kalish first every time if you do it. Getting to the NWs first is a pretty big deal for this game.