I encountered two totally different starting positions on sid. First I played as maya. I was surrounded by three another civs. No space to expand very hard game. Can somebody tell how you can survive this kind of start? Map size Small. Everything else random Second on the other hand is winnable even for me. I played as dutch. Map size Small. Everything else random. I'm alone on my my island and OH MY GOD! There is 4 different types of luxury in my island. I think thsi would have been winnable but i did not use rebuild(I consider rebuild cheating) for great library and lost it by 4 turns to carthage and stopped playing...how to continue without GL or is it possible?