It could be very interesting to start with someone new, another challenge for me as I haven't gotten the chance to play any Civ IV (or any Civ at all for that matter) since that last game, but it can definitely be done. The downsides to being busy. Part of me has always wanted to try the Incans in this game, as they are severely handicapped in multiple ways. a bit OT but yeah.Hey, livingingaz! You and I need to link up for another 1000AD Monarch (or higher!) game sometime!