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What do you spend your free GP on?

Discussion in 'Strategy Section' started by Stalker0, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Stalker0

    Stalker0 Baller Magnus

    Dec 31, 2005
    When you get free GP from wonders, policies, etc...what do you tend to spend them on?

    For me, my mid game go tos are Great Prophets and Great Diplomats. Embassies are a very limited resource, so I want to snatch them up quickly. Prophets make the best tile porn, especially when they reform.

    Late game I tend to go GS just because science is always good at that point, regardless of victory condition.

    How about you?
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  2. Vuffster

    Vuffster Chieftain

    Oct 27, 2003
    Maryland, USA
    It usually depends a lot on era, which victory I'm pursuing, and how well I'm doing.

    Early on, Engineers and Prophets are more tempting. I tend to play tall and build lots of wonders, and you can't buy Engineers with faith for a long time. For Prophets, holy sites seem more appealing the earlier you build them, but it depends on that game's belief set and such.

    If going for a diplomatic victory, it's hard to have too many Diplomats (especially early, as you point out). The same is probably even more true of Scientists when going that route, since they're quite strong whether used for tile improvement or bulbing.

    Most often, though, I'm going for a cultural victory, and sometimes an Artist/Writer at the right time will finish a themed set for a wonder, which is nearly always worth it (especially if it's pre-industrial). Else, and especially if I feel I have a comfortable path to victory, I just take a Musician to hoard all the classical music for fun. :mischief:
  3. crdvis16

    crdvis16 Emperor

    May 2, 2013
    A free admiral early in the game before deep ocean crossing is possible can get you discovery of the other continent before anyone else. Just have to be careful of barbarian ships.
  4. SuperNoobCamper

    SuperNoobCamper Prince

    Aug 27, 2017
    Engineers .... always Engineers, they are never a bad choice, guaranteeing a key wonder is usually better than a manufactory but if i'm going for GPTI i'd usually go for scientist or prophet.

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