The if you chose to be infernal then the game only really starts when you reach infernal pact. Therefore getting there ASAP would be of highest priority to start the real game as soon as possible. So what is the best strat for getting to infernal pact as soon as possible? I’m thinking that founding OO at a early date could also be beneficial as an intermediate stage, as then putting a bit of effort into rapidly spreading it across the whole world before ROK or FOL becomes widely spread. That means that if you get most of the world to be OO then when you eventually become infernal with AV you can declare war on the rest of the world (which is all OO) and get lots of mane daemons from killing them as they are evlil (or you can get them to fight each other to supply you with mane daemons), hey a holy war of AV verses OO could give a lot of mane deamons. Naturally the great person from writing should be used for lightbulbing as opposed to academy as you’ll abandon the old cities soon enough (Is there somewhere I can check the lightbulbing order?). Then after becoming infernal I guess you want to be focusing on spreading ashenveil, spreading hellfire terrain etc. cast helfire wherever you can, turn the world into burning sands. I’m guessing it would be important to build prophesy of ragnarok, helfire rutual, deamons altar, soul forge, reliquary, infernal grilmoire. build up the AC You can’t capture cities, but you’d need some production/income to support the war machine, so that means a few settlers at the start. Beefing it up with Now I guess the choice of initial race is not important for the end game as you’ll abandon them when you become infernal, so you also don’t really care about infrastructure etc. the main thing is getting early research to get to infernal pact as early as possible in the game. i guess building up a army early is also pointless as you will be abandoning the civilisation, as long as you get to infernal pact before someone declares on your lightly defended civ. Being calabim could be interesting, making size 50 cities, then when you turn infernal you go and raze the old vampire cities that are now controlled by the AI, giving 50 manes. Naturally that’s easier if you spawn near the old vampire civ. Oh yeah, and I would probably also add clan of the embers to the map, just to help the Armageddon counter. I’d also like to play a similar game with high AC but be sheam to see the full effect of planar gates. so what is the fastest way to get to infenral pact? and what is the best way to play infernals? synergies? civic choices etc?