Blessed with a wonderful start and alright neighbors, I felt this was a wonderful game to learn Monarch. However, at 305 BC, I have only 6 cities, and a tech rate of 16 per turn. My power's puny, my cities are all at the unhappy cap. Where did I go wrong? If someone experienced on Monarch could play out from the initial save to about where I am, I'd appreciate it. I see all these Monarch players with a wonderful tech rate, and a large empire by this point, and I can't help but think I'm missing something. My empire: Spoiler : Saves below.