Maybe I should actually have called this thread “Where DID Tourism Come From?” as the patch is about to make a big change by nerfing Great Books. Anyway, over my last few games, I have been using a spreadsheet to track the sources of tourism and get a better handle on what helps with fast victories and what is just a distraction. I was disappointed to confirm what many good players have known for a long time, that Great Books are massively superior to everything else (barring lucky Relics) for fast victories. A Great Writer costs much less than a Great Artist (60GWp versus 240 GAp) and those costs are easier to meet (e.g. Literary Tradition comes way earlier than Frescos and Amphitheaters give GWp but not GAp). Great Musicians are even worse becaiuse they are even more expensive and slots for Music are so hard to get. Other sources of tourism like Artifacts and Wonders are better, but all things considered Great Writers will always be the correct path for a fast victory. That is why I am THRILLED that Firaxis nerfed Great Writers in the patch. I think this is great for many reasons. One is that it makes other sources of Tourism worth chasing after instead of a boring strategy of Theater Square, Amphitheater, Festivals. Another is that it should slow the game down a bit, since people in general seemed to feel Cultural Victory was too fast. A second great thing about the patch is that they FINALLY got rid of Goddess of the Harvest. That will make planning much more important as opposed to "chop everything and buy Amphitheaters/Museums/Archaeologists/etc. with faith" With those changes breaking tomorrow, my charts are already outdated, but I wanted to post them and then follow up with some from the patched version to get a handle on how things changed. My personal play style is to aim for T150 in Cultural Victory games. I often fail of course, but this means in general relying on a blend of Religious, Great Work, and Wonder tourism and thus finish before Flight/Radio. If this mark is missed, it is usually easy to rapidly catch up by spamming Seaside Resorts and/or culture tile improvements (e.g. Zigurat or Moai), but by that stage I usually would consider my game to have been a miss. Below I will post three examples using the charts.