Each player must settle in place. For the first 25 turns, each player will work only gold. After 25 turns (the turn you get your 100g settler) you play as normal. No Oxford. If something weird happens in the first 25 turns then restart. An example could be an AI walking in on your cap or camping one of your tiles.
6 participant round robin style. This group will be for non-USA time zone players only. Please see the other group for USA time zones. Play each player twice. Each civilization may only be used once. Top 2 players advance to a best of 5 final with a reset civilization selection. H2H record will determine ties. Otherwise, a 1 game playoff will determine who advances (playoff civilization selection counts towards final series). The winner of the USA group will face the winner of the World group to crown a final champion.
India (restart if there are not 2 normal sea tiles)
Can NOT play
America – Overpowed.
Chinese – Overpowed.
Aztec – They start with gold so they will get 100g faster which messes up everything.
Japan – Sea tiles provide growth which messes up everything.
Greece - Demo provides 50% trade.
Egypt - HGB and CoR would mess things up.