In playing Adventure One and the first part of our succession game, I pretty predictably got a major itch to play Civ 5 for a cultural victory. Thing is, I didn't want to just roll up a solo game, tailored with civ and map choices to make it easy for me, and inevitably I'd reroll several times to get a good start. (I'll surely do that later, but not for a first game.) No, I wanted a more "play the hand you're dealt" type of scenario... and a fine difficult hand would be our starting position from the succession game.
Japan, Fractal map, King difficulty, Normal speed.
We discussed at the beginning of this game the possibility of huddling up on our peninsula to a cultural victory. Then we decided that would be boring for a succession game. But it sounds just about like what I want to try. The final temptation is the copious amounts of incense around, which are each worth extra culture with a Monastery building.The Report