Authors notes and rules: Antarctica has just been discovered, and you have landed in force to take over the continent for the greater glory of.. YOU!!
How to win? Simple. Despotic Conquest. Erh, maybe not so simple after all. You have to destroy 12 other civs with nothing more than what you brought with you.
There are NO shields anywhere on the continent - you can build NOTHING!
There is ONLY ONE goody hut, and it's at the South Pole. But if you watched John Carpenter's classic movie "The Thing" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/), you might want to leave the potential alien monster (barbarians) alone, LOL
You have 4 Dogsleds (chariots) in this dog-eats-dog world (pun very much intended!), and you also have 4 Mules (cavalry), 4 Pirates (phalanxes), and 4 Thiefs (diplomats). Oh, BTW, so does everybody else.
You can get around by Mule and Dogsled, or you can load up the Pirate Ship (transport) to move a little quicker. Or Both, more likely, since one ship sank on arrival, and not everyone will fit on the one remaining ship.
SPECIAL RULES / HINTS / HOW TO WIN: - NO Save-game Cheat. You have to play the game with what you've got. If you lose a unit, it's gone forever, and CAN NEVER be replaced. - No Settler Cheat. (Why? No Settlers!! That's why! Bwaaahahahahahahhhhaaaa!!!) - No Auto-save-file-slot Cheat (same reason as no save game cheat) - You have NO Tech, and neither does anyone else. Since you can't build anything, you might as well run your taxes to 100% - you might get lucky and get some defectors... - Scores don't count in this game, fastest Emperor to Despotic Conquest wins. Save the game just before destroying your final enemy, and post your results
You start as Emperor Napoleon on a Peninsula. Happy hunting, and may you quickly become the Southern Lord of Darkness!!