Monday, July 4, 2016
Tall vs Wide, Culture and Science
Speed of social progress could be an inherent advantage of the tall, e.g. through a system of cultural maintenance. Having less cities and population and more culture generated per capita would mean more culture per turn and faster acquisition of new policies. Also smaller population may lead to faster tech diffusion. So small civs would be hard nuts to crack, having the potential for expansion on opportunity. Diffusion mechanic could make small civs overall scientifically stronger despite having less beakers per turn, with no need for per city science petalty for big civs.