“Why do the Mongols have a region of their empire on the island of New Guinea?” Oh, yeah, that’s right. Oops. My bad people. For some reason, I always imagined the Kimberly would be pink. Not a lot of pink civs. It worked for the Pink Ranger.
The Philippines have never received much discussion here, so I thought to give them a little shout…
José Rizal shakes the Magic Eight Ball of History…
“Hola pelota, how are you doing this morning?”
“Definitely *not* craving some Indonesia nutmeg. Hate that stuff. What’s your question?”
“I was thinking about, you know, building up a decent navy and land army and exploiting the fact that, while I am relatively weak, I’m surrounded by absolute basket cases like Indonesia and the Cham, and maybe unifying those 2-3 empires would create something respectable. Good idea?”
“I don’t think so.”
This game is a little more fun when you imagine the AI’s diplomatic advisors as random and malevolent.