This deserved a post.
I’ve been obsessively playing Civilization 4 for nearly two years. I’ve never won a game before; this (and my obsessive, stubborn nature) is why I keep playing.
Usually I fall behind in technology, or have an inferior military because I spend time building infrastructure, and get left in the dust on the scoreboard, or crushed by enemy civilizations.
But tonight, I WON!
I played as the Romans. I capitalized on my penchant for building cultural wonders, and managed to beat back the inevitable invaders just long enough to eke out a CULTURAL VICTORY! You achieve Cultural Victory when three of your cities reach a “Legendary” cultural score (over 20,000). It’s hard enough to hit 20k with one city, but achieving 20k in three is very difficult. I piled wonders into Rome, Milan and, finally, Messina. Deploying a Great Artist to Messina finally put me over the top.