by Cicero

"Most of the stone in Castille has already been quarried for its namesake castles..." - Age of Empires II: The Conquerors - El Cid Campaign, Scenario 1, Hint 2

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Regicide built in. Players each start with a castle - however, there is no more stone on the map. They also lack a starting TC. Lose your Castle, and your king might have to go on the run... Geographically, the centre of the map is open and completely flat, with the edges of the maps more densely forested, and featuring plenty of elevation and cliffs. Players start with +3 villagers to compensate for the would-be a slower start. The no TC start is partly intended to make the castle positions fairer since players will always have their closest golds covered - players can choose whether to place their TC under/behind the castle or protecting a woodline. Player resources: 8 sheep, 2 boar, 6 tiles berries, 4 deer, 5 tiles gold Extra resources: various 5 tiles gold