Original Author: Timothy Hain
I was the Sioux, playing on a randomly generated world, and those Fundamentalistic Russians were getting on my nerves. I was at peace with them--in theory. They were always walking through my land--and staying there. Every time I met with them, they wanted some more advances, but I did not always want to share them. I needed to prove to the Russians that I was independant, and capable of as much power as I wanted.
Original Author: DanQ
I started out on a map of Earth, on the North American continent all alone. The only company I had to keep my military units at strength were raging hordes of barbarains. My first job was to explore N. America and settle cities in appropriate areas, spacing them out, just in case another civilization happened to land on my shores. After building Marco Polo's Embassy, I was able to contact my two rivals and, through the sharing of our world maps, able to discover that both the Germans and the Aztecs shared the same continent, Asia. I made pernament strategic alliances with them on my first contact, and it was smooth sailing from there. Like myself, they seemed occupied with building up the cities they all ready had on Asia so they did not appear interested in across-ocean settlement. This left me plenty of undistrubed room to expand and grow.
Original Author: Unknown
As for stories, well, here I was in my first full-scale civ2 game. I was getting my butt kicked my the gosh darn Carthagenians. So I reckoned it was time to teach them a little about human engenuity.
First I made a cease-fire with them. Then I gave them a technology, made peace, and got a map of all their cities. They had about thirty cities on a distant continent (those buggers really reproduce in this version!) So I located their captital.