Here's another batch of old scenarios. These were made by 3 different authors, whom I've credited, and were compiled solely for the purpose of this upload.
Day at the Races was designed by Caesar Alan as a competition map, but it works well as a stand-alone scenario. Chariot makers and a hippodrome are the only entertainment buildings available here. Events are up to 14 years only, so gifts are necessary for a later victory.
For reference, winning criteria includes prosperity in years 15-16 and total population. Loaded as a saved game.
Story (by the original author)
Welcome, old friend!
In all my years, I have never known a governor such as you; always eager to accept a challenge, however insurmountable it may seem. Well, I have another near-impossible task for you. You are to found a city on the edge of the barren Arabian desert. This area has few natural resources, and the few patches of arable land are largely under the control of the local inhabitants.
Why then, I hear you asking, does Rome need a foothold in this inhospitable wasteland? The answer is horses. Arabia is famed for its magnificent horses, and our legions are in dire need of horses at the moment. I am sure that the great trainers for the Circus would be interested in acquiring the odd Arabian steed, too.
To ensure that your people devote as much time as possible to the nurturing of these magnificent beasts, all other diversions are prohibited; teaching facilities will likewise be devoted entirely to the study of equine husbandry. Lest your people grow restless, you would be well advised to allow them to enjoy the fruits of their labours at the occasional chariot race.
Since I wish this settlement to be a permanent one, it should (as far as possible) be a monument to Roman greatness. While I do not demand opulence, I have no doubt that you will make the best of the resources available.