Yesterday I was wondering how a game without wonders would play.
Sure wonders are quite cool and stuff. They basically give your civilzation some special trait - making you more unique, give you some bigger goals.
On the other hand... Sometimes I get cheesy play vibe from them. Things like wonder rush, and two players gettin all shields for same wonder on same turn, but only one of them gets it. That can be quite a setback for player that didn't get it. Also it might be interesting to play without those special powers and see how people can fare by only utilizing regular stuff.
One possibly serious problem with that would be that removing wonders could significantly change technology ballance, though maybe that wouldn't be so big or so bad.
What are your thoughs?