“Ever dreamed of an endlessly unpredictable map where anything is possible and nothing is guaranteed? Multiply it by ten and you have... MegaRandom”—Map description
On MegaRandom, players never know what kind of map they will get. They can start with various explorers like Skirmishers, Spearmen, or even Camels, or begin the game with Bombard Towers. Oftentimes on MegaRandom, players can experience critical shortages of gold on the map, making Markets one of the most important buildings in the game. Most maps remain fairly open, often with large obstacles in the center of the map like forests or mountains.
Since the map is unknown to the player beforehand, scouting is essential for this map. The information the player needs lies in scouting the map to find where resource depots are located and to devise strategies based upon the map's layout. Virtually any kind of strategy can work on MegaRandom. The key strategy lies with what civilization players receive and what the map is like.