Many thanks! Oberlus/swaq should be able to fill you in on strategy.
Thank you all for a fun game. Apologies that i am not able to continue. Good luck!
Guess i'm beating a dead horse here but i think that would be called "no communications" not "no in-game communications".
Much like the "no alliances" setting, it's a possible way to play the game. Only makes sense if there's no out-of-game communication as well, though.