OK, Zed. Since you have me listed first, I'll start the game with the params you listed. I've initiated the thread for the game at CivFanatics, CLICK HERE
Ionpure has volunteered to join us, and I believe he qualifies as "anybody" (per your post), so I've added him to the roster. I took the liberty of moving you up a slot in the order, so that the rotation would alternate between players in their first succession game and vets from the original game. If your computer woes are still plaguing you when your turn comes, we can rearrange things again. I also redistributed the first round turn length slightly, to match with the sliding arrangement that worked out well in the first game.
Decided to up the difficulty to Monarch, did you? Well, good for you. We'll give it a shot and see how it goes. A small map could end up being an ancient conquest sort of game if we draw neighbors. We'll see.