So the Modern Wonders erk me. Nothing makes me madder than working hard on my tech tree all game only to have the person who has done the least amount of work build the Statue of Liberty and get 2 techs per turn and cheese past me for a win. Or if I'm working hard on the culture track, someone builds the Sydney Opera House and does the same thing.
I understand the logic. The modern wonders are there to speed up the end game. But, at the same time, there is no way to stop a modern wonder. I cannot obsolete it, I cannot use a culture card or tech ability to prevent a start of turn ability. So, how to equalize the wonders without just removing them. Here is my idea:
Statue of Liberty: Start of turn - Gain 5 Trade
Sydney Opera House: Start of turn - Gain 5 Culture
Panama Canal: Start of turn - Add 1 coin to this wonder (maximum of 5 coins)
This still makes them powerful Wonders (especially if planned to work with other techs and wonders) without allowing a cheese win for someone. What do you guys think? I'm going to try it out in my next game.