I was in relative isolation this game, on challenging. I built up my infrastructure and founded 2 other cities. Once my economy was rolling I went for the tech with the spell of making. I built the buildings and cast the spell without anyone trying to stop me. I had a lot of money, so I rushed some of the towers and I had a ton of mana saved up. I had a total of 3 units so I was very weak. Is it intended that the player can make a spell of making run uncontested? My last victory was also the Spell of Making and they did try and stop me, but not until I was only 5 turns away from completing the casting.