Welcome to the 6otM53 Opening Actions thread. STOP - Please do not continue reading this thread until you have completed at least 80 to 100 turns in your game. This thread is used to discuss the game once you've started playing through your first 100 turns. Apart from normal decency, the only posting restrictions are to please not post videos until the deadline is finished and to use the spoiler tags for screenshots. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. Please remember that we are running a family friendly site, so express anger or frustration with this in mind. Please use this thread to discuss your goals for the game and your opening moves through the first 100 turns. Anything after that should be posted in the After Actions thread once you have completed your game. - Where did you settle your capital city? Your second city? - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why? - What was your build order? - How long did it take to find your neighbors? Were they hostile or friendly? - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize? - Did you try to build any Wonders? - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns? - How quickly did you get Trade Routes working, who did you trade with? - How did you play your governance cards, priorities? - Which Governors did you choose and why did you choose them? - Was your first age a Dark Age? Did you take any Dark Age cards? - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side? - How were the Barbarians? - Any surprises? Please use spoiler tags for any surprise details you'd like kept hidden. Thanks.