My second attempt at a shadow game, help me get my first win on emperor! Spoiler 4000 B.C. : Settings: - Pangea Map - Standard Map Size - Normal Speed - Temperate Climate - Emperor Difficulty - Huts & Events both turned off Leader was picked randomly: Creative leader with gold start...not bad. So far creative is my favorite trait, second being philosophical and third being financial. While there's gold, there's a lot of plains and with only two plains cows, it's a very food poor capital. I could move my scout further south but given that I see temperate trees north of the lake, I move the scout up north: This revealed elephants and irrigated corn! Should I settle the city 1N of the settler? I would get the corn, an extra forest, more health plus two more green tiles, but I would lose the gold tile and some riverside grassland tiles. I'm thinking this capital would make a great production capital with bureaucracy later on with those hills. My plan so far is SIP, tech AH, then mine the gold and keep the workers busy mining the cows while I tech BW, then chop a settler maybe at size 2. It'll take forever for this capital to grow, definitely no whipping lol Or if I settle 1N, I can tech agriculture, AH, then BW. I can work the elephants to keep workers busy, but I don't know how this would work out yet. All input is appreciated!