Late to this GOTM as I play on a Mac and the update patch only just released. I also don't think I've ever had a victory above Prince difficulty. Still learning the ropes. Its been a bumpy first 100 turns! - Where did you settle your city? In place. - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why? I have my eye on a quick route to Computers, but being Immortal I have been focussing on military as well. I have crossbowmen and knight techs. Nervous about getting raided by other Civs (which was well founded - see below). With Civics I went PP. Feudalism. Now on my way to Exploration (for Merchant Republic), and the Civic below that in the tree, which gives the Arch Museum. - What was your build order? I am undecided if an initial Scout build is worth it. You get to explore and potential goody huts, but it seems a waste of production when i really want three quick slingers. Due to this being Immortal, I went Slinger, Slinger, Slinger, Archer, Archer, then a couple of builders, and a couple of settlers. - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize? Had a Lavra out about turn 50. Not much else. Lots of districts commenced, but not many finished. Had some heavy warring that got me distracted in first 100 turns. Aiming for 2 campuses, theatre districts everywhere, 1 encampment, then commercial districts everywhere after the TD are down. - How did you place your districts? Not getting many adjacency bonuses with this map ... - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns? I have three cities captured from Egypt. And 5 of my own. One more about to be settled. Then I think one extra and will be done with my island. - How did you play your governance cards, priorities? Started with the +1 faith card for a Pantheon, then it is been the military card which reduces unit cost, and flipping between settler and builder cards. Nothing too earth shattering! - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side? I've met the two on the island. The cultural one and the production one. And one other cultural one. Only 3 in total. Have not been out exploring the map, other than my own island, yet. - Were your neighbors peaceful? I declared on Egypt very early. But war was protracted. I messed up capturing the capital. It said my warrior attack would be "ineffective", or something similar, but I thought I would give it a go. Lost the unit! Then had to build another and get it there, and in the meantime Egypt settled another city. Took me to about turn 45 to eliminate them. Turn 75 - DOW'd by Sythia and Sumeria. Sigh. Sythia did nothing. Sent some missionaries my way. But none used yet. They seem to be idling in the one location. Not sure what that was about. Sumeria more aggressive. Captured a city with a caravel (didn't know you could do that). It took me a long time with archers to get the city back. War lasted about 30 turns. All peaceful now for the time being. - How were the Barbarians? Thankfully, not too much of a pain. Spawning every now and then, but units are easily dealt with. - Any surprises? None yet. I like my island. Annoying, Sythia has established one town on it - up in the NW corner, past all the rainforest and City States. Otherwise it is all mine!. Cultural victory will be hard. One unmet Civ has a tonne of domestic tourists. Think I will need to take them out to get the victory. Not sure I will be able to finish this one, but will keep going and learning.