This article is really a combination of lessons I learned on my road to Emperor as well as general tricks and tactics that the community has contributed along the way. The explicit goal is to avoid anything overly strategy specific and instead stick to solid tactics that ring true under most circumstances. I was going for the 80/20 rule, hoping to find tactics that apply to 80% of situations knowing full well that Civ is such a complicated game even that is an ambitious figure. Regardless many of these have already been through something of a community review but I aim to continue to edit and update the list as time goes by. Some of these are even a notably basic but for the sake of clarity I went into extra depth, specifically when regarding improvements. If you find anything missing or inaccurate or confusing I welcome feedback. Table of Contents City Placement/Resources/Rexxing Building/City Layout Warmongering/Defense Technology Wonders General Tips Thanks to everyone who contributed to the previous thread.