Hi, brand new to Civ games. I'm in the middle of a BTS Civ 4 game as Victoria on a huge fractal world with four players including me (Wanted to keep enemies to a minimum while I learn how the economy works). Just a few things i'm wondering about whilst i'm in game: All my coastlines produce at least 3 commerce (Side affect of England?), but how do I harvest them? My capital has 'refined' culture and extends four tiles from the city, but I can only improve two tiles from the city. Does this ever expand? (If not I messed up city placement badly). Is it ever a good idea to have undeveloped cities? I can only find one gold reserve but it's a really bad place, is it worth making a city there and not develop it just to capitalise on the gold? Is it possible to trade food between my own connected cities? By a stroke of luck I built my military focused city at the only choke point to the peninsula I started on, but it's really dry when it comes to food so not growing too fast and I can't get enough workers to really put all the mines to use. Do food resources stack? I read on here somewhere that mineral resources don't stack so you only need one access to iron, copper etc as long as you connect your cities. If I access two cows, will this give me +2 health or is it a waste of time? By about 500 BC, how many cities should I be looking at? I have five; My capital and one right next to it with lots of food, a commerce city, a military city and what I'm hoping will be a science city. Should I have more? Thanks in advance for any help.