Stealing tech might be a viable idea. I'll have to see how many EP's I can get on Elizabeth or if I can get Alphabet early. Right now my research priority is getting Code of Laws and Mathematics ASAP. By the way, here is a preliminary dotmap I have drawn up. Since I suck at using Photoshop, I decided to just make a dotmap right from using the game "line" settings. KEY: Cities already owned: 1 (Capital) Persepolis - Commerce city, with a future Oxford University. 2. Pasargade - Commerce city 3. Seoul - Production city with Heroic Epic and Ironworks. It has plenty of food, hills, and is also on a river. 4. Pyongyang - GP farm. Irrigated corn along with 5 floodplains. Cities yet to be founded: (Please be aware that the numbers mean the order I will found them, meaning that city 5 will be founded first. If I can't found it there I will head for city 6.) 5. Aim is to block Elizabeth. If I manage to found it, I will use its grasslands to cottage and its hills for production. It will likely be a hybrid, and is also coastal with only 2 coastal tiles. 6. Another cottage city, with 8 floodplains (means -3 ) and sheep. It is also close to the capital, meaning less maintenance costs, and solidifies our cultural border. Later on, it will likely be the Globe Theatre city, which may result in me putting down 1 or 2 farms. 7. A production city, although due to grasslands I may cottage it. Horses and all the hills it has will make it have excellent production, but not as good as Seoul. 8. Another production city, with Iron, Sheep, Corn, and a bunch of hills. It will likely bear the brunt of barbarian attacks. With resources: Spoiler : Without resources: Spoiler : What do you think?