Hi Everyone, So a while ago I won my first couple of games on Deity playing as Russia for a culture victory. I enjoyed it and so next I tried Eleanor of England because I love flipping cities with culture. But I never seemed to be able to overcome her slow start and just got swamped every time. Yesterday, I tried again and made one “small” change. Previously, I had always put Pingala in the capital as my first governor - for much needed science and culture. This time with the extra titles you get in Secret Societies, I double promoted Magnus as my first move. To cut a long story short, it is turn 95 and I am in the middle of the pack score wise and accelerating to the top with 11 cities already and 3-4 more to follow! A growing capital, even with settler production, meant I was able to get an army of archers when Norway sneak attacked and take 3 of their four cities. I could spam out more settlers and start building theatres and amphitheaters. With friendships with all bar one other Civ, it is perhaps the best start I have had - it shows how one early decision can make a huge change!