Welcome to Dr kossin #3, which stands for Daily Round. Yes, mI will aim to get in a update every day - as long as I have the time (work, girlfriend, etc). I might skip a day here and there but I will compensate by playing an extra round here and there. Now I don't plan on very long updates, sometimes just 10 turns, and will stop at strategic times. That being said, I'm not a great player but I can manage at times. My goal is to improve and, if possible, help others improve as well. I couldn't beat Noble when I started reading this forum (could barely beat Warlord) and I am now in the process of getting comfortable on Immortal. That's where you come in. I need your ideas, your criticism and everything else you can throw at me - even if you can't beat Noble. Since I plan on an update everyday, there will be mistakes from my part and I might not always get the best advice going forward. That's life! You are also welcome to shadow this game, although I would prefer you post it in spoilers and no further than I have already played. You can still shadow the whole game and post it but it is important that no one uses that knowledge (land, AIs) to help me. Without further time wasting, let's go to the first game. Dr kossin #3 Round 0a Warrior move Round 0b The Farmer's Market Round 1 Exploration and settling Round 2 It's a jungle out there Round 3 Demands o' Wars Round 4 Onwards to Liberalism Round 5 You'd better believe in it Game settings: Immortal Fractal (I've had a friend check that it is not isolated or semi-isolated) Normal Speed No Huts/Events BUG 4.1 in Custom Assets Everything else normal. An American leader this time: Washington Fast granaries, harbors, 25% extra production to workers, 2 to every city, 1 from every city, 1: from Monuments and Broadcast Towers as well as 25% less XP required to level units. His UB: a late game Supermarket with 20% extra . His UU: A marine with an extra 1-2 first strikes and that starts with March. We start with Agriculture and Fishing A good combination for either coastal or inland. And the start: Here's what I think is in the fog: Irrigated corn, sugar, farmable bananas due to a lake, 5 hills and river to the east. We are again close to the jungle strip and hopefully have better neighbors this time. I very doubt I will settle in place. I see two options: 1 East on the sugar to gain access to the river and more river tiles or 1 West to add cows to our BFC and switch the plains hill for a grassland one. Unless I settle east, it doesn't look as though I will be able to initially use the Expansive boost to a worker having no 3 tile in sight. I'm thinking of sending the warrior 1S to check out a potential move west. I'll play the first round tomorrow but may post the warrior move tonight.