Long time player, with no real progression. Often getting stuck early game with making strategies work where I have no culture generation either from a leader's characterisitics, I've missed out on the first 3 religions or I dont build Stonehenge. So I am tending to either go for leaders with creative, go for a religion or build the henge. This is not always what I think I need to do eg if I'm trying an early rush to defeat a neighbour. So then, what else can I do? Do I try for the next religion (through Code of Laws I think) but this may mean I research somethings that are not a priority for the strategy. I can try and build obelisks as a first build in the new cities, or libraries, neither of which depend on a religion but do take some time to build.