Hey guys, first post here. I've been reading this forum for several months now, so I figure it's time for me to emerge from the shadows and really start to improve my skills. I've read that the best way to learn is to post a game and play slowly with advice, so that's what I'm going to do here. Here are the settings... Pangaea Standard Size (6 AIs) Emperor Difficulty Standard climate, sea level, etc. No Tribal Villages No Random Events Normal Speed Our randomly-selected leader is... Spoiler Leader : A good leader. Philosophical is a great trait, although I need more experience to be able to leverage it well. Starting techs are good, unique unit is good for guaranteed barbarian defense, protective and totem pole aren't very good, though. At least they have some synergy. Overall, I like him. Not too weak, but not overpowered. And here's the start... Spoiler Start : I have not made any moves yet. Here are my initial thoughts: Move warrior SW, if there's nothing special revealed then settle 1S for the plains hill. This costs a turn, but I will be able to build a worker in 12 turns instead of 15. Set research to Animal Husbandry. Worker will improve pigs then sheep? Or should I research something else? I suppose I can wait until T5 to make a choice. The save is attached. I will wait for advice before playing further. After getting advice, I'll play until first tech is researched/ worker is built, then wait for more advice. Does this sound like a good plan? PS: I hope the images work properly. I had some trouble getting them uploaded.