Hi everyone! This is my second post here on the forums. I have already learned a lot from everyone and have been told that a shadow game is the fastest way to get better, so that's what I will do! Leader: Willem Difficulty: Emperor Speed: Normal Map: Continents Options: No vassal states, no goody huts, no random events T:0 Spoiler : 2 food resources touching starting tile so I settled on T:0 after exploring with warrior NW T:1-50 Spoiler : Research order: Animal Husbandry > The Wheel > Pottery > Mining > Bronze Working Feel like I got my self a decent start going here although I also feel Slavery may have come too late. Moving forward I guess the plan is to start whipping and chopping some workers/settlers and start expanding ASAP. I am looking at a few potential spots for my next cities... Spoiler : City around here seems nice but I will need IW. Maybe settle NE of the corn tile? Spoiler : Wow! This looks like really good land except for the fact that there is no food resource...is it still worth settling here without one? Would also need IW to make this city work. Spoiler : Could perhaps settle next to this pig resource but it's kind of far from the rest of my empire and would be nice to have a city in between. Spoiler : Lastly, I think I should poke around up here and see if I can find a food resource because flood plains are really nice! Looks like jungles everywhere so I guess IW for my next research? Also, I assume I should whip my granaries next turn?