Hey everyone long time lurker, first time poster here. A bit about me real quick: I've been playing Civ 4 on and off since around BTS came out ("playing". I was 9 when it came out so i'm not sure if you would call world builder spamming tanks on settler "playing"). Only in the past two or three years have I started actively trying to improve, which this forum has helped me with a lot. Have started to reach a bit of a plateau now around the emperor to immortal jump. My goal is to eventually be able to win consistently on deity, so I have a fair ways to go still. Anyways here's the start of the game: Spoiler Start : Pangea map, no huts, no events, standard size, normal speed, emperor difficulty. As far as this start is concerned I am thinking I will move the scout 2s of the scout to the plans hill and see if there is anything important there otherwise I will settle in place. Curious to hear what others think or if I'm missing something, but from my experience (or lack there of) this seems fairly straight forward. For this game I decided to play as Catherine simply because she is a favourite leader of mine (dunno why I just enjoy playing her) and she doesn't have financial or philosophical which are both traits I have used as crutches for bad gameplay before. My plan is to play 10 turns or so a day depending on what is going on in the game and then let it sit for the day so I can get the most feedback possible. I am flexible on this if others have better suggestions. That's enough ramblings for me now looking forward to hearing from the experts.