No, write a nice detailed report if you want to. I for one, will enjoy reading it. I normally write quite a bit and I enjoy the writing. If you enjoy doing it, go for it, if not, don't force yourself too much. I guess i probably could have written more. I don't know about the random seed thing. I play mostly with the defaults. I hope you got better hut results then a couple maps, some gold and hunting. Yeah, i guess its luck at this stage, but later, as the games start to diverge, the games will mostly be different because different strategies were employed (hopefully anyway). I don't think we should try to define one game as better. Just this: when its your turn to choose which game you want to play, maybe explain why you wanted to play that one (for example, maybe someone really likes the way mutineer set us up for the whip with bronze working and agriculture or someone else likes that we are on our way to alphabet early on with a scouts and lots of contacts or something) in terms of their goals, style, etc and how it fits with your ideas. I don't think we need to say why we didn't choose a particular game too much- thats sort of negative. Better games? Shouldn't be any better games, just different games and some that you like more then the others. The whole point to this format is that we don't need to debate on everyone's behalf; we can just play the game that appeals to us personally.