So after 345 turns of waiting, I spawn. I see English Philly, French Detroit, and German somewhere (Atlanta I think). Chicago is out of the question (sucks, one of my favorite places for production). Further no NY (I'll live), and I can't say for sure about DC. While in most situations I go DC, Chicago, KC, Skaskatoon, this game something tells me to wait for the Philly flip to get capital, then push straight west with the settlers. Also, I'm thinking of keeping the German city and maybe founding in North Texas, but I can't tell if it's a good idea (on top the oil?).