I've had some difficulty searching for this because the search tool seems to think "NC" is too short a word to be searched. Could someone just give me a quick run-through of how the NC start works and/or direct me to a video or other link demonstrating it? From what I understand, it essentially means building no or few cities until you have a library and NC in your capitol and then REXing. My questions are: 1. Do you actually wait to build any cities before the NC goes down then REX out as normal or build just a low number of cities so you can put libraries down quickly? 2. About what turn (standard rules) do you see your second city with an NC start? It seems like quite a while to wait if it's turn 50ish (though not saying it isn't worth it). 3. What's a general early build queue for capitol? I've been trying out Monument - Scout - Scout - Library - NC - Settler - Settler (changes slightly sometimes depending on what my tiles are).