Just wondering what other people do when creating a new game. Do you take a random leader and/or random map type or do you set pre-select a lot of the settings? I find that if I pre-select stuff I have a tendency to put the odds in my favor just a bit too much, like Indonesia on Island Plates. Selecting a leader usually also puts me on a specific victory route before even starting the game. I usually take a random leader on a standard continent map with high sea level.