OK at the beginning of the game you get the option to reroll your map while keeping the same faction. I love this option. Sometimes you get a truly tragic start. However this got me thinking of Master of Orion. In MOO a guy came up with a clear formula for judging the quality of your starting location based on the number of stars within range, their exact ranges from you and the stars color. Then you could judge whether your start was "statistically" awesome or terrible. You had a actual number to look at. Do you guys restart your games when your start is just "meh", like only 2 Luxes? Do you only restart if you are surrounded by snow and ice in all directions 2 spaces beyond your Capitol? Are you hardcore and NEVER restart no matter what? Do you count luxes/bonus resources and hammers/food etc when deciding whether or not to restart? How important is your starting city to you? Do you have a certain trick, formula or other "signal" to let you know that this location is PARTICULARLY strong for a starting city?