I got the save! One important info: our map has 1784 land tiles, and we'd need to grab 60% of that or 1070 tiles to reach the Domination limit. Which mapscripts generate such a high tile count? Unless it is a land-based map as Oasis or Highlands (unlikely given the game's theme and initial storytelling), I suspect it is Terra, and possibly we start in the New World! Another intriguing screenshot: Demographics. Although there are 8 rival AIs, this screen says we're #10 in every criteria. Maybe 2 AI are teamed up? I re-read the thread trying to assess each team member's current opinion on initial move for warrior and settling options: Ronnie1 = warrior NE; settle stone? sleepless = warrior SE; SIP or 1E McArine = warrior NE, stone adrianj = stone or marble Grifftavian = warrior 1NE or 1SW mc-red = warrior 1NE Ozbenno = ? da_Vinci = ? While I agree with sleepless' view on SIP for a strong hammer capital, I think it has too little food to work all those mines, assuming we will cottage the grass tiles for the Bureau bonus. Therefore I'd like to move warrior 1W to check for more food there. If not, settling 1E to gain the FP's extra or maybe one of the quarry resources would be my preference.