I was bored and thought I might try to get back into Civ. So I started rolling some starts. I didn't really expect to play; in fact, I figured I would end up looking at each start for five seconds and then opening up the worldbuilder. But something unexpected caught my attention on my very first roll! Settings: Standard size, fractal, Immortal, no huts, no events, etc. Leader: Spoiler Leader : This friendly fellow! Jokes aside, Shaka's a pretty good leader. EXP, awesome UB that has synergy with AGG, good starting techs. UU is good for choking AI. He does well in the early game, which means he does well in the entire game. But best of all, playing as him means he won't be an AI... And now, the start! Spoiler Start : Settling on the marble gives a 3H city center. We can work the forested PH while the worker is being built. This would give 6 per turn + 1 from EXP leading to a 9T worker! The downside? Our cows are out of range... More considerations: Teching AH is no problem since we start with both prerequisites. There is a blue circle on the coast, so seafood is possible. Settling 1S on the PH is another option. The worker will be slower, but still faster than normal. We keep the cows and get two green river tiles. The problem is that this might ruin seafood to the south. There are several unforested tiles to the northeast of the settler. I would bet money that there is a (hopefully food) resource there. We keep it if we settle on marble... Save attached. What will you do here?