Hi! I didn't find time for civ for several months, so I missed a lot thet was changed both in vanilla and TBM. Before I laid Civ aside, building the library national wonder in your capital first before expanding was just discovered as new strategy (or exploit?). That was long ago, however Please help me at regaining my gaming skills again. In the Juli version of TBM, which openings do you use? which techs do you research first? Personally, these are my first thoughts: 1) I start by building a scout if my start is close to some "bad" territory, hoping to grab a few goody huts. if the start position is very fertile, other civs are probably close according to Thal, so no chance to get huts, no scout necessary. 2) Then I build a worker and grab the techs I need to improve luxuries/strong tiles. 3) unveiling horses and iron is also crucial to me, as I usually try to get the best spots before my neighbours do, avoiding war. While I often think that an early attack might be better, I'm rather hesitant. Don't know if it's my pacifistic nature or fear of losing the war In general, I love the SPs that allow me to expand fast (Liberty). 4) the next steps usually include trying to stay on reasonable happiness levels and maybe getting a wonder. Iron working might also be important if I fear to be attacked. So you see my strategy is very general/straightforward, I don't know much about effective beelines. Any tips/suggestions for improvement are very welcome!