The game has started. As we all know, the first Techs to research are the most important ones, it won't be an exaggeration to say the history of our Egyptian nation will be forever marked by them. So let's be extra diligent with the decision we're making here. As Egyptians, we come with The Wheel and Agriculture. We have none city yet, but it's very likely we'll just settle in-place. The only visible Resource we have is a Pig. That gives Animal Husbandry a high priority. Should we decide to build a Worker right away, he will finish roughly at the same time as Animal Husbandry becomes available - perfect timing. Our Leader Hatshepsut is Spiritual. Therefore Mysticism would be another high priority. Other Techs and my personal opinion about them: - Fishing: No priority, as we don't have a coastal start (very unfortunately, as I *love* coastal starts). - Pottery: Low priority, as we have a Pig and three Flooded Plains which will give our Capital more Growth than it can handle in the starting phase. Cottages can wait a little, too. - Writing (after Animal Husbandry): Low priority, as Hatshepsut come with +2 Culture, and Open Borders isn't necessary that early in the game. - Horseback Riding (after Animal Husbandry): No priority, as we don't need Horse Archer that early, and we're not even sure to have Horse nearby. - Hunting: Medium priority, as Scout and Spearman are important early units, while on the other hand we have no need for Camps yet. - Meditation (after Mysticism): Medium priority, as Buddism would be nice - if we can win the race for it. - Polytheism (after Mysticism): Medium priority, same reason as Meditation. - Masonry (after Mysticism): Low priority, as we have no need for Quarry, and can't build the Great Light House any time soon, but we *are* the Egyptions and may want to build the Pyramids just because of our proud? - Mining: Medium priority, as Production is pretty low around our likely-to-be Capital, and a Mine on the Plains Hills nearby would help a lot. In conclusion, I consider: - High priority: Animal Husbandry, Mysticism - Medium priority: Hunting, Meditation, Polytheism, Mining - Low or no priority: everything else What do you people think?