Welcome to the TSG121 Opening Actions thread. STOP - Please do not continue reading this thread until you have completed at least 80 to 100 turns in your game. This thread is used to discuss the game once you've started playing through your first 100 turns. Apart from normal decency, the only posting restrictions are to please not post videos until the deadline is finished and to use the spoiler tags for screenshots. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. Please remember that we are running a family friendly site, so express anger or frustration with this in mind. Please use this thread to discuss your goals for the game and your opening moves through the first 100 turns. Anything after that should be posted in the After Action thread once you have completed your game. - What did you think about before starting the game, what was your approach to this game? - Did you spend much time doing reconnaissance before settling? - Where did you settle and what did you build first? - How did the terrain and map settings affect your early decisions? - What were your initial priorities? - What tech path did you follow and why? - What Social Policies did you choose and why? - What Wonders did you try to get and did you get them? - Did you go for early Faith? How did you use faith? - How quickly did you get off your island? - Any surprises?