While there is going to be a lot of useful materil on this board, quite some material on civ already exist out there. I think it is a good idea if we post here articles that might be of interest of people to read for one reason or another. I'll list a few i think are rather interesting. First http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=248435 the development section is rather interesting. While we aren't competing with diety AI's, humans are not going to be slower than they have to, to get the spots they want. http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=217179 This is a decent guide on multiplayer in general, there are quite a few nice replies as well, so i think this is rather relevant. There are of course a tons of specific articles on game mechanics and the like, those will probably be posted here as they become relevant. For example i find being able to read the demographics graphs properly(especially power) to be very important http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=163098 here is a guide how to do that(power for bts 3.17 is on the last page). I assume everyone in this game at least have some basic knowledge of civ, so reading stuff like http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=165632 this beginer guide will not be very helpful(but by all means if you haven't played much before, please read it).