Now this is what I call a bad start to a game: I am, however, continuing on with this game. Some info: My island had nothing! All it had were 2 spices. The other islands I went on (to the right), NADA, ZILCH. Then I sacrificed some galleys, two made it through the ocean tiles, and I started exploring the coast. Then, when I got Navigation, I decided to mass settle on the left. I did so, and I got Saltpeter, Iron, 2 gems, and horses because of it! Now is that luck or what... EDIT: I am the green.