I've been playing a couple free roam game types just trying to figure out a few ways of starting out my kingdom just wondering what other people look for first when they start there first kingdom. I've tried to mostly look for farm land as a starter for me which helps get you food right away. I also try to find a place with a lost library near so I can get some research done fast and start to train my army for some base protection. I have seen places with gold mines near and such but I found it took a lot longer for me to do my research without a lost library. just wondering what you look for when starting out cause a good start is one way to ensure your standing when others come by for a pick at your territory.