This blog will be where Bill (me) and Andrew (him) record our results from common shared starts in games of Civ V.
Okay, its like this: one of us creates a Civ 5 single player game with interesting settings or challenge in mind, saves it on the turn 1, and sends the save file to the other person. Both of us play the game to completion and see what happens.
So far we've seen games change entirely based on early random dice rolls determining the fate of AI empires. For example, one game saw the Dutch rise to power on another continent early on in Andrew's game, while in my game of the same start the Dutch were wiped out early and Japan rose to dominance.
It also allows us to see how we each make different decisions in politics, city development, wars, etc.