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Did anyone try and steal items from you?
When they could.
Did you always have the first turn?
Mesopotamia has a good rolling start. First player gets two movement points, second gets three, third gets four, and after every player gets five.
Perhaps it's procedural at first but if your opponents see the same process then surely there are ways to interfere?
When you have a Mana Theft card you can steal a mana. Sometimes an Expulsion card can slow a player for a turn. The script is still get mana and move tokens on the last few turns with few meaningful decisions.