Playing in a few hours, any suggestions for a great three player game? Particular leaders to use/avoid? Map set up? (Currently set up with first game suggestions as per rule book). Thanks.
The predetermined map on page 3 let you learn the basics more easily.
After your first play, it is better to use the advance map building (pg. 14). It gives you more randomness. Also, you start to planning your strategy from the beginning with the map tile placement, especially with your capital tile.
Don't forget first to draw your leader sheet, chose your color, construct focus bars and then build the map.
Anything else comes with the game process and with the games played.