Each time I start the game I find myself starting a new game rather than loading up a previous save. By doing this I hope to be able to learn the early game components so that eventually I can make a run at the end game without worrying that my early decisions will come into play in a negative way. I don't even know if this is possible, but I like to think by replaying the opening scenario over and over eventually I can do so without the need of tutorials to guide me through the stages of game play. Time will tell.
What other turned-based strategy games are out there for me to try? If I like the Civilization series, perhaps there are other games just like it that could pique my interest. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the only other game I can think of off the top of my head, and I do own that one. I want to concentrate on only one at a time though, so for now Civ 5 is it.