5. Make sure to visit t/snapzuplays/ , where we organise to play boardgames online together :)
I'm planning on playing this game this weekend, and we've never played it before. Would you have any advice?
My main advice would be the same with any other game really. Make sure you have a good understanding of the rules, and play at least one mock game by yourself with an imaginary player. Just to get the rules and feel down. Maybe print out the rules so that players have a copy of the powers of each race.
If it's the same as my copy of Small World, there should be a player sheet that on the back as the abilities of each race or special power.
I played the PC version of the game and I like it. The initial games you will have barely no idea of what combinations of race + ability are good or bad so just try new things. Another good tip is to not get too much attached to a race and drop it to get the next race when it is starting to decline. Usually new players stick with a race too much and lose turns that way. This game is a race!
The PC version in Steam is a good implementation, I recommend it. I bought it during the last summer sale for 1€ and it's really nice to learn the game quickly.