I do not mind it either, if, it were part of the game. Otherwise it will provide confusion, for those that do not know, it is meant only as a history lesson. I would rather see some sort of icon or image that is universally associated with Switzerland. Be it an image of the Matterhorn, the flag, something ski related, A Swiss clock, a Swiss army knife, Swiss cheese etc...Evil DIMwit wrote:I don't mind the history lesson at all. It's quite interesting.
porkenbeans wrote:3.) The legend has rectangles to represent circles. Not a biggy, but there seems to be plenty of room, if you shift things around a bit, to replace the rectangles with circles.
lt_oddball wrote:Maybe you can rethink why to have next to French , German and Italian speaking circles the "touristic" circles ?
Is Geneva , Luzern not touristic ?
I'd go for handing those touristic circles back to the German/Italian/French speaking areas and perhaps add bonus icons to the few cities that are economically important for Switzerland: 1st Banking , 2nd International organisations, 3d (Olympic)Skiing resorts.
Conquer 3 out of 5 of these locations and you get a stunning +5 bonus
Yes you can put your sig where you want. It was just a suggestion. As for the Tourists symbols, as a citizen, You are the best qualified person to choose what icon should be represented for your own country. The universal icons that I mentioned were just examples, I am sure that you have a much better prospective on this than I do.pamoa wrote:sorry porkenbeans but I will disagree with almost all your comments
if you read the history lesson once believing it is part of the gameplay legend
then you have learned something playing CC
besides as you read it once you won't read it a second time when you look for bonus instructions
I put my signature where I want
and once read ...
about putting some idiot tourist symbol of Switzerland
you would never think about a map of USA with some cow-boys, sheriffs stagecoaches and Indians chasing them
I won't do it for Switzerland I respect myself and my country
this is a map not a chocolate box
but I will round the angles of the rectangles
barterer2002 wrote:...My first reaction is that the Italian bonus isn't much. Isn't there more Italian in Switzerland. Can some of the resorts be moved into the Italians?
I wonder if you've given too much importance to Zug. It feels to me that its a N/S bottleneck point which is something that you've done a great job at avoiding.
Why are the dates in the corner? Aside from the Federal Charter of 1291 they don't seem to have anything to do with the map other than as a brief history lesson of CH.
The highway bonuses strike me as irrelevant. Essentially I see them as something that will be used only when one player is clearly dominant in the game. Not sure if it'll be used other than that.
Industrial Helix wrote:one of the cool things about maps is ho they teach us about the area we're playing on
Industrial Helix wrote:...The Italy bonus seems like it ought to be 2.
I'm leaning towards not having a foreign city bonus, this is a switzerland map after all. Seems like it breaks the theme of the map.
The German bonus seems a but large in terms of territories. While I understand the importance of German speakers in a map like this, I think something along the lines of hold 4 territories for 4 men would work better because if I were plying this map, my focus wouldn't be on German speakers as it stands. I would go for one of the smaller bonuses.
The A2 highway where it turns into dots... I think this ought to be just a green line. Not sure why you did it like that, but its slightly confusing.
I do like the idea of using the nation's flag to inspire the map and i think you've done it nicely, though I would favor some desaturation of the red.
I also think it would be nice to throw in some borders of the foreign states, nothing too distinctive or flashy though. perhaps a slightly darker red or a gray.
I do like the history lesson as I think one of the cool things about maps is ho they teach us about the area we're playing on. Keep it for sure, though some future graphical overhaul would be good.
On Bienne/Biel... is there are specific reason why its two names? I mean, if it stands for two towns or are two language versions of one town then I'd say pick one and run with it.
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