my two cents, not like there worth much....
i do appreciate those who take the time to make new maps, and i thought this concept sounds great
where it lacks is the execution, and that may be because there is no good conquer club type play that will work
most of the map is single paths unlike most maps that are collections of adjoined territories, along with few starting armies or potential for bonuses, it pretty much sets up a preordained path to follow, so luck of the draw is damn near key.
due to the small starting troops and bonuses, trying to develop a hand is painful at best, and with limited paths, you pretty much have to attack what you have to attack regardless of card values, so it is just placement luck if said card gained actually gets you a good hand.
the only time the play go interesting was with the last three players of an eight player game, where each player was well developed with hand options and finally a bit of strategy, but still fairly thin compared to other maps so it went fast.
i'm not totally sure how to fix it, except that a suggested starting game be limited to 4 players and each person be given a larger starting placement so there can be some decent action
also some wild cards could be interesting, but damn near impossible to code i imagine
or maybe trying to make the neutral territories differnt army amounts, like say some 2 armies, but some larger armies towards the middle
i think the fact that so many cards are needed for a good hand (continent) and they are not interconnected like a traditional continent makes it tough; maybe if the game was black jack where fewer cards were needed, it would have some more strategy.
IMHO, all i know is that this map doesn't work with a lot of players, and is only relatively interesting with fewer ones
and i noticed the top left of the board is the power spot where you can develop good hands and even fall back hands; nothing wrong with that, just a notice
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