Incandenza wrote:It's a little weird that abstract concepts/events like lie detector and St. Valentine's Day Massacre are lumped in with what appear to be continent bonuses...
November 10, 1924 - North Side Gang leader Dion "Deanie" O'Banion is killed when three unidentified men enter his flower shop and shoot him several times. This begins a five year gang war between the North Side Gang, under Hymie Weiss, against Al Capone's Chicago Outfit that would end with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929.
Otherwise, this map tremendously interests me. Not to put to fine a point on it, but I think that open-ended maps like these are better than directed-play maps like gazala... but that's just my 0.02$.
cairns, you are an impressive human being. On the off chance I ever find myself in northeast australia, I'll buy ya a Foster's.
Coleman wrote:One thing I'd like to point out from playing American Civil War is that continents that are not contiguous (have all territories bordering without other stuff in-between) are incredibly awkward feeling.
I'm not saying they are bad, they just take more getting used to then you might expect.
Saying that, I am not sure how the gangster attacking all gangsters aspect of this map would change or diminish that awkwardness, but it's worth mentioning I think.
Incandenza wrote:Nyah, see, if you don't make this map better, you'll be sleepin with the fishes, see?
casper wrote:My hometown! Nice. Just a few suggestions. The parks look too aqua. Can you make them greener? And the Canadian planes. I see them on the 1931 map you are basing this on, but the planes could never land on the lakeshore like you have them. There was no airport on the lakeshore until Meigs Field opened in 1948 (and later demolished by Mayor Daley in 2003).
Here are some more resources....
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/maps/c ... 26-T5.html
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory. ... /1768.html
Is Mickey Cohen coloured wrong or Grouped wrong in the bonuses?
Fireside Poet wrote:Dillinger? The Biograph?
Avalon Hill came out with a game long ago called Gangsters... here is some info if you want a few more ideas about look and feel:
Coleman wrote:The text is terrible cairnswk, my eyes threw a fit. I don't know what you effect you were going for but if it was blurry and illegible, you did it.
I'm fine with the text on the spaces (Although the l in Gus Alex is goofy and a few other letters like that) but the legend text is intolerable. And you couldn't even center those continent bonus numbers for us?
It's time to show this one some love. The other maps you have look better right now.
oaktown wrote:Hmm... my big concern is that right now nothing about this map says Chicago. Chicago in the early 20th Century was the city of the first great skyscrapers, but by making everything out of little horizontal boxes you've made the city very small and flat. This is the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, Van Der Rohe, and Burham's White City. Where is the grandeur of the gold coast, the Wrigley Building, and the magnificent mile?
Specific visual concerns: The Little Italy font is kinda clumsy; there should be something else that is easier to read and cleaner looking. The legend text is bad - very pixelated - and there is too much mixing of font styles... is this Art Deco Chicago, or Art Nouveau Paris? The planes look like they're made of balsa wood. And why is the river not the same color as the lake?
Incandenza wrote:The Outfit West is brutal.... the white text on light pink background is not a good combo.
Much of what else I had to say was said already (mostly by the remarkably prescient oaktown).
cairnswk wrote:Could you show me some love too, rather than throwing it all gimil's way....
natty_dread wrote:I was wrong