edbeard wrote:The +1's are because I hate people dropping a small +2 continent and dominating because of it. But, we'll see how other people feel.
It is annoying seeing people drop with +2s (A certain Haiti game comes to mind...
), but if no one drops with them, would anyone really put the effort into taking 4 territories with two borders for just a +1? I guess if the other bonuses are relatively low this isn't an issue.
edbeard wrote:I don't buy the Indian Ocean remark because it has 3 borders against 5 continents. Plus being 5 territories means it won't be gotten on the drop that often.
Okay, keep it the way it is then.
edbeard wrote:Yea Atlantic is definitely at least a +5. I don't like making something a large bonus simply because it borders a ton of continents but it does border 8 continents which means only one continent does NOT border the Atlantic. hmm. perhaps this should change somehow.
Well, it's going to be hard to really mess with the borders, unless you remove a land-water connection to the Atlantic, which I'd advise against, because then you lose a part of the connection between land and water. If the whole point of this map is the dual existence of land and water, shouldn't you have as many connections as possible? I suppose if it makes for better gameplay you could drop one of the connections. I can't see a way to redraw the territories to reduce the number of borders. Thus I think just giving it a +5 is the easiest solution.
edbeard wrote:I'm a bit surprised by your Eurasia comment. 9 territories is a lot. It does only have 4 borders against 4 continents though. maybe something should change here too. more territories is something I'd like to avoid simply because space is a big issue.
+6 is a lot of men for just holding 4 borders. I think 9 territories is a bit too easy to get the +6 with. Consider Classic in Europe, which is only 7 territories with 4 borders but has a +5. At the same time, though, +5 is too low for Eurasia. So I think increasing the number of territories to 10 would make this a clearer +6.
edbeard wrote:Pacific does border 6 continents. it has 6 territories. 4 of them are borders though. 5 is something to consider though.
When I counted the Pacific, I thought it was 9 territories
. I assumed that each side of the map had separate territories; not that the territories wrapped around. I assume this will be much clearer in the good graphics version, but the +4 makes much more sense to me now.