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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 9

Postby oaktown on Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:25 pm

captainwalrus wrote:And perhaps you could make it more book-like by making the names and borders along the crease bent a little. It would take some time but it might really enhance the effect, It is worth toying with.

I did this on the original Brazil revamp entry that I'd used this background for... I intend to do it here, but it's a considerable bit of work to get this effect right for all map elements, and I don't want to have to do it twice.
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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 9

Postby a.sub on Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:50 pm

oaktown wrote:
captainwalrus wrote:And perhaps you could make it more book-like by making the names and borders along the crease bent a little. It would take some time but it might really enhance the effect, It is worth toying with.

I did this on the original Brazil revamp entry that I'd used this background for... I intend to do it here, but it's a considerable bit of work to get this effect right for all map elements, and I don't want to have to do it twice.

good call
so what do you need to get it to the next level?
just a "I like the game play" from the general public?
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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 9

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:29 pm

Just a small thing, but on Calcutta the - - - - - path runs into the territory a bit. And speaking of those, they seem very rough and pixely …
Anyway I don't see anything really wrong here … nice job oak.

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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 8

Postby iancanton on Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:57 pm

oaktown wrote:Bombay Calcutta route bonus upped to +5... +6 was suggested, but I had trouble pulling the trigger and going that high. It'll be bitch to hold on its own chances are it will be coupled with another bonus such as Central Provinces, and when I think of that bonus being coupled +6 seems really generous.

this is a very open map, so bonuses do tend to be on the high side compared with other maps. some mountains, perhaps next to delhi or garhwal, might act as some protection for the bengal presidency, if u consider that they won't shield the northern territories too much. the gameplay is, however, perfectly good without them.

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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 9

Postby Joodoo on Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:29 am

I'm still confused about the rail lines, does holding the rail line means holding all territories that the line passes? if yes, can territories within the same rail line attack each other (ex.can Delhi attack Behar)?
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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 9

Postby oaktown on Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:49 pm

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Thanks for the stamp, ian... your suggestion about adding mountains between Northern and Bengal is good - Himalayas should be better represented on the map anyhow - but i think the move may have just downgraded northern to a +2. ??

Went back to dotted sea-attack routes. I'll play with them more.

Revised the rail bonus explanation a bit. I hope it is now more clear.
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Re: Indian Empire (D) page 9

Postby iancanton on Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:16 pm

oaktown wrote:Thanks for the stamp, ian... your suggestion about adding mountains between Northern and Bengal is good - Himalayas should be better represented on the map anyhow - but i think the move may have just downgraded northern to a +2. ??

actually, i think northern frontier is a +2 just now, more than a +3. when stamping, i thought it had 3 borders, but 2 of them are punjab! consider removing the mountains between multan and sindh to create an extra border, so that we don't have two bonuses whose only neighbour is bengal presidency. this ought to keep the northern frontier at +3 while not compromising bombay presidency excessively - perhaps push the latter up to +4 if u do this because it's difficult to fort within bombay presidency unless u either hold the whole bonus region or have rajpootana.

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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby a.sub on Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:32 pm

i think the rail bonus is even more confusing now lol
Hold all the states a rail passes on to get the bonus
Rail:.........Bonus
A to B.........7
C to D.........-12
E to F.........3285790
Z to π.........3.14159

you get the point :lol:
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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby LED ZEPPELINER on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:42 pm

just wondering, is that scale correct, if it isn't i think it would be cool if it was, but no big deal
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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby mibi on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:54 pm

This map is hot. Though I can not a huge fan of the ornamental title treatment. Looks incongruous.
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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby yeti_c on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:55 pm

"scale of miles" sounds a bit funny?!

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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby Blitzaholic on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:29 pm

yeti_c wrote:"scale of miles" sounds a bit funny?!

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It is unique :D
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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby oaktown on Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:30 am

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gameplay stuff:
  • Removed mountains between sindh and multan... opens up northern frontiers as an expansion from Bombay Pres, or vice-versa.
  • Better legend description on railroads, I hope?

graphics stuff: nothing major. Outer glow on titles to make them easier to read. Added two mountains in bhutan. Removed both the fancy crap around the title and the "scale of miles" and gave everything some breathing room - less might be more.

Still to go - grunging everything up and creating a sense of the pages being off just a bit.
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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby edbeard on Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:50 am

why not just "connect the cities with rail lines" ?

the word "between" makes yours somewhat awkward
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Re: Indian Empire (D, GP) page 10

Postby oaktown on Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:47 am

edbeard wrote:why not just "connect the cities with rail lines" ?

that's exactly how it started, but somebody didn't like it! :lol:

Balsiefen wrote:I assume connecting cities via rail means holding every territory the railway goes through. That may need to be better worded as at the moment as I can see confusion with people who think they only need to hold the cities.
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