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Postby dagreatbroomhead on Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:50 am

just soes everyone knows, 15 across cannot be attacked....
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Postby Jota on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:09 am

I just discovered that myself. Thanks for the report. I've sent a fixed version of the XML to lackattack.
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Postby KoolBak on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:54 am

I think the map is great! All those years of doing crosswords make me feel right at home, but it still hurts my head to have to think differently.....

One more issue..I cannot fortify OUT of 43 accross......great work!

I was actually playing with a floorplan / map layout of a large mall....another idea.
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Postby Jota on Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:32 pm

Thanks. Another fix has been emailed to lack.

The mall sounds like a fun idea: it reminds me of Dawn of the Dead. I suppose that in a map where each "country" was a room, each "army" would really just be a single person...
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Postby lackattack on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:39 pm

I put up the fixes Jota sent me.
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Postby zip_disk on Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:15 pm

38-Down is isolated. Hitting 36-Across is considered an illegal attack move and 41-Across doesn't appear in the dropdown menu.
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Postby Jota on Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:59 pm

Thanks. Another update has been sent to lackattack.
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Postby Twill on Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:53 pm

great idea, not sure it would be so very playable, but great idea indeed.
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:00 pm

Hey Twill, let's play a game on this one and find out how playable it really is!
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Postby zip_disk on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:38 pm

Ahh, lack updated. It really hurt to have a 7 army that was trapped in a no card game.

Just for the heck of it I made a really ugly version of the map that was a little clearer on showing country borders. The bottom continent colors look too light though.
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Postby Marvaddin on Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:10 am

Maybe the squares with numbers ("names") should have little arrows pointing to the right direction of that country, as in direct crosswords. It will help, I believe. The map would be more readable...
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:48 pm

:? I've never seen a crossword puzzle that had arrows...
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Postby kingwaffles on Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:54 pm

Neither have I.... I like the way it looks now, the direction of the number should be fairly obvious if you are paying attention.
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Postby Jota on Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:13 pm

zip_disk wrote:Just for the heck of it I made a really ugly version of the map that was a little clearer on showing country borders.


Och ah, she be wearin' tha clan tartan!
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Postby KoolBak on Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:51 pm

Jota..I wanted to say that I LOVE this map ... thank you for your hard work-
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Postby Jota on Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:29 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Crossword map [Done]

Postby Wolffystyle on Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:34 pm

The bonuses on this map are inconsistent. I believe that the bonuses should be ammended:

Red and Green Regions have the same number of territories, the same number of borders and for all practical purposes, are exactly the same, yet they have different bonuses +3 and +2 respectively. Why is this? This should be fixed.


Meanwhile Silver has the same number of territories and borders as pink and is given a +6 to pink's +4

furthermore, green has 4 borders and is only a +3

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Re: Crossword map [Done]

Postby Wolffystyle on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:11 am

Bump. This needs change. See above post.
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Re: Crossword map [Done]

Postby MrBenn on Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:29 pm

Wolffystyle wrote:The bonuses on this map are inconsistent. I believe that the bonuses should be ammended:

Red and Green Regions have the same number of territories, the same number of borders and for all practical purposes, are exactly the same, yet they have different bonuses +3 and +2 respectively. Why is this? This should be fixed.


Meanwhile Silver has the same number of territories and borders as pink and is given a +6 to pink's +4

furthermore, green has 4 borders and is only a +3

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Cheers for this Wolffy...
I'm not sure why the bonuses are the way they are - it's possible that there are some answers earlier in the thread, although the Foundry was in its infancy when Jota made this, and less rigour was applied to development.

As some point in the future it is possible that this map will be revamped - I expect that any significant and unjustified imbalances (similar to your example) could be addressed at this time.

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Re: Crossword map [Done]

Postby Wolffystyle on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:57 pm

I'd just like to bump this and reexamine the inconsistencies of the bonuses in this map. I'm sure that it requires a lot of time and energy to update a map. I wouldn't know a thing about coding. But just to make those aware...BUMP
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Re: Crossword map [Done]

Postby Monsterblood on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:52 am

This map is really nice to play on, looks cool, feels smooth. Yum...yea wolf has a point though.
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Re: Crossword map [Done]

Postby DoomYoshi on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:39 pm

Wolffystyle wrote:I'd just like to bump this and reexamine the inconsistencies of the bonuses in this map. I'm sure that it requires a lot of time and energy to update a map. I wouldn't know a thing about coding. But just to make those aware...BUMP


I think it is def time for a revamp here.

Some graphical ideas came to me in another thread:

DoomYoshi wrote:Just to clarify, I mean something like this:

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NOT something like this:

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If someone really wanted to try something amazing, perhaps an Escher-type rising staircase crossword could work?

We could try a kickstarter approach. I pledge 3 paypal dollars towards premium for a revamp.
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