Having joined the list of preliminary reviewers and received my notice from thenobodies80
(almost two weeks ago, I'm ashamed to admit), I am here to make my comments with regard to the possible transition of this map from the Drafting Room to the Main Foundry.
Having taken a quick review of the Drafting Room guidelines
, I would say that just about
everything has been well covered. As a companion to the First Nations of North America map, this one is of course less than completely original, but it certainly is interesting. No doubt tournament directors will enjoy putting this map up for play with FNNA (and any others yet to come?).
I said just about
before, because I don't see
a plan for how the gameplay will work,
but to be honest, I'm not quite sure that means, aside from, in this case, stating that the gameplay is essentially standard with no bombardments, non-obvious connections, or complicated bonus structures. Perhaps this should be stated explicitly in the first post.
The only other comments I will make right now are:
- confusion between the names Choco and Chono when deploying or reinforcing may be the source of much wailing, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments, so an alternative for one or the other would be welcome;
- the colour-blind check above pointed out to me something that I can now see in the original image: Chono and Mapuche are each a little lacking in the colour which defines their bonus zone
Neither of those comments are a reason to hold this map back from moving to the Main Foundry. I just thought I would throw them in while I'm here. I recommend the award of the Draft stamp and the move to the Main Foundry.
(Anyone unfamiliar with the process of Preliminary Review and wishing to become involved should see the Preliminary Reviews