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Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:24 pm

The newest draft, 24:
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http://www.freewebs.com/dimagic/DoodleEarthXML.txt

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The Classic map is, of course, beloved by (mostly) all, and we hold it dear; however, it once emerged that a larger world map would create an interesting variation. Thus we have now World 2.1. Indeed, our large map needs are met -- but what of the other extreme? The smallest map has a full thirty-two territories. And so for anyone, like me, who doesn't mind tight quarters, who loves to just bunch in and rub up against people, who just feels like playing something light for a change, I say, in this age of the thumbdrive and the RAZR, we can make it smaller.

So I did:

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The continental bonuses being thus:
Asia (the green) yielding five
The Americas (the purple)
Europe (the blue)
Africa (the orange)

Eighteen territories -- I tried to keep the general strategic layout of the world the same (minus, of course, Australia, which doesn't give a bonus anymore) while just making it overall simpler. A peculiar effect is that every continent now touches every other continent, likely to affect some playing styles more than others -- see if you spot anything else so interesting). A novelty, perhaps, I suppose, but as far as I can see Conquer Club could use a bit more novelty.*

That's half one of the story, anyway.

Half two is that while I was thinking about this map another drifted across my mind -- http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2006/11/23/38-the-world-according-to-ronald-reagan/

This one has twenty-seven territories (or so), ambiguous continent divisions, a humorous slant on the Cold War, and, as far as I know, a copyright. But look at it -- "Our China". That crazy Reagan. There are other maps of this satiric nature out there but I like that one the best.

Of course, there's always the option to make a similar map, but of a more usual size. So that explains all the options.

If need be, I'll split this up into two threads.
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Postby mibi on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:56 pm

i dig it.
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Postby hecter on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:57 pm

I like the idea of a small world. Needs some work though. I think this would have been better posted in the map ideas sticky.
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Postby Gemineye on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:05 pm

haha, i think its pretty neat--go for it
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Postby johloh on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:16 pm

definetly different. i like it. i dont know how many times id play it, but its original.
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Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:39 pm

hecter wrote:I like the idea of a small world. Needs some work though. I think this would have been better posted in the map ideas sticky.


D'y'know, maybe. I'm under the impression that that thread is for people who don't intend to follow through with their idea; I don't at present see a reason why I wouldn't.
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Postby hecter on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:48 pm

Well, you certainly are starting from the ground up. Most people first post a rough outline done on photoshop (at least that's been my experience), not a drawing done in crayon. But ya, I do like the idea. Just needs a lot of work.
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Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:59 pm

Well, I'd rather make sure it plays well before I make it look good. I guess I ought to playtest it a bit, but I wanted to get people's initial opinions.
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Postby Enigma on Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:26 am

lol- i think the satire made into a small map would be hysterical. good for short games and lotsa laughs. might have to change it up a bit, but still.
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Postby unriggable on Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:31 am

Has a lot of potential, I say go for it.
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Postby wcaclimbing on Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:03 pm

I actually think the crayon-drawn version would make a good map. you should just make it as rediculous and fun as you can.
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Postby unriggable on Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:55 pm

wcaclimbing wrote:I actually think the crayon-drawn version would make a good map. you should just make it as rediculous and fun as you can.


Yeah make it like immature and child-like. It could be fun.
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Postby fluffybunnykins on Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:50 pm

I seem to remember another, similarly satirical map, onetime... quite a lot of it just had 'Commies' written on it, and some huge areas of the map were marked 'here be dragons!'
It was very funny... I'll try and find it...
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Postby fluffybunnykins on Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:11 pm

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Postby Evil DIMwit on Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:27 pm

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=1 ... ng+to+bush

There's at least to more on this page, and there's another Bush one linked to from the Reagan map page I posted -- making fun of Americans is a popular pastime, it seems.
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Postby pepperonibread on Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:30 pm

awesome map
i say go with it
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Postby sam_levi_11 on Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:34 pm

crayon map rules.
maybe do it bigger and sruff and who knows, maybe with it coloured in we could have a new type of map style
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Postby Evil DIMwit on Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:40 pm

Well, crayon doesn't scan well at all apparently, but so far I've have something like this in mind for the eventual look of the map:
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(Yes, those black things are supposed to be penguins)

Unfortunately I haven't had much of a chance to do a proper test so any input on the playability of this map -- or indeed any aspects -- are welcomed.
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Postby sam_levi_11 on Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:42 pm

cool update, as such
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Postby spinwizard on Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:42 pm

lol, u could drop with any of the contenents, put up another poll saying should i continue...
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Postby unriggable on Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:22 pm

That human line thing at the bottom is really clever.
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Postby Captain Crash on Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:28 pm

For a map with a small number of countries, this looks like it could be great.
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With any small map, there are chances of getting bonuses to start, but that happens on big maps to, e.g. KoM, so I wouldn't worry about that.

I like the crayon idea and the line of people at the bottom as well.

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Postby wcaclimbing on Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:38 pm

This is my favorite map in the foundry!

I love how its so simple and childish.
You just need a better scan of the image along with a few more little cartoons on it and its perfect!
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Postby t.e.c on Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:51 pm

nice, the crayon one looks hilarious.. but

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Postby Captain Crash on Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:02 am

t.e.c wrote:WHERE'S NEW ZEALAND?!?!


What's New Zealand?

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