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Postby cairnswk on Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:41 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:I love the way it looks. Maybe now i will understand one of your maps! 8)


ah...the simple style kaplowitz. good on you.
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Postby cairnswk on Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:42 pm

Version 2.

Changes...mainly to the legend and the river itself as suggested above.

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Postby cairnswk on Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:55 pm

Any more interest in this?
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Postby TaCktiX on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:30 pm

I think its chief weakness right now is its plainness. There's not even a bonus for holding capitals of multiple regions. It's plain Risk with pastel colors. Perhaps spice it up with a few unique features?
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Postby cairnswk on Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:30 pm

TaCktiX wrote:I think its chief weakness right now is its plainness. There's not even a bonus for holding capitals of multiple regions. It's plain Risk with pastel colors. Perhaps spice it up with a few unique features?

Tacktix....thanks for that suggestion but there is going to be no other bonuses. This is going to be plain risk all the way.
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Postby TaCktiX on Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:09 pm

Another thing is the heavy amount of hyphens higher up the delta. It looks like you've got plenty of space to mess with, so de-hyphenate places that aren't normally hyphenate. The hyphenation makes it look more crowded than the map actually is.
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Postby cairnswk on Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:50 pm

TaCktiX wrote:Another thing is the heavy amount of hyphens higher up the delta. It looks like you've got plenty of space to mess with, so de-hyphenate places that aren't normally hyphenate. The hyphenation makes it look more crowded than the map actually is.


Thanks Tacktix...i found it was the Greek style lettering that was cluttering the map....most of the names that are hyphenated are so because that it their translation. So I'm afraid they had to stay.
But the change of font might assist the appearance of some terts.

I've also added dows as rivers crossings as these would have been used in ancient times.

And of course the gilded Sphinx of Tutmose III brings some pleasure to the eye, but nothing over the top....i hope.

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Postby edbeard on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:09 pm

I think the font does help

Do you mean for the yellow continent to be separated from itself somewhat? What I mean is that Semabehdet isn't connected to any other Mednes territory.



Bonuses...

Memphis is WAY too high. 5 for two defending territories and only three territories can attack it? Seems like a +3 to me.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the only difference between Buto and Tanis is that Tanis has one more continent that can attack it? It has the same number of defensive territories, the same number of territories overall, and the same number of territories that can attack it. I'm not sure if the +3 vs +4 difference makes sense here.

Maybe someone else has a different opinion on that.


You could argue that all the continents are +3 worthy except Sile
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Postby cairnswk on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:33 pm

edbeard wrote:I think the font does help
Quite agree.

Do you mean for the yellow continent to be separated from itself somewhat? What I mean is that Semabehdet isn't connected to any other Mednes territory.
:oops: Oops...blundered there, didn't I?
No i have altered that in the version 3 above, please refresh

Bonuses...

Memphis is WAY too high. 5 for two defending territories and only three territories can attack it? Seems like a +3 to me.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the only difference between Buto and Tanis is that Tanis has one more continent that can attack it? It has the same number of defensive territories, the same number of territories overall, and the same number of territories that can attack it. I'm not sure if the +3 vs +4 difference makes sense here.

Maybe someone else has a different opinion on that.


You could argue that all the continents are +3 worthy except Sile


Bonuses...i've change a few river crossings to allow an even split of 2 x 4,3,2s

Please refresh to see the changes in V3.

And thanks for the pickups edbeard :)
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Postby edbeard on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:36 pm

I'd probably switch the bonus numbers for memphis and alexandria. But, I still think they're all +3 except for the right most continent.

Not sure that can be changed too much (in my mind) unless there's more territories added (which I don't think you should do).


I'm not too fond of continents with bonuses larger than their territory count. Or, quite large compared to it. Which you have here in a couple places I think.
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Postby cairnswk on Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:07 pm

edbeard wrote:I'd probably switch the bonus numbers for memphis and alexandria. But, I still think they're all +3 except for the right most continent.

Not sure that can be changed too much (in my mind) unless there's more territories added (which I don't think you should do).


I'm not too fond of continents with bonuses larger than their territory count. Or, quite large compared to it. Which you have here in a couple places I think.


OK edbeard....Version 4 changes the bonuses a little...reduces Tanis to 3 and increases Alexandria to 4.

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Postby cairnswk on Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:14 pm

Version 4 Test

XML is done...just needs centering

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Postby mibi on Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:14 pm

um, isn't this upper Egypt?
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Postby InkL0sed on Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:20 pm

mibi wrote:um, isn't this upper Egypt?


No, it's the lower Nile --> Lower Egypt. Why should up necessarily correspond with North? It's just how it is.
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Postby Arcee on Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:22 pm

mibi wrote:um, isn't this upper Egypt?


i think it's because the Nile flows North. so upper nile is south, and lower nile is north.


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