Thanks everyone. I can try to clarify the game play on the map.
Also do "warriors" refer to territories with a tribal symbol? that's a little unclear in the legend. If that's what that means maybe where it says "tribal symbol" in the legend should say "warrior symbol"
Yes each symbol represents a tribe, but it may help to think about this with the Prison Riot map in mind. That is going to be the closest thing out there I think. Basically the 9 tribes in Florida (the gangs), each has a Chief, much like the "gang leader". Instead of colors to represent the tribes (gangs), we have used symbols. Each symbol represents a different tribe. Will changing that wording make if more clear, I'm not sure it does, but I've been looking at this map for weeks so I know it's different from the outside in.
if the eight bonus zones are meant to represent the eight tribes, then why does each chief not live in his home area instead of elsewhere? the chiefs ought to start neutral (2 neutrals each) because of their importance to bonuses.
There are 9 tribes, but only 8 bonus zones. The chiefs are spread out, and were basically assigned locations randomly, but if there needs to be a back story, they are out in battle with their warriors much like the chiefs would do. With the Miccosukee region being only one territory I wouldn't want to have that be a chief, but if that makes the most sense for playability, or makes for more strategic play I can deal with it. One thought might be to have all of the chiefs in the war zone, not starting neutral though. Then it would be harder to hold those bonuses, and make for more fierce competition.
(For the fort) The +3 is a pretty nice perk but it's tucked away in a corner that's pretty useless.
I think you're right, instead of an auto deploy, it would be better as just a +3 for holding the fort. That will make for even more competition and fighting if someone takes it.
try making a bow-and-arrow different from a tomahawk, for example the bow-and-arrow bonus might be +2 for each chief held.
For this we're just trying to keep it simple. Less is more. And, there is already a lot already going on with the symbols that we want to keep the textual descriptions and explanations as concise as we can.