koontz1973 wrote:ian, I am doing the re draw now but I need to know, is the GP good for you and nole? Each of these buildings take time to draw so to cut back on the wasted time, is there any territ lines, crossings or anything else that needs to be moved or changed? If I know now, then I can incorporate it in.
i agree with the gameplay principles that u've set, that of 8 start positions of 1 region each, with underlying neutrals of 2 and limited to a maximum of 1 position per player, so that no-one gains a starting bonus.
if u use the existing map as a base, then the bonus zone borders will obviously change depending on which places u use, for example there might be 5 regions in a bonus zone that contains puerto del sol
, plaza mayor
, palacio real
, museo del prado
and plaza de cibeles
(or the boundaries might change if u choose different locations or group the regions differently).
the only real clanger u have on the original map is that u've put plaza de espana
on the wrong side of the river, which itself is visually too prominent and central. in fact, most people don't even know that madrid has a river going thru it. i did intend atocha
to be at the bottom of the map, but only after
u expanded the centre: the correct position on the new map will be next to both museo del prado
and parque del retiro
try choosing the names first (i gave two of them to u already in the previous post) and seeing whether they fit the existing map with a few tweaks, as a rough diagram for gameplay purposes. this change isn't as difficult as on some other maps because of the small number of regions and because no-one is likely to be grossly insulted by a bonus zone being called one name rather than another. if u ensure that the regions connect sensibly to each other (i'll probably ask for impassables to be changed) and there isn't one big bonus zone in the middle and small ones round the outside, then u're more than halfway there.