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Postby Mr. K on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:05 pm

Hello everyone, i've been working on this new map of Ancient Greece. Its got 36 territories so that it will work with 2,3,4 or 6 players. Ignore the key, its not what the key will actually end up looking like, I just wanted to put something down to keep it straight.

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Any suggestions on boundries or anything else?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:08 pm

I don't know if it's something on my end, but I am unable to view your map. I simply get a 'HTTP Page cannot be found'.

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Postby Mr. K on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:09 pm

I'll get the picture working in a few mins, sorry
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Postby Mr. K on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:14 pm

Sorry about that, should be working fine now.
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Postby Hoff on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:16 pm

It looks good so far but i think it would be better with some more territories. Atleast split up asia minor, its so huge while the other nations are really small.
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Postby rocksolid on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:19 pm

I disagree with Hoff, but I see his point. Maybe not make the mainland of Asia Minor a territory at all, and just have the islands off the edge - Ephesus, etc - be a continent together. I don't remember my ancient history all that well, but I don't think the mainland of Asia Minor really interacted much with the culture of the islands, except when Persian hordes came spewing out of it to conquer, and to have that here, you'd really need Persia to be on the map, so maybe grey out Asia Minor.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:23 pm

The map looks wonderful in visual appeal. Great job on that. I'm sure later you will rough out more of the visuals, legends, etc. So I won't particularly comment on those right now other than I suggest:

---You might change the water shading. Perhaps an inverse might be more visually appealing: Darker on the rims and lighter toward the center. The map just feels a little dim in the center.

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---I'd have to agree with perhaps a split of Asia Minor, is possible (while still holding true to a RISK number (I.E. easilly divisible). Perhaps if need be other countries.

Once I see more of a closer 'final' map, I'll try to post more on the over all balance.

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Postby Mr. K on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:26 pm

Well Greek city states often held the entire coast of Asia Minor and deeper into it. So depending on what point, that map doesn't neccessarily need Persia. I agree the Asia Minor territory is pretty huge, but I had a pretty difficult time in figuring out how to split it up.

Also, not that it would change the game play, but I canged the Asia Minor territory's name to "Phrygia" and made the entire brown/green continent "Asia Minor" (rather than "the east").
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Postby Mr. K on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:28 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:The map looks wonderful in visual appeal. Great job on that. I'm sure later you will rough out more of the visuals, legends, etc. So I won't particularly comment on those right now other than I suggest:

---You might change the water shading. Perhaps an inverse might be more visually appealing: Darker on the rims and lighter toward the center. The map just feels a little dim in the center.

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---I'd have to agree with perhaps a split of Asia Minor, is possible (while still holding true to a RISK number (I.E. easilly divisible). Perhaps if need be other countries.

Once I see more of a closer 'final' map, I'll try to post more on the over all balance.

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Yea I figured if I were to find a way to split Asia minor i'd just get rid of one of the coastal islands all around the map, I only added a few of them because I needed a good number (Skyros, Icaria)
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:45 am

great job. this is one of the better looking maps ive seen being made.
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Postby Jota on Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:33 am

I think that Nobunga is working on a similar map as well.
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Postby Mr. K on Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:28 pm

I made some changes. Got rid of Icaria and Limnos, and split up Asia Minor. Still got 36 territories. Changed the graphics a bit, this particular picture may be a little bright, but that has nothing to do with the map thats just some issues with saving it as a JPG.

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I made Thrace part of Northern Greece.

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Postby Hoff on Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:43 pm

I dont know if its that saving issue you were talking about but I think darker oceans look better. The first one you posted looked better, but my opinion is a darker ocean looks better. besides that its looking pretty good
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Postby Mr. K on Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:49 pm

I took Andy's advice to reverse the ocean gradient and brightened it up on the whole. Personally I like the new way better. But I guess it is possible you dont like the color because the entire map is a bit brighter than I like it.
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Postby rocksolid on Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:38 pm

I don't know, K, I think a big knock against a lot of maps is that they're too dark. I like the new way better too, and have no problem with how bright it is.
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