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Postby john123 on Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:29 pm

I was just wondering if people would be interested in playin this, also feedback on improvements etc would be great



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Postby PaperPlunger on Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:44 pm

I like it, needs touch up obviously but, seems ok.
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Postby DublinDoogey on Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:52 pm

I like having an Ireland map, and it looks good as far as borders though. You would need to amp up the graphics a bit though.

It got passed up on the Great Britian map, but I really like the idea of having a smaller, less dense map suitable for 2-3 players for a 'quick' game. You may want to consider that for this, because Ireland would be perfect for that.

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Postby GOD on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:20 pm

I like the idea, but it seems to me that four "continents" might be too few, is there any way to break them up into 6ish?
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Postby Machiavelli on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:33 pm

Great for a 3-4 person game. Not the best for 5-6. It looks really playable but some of the contry names are blurry.
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Postby Risk_06 on Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:06 am

I'm feeling weird on the bonuses...

Connacht: 5 territories, 3 border territories, 5 bonus armies.
Munster: 6 territories, 3 border territories, 4 bomus armies?!? :shock:

Other than that, though...it looks okay, for a 3-player game....with a lot of work.
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Postby Nobunaga on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:17 am

... I like it! (needs graphic touch-ups, but I like it a lot!).

... My armies shall march from Cork, and all men shall know the wrath of Oda McNobunaga! Haha! (an Irish - Japanese warlord).
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Postby john123 on Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:27 pm

GOD wrote:I like the idea, but it seems to me that four "continents" might be too few, is there any way to break them up into 6ish?


Yeah i no it mite be too few but i like havin it as it is geographically, i tink it would be ok for around 3 players. i don't know if ther's enough territories for 6 continents
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Postby supermarcol on Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:47 pm

Maybe you could include scotland in your map, but then again it probably defeats the purpose of the IRELAND map. The problem in my opinion is that there is already a nice british isle map underway. We have to be careful about redundant maps. We don't want to end up with 20 maps that are just the same in the end. I think you should spend your map time and skills on some other project. If I can give a suggestion, we have plenty of "real" maps, but we lack on the fantasy side, those lord of the ring, star wars, or any other. There is a lot of possibilities out there.
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Postby Pedronicus on Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:55 pm

if you had a connection to New York and Kilburn to pick up on all the paddies who left the emerald isle then we have a game
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Postby Marvaddin on Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:35 pm

I know you are very proud of making your country map, Im also very proud my Brazil map is being used already, sometimes I enter the game finder and only see how many games used it :D

But, you really need think about at least 5 continents. See:
Classic map: 42 countries, 6 continents - 7 countries / continent
Your map: 32 countries, 4 continents - 8 countries / continent :shock:

A map for 3-4 players dont need a gigantic continent of 12 countries, I can suggest you a dispersion of 4, 5, 7, 7, 9 countries. And, in any case, you will need some barriers, because a continent cant have more than 6 border countries.

And, delete the continent names of the map, the colours and the legend are sufficient.
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Postby john123 on Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:33 am

yeah i tink i'm gonna split leinster into north and south and stick in a few rivers or mountains as borders, any1 any reccomendations for where
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Postby qeee1 on Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:28 pm

Nice.

I think the Wicklow mountains could be very useful if you're splitting leinster into North and South. And the Shannon could be used to block off some of connaught I suppose, and the mourne mountains could be used to block just North of Louth. That's about it if you want to remain geographically faithful, the problem I had was all the mountains are on the edges, not good at forming borders. If you're not staying geographically faithful then you've lots of options, depends how you split Leinster.

Gameplay wise it seems ok if you cut down on some of the orders. It doesn't have any small starter continent, which might be a good or bad thing, it'd make it different. If you wanted you could cut Cork and Kerry from the rest of Munster, split them up a bit more, and then use mountains to sepetate them from the rest into the starter continent.
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Postby Giggy the Lesser on Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:24 pm

maybe you could put the Aran islands in there.
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Postby Rakonas on Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:55 pm

You have a waterford in leinster and one in munster

but the map looks great, hopefully soon ill be marching my armies out of Clare and conquering all of Eire
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