glad to have you aboard. We teach one game, one style that works, that will then be applicable to many other games.
And yes it does go against what many people learned playing risk. Let us teach it to you and give it a fair test run and then see which you prefer. If we beat you enough times you will come around.
And yes the SoC games will go slow, (# of people, asking you to post before play and wait for a reply, sometimes it will feel like grass grow faster.) If you have a better idea suggest it.
Here, at SoC, you will find a self selected group of people willing to learn from others. Good teammates.
If you want to learn a lot of maps, go premium, and play a lot of tournaments. Yes you will lose a lot in the beginning. But eventually you get the feeel for it.
Above all else, Have Fun