How do you expect it to all end? Earthquakes? Hurricanes? The robot revolution, or an infestation of voodoo zombies? Political upheaval, a return to Luddism, mutant corn monsters, or just a good old fashioned nuclear war?
Well, now you can have it all. Introducing my latest project: "The United States of Apocalypse".
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So the legends definitely need (and will get) some work, I'm not sure how legible the font is at the lower resolution, and I'll probably be adding some kind of artwork or backgrounds or something later. But this is the current draft I'm working from, and I thought it was about time to get some community feedback on it.
At this point, you might be peering curiously at those little radioactive symbols. Each country with one of those symbols is worth a -1 bonus to your deployment. Yup, a negative
bonus. But before you get too angry about the unfairness of one person getting stuck with two/three/four of them at the start of the game, note this: for every three of them you own, you get a +1 (positive
) bonus as well.
And that's combinatorical and cumulative: if you own five of them, that's ten different sets of three (as Cribbage players should know). You get both the -5 and
the +10, for a total bonus of 5. Own all six, and you've got it made in the shade with a net gain of 14. Doesn't seem like such a raw deal now, right?
So I'm looking for constructive feedback and helpful suggestions. I'm not going to drop the central gimmick, of course, but I am interested in hearing what people have to say, both about it and (of course) about the rest of the map.