I didn't get as much work done on this today as I would have liked, but I did a few things:
What I changed:
---I re-drew EVERY border on the entire map, and it looks much better now.
---The layer with the borders is now Overlay + layer opacity 50% (for all of you photoshop geeks). All of the borders are a bit lighter now.
---The new borders are much cleaner. see the first post and compare the two most recent images if you don't believe me.
---I changed the green color for the oases. I think it looks better now.
What I still have to do:
---Add details to each Oasis
---Give everything names
---Find a better font for the map key
---Whatever else you guys suggest
---Stuff that I forgot to write here, but still have to do
---Are the new borders good or bad? How could they improve?
---Do you like the +3 bonus for each oasis? Do you have a better idea?
---Army circles. Yes or no?
While re-drawing the borders, a few of the borders changed, and a few extra territories were created in the process. its not a big deal, it just means more space to fight your opponents with. (if you want to see a big example of changing borders, compare the top area of the desert, just left of center on both images in the first post. Quite a few new areas were created.) This is mostly because of how I went about redrawing them. I would erase a big section, then re-draw them as best I could. So a few things changed, but overall I think it is an improvement.