Land and Sea [Quenched]
Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:33 pm
What you need to know:
1. 53 territories (31 land and 22 sea). Note: Mediterranean Sea starts with 3 neutrals. 52 starting territories
2. 10 continents
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pepperonibread wrote:Maybe the ocean borders could all be one-way, based on ocean currents. The ocean half could be sort of like Dungeon of Draknor. Not sure how you'd do the land-to-ocean connections though.
edbeard wrote:2. How do I want continents, territories and connections to be.
My plan at the moment is to have South America be a three territory continent. North America would be a 7 territory continent (Central Am., W. US, E. US, W. Canada, E. Canada, Greenland, and Alaska). They'd obviously connect via Central America. These would also be used as connections to the water to create a havok of connections in one spot.
This would also occur throughout the map. Such as in Cape Horn / Drake Passage where the South Atlantic and Pacific meet.
Bering Strait and alaksa/kamchaka. I think for gameplay sakes, having a connection from alaska to russia is not the way to go. Maybe others disagree. Forcing players to go into the sea to get to other land masses is the main idea behind this map. Though this is mainly just to get from the americas to everywhere else
Splitting up the oceans is tough because land and sea connections are vital to movement but I don't think any other types of impassable borders will be utilized. So making continents that are not impossible to hold is key.
Do I have a huge pacific ocean continent and split up the atlantic ocean into north and south? Or possibly the opposite. Do I include the 'southern ocean' which borders Antarctica (I don't think so). Do I make a Eurasia continent instead of splitting Europe and Asia? (that's my plan at the moment).
I kind of like the idea of splitting up two bonus mini maps, I look forward to see it all come together.My plan for the legend is pretty simple. I'm going to have two mini-maps. On one, we'll show all the land bonuses while naming all the ocean continents. The other will name the land continents and show the ocean bonuses. Perhaps it'd be simpler to just put names on one and numbers on the other but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Kaplowitz wrote:You can add New Zealand
edbeard wrote:did you perhaps miss my image?
edbeard wrote:I might've been convinced about the rivers thing but that'd only give me a few places for land to ocean connections.
I chose them based on where land-land and ocean-ocean connections occurred on the map. I thought that was fairly evident. It cuts down on the total number of borders the oceans and lands will have by herding them all into one area. I think this makes for a unique setup as four continents converge in one spot on numerous occasions.