After reading a couple of threads that mentioned maps that weren't strictly geographical, I came up with the idea for this one:
Each word is a country, and the intersections are the borders between them. There are eight color-coded continents. Tentatively, I'm assigning bonus armies as red: 3, purple: 4, blue: 2, orange: 3, cyan: 4, yellow: 3, silver: 6, green: 2. The XML I'm working on right now displays the army counts in the unchecked squares.
I tried to design the grid to make sure that most countries and continents had a reasonable number of borders, with some variety. What do people think?