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Crossword map [Done]

Postby Jota on Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:08 pm

After reading a couple of threads that mentioned maps that weren't strictly geographical, I came up with the idea for this one:

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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?
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Postby kingwaffles on Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:38 pm

I think it's a really cool idea, I'm all for non conventional maps. I'm having a hard time figuring out the countries, maybe its just me but i think it would help to have each word be a slightly different shade to make them more obvious. I think it has great potential!
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Postby Pedronicus on Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:58 pm

Best idea I've seen so far.

You could spice things up by introducing the scrabble letters with the assigned numbers and we could insert letters as well (include loads of blanks) for an additional bonus of words created
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Postby Pedronicus on Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:00 pm

I also like the way you've incorporated the over lapping continents
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Postby Pedronicus on Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:01 pm

Lack Attack should give you a prize for the most original entry ever seen in this forum.

Originality needs to be rewarded Lack
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Postby Pedronicus on Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:03 pm

AND THIS IS THIS GUYS FIRST POST.
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Postby Jota on Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:31 pm

kingwaffles wrote:I'm having a hard time figuring out the countries, maybe its just me but i think it would help to have each word be a slightly different shade to make them more obvious.


The countries are things like "9-Down" and "25-Across". 25-Across shares letters with 18-Down and 16-Down, so it borders on those two countries (and all three of them are part of the Orange continent). Since the borders are the squares that are part of both words, I think it would be difficult to shade two bordering countries differently without making it more confusing. But I might give it a shot if it seems it would be helpful.

I've put the large version up at http://grunk.org/risk/risk-xword2-large.gif and the XML at http://grunk.org/risk/xword.xml if anyone wants to play with them.

Also, thanks to both of you for the positive feedback!
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Postby lackattack on Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:41 pm

very cool, very original
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Postby kingwaffles on Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:16 pm

Okay, makes more sense now. Very cool idea, very original! Great job dude!
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Postby john123 on Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:35 am

yeah really like it, it looks suprisingly playable, those overlapping continents are a great idea
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Postby kingwaffles on Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:08 am

You know Pedro, you easily could have fit all that in one post...
But I do agree with you 100 percent, its great to have cool new ideas instead of just various parts of the globe. Maybe it's time I did some brainstorming myself for map ideas...
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Postby Mjolnirs on Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:57 am

Interesting map Jota, so would you read it like:
11 across attacks 9 down?
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Postby Jota on Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:10 am

Exactly like that, Mjolnirs.
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Postby supermarcol on Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:32 pm

Are those skulls? cause if they are its so cool. And if they aren't, I need to go get myself checked.
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Postby kingwaffles on Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:35 pm

Wow, thats awesome, I didn't see that at all.....
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