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Subject:< One and a half new variants >
Topic:< Variants >
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Author:david_e_cohen
Posted:Jan 27, 2015 at 8:22 am
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The playtest was run in the ACD (Academy of Creative Destruction) forum.

I can't really change the upper right border of the map but, could maybe put a big title box up in the upper right corner. If I was artistic, it would be a nice opportunity, but I am not, so it isn't. Laughing

Pattern shading will come when I (or maybe someone else) codes for RP. That said, I sometimes use two-letter abbreviations for units denoting nationality and unit type rather than the colored symbols, which would certainly be an improvement for you.

As far as enlarging the island spaces, that's possible, if difficult, but the map is plenty big to begin with.

This message is in reply to post 27394:

Where did u run it? I would be willing to play in Spice Islands if you were to run one here. Smile

Some suggestions...

* Remove the black space / Chinese Empire Impassible. The black is wasted space and not appealing. Maybe readjust the edge of your map and shift things lower, or block that off and put a title box in there.

* I said this before... I can't easily tell the small color dots. Having a minor color blindness, I would urge you to shade the zones with patterns and not just the dots. I really can't tell some of them apart and that aspect would be frustrating. I can barely tell the red from the green... it doesn't help that these are neighboring powers.

* Consider making the Philippines and other island spaces bigger, adding playability at the cost of accuracy.

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One and a half new variants (david_e_cohen) Aug 16, 10:34 am

One and a half new variants (FuzzyLogic) Aug 16, 10:44 am

One and a half new variants (david_e_cohen) Aug 16, 11:12 am

One and a half new variants (david_e_cohen) Sep 29, 05:12 pm

One and a half new variants (david_e_cohen) Jan 27, 07:40 am

One and a half new variants (FuzzyLogic) Jan 27, 07:55 am

One and a half new variants (david_e_cohen) Jan 27, 08:22 am

One and a half new variants (david_e_cohen) Feb 08, 10:05 am

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