Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

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Re: Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

Postby Willie900 » 11 Jan 2012, 03:05

Malevolence wrote:
Willie900 wrote:decided that trying to make it balanced is really hard--so I'm just going to go with what's on the map, and not worry about balance--but be warned that it won't be balanced when play time comes.


i might be able/wiling to help with balance issues willie.

having anybody who walks over the map isnt fun for the players or the GM.


if you could that would be great

(currently have chart of countries and who they interact with, including many cross-outs)
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Re: Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

Postby Malevolence » 11 Jan 2012, 03:10

Willie900 wrote:
Malevolence wrote:
Willie900 wrote:decided that trying to make it balanced is really hard--so I'm just going to go with what's on the map, and not worry about balance--but be warned that it won't be balanced when play time comes.


i might be able/wiling to help with balance issues willie.

having anybody who walks over the map isnt fun for the players or the GM.


if you could that would be great

(currently have chart of countries and who they interact with, including many cross-outs)


basically i just mean if you make the map i can balance out SCs and stuff, dont be afraid to put in a few extra spaces to manouever by, you dont want to "force" players into any one position.
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Re: Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

Postby Willie900 » 11 Jan 2012, 03:13

Malevolence wrote:basically i just mean if you make the map i can balance out SCs and stuff, dont be afraid to put in a few extra spaces to manouever by, you dont want to "force" players into any one position.


so I make the spaces, you put down SCs, countries, etc?
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Re: Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

Postby mat.gopack » 11 Jan 2012, 03:14

I'll look over it as well
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Re: Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

Postby Malevolence » 11 Jan 2012, 03:16

Willie900 wrote:
Malevolence wrote:basically i just mean if you make the map i can balance out SCs and stuff, dont be afraid to put in a few extra spaces to manouever by, you dont want to "force" players into any one position.


so I make the spaces, you put down SCs, countries, etc?


no, you et everything up how you think best works, then ill act like a jerk, tell you everythings wrong, and we can debate and get the best map out of it :)
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Re: Map Making for the Newbie Cartographer

Postby Malevolence » 11 Jan 2012, 03:25

yeah two tips to new mapmakers

-use more tiles than you think
-make sure every player has at least 2 avenues to start with- without engaging in any diplomacy at all (for instance, even the secluded turkey can attack russia or austria)
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