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Urfang
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Im still planning some redraw of visuals and minor changes in the island area but it is almost done. Opinions welcome.
https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=47431

Edited 9/8/2015 17:53:49
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 11:38:47


Krzysztof 
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it's nice picture, but i don't think it suits well for warlight map. When i don't click on territories i can't even be sure what is border and what is not .
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 11:46:30


Urfang
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True but maybe help to separate territories by eye that every country have a head, a body, and two or less arms and legs.
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Olkani [PG] 
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Turkey or Ottoman Empire ? I dont know 1914-1918 it was Ottoman Empire ???
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 12:18:24


Urfang
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True, I will change to Ottoman Empire.
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Diplomatic Immunity 
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The artwork in this map is really good, and it seems like it would be a fun map to play on.
Some of the bonuses seem a bit large for their countries (e.g. Netherlands, Bulgaria, Sweden, Romania), but I like how the powers are pretty balanced (Except for Austria-Hungary).

As Olkani said Turkey was called the Ottoman Empire back in 1914.
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 12:47:50


Urfang
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I worked from a given material this is a contemporary satirical map about the great war. Austria-Hungary has 5 points simply because its figure have only one arm.

This map need another strategy instead of ordinary gameplay where Russia, Germany, France, and Ottomans are the big and wealthy regions and the others are weak. Here even the little countries can have as many income as the big ones so need to think again the routine strategies.
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 16:01:25


DesertFox
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This map look soo cool . And it's made after an carricature
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 16:26:15


MrOobling
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Interesting idea. There are two problems from what I can see:
- France gives only 6 armies despite having 8 territories (Provence and Corsica.)
- Many of the connections are questionable (e.g. right arm of Switzerland- head of Italy).

Also, I think there is an unnamed territory in Bulgaria.
New WW1 map coming: 8/27/2015 17:51:33


Urfang
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You are right France is one of the remained problems. A solution can be a united Provence and Corsica and that will be just one extra territory for France. Or unite Corsica and Provence with left leg of France. And maybe a waterway between Corsica and French Africa. Or let France as 7 territory bonus and create extra territories for Russia and Germany in Finland and the pocket.

Austria-Hungary can get an extra territory too if move out the alliance bonuslinks from Bosnia.
Lol and UK can get extra territory too by a liberty ship shaped territory named "uncle of United Kingdom"

Im opened before connection suggestions just clear the recommended changes.

UPDATE: France, Germany, and Russia changed to 7 point bonuses and Austria-Hungary got a 6. territory.

Edited 8/27/2015 19:42:36
New WW1 map coming: 9/1/2015 12:21:17


Urfang
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Here is the new version I think it is ready to play.
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=47291

Are any new suggestions before I send to public?
New WW1 map coming: 9/2/2015 23:41:51


Von Jewburg
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Have you ever heard of the book series Leviathan? Its a steampunk WWI series. The map looks similar to yours in concept:http://scottwesterfeld.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/LeviathanGrandMapBIG.jpg
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Urfang
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I know that. Here are some other similar maps:
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Urfang
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Urfang
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Fleecemaster 
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Wow!

Tbh, I like it, nice idea! Though it looks cumbersome it also looks fun, and different to other maps. Would be nice for more comical/homourous game templates which would be nice.

Maybe the conections could be clearer, but given the nature of the map, maybe that's ok?
New WW1 map coming: 9/3/2015 19:40:22


Urfang
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Yeah maybe the connections not crystal clear due to figurative elements it is the nature of the map, but I played some testgames and it is more clear in play because then the neighbour territories are plain gray and the non-connected territories are striped gray.

Have you ideas for new templates?
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Belgian Gentleman 
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Hey I have seen one of those sattire europe cartoon maps you mentioned in this thread in de ijzertoren museum in Dixmude ,Belgium. There were a lot more of those sattires displayed. I remember there was also a map that represented european nations as dogs which was my favorite.
New WW1 map coming: 9/3/2015 21:06:42


Ranek
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crazy. Im looking forward to this one...
New WW1 map coming: 9/4/2015 07:16:58


Urfang
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Well it didnt succeeded to publish on first try due to questionable connections (I got just one example: right leg of UK and body of UK). I counted on it this caused by the pictorial nature of the map wich also the base concept of it.

I see two solutions. The first is draw new connection lines to clear the connections. Can you guys write some more connections what you feel most questionable?

Or do you think it can be a solution if I write a visible note that every body connected to its all bodyparts (head, arms and legs)?

Edited 9/4/2015 08:16:59
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Fleecemaster 
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The rules with connections basically means you have to be able to tell at a glance what connects to what. Some of the conections don't quite seem logical.

The UK one for example, the Left leg does actually touch the Right leg where the body would logically need to touch.

I hope that makes sense... It would take a while to check all of them for you which I can do but only if you really need help :)

EDIT: Oh, can you edit your first post with the correct new link? I keep clicking on it by mistake.

Edited 9/4/2015 14:58:52
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Urfang
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I know how to fix the UK problem a new waterway in the west coast can confirm the connection.

And a new visible note with pictures and 2 base rules:
All bodies connect to all bodyparts of it
Bodyparts connect only if they phisically touch eachother

It would blow away all doubt about connections?

Maybe just need playing to check sign up wo want to play a multiday testgame!
New WW1 map coming: 9/5/2015 18:17:44

[NI] Lord eKell
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This is a really different idea, I think you should look for a better picture of a boat for "Uncle of United Kingdom" since the current one is very simplistic and so is out of keeping with the rest of the map, and Uncle should be capitalised.

Right leg of Austria-Hungary doesn't look like it touches the body. Body of Spain probably shouldn't connect with Body of Portugal. Body of Italy doesn't look like it connects with Left Leg of Italy.

A note would help, but Body of Russia doesn't connect with Pocket of Russia, neither does body of Austria-Hungary and its Pocket.

I'd suggest linking the pockets/Rest of France as well body parts and then writing a note along the lines of 'Each body is linked to all other territories in each national bonus.'

I'd be willing to help test the map once your ready
New WW1 map coming: 9/5/2015 18:53:22


Urfang
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Thanks for the examples maybe these body centered structures not enough compatible with warlight standard I rather cut the separated parts from the bodies. And add new waterways where needed.

Wow I found a lot of problems and did a lot changes but still plan some others.

UPDATE
I have removed all unmissing links, now all non-territorized space act as separative wall, all connected territories touch eachother. Although this is a twisted map where none territories touch the others exactly because there is a black space between them what is actually the picture. This black space is passable but I made it not thicker than a gap in an ugly map, and here it is not a gap but a picture.

The second problem was that almost every territory composed from many mini-territories and not sure where is the beginning and the end of the united territories. But I cant draw as many micro-connections as many micro-territories are in the map it does not work, nor that every micro-territory would be a single territory. The names of territories are clear, these are bodyparts, this is why it is picturesque to recognize the bodyparts easily, it should just see the units.

I will make some other changes maybe add some new waterways and take a second try to publish

Edited 9/6/2015 11:17:31
New WW1 map coming: 9/7/2015 20:28:59


Urfang
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The Great War version 2.0 sent to public.
https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=47291

I did what I could. It was fun to made this map. I think it is playable by warlight standard. Lets look what happen. It will be published or not I can already play games on test mode ;D
New WW1 map coming: 9/7/2015 22:00:36


Dublin Warrior 
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I like the concept and your efforts, even if I would be reluctant to play it for points.

I didn't read the whole thread, but I did notice that France's pocket and France's island were not separate territories like I expected...

If Austria-Hungary needed an additional income of +1, perhaps the boot could be separated from the leg as well, perhaps with a notation and a special shading or something. :)

Edited 9/7/2015 22:02:03
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Urfang
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v2.1
https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=47431

France got a bigger leg and Italy got a hat fringe and Austria-Hungary got a boot. This boot in an exception but I think it is better than the long leg.

Edited 9/8/2015 10:34:00
New WW1 map coming: 9/13/2015 11:29:42


Urfang
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The map is public. Thank you for all who helped with ideas!
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