<< Back to Map Development Forum   Search

Posts 1 - 9 of 9   
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/19/2012 00:00:39

Ser Andrei of Nín
Level 16
Report
Hello all,

I'm very happy to announce: My Shire map is finished!
Only one thing is left to be done: determine bonus values!I really need some help with that, or a guide on how to do that. I've made an excel sheet with all bonus territory numbers and connection-numbers, but I'm not quite sure how to proceed.

Oh, and: I have a version with, and without text. Tell me which one you like better!

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=10533

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=8699

Gwy
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/19/2012 02:16:59

RvW 
Level 46
Report
###Text

Disclaimer: I'm not really a fan of Tolkien, so don't weigh my opinion too heavily, but I think the text doesn't add anything, so I'd leave it out. (If you do include it, maybe go with a slightly more readable font though.)

---

###Bonuses

Many people have tried, but to the best of my knowledge, nobody has found a perfect, fit-for-all-maps bonus-value formula yet. Having said that, in general the smallest bonus workable bonus is three or four territories and worth one or (maybe!) two armies.

It's not only about the number of territories; defensibility is also important. Just think about the old Risk board: Australia (and to a lesser degree South-America) are very easy to defend: just hold one (or, for SA, two) territories and you're good. Asia on the other hand is very difficult to hold, since it has so many territories bordering on other bonuses. In your case, `The Far South` is just like a seven-territory Australia. `Rushok Area` is also seven territories, but six of those can be directly attacked from neighbouring bonuses. So, `Rushok Area` should be worth more than `The Far South`.

I see you have used two "layers" of bonuses. When assigning a value for the "super bonuses", keep in mind that any player who gets that bonus *must* also hold all the "sub-bonuses". So, while it may look weird, having a super-bonus be worth just a few armies (maybe even less than the value of its biggest sub-bonus) is perfectly okay. (If you make your super-bonuses worth the sum of their sub-bonuses plus a little extra, the first player to complete a super-bonus is extremely likely to win the game without too much more effort.)

---

###Territory names

Oh, and below `Prancing Pony` you have an `Unnamed` territory. There's another one two territories to the West, just below the bonus link for `East March`. A while ago I thought of a way to easily hunt down territories which you've forgotten to name, see the third post on [this page](http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread.aspx?ThreadID=2917&Offset=20).
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/19/2012 22:37:03

Ser Andrei of Nín
Level 16
Report
I made it public, with a small, easy to spot, easter-egg.

have fun!
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/19/2012 22:37:17

Ser Andrei of Nín
Level 16
Report
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/19/2012 23:08:55


Moros 
Level 50
Report
Pubs and bridges are the Easter egg
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/19/2012 23:40:38


Nintorii 
Level 16
Report
Missing links:
Rushock Bridge -> Nobottle
Overbourn Moors -> Willowbottom
Borderlands -> Little Delvings
Frog Marsh -> The Green Dragon
Woody End -> Woody Halls
Maggot's Farm -> Stockbrook
Great Road -> Brandywyne Bridge
Greenfield Battlefields -> Barleyfields
Southlings -> Barrow Downs
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/20/2012 12:45:45


{rp} General Mac 
Level 53
Report
Map looks really good. Nice one, once the missing links are sorted im going to have myself a game :D
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/20/2012 16:32:45

Ser Andrei of Nín
Level 16
Report
Missing links are partially sorted. Some of those 'missing links' aren't supposed to be links, but I can see why they look like links.
I'm deciding wether to link them or to change the SVG-file. Should be done tonight :)
The Shire: Finished Map & Help Request: 2/23/2012 12:03:53

Ser Andrei of Nín
Level 16
Report
Yeah baby, it's public!
Posts 1 - 9 of 9