Once again, Nic has devised a map that forces us to think and play in new ways. I love it! For some exciting variants, try really ratcheting up the negative bonus of the central whirlpool (which is misspelled) and/or reducing or eliminating the counteracting positive bonuses you get from controlling entire regions.
"Whirpool." Oops! What was I thinking!? Anyway, thanks for playing, glad you liked the new idea! Gotta be careful before expanding too fast! Good ideas, too! Thanks again for rating and commenting! Have fun! (While I fix that silly 'whirpool.')