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Vvardenfell Cities

Unlocks at level 35 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Gallien (all)
Went public on 3/17/2016
Number of ratings: 33
Average rating: 3.6969 / 5
786 territories, 419 bonuses, 12 distribution modes


Vvardenfell Island is located in Morrowind, province of Tamriel Empire (from the game Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind).

Three aristocratic clans, so called Great Houses, share the island with the traditional Tribunal Temple, the Imperial colonizers and the nomadic Ashlander tribes. Meanwhile the long-forgotten house Dagoth is rising once more, becoming a threat to the very existence of Vvardenfell society.

- Map introduces council systems for three Great Houses + the Grand Council, allowing complex diplomacy.
- The council seats are meant to be bought and sold. Gift cards highly reccomended.
- There are Dagoth bonses that can be modified for juggernaut scenarios.
version 1.1:
- several new distributions;
- split 2 large bonuses that were almost impossible to unite;
- added some connections in the regions of Caldera and Ald'ruhn.
version 1.2:
- general bonus simplification (all Dagoth bonuses are set to 0)
- default distribution


Review by Nathan on 5/12/2016.
This map is incredible! But boy, is it complicated. I think I'll need 2-3 games on it before I finally and fully get it. In any event, keep an eye on silt striders and propylon chambers - they'll get you. Fortunately, the maker has done a phenomenal job of representing everything on detailed minimaps and providing divided territories so you don't have to scroll all over the place all of the time.
Response by map creator Gallien on 3/21/2016
Thank you, Nathan!
I had doubts whether to include the silt striders and the propylon chambers or not, but I thought that they would make the map more interconnected. (There are a lot of mountain ranges that make the map divided into loosely connected regions.)
I hope they won't be too hard to use.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Ranek on 5/10/2016.
This map is a pain to play. It looks interesting on first glance and although Im not the greatest elder scrolls fan, it seems to be very accurate. Unfortunately it is extremely confusing and suffers a lot from missing clarity. The center of the map is widely abandoned, which created too many choke points as well. Furthermore it has a lot of negative bonus values, which unbalances the bonus system. I started the first game on random distribution with zero income...
I can see the effort that has been made to create this map, which is a pity, because the map suffers from a lot of issues.
Response by map creator Gallien on 5/10/2016
I never adjusted this map to random distribution on full map. With random distribution on full map you can always start with 0 income if there is an antibonus somewhere and you are unlucky to start in it. You should have used one of the provided distributions or use manual picks to avoid that.

I am not sure though if I should change the initial values of the bonuses. Anybody can change the value of the bonuses when a game is started but probably the basic bonus values should be changed somehow.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by IanTeig1982 on 4/6/2016.
Best map ever!
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by odanez on 4/28/2016.
Vvardenfell map - this is just fantastic
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Andalorium on 12/9/2016.
Love the idea and what was intended, but it was hard to navigate, and I always felt like I was triple checking every move to make sure I was not leaving any openings.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by The Strategist on 5/29/2016.
this is not a nice map.
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.