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Old Town

Unlocks at level 42 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Ranek (all)
Went public on 7/9/2016
Number of ratings: 145
Average rating: 4.1724 / 5
1290 territories, 319 bonuses, 4 distribution modes


I built this Old Town with my bare hands for centuries. I wittnessed its birth, when it was nothing more than a cottage at the lake and a sketch on my desk. I observed the evolution of the Citadel and all its fortifications. The guilds came to the town, when trade began to prosper. It naturaly expanded in every direction, like a rampant organism. Now I can proudly present this heap of stones and broken dreams - my legacy.

Thanks a lot for the creative assistance especially by creating fancy territory names, to:
Paul.L.Fla, Cheesus Crust, Woolhammer, Mali, General Amoora, snife, Darth Grover and Von Jewburg

Give it a try
And find Argyle
The lazy cat
That sleeps on my map


Review by woolhammer (was and is woolhammer) on 7/12/2016.
I absolutely LOVE the territory names and secrets. the options on the bonuses are great for overridden bonuses to make scenarios, and the map really does successfully tell a story. It's a joy to play <3
10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
Review by Lionheart on 7/12/2016.
5/5 map
The art and gameplay are excellent! Lovely!
When I played this map for the first time I felt like a tourist visiting a beautiful old town, very exciting to walk through all the streets exploring all establishments with splendid names.
Its perfect to play in all categories: 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, FFA and Diplo games.
8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review by NinjaNic on 7/10/2016.
Congratulations on finishing your map! Once again is is extremely beautiful and sets a high standard for other mapmakers. Well done!
Response by map creator Ranek on 7/10/2016
Thanks mate.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review by Niobium2 on 7/12/2016.
Brilliant! I love the complexity and vastness of this city- there's a ridiculous amount to see and explore. Full of interesting territory names and Easter eggs, words can not express how awesome this map is. Well done, looking forward to many future games on it!
Response by map creator Ranek on 7/12/2016
I'm glad you like it.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review by Darth Grover on 7/17/2016.
I cant even begin to describe how much I love this map.

The artwork is beautiful and so seamlessly blended with the territories that it almost could pass for a real life map.

The city streets are a great feature that makes up for an inherent shortcoming of area based strategy games like RISK and WL. One of the things that always bothered me about the medium is the lack of importance of intersections and choke points. War at its core is always a fight for intersections and supply lines, each side fighting for a better position to equip and move their troops. This map blends area based combat while still maintaining the importance of mobility and tactically sounds defensive positions.

It is altogether a beautifully made and very fun map. It is one of my new favorites.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review by Nathan on 7/20/2016.
This map is a difficult as it is beautiful. Kudos to Ranek for an exquisitely designed, well laid-out, strategically conceived and hands-down awesome map. There are a million great things I could point to in this map - the variety and speed of movement, the walled areas, the outskirts, the bridges, the artwork - it's all 5 stars all across the board.
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
5/5 Map I also found the Argyle: the lazy cat that sleeps on your map ;)

It is lying there next to "The Cat Guard's Den under a tree top right corner.

Response by map creator Ranek on 7/21/2016
Pshh, dont tell the others.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by Kain on 10/15/2016.
Masterpiece. Both visual and game-play aspects of this map are topped. Street concept works perfectly - they dont give income but have high strategic value allowing for quick passages and ability to attack multiple territories. Some nice chokepoints.
One tiny suggestion - I am not a big fan of superbonusses myself but this map is perfect place for use of them and in my opinion yours are a bit undervalued - increasing thier value a bit could be beneficial I suppose.

Overall 6/5 map
What concerns me most is why some #$%@ valued such perfect map below 5/5??!!
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by Zephyrum on 7/17/2016.
Dude. With this great background art, even Coffee Cup would be a given 5/5. And it plays out really well.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review by snife on 11/16/2016.
A great map!
There are so much options for RPs! By adjusting the Armies and or bonusses you can create a nice siege or relive the intrigues in a medieval city.

The bonus values aren't generated randomly but strategically so this map could be also played in competitive games. But it my oppinion RPGs or Diplo games are where it really shines.

Thank you for the siege distribution!
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by Matt Schwartz on 7/17/2020.
hands down my favorite. have to think hard every turn and gotta have 30% luck
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Erzherzog on 8/9/2020.
practical for long games.
good, detailed and variable map.
only flaw: with some territories you have to click exactly in the middle (not to near at the border).

..but I like it.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Andalorium on 11/20/2016.
Love the artistry, and that there doesn't really seem to be any true dead ends, fun map keep up the good work.
0 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by A_B3 on 8/29/2017.
A real challenge.
0 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Flittering Night Beast on 12/30/2018.
Interesting combination of scoring and defensive positions
0 out of 1 person found this review helpful.