Classic/Hex Love Child!!!!

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Classic/Hex Love Child!!!!

Post by mud » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:20 am

Anyone more skilled than I, interested in making this map design?

I think it would be an interesting perspective change to an old favorite.

As you can probably tell by the colors some countries are single hexes and some doubles.

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Post by RandomGuy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:45 am

Very creative. Gameplay would still be identical to classic, right? Just on a hex board? Reminds me a bit of Luxcel in that regard.

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Post by SunTzu » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:50 am

Gameplay would definitely be different from classic. Just compare the borders and country counts.

Mud, are you trying to make classic look like a hex map, or do you want this specific design?

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Post by RandomGuy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:51 am

it looks the same to me regarding borders/country counts - remember, the same color is a "joined hex"

So in the red "South America" the two dark red=venezuela, the light pink=brazil, with the other two peru and argentina...etc.

As far as I could tell, the connections are identical to classic?

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Post by mud » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:36 pm

RandomGuy wrote:As far as I could tell, the connections are identical to classic?
Exactly.
SunTzu wrote:Gameplay would definitely be different from classic.
Despite that it is the same map I expect the game play would change because the perspective of the map would change.


Its embarrassing how long it took me to make it work so that everything bent enough so that Kamchatka and Alaska connected. I came up with the idea over a year ago but couldn't make it work logistically. I have about 40 paper rough drafts.

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Post by RandomGuy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:11 pm

I'll turn it into a map for you.

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Post by dustin » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:17 pm

Booze is another hex style map that plays very similar to classic, but not exactly the same.

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Post by RandomGuy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:35 pm

Mud, do you like the vertical layout like above or would you rather it be flipped horizontally? (90 degrees counterclockwise)

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Post by mud » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:47 pm

You are the man Random.

I just have the concept, I will leave the artistic layout to the artist.

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Post by RandomGuy » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:59 pm

Something like this?

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Post by Mike » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:03 pm

Looks like fun - Continent connections are the same - but the country connections are definitely different - would make for an interesting map as Mud has made it IMHO

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Post by mud » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:10 pm

RandomGuy wrote:Something like this?
Exactly. It looks awesome, great work.
Mike wrote:Looks like fun - Continent connections are the same - but the country connections are definitely different - would make for an interesting map as Mud has made it IMHO
Look closer, country connections are the same also if you know which is which.

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Post by RandomGuy » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:17 pm

This map is now available as beta in the plugin manager.

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Post by mud » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:44 pm

How do we access beta maps?

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Post by dustin » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:31 pm

The best way is to just wait until it comes out of beta. If you really want to see maps before they are ready for release, see here.

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Post by Tobey » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:47 pm

Nice map- played against some bots just now. Can't wait till it's MOTW/popular.

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Post by mud » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:16 pm

Well done RG, I just played it. Its hard to believe that its classic, i play it a lot differently this way.

Thanks again

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Post by moe » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:34 pm

love this map.
simple, but fun.

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Post by Mike » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:49 pm

Mud wrote:
Mike wrote:Looks like fun - Continent connections are the same - but the country connections are definitely different - would make for an interesting map as Mud has made it IMHO
Look closer, country connections are the same also if you know which is which.
hmmm - looks like Eu has a few extra countries - and Africa looks a little like it has more than 3 entrances - I stoped looking at differences there -

Nice looking map though.

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Post by RandomGuy » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:02 pm

It really is identical guys. There are some joined hexes that take up 2 spaces, but act as 1 country.

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Post by 3DA » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:14 pm

It looks like a lot of fun to play on. I look forward to seeing it as a Map of the Week. :wink:

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Post by mud » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:41 am

Mike wrote:
Mud wrote:
Mike wrote:Looks like fun - Continent connections are the same - but the country connections are definitely different - would make for an interesting map as Mud has made it IMHO
Look closer, country connections are the same also if you know which is which.
hmmm - looks like Eu has a few extra countries - and Africa looks a little like it has more than 3 entrances - I stoped looking at differences there -

Nice looking map though.
Its funny how different the map looks even when its IDENTICAL to classic. Try playing it, you will see.

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