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Tadeu Zubaran
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Hi.

I started not liking this games, after some games this is one game I like very much.
I bought a copy for myself but I would like to buy one expansion map as well.
The ones I have access are:
Brazil/Spain/Portugal
Russland/Japan
China/Korea

Which one (if any) introduces the most interesting innovations outside the topology of the map itself in your opinion?

A corollary question would be your opinion on the new plants expansion.
 
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Ted Dickinson
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Probably the most interesting deviation from the normal rules comes on the Korea map where you have the split markets.
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Jason Carlough
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The only expansion I have played/own is China/Korea and it's great. After doing a bunch of research on here I have pretty much determined that none of the other expansions really change the game enough to be worth having so I haven't tried any others.

My favorite of the maps I own is China as I really like the restrictions on the power plant market. That being said Korea is really interesting as well.
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Tadeu Zubaran
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Thanks both for the answers.
I was reading about them and you both seem to be correct.
I may still decide on the Brazil one because I am Brazilian, but the China/Korea does indeed looks the most interesting one.
 
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Chun Ping

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+1 to china/korea. that's a great expansion map
 
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Jason Carlough
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tkzubaran wrote:
Thanks both for the answers.
I was reading about them and you both seem to be correct.
I may still decide on the Brazil one because I am Brazilian, but the China/Korea does indeed looks the most interesting one.


The choice was a little easier for me as USA came in the box already =). On the off chance that they ever make an Oregon or Cascadia map I'll definitely be buying that.
 
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Richard Bright
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Since you have some recommendations for China/Korea already (It is a great map set BTW), I'll throw my recommendation at Japan/Russia. Japan gets crowded early and stays that way. The ability to start two networks makes it harder to plan over multiple turns (since you can't stake out a few cheapo cities to use later). Russia is a brutal map. The high connections and restricted plant market make for a longer, but still enjoyable game.

The new power plants are good. They are, on a whole, more efficient. This leads to a quicker game in some aspects since there will generally be cheaper resources throughout the game.
 
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