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Subject: Aesthetic Changes to the Space Race Track rss

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Justin

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Twilight Struggle is my favorite game, but there is one thing that always bugs me: the Space Race. The mechanics are fine, but the history is way off. To me, the Space Race has always been the race to the Moon during the 1960s but beginning in 1957 with Sputnik 1, not continuing through the 70s and 80s.

But, the bigger issue is that the art on several spaces is completely different from what the thing is. There is a modern satellite for Man in Space, the lunar lander on its own for Lunar Orbit (no Command Module), and an astronaut in empty space for landing on the Moon!

I'm just thinking out loud, but here is my version of the track:
Earth Satellite, Animal in Space, Man in Space, Man in Orbit,
Spacewalk, Rendezvous, Lunar Orbit, Eagle/Bear Has Landed

Moved Art: Man in Space is Man in Earth Orbit's old art.
Spacewalk is Eagle/Bear Has Landed's old art.
Eagle/Bear Has Landed is Space Station's old art (Moon).

New Art: Man in Orbit: Mercury capsule
Rendezvous: Two Gemini capsules facing each other.
Lunar Orbit: The Command-Service Module docked with the Lunar
Module.

Wow... sorry about the length! Anyway, this is just my hypothetical reskin for the Space Race track.
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You might find some of these images more aesthetically pleasing:


Revised Custom TS map
alternative map with alternative Space track
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Justin

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