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Sorry, I was trying to pass on constructive criticism. I'm sure that if the game issues with tan maps, others will have issues with it, I won't be the only one. It's called feedback. Nothing more.
No problem, Eric. And I'm sorry if my response came off rather standoffish. For what it's worth, the maps you see here on BGG aren't exactly how they look on my (or Leland's) computer -- the tan base does have a slight greenish tinge to it. Probably has to do with the conversion from CMYK to RGB color spectrum.
I think that when you see one of these maps laid out in front of you on the table, it will "work".