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Subject: Does anyone else prefer the old map? rss

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Chris Snyder
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As much as I love VPG's more recent laser cut game pieces, I'm not a fan of the new map and the colors used. So much so that I tracked down a copy of the first edition (with expansion) to play. Now I just need to see how much different the rules are.
 
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Russ Williams
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At a glance, I do not prefer the old map. Its background seems too equally bright overall to me, making it harder to focus on the key functional elements.

Old:


New (early prototype but sufficiently similar color scheme to the published version):

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Mayor Jim
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Well, as a playtester/reviewer of the 2nd edition, my vote goes to the new map. The second edition prototype that Russ posted is not what the final came out as (but the colors are the same). Through my lobbying we got Detroit moved from the middle of Canada to the Detroit River area between lakes Superior and Erie...where it belongs.
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tim allen
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Well, I prefer the 2nd version too! The first was a major challenge due to how much had to be jammed onto it. The second larger one allowed me more room.
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