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Subject: Hand drawn map rss

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Andy H

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Hello! Before I invest the time and energy I wanted to hear some thoughts of yours. I'm considering drawing the middle earth risk map by hand. The challenges I see are:

Components - I would need to acquire or build the army units etc (since I don't own this (and it's expensive online), it could be tricky - I don't have experience making them)

The cards - This would be more time consuming than I probably expect, but it's doable.

In the end I suppose it's worth buying the game eventually and just using my map, but I wanted to get some input from more knowledgeable people. Maybe making components is easy who knows, I'll look into it!

Here's a picture of a middle earth map I did recently on 8 1/2 x 11 paper (to show I have the ability and am not wasting your time. I think it could be very cool to have and keep for my kids)
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Gabriel Conroy
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Very nice work. I think you can purchase cheap copies of the non-trilogy edition and use minis from that. They aren't particularly great however; I'd be happy just using wooden cubes. A nicer aesthetic overall.
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Sean D.
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Why the ME Risk map and not the War of the Ring map? Are you planning on play LOTR Risk with them?
 
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Ross T
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Good on you for taking the initiative to produce your own map of ME although the Risk game board is particularly beautiful so you will be hard pressed to improve on it. I agree with the earlier poster who said you would be just as well off using blocks and counters for playing pieces, really no need for the game models. You can also get by without the cards if you're happy playing bare bones risk rules. Just ensure you keep the fellowship movement mechanic as that is a core part of this game.
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Andy H

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Thanks for the input! I hadn't considered using simple blocks or counters. I can probably make them relatively quickly from extra materials laying around in my wood shop. The stain darkness of various woods could look awesome - ie oak, maple, cherry etc... And as mentioned, could give a hand drawn map board a similar level of elegance compared to how bright plastic pieces would look.

I'm not familiar with the LotR risk rules variations... I was going to treat it as a classic risk game when played.

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