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Eric Nolan
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One of the first things that I thought would be useful was a little A5 or smaller map that each player could use to check things without having to lean over and stare at the main map. I was kind of surprised that such a thing was not in the download section here and I couldn't find one or anything like that on the DoW web site either. I guess that DoW doesn't want copies of the map available for free then? I can understand this if true since the layout of the map is a large part of what they are selling.

Probably I won't need this anyway. Eventually my American geography will catch up and I won't have to search the main map for my route every time.
 
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A small map like what the Dracula player receives in Fury of Dracula isn't a bad idea. I imagine it hasn't been a pressing issue because the cards themselves give a general idea of where the destination is located.

I have played against quite a few people (US Citizens mind you) that still ask "Where the heck is ... ?" and I tell them to look at their card. They always seem to find it rather quickly after that.
 
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Keith "Boaty McBoatface" C
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There is an image of the game board in the image gallery, you could print that out.
 
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I could see that nos that you mention it. I mean, I could have REALLY used a mini map of Switzerland, especially for the city to country routes.
 
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I still have a heck of a time finding cities on the europe map. I know the ticket cards target the cities, but they always seem off to me. "I know it's around here somewhere.." meanwhile searching in ever expanding concentric circles...

I really like an idea a friend of mine had. You know how road maps have a city index that lists the grid block the city is located in? With letters across the side and numbers across the top, chicago would be listed in C-5 (or whatever). The map board for "on the underground" actually uses this. Anyway, my friend's idea was to use the victory point track as a similar coordinate system. For example, Madrid would be NS: 23-97 WE: 3-67

I haven't been motivated enough yet to make a coordinate list for every city. Someday... someday...
 
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kusinohki wrote:
I really like an idea a friend of mine had. You know how road maps have a city index that lists the grid block the city is located in? With letters across the side and numbers across the top, chicago would be listed in C-5 (or whatever). The map board for "on the underground" actually uses this.


As for myself, when playing OtU I found I was finding the cities a lot faster once I stopped using the coordinates and just started glancing at the picture on each card! Likewise, I never have a problem with the TtR tickets - except these Switzerland ones that don't actually show you where the city is at all, ugh.
 
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Eric Nolan
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Thanks for this tip. Both myself and another player had brought printed out versions of the map for reference during play.

There is so little down time in TTR that I found it a huge help to have a map reference next to me so that I could more quickly check what routes I needed to fill my tickets.
 
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