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From page 7 of the rules:

"Central Hyboria is composed of the red provinces surrounding Aquilonia."
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The rules say this:

"The map is divided into four main areas."

Then it gives descriptions of The North, The East, The South and Central Hyboria. Given that context, I have no doubt that Central Hyboria means all the red, The North means all the purple, etc.
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Interesting that they used used 3 cardinal directions for the other descriptions, but instead of saying "Western" they opted for "Central"...does this have to do with the way the canonized literature referred to the Aquilonian region?
 
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To me (from looking at the map), it seems a geographical issue.

'Central Hyboria' dominates the central land mass of the continent, and is surrounded by provinces in the North, East, and South, and an Ocean on the West.

I suspect this was done deliberately to create an imbalance. Hyboria has the nice central location with access to many areas, but at the same, those areas (read 'enemies') have easy access to them.

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Anyone else find the description of coastal provinces odd or confusing?

Page six mentions that coaastal means sharing a border with the Western or Vilayer sea.

Page seven says any sea and shows the Southern sea as an example.

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lancemoody wrote:
Page six mentions that coaastal means sharing a border with the Western or Vilayer sea.

Page seven says any sea and shows the Southern sea as an example.


Leaving out Southern sea on page 6 was a typo. The question was already cleared up in a previous thread by the designer:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/386464
 
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