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Pelle Nilsson
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Old counters, as discussed in another thread currently, are ok, but it is the old maps I really miss. The ones with a white background and very basic, but effective, artwork (mostly in a few colors like brown, green, blue). Lovely! In general I like maps that are maps, and I don't mind if the symbols are very simple. In addition map designers back then seems to have been much much better at drawing terrain along the hex-grid, meaning no problem with deciding what type of terrain is in each hex.



Retro graphics work very well for computer games these days. Surely someone should be able to make a modern looking map that still has all the simplicity and funcionality of those old maps? Would work very well with some classic counter artwork of course.

(As a bonus the largely white maps are much easier on the printer when doing print and play DIY kinds of games. Should be mandatory for those games to have graphics like that really, but unfortunately the current P'n'P trend appears to be to make simple maps that yet are saturated with the strongest possible colors the designer could find in the default MS Paint palette. )
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I really enjoy many of the older maps. I can't imagine any way to improve on something like Winter War, and wish a lot more contemporary map designers would take more inspiration from the best of the older maps.
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