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Chris Boote
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My European map is now complete (second playtesting this weekend) but I have a flavour question
Would people prefer to see city names in English (the apprpriate names for the 1830s-1900s of course, so Constantinople and St Petersburg, not Istanbul and Petrograd) or in the 'local' name?
E.g. Munich or München, Prague or Prag, Moscow or Moskva?
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Stefano Sorbara
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Local name, pleeeease!

If you need help with the italian names, send me a message. Ciao!
 
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I agree, local names please.
 
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Local thumbsup
 
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Definitely local .. else it's not really a "European" map ...
(heck .. and I won't even be able to pronounce the darn things either ... hehe .. but I'd still rather see them in their "native" language ...)

 
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Munich, Prague and Moscow for me. I would be rather disorientated by München, Prag and Moskva.

I suspect I am in line with the views of the silent majority on this. The vocal minority tend to be more high brow and will go with the policiaclly correct "local" names.

The common english speaking man wants to take "the train to Moscow" not the train to Moskva.

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Colin M
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I agree with Gordon that English names would be best. At first I quite liked the local names in TtRE but the novelty wore off when I confused Vienna and Venice and lost a game. I would have known I was in the wrong place if the names had been the ones I was used to. I know of course its all imperialist nonsense and we should use the local name but lets face it the French don't call where I live Scotland do they?
 
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Native language for the cities please, though the likelihood of my playing it is slight.
 
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Chrisboote wrote:
Would people prefer to see city names in English or in the 'local' name?
E.g. Munich or M¨¹nchen, Prague or Prag, Moscow or Moskva?


I far prefer the local names - but "Prag" is German not Polish. It is spelled "Praha" - and "Moskva" is not local either, the proper spelling is "MOCKBA" (well, not quite - but that's the closest one can get with the latin font that is obligatory in this forum) - so if you aren't to write it in true local form you can just as well do it in English.
 
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I vote for local names. I don't like the renaming of cities' names in other languages, except where needed because the alphabet doesn't fit.
 
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Peter Millen
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I vote for local names too.

In peace

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I would prefer the local names...
 
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English names.
 
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"Wien" apparently.
 
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Most good games are educational in some form or other. Anyone who didn't know the difference between Venezia and Wien should welcome the extra knowledge gained by the board.
 
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If we're trying to be educational, you could put all the names in Morse Code so that everyone can learn that.

English names, please.

Also, another request: if you post the file for the board, post it both in smaller pieces and in one large file for those of use with access to large-format printers.
 
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Local!
 
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Scott Russell
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I vote local!

 
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edosan wrote:
If we're trying to be educational, you could put all the names in Morse Code so that everyone can learn that.

English names, please.


English is more difficult apparently, because Vienna & Venice look more the same than Wien & Venezia.

And: Brussel, Brussels or Bruxelles?
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Local is okay so long as you include coordinates for targeting purposes.
 
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I vote for English names. I don't want edjumacation. I just want to bend Europe to my (American) will as a Tycoon.
 
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Colin M
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WhatI had a card for Wein (Vienna) but finished my route at Venezia (Venice). Now my Geography is pretty good and I know where both cities should be on the map. If the card had said Vienna I would have known where to go without having to study the (by this point very cluttered) map.
 
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edosan wrote:
If we're trying to be educational, you could put all the names in Morse Code so that everyone can learn that.


I didn't think dead languages counted; next you'll be asking for Latin.
 
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Jesper Rugård Jensen
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Local - but it probably really doesn't matter as I can't read the names on the board of the original anyway. They are alway covered by something: Goods or out-of-goods markers or something. Or you can make many versions...
 
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fellonmyhead wrote:
edosan wrote:
If we're trying to be educational, you could put all the names in Morse Code so that everyone can learn that.


I didn't think dead languages counted; next you'll be asking for Latin.


Okay, Klingon then.
 
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