You could still do something unique with your hexi-earth.
How about "filling" the oceans with water hexes which don't hold any Bonus?
How about not using the Mercator Projection which shows areas around the poles much much larger as they are (e.g. Greenland has only 1/5 the size of Africa but is shown as nearly 2/3) but using the Gall peters Projection instead which will make for a much different view and balance on your Map then Nasty's. (also spares you the embarrassment of having to call most areas of Greenland snow because there is nothing else there besides snow)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall%E2%80%93Peters_projection
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