A Tale of Four CitiesUnlocks at level 27 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] (all)
Went public on 12/3/2014
Number of ratings: 287
Average rating: 4.205 / 5
1746 territories, 509 bonuses, 0 distribution modes
|This map reflects the geo-political situation in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in the late 12th Century. With a large amount of territories but small bonuses, it works for diplomacy, FFA and team games.|
Review by Mudderducker on 12/8/2014.
Class, very good map. From what I see this has good accuracy but its hard to check when there is so many bonuses and territories. You've finally done clean borders and changed the colours for bonuses. The design is good, obviously a big map limits artwork. Perhaps you should add boats though?
I'm not a fan of the isolated Kingdoms like Ethiopia and those in South middle-East. The blank grey spaces in the east just look a bit weird. The cities are a nice addition, maybe a bit crammed in the north though.
I've given it 4 stars, because it looks very nice. However solely for diplo and role-play.
Review by ♕DominatusⓉⒸ on 12/22/2014.
Excellent strategic fun with a lot of useful choke points. You have to learn that big bonuses aren't everything, and teamwork is highly necessary in multiplayer games when trying to take down powerful players.
I found through playing this map and testing that the East is very beneficial for bonuses, but is spread very thin and can be easily overtaken by players coming in from the North (Russia), Middle (Sicily) and the South (Africa. The West meanwhile boasted some good chokepoints and defensive positions.
Overall, great map and a congratulate you and thank the creator for putting time into making this such a blast for me and other players.
Review by Captain Carrot on 12/4/2014.
Very nice, very long
Some bugs though:
Bug: Southern Ardeche doesn't connect to Avignon
Bug: Coastal Logudoro connected (albeit not touching) with Central Sardinia
Review by [LN] 8th Road Army on 1/8/2015.
Missing connection between Vodice and Spilt near the Zeta bonus
Review by otinanaimail on 12/3/2014.
Review by NinjaNic on 12/29/2014.
Central Sardinia connects to coastal Logudoro.
Missing connection in rome - Trastevere W, Trastevere E.
Review by Tarrow25 on 12/8/2014.
A well put together map, if only held back by being so damn large. Recommended for 16 players
Review by Leedopo on 12/8/2014.
The overlapping bonuses and options for Diplo games are fantastic!
Review by Nathan on 12/15/2014.
Incredible map. I love the four cities being set off in individual areas, and especially the use of outskirts to provide more than one entrance to each city. There are obviously a ton of possibilities here. Great work.
There are, unfortunately, a few broken/unintended connections. I did not keep track of them, but I remember a few. Check Pantheon N in Rome. Also Split-Vodice is broken. Zhukopa-Solnechny, also. Not sure if Mullsjo should connect to Anneby. Northern Soria should not connect to Northern Zaragoza. Also, Northern is misspelled in Northern Soria.
I can't recall any others, but there were maybe 1-2 more I noticed.
Review by Жұқтыру on 8/25/2016.
I still think that the Caucaus should be filled with the Cumans and Kypchaks that were there. Also, I think you should fill the African and Arabian coasts with the tribes that lived there. Principality of Galicia and Halych? They weren't close at all; the reason they unified in 1200 was because Halych annexed Galicia.You should make seperate boni. Also, more minor details: Instead of the Moonsund archipelago being named Dagö and Ösel, you should rename it to the Estonian names, Hiiumea and Saaremea, since there wasn't really a Swedish/Danish presence on the island. Also, perhaps Indian coast? (Though you might offend someone by saying Hinduism is paganism, though I think it fits the definition). Also, check where you're placing your territories, it feels as though the Belarus-Western Ukraine area is a bit off.
Eastern Crete - Chandax
Western Cyprus - Limisol
Eastern Cyprus - Famagusta
Principality of Polozk - Principality of Polotsk or Polock
Otherwise, well done. 3/5
Review by Jesus on 12/16/2014.
Northern Teruel and Northern Guadalajara are not connected like they appear to be. This should be fixed.
Review by JHsia27 on 1/19/2015.
Review by bloomis on 6/22/2015.
Great map! Just a couple of bugs I noticed:
Maktab Anwar SW should be connected to Mosque District SE
Hariqz C should be connected to Hariqa W
Navarre Proper shouldn't be connected to Northern Huesca
Northern Zaragoza shouldn't be connected to Eastern Soria
Review by Generalkarl on 2/18/2015.
Superb, many variables and dynamic gameplay
Review by hhehehe123456 on 3/5/2015.
Review by ҈ TeeMee123 ҈ on 1/6/2015.
5/5 bretty good. A very big map, which can mean games take ages, and with the massive land mass they can also get a bit boring, brilliant diplo setting though which makes up for the landmassness. I must note that the level of accuracy in design and borders is of high standard.
Review by Yksisarvinen on 12/5/2014.
Very good medieval map :)
Review by Gerbil Dance on 5/8/2015.
I really like the idea of a mini map of cities which take place in otherwise small sections of the map. I can't really speak to the intricacies of gameplay, but I really wish I could create this game at a lower level so I didn't have to find someone else setting it up.
Review by [GSP] ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ on 5/16/2015.
Review by Brandon Quinn on 5/27/2015.
Review by RynAybara on 7/17/2015.
Excellent Map. I rate 8 out of 8, mate.
Review by Richard the Lionheart on 10/5/2015.
Review by Ragna on 1/3/2016.
Loved it !!!
Review by quatrazerov on 1/15/2016.
Review by warhawk on 3/8/2016.
I'm confused and challenged all in this map.
Review by kina123 on 7/1/2016.
great, but there aren't any big cities except for the four, which are overpowered
Review by Andalorium on 11/30/2016.
I love the design, and the thought put into it, but there where many missed connection, all over, if one stuck out I would name it, neat map though.
Review by The Dinkster on 12/22/2016.
Outstanding, incredibly detailed, nice setup, franks could have had a tiny bit more options of expansion/armies per turn, as H.R.E. is a bit OP and needs a bit nerfing, but that's just my preference.
Review by pwmcc107 on 2/1/2017.
Decent enough Map
Review by zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] on 12/3/2014.
A map showing the political situation in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in the late 12th Century.
Review by Honeyfever on 3/16/2015.
One of the best and skill based maps I have played. I love it.
Review by LordX on 12/16/2014.
Awesome map ! I like it !
Review by G_GR on 12/28/2014.
Review by Jewish Hitler on 1/10/2015.
Very good map for diplomacy games,it has much detail put in the territories and it makes up an excelent long term game,its entertaining and with little wars in the beggining but with many of these later on,i could only say it kind of gets boring as time passes on,but still i'd say a MUST play
Review by Nithelon on 3/3/2015.
It was waaaay too big for such a small number of opponents
Review by zslandscaping on 3/13/2015.
Review by OTPM on 12/5/2014.