Many thanks Dim. A nice small map to play in beta. I will be playing more games here I am sure.
Being slow and old, this map did take me to the limit of what I would reasonably expect for visual clarity on a small map with basic gameplay. It took me a while to understand the bonuses and I still don’t see them at-a-glance the way one might with a traditional design that had a single colour for territories of one continent. It was not fully clear to me until play was underway that the thick blue lines were impassables. With the place names being unusual to an English eye, the font used, that is not always easy to read, adds complexity. The preceding are probably general thoughts. The one you may want to look at is that I found the background design so strong it makes it a bit of a challenge to see the territories, and their continent-affiliations. Perhaps it would be easier to view if it was closer to the opacity of the smaller version of the map in the bottom right hand corner with the continents marked? If, in effect, the borders and flags could be made to stand out a little more, it might be easier to play.
For gameplay I like the way small bonuses are relatively easily attainable – it adds interest and complexity to the game.