Monday, January 17, 2011

Initial Thoughts on the Map Pack

Brian Roundhill


Just got my Starter Kit style map bundle in the mail, and I already have several thoughts. Let's take a trip.

I do like the crisper art for the buildings. Not sure about some of the shading of the buildings, but it is not bad. Board 1 just pops at me.

Ooo, 3-d looking shellholes. Real nice.

Board 5 feels sterile. I think I prefer the old style woods. Board 7 is completely different - water and marsh have new graphics. It is going to take some time to adjust to it, but I think I like the new marsh. Not sure yet about the water.

Yowza, graveyards are very different. A little too busy for my taste, but very distinctive. And the rogue boards match the rest of the boards. Board 13 especially is much easier to look at.

Desert boards - hammada and scrub are now recognizably separate. Cha-ching!

And those are my thoughts. I think MMP has done a great job of bringing the maps into the new times, and it will be fun to play some of those old favorites with a new look.

-- Brian Roundhill

2 comments:

Luke Sineath said...

Nice. I had been buying the newer modules as they came out with the SK-style boards, because I'm "new" to the game. But then I bought someone's old ASL collection. Which was great, because now I have pretty much everything, but the downside is that I do think the newer, MMP components are hands-down nicer and have fewer errata.

Now I want to get the map pack!

Scrabble Online Against Computer said...

I'm very new to this game but I do plan on buying the map pack that you mentioned. It seems like it would definitely improve things!