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How Are Empires With Large Off-Board Holdings Handled?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:07 am
by lordhoff
Well, the topic says it all. I'm wondering specifically about the Seleucid Empire which still had large holdings to the east after it's defeat by the Mauryan Empire. Do they get off-map income? Off-map population? Since Babylon isn't on the map, what is the meaning of their on-map capital city? There are a lot of games where boundaries cut off areas that provided large amounts of resources and I'm assuming most are handled similarly.

Re: How Are Empires With Large Off-Board Holdings Handled?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:07 pm
by pavelk
Hello lordhoff,
unfortunately in the official scenario there is no off-map income or any other "replacement" for cut parts of a land. It is definitely something we will keep this in mind next time;)

Re: How Are Empires With Large Off-Board Holdings Handled?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:40 pm
by lordhoff
Thanks. I think that is pretty standard as the additional land areas open a kind of spherical problem. One can add population and income but how much of that is affected by other off-board actors? How much of these off-board actors are affected by other off-board actors? It really doesn't end until the whole globe is considered and that would be a LOT of work.

Re: How Are Empires With Large Off-Board Holdings Handled?

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 am
by pavelk
Well, that is partially true, but in our case I think making this for Seleucid empire and maybe for Celtic tribes would make it work. Of cource the game would still miss invasions and migrations of other nations but that's a tradeoff coming with every map covering just part of Earth.