Recently I’ve revisited a very old commission of mine, one of my very first in fact. Back then I produced several maps for a series of PbEM games by Rich McDowell, author of Alamaze. Rick needed a map for a newer game/scenario done, and I was happy to break out Mike Schley’s overland style for CC3+ to give the game board a new treatment.
Click the map image for a larger version of the PbeM game map for Road to Alamaze – Centauria. You can find more information on the game here.
The square grid of the game board necessitates a block-ish design and it’s fun to still try to give it a natural feeling. For example the original draft did not include any rivers (as they have no game effect), but the landscape feels much more real with some included. I’m very happy with how the map turned out, and hope the players will have many hours of PbeM fun with it.
Thanks so much Ralf. The Centauria map is awesome. Our Alamaze players will love learning the more expansive game on this map intended as an introduction. Centauria will have mainly two player games, whereas Alamaze is generally a 12 player game. And we hope we can get Ralf to do the future maps for us.