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    EBII Hod Carrier Member QuintusSertorius's Avatar
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    Default Faction colours for the mini-map

    A rather small question, but one with significant display-related implications. It's even more important given there are more factions in EBII than there were in EB.

    Could we get some better-contrasting colours for the factions this time around? Two particularly problematic ones were the Ptolemaic gold, which would disappear when bordered by Seleukid silver (ie it was hard to tell them apart/where one became the other) and Epirote green, which was very similar to Arverni green.

    Are the existing faction colours likely to be revisited for contrast this time?
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    Default Re: Faction colours for the mini-map

    Quote Originally Posted by QuintusSertorius View Post
    Are the existing faction colours likely to be revisited for contrast this time?
    At this stage, the colors are what they will be - so yes, many of the previous issues remain. That said, there's just not that many options, especially when you have even more factions than EB1 did. But since you asked nicely, here's an interesting faction growth GIF from one of Gigantus' playtests back in January:

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    Default Re: Faction colours for the mini-map

    Thanks for that, Kull. I guess a corollary question: is it as easy to change faction colours as it was in EB? As in change some numbers in a text file?
    It began on seven hills - an EB 1.1 Romani AAR with historical house-rules (now ceased)
    Heirs to Lysimachos - an EB 1.1 Epeiros-as-Pergamon AAR with semi-historical houserules (now ceased)
    Philetairos' Gift - a second EB 1.1 Epeiros-as-Pergamon AAR


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    Default Re: Faction colours for the mini-map

    Quote Originally Posted by QuintusSertorius View Post
    Thanks for that, Kull. I guess a corollary question: is it as easy to change faction colours as it was in EB? As in change some numbers in a text file?
    Not sure to be honest - even if it's easy, the problem is the faction colors won't match the Faction Icons.
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    Default Re: Faction colours for the mini-map

    Quote Originally Posted by Kull View Post
    Not sure to be honest - even if it's easy, the problem is the faction colors won't match the Faction Icons.
    Only a problem if you change them radically; I'm thinking things like making Ptolemaic gold more clearly yellow instead.
    It began on seven hills - an EB 1.1 Romani AAR with historical house-rules (now ceased)
    Heirs to Lysimachos - an EB 1.1 Epeiros-as-Pergamon AAR with semi-historical houserules (now ceased)
    Philetairos' Gift - a second EB 1.1 Epeiros-as-Pergamon AAR


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