It is done - http://www.llamaserver.net/gameinfo.cgi?game=QTtheHill
Please check and make sure I haven’t messed anything up with the game set up. Otherwise, hopefully smooth sailing with the game when we start. I will set it so the game auto hosts every 54 hours. If that is too short with work pressures and managing conversations, please don’t hesitate to request a longer timeframe. Fingers crossed we can get this started sometime after the weekend.
Two quick notes. I didn’t see anything untoward with regards to neighbours, though I’ll check things over again when we start the game. If anyone ends up in a position they shouldn’t be, yeah, we’ll restart. I have tested multiple times now and every is placed exactly where they should be.
The start positions set for each nation:
T’ienCh’i 33, Shinuyama 66, Jotunheim 134, Vanheim 158, Ashdod 61, Mictlan 106, Nazca 32, Eriu 11, Pangea 108, Asphodel 139. In the map file, it looks a little like this:
#specstart 42 33
#specstart 54 66
#specstart 51 134
#specstart 50 158
#specstart 55 61
#specstart 41 106
#specstart 57 32
#specstart 38 11
#specstart 48 108
#specstart 49 139
As I mentioned previously, the game will absolutely not allow Asphodel to start on a swamp province. Why, I have no idea, it actually makes no difference to the best of my knowledge. It will allow other nations to start on a swamp though. And as I set up the map, I did check and all incomes and resources for all nations are essentially the same irrespective of where the capital is. To get around that, the swamp in 139 is now not a swamp but rather a plain tile. I hope the Asphodel player or the Pan/Asphodel team does not have any objections with that?