sir dano wrote:why do the Black Monarchs hve more territory than the Dragon Masters? Having dragons wouldn't the DM be more powerful?
Or are they allies?
It was a decision I made based, more or less, on gut feeling. The Black Monarchs had some of the most impressive looking LEGO figs, with their bardinged, euro-armoured, dragon plumed knights, and were around for several years with two major Castles. I've always seen them as a mighty empire.
Dragon Masters, by contrast, were always portrayed in the catalogues as inhabiting wild, mountainous country. They always seemed a bit more rural and gritty to me, ergo their more remote, mountainous territory.
As to whether they are allies or enemies, that's the sort of thing that should be decided IN-play.
HeartOfDarkness wrote:That is a very cool map. I like your choices for the terrain. However, I don't like the ratio of pre-KK2 land to post-KK2 land. The western island should be bigger, and the eastern island should shrink. I do like your placement of factions, as they represent the rivalries that Lego gave them.
My biggest nitpick is that the KK2 guys should have a small reserve on some island instead of the huge space they have now. Their former kingdom could become sort of a wild moorland, which would fit well with the placement of the Vikings. Also, you left out Ninja and Samurai
Well, the ratio is something that kind of just happened... but on reflection I like it. Just because a nation has less land does not mean it is less powerful--or less populated. Looking at the map, I would picture the "old world" continent to be more densely populated, which the "new world" is rather sparse in population. Also remember, with KK2, that there are six or seven subfactions that can be squeezed into there... And they ought to have a land connection with the Shadow Knights, I felt, given the "historic" rivalry between the two.
The whole issue of Ninjas is one that I'm not going to weigh in on... whether or not they are accepted as Castle is something that waffles back and forth on this forum, and my own instinct is to say that they're not... but I really don't care.
The last Lion shield is the Royal Knight's.