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General Brass Discussion

France Map

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Posted by G-Man 2014-06-25 00:50:45 GMT


Is there a Print and Play file for the France Map?

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-08-24 17:31:13 GMT


I plan to make such files. But if such files do not violate copyright?

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-08-25 05:52:43 GMT


If you're laying it out on a map (as I did with my Yorkshire map), the files would not violate copyright, since it would be original work. If you're taking a direct screenshot of the France map on this site, it would be polite to ask Hammerite's blessing.

That's my understanding of US copyright law. I can't speak for your the UK...

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-08-25 17:38:38 GMT


The map is not the problem for me. What if I want to put copies of the original cards Cotton Mill or Coal Mine in file print-and-play?

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-08-28 23:29:13 GMT


Directly copying the cards would violate copyright. You could certainly use clip art or out-of-copyright period art from 19th-century cartoons. I've used art from Punch, a 19th century magazine. Just Google image search like "punch coal mine" and you'll find stuff like this: http://www.estherlederberg.com/EImages/Extracurricular/Cloth/Coal%20and%20Iron.html

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-09-18 21:48:30 GMT


Where can I find a list of cards used in version brassofthehammer?

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-09-23 07:31:33 GMT


In any game on this site, you can click on the "card distribution and remaining cards" link at the bottom of the page. It will first show you the cards that are still unaccounted for, followed by all the cards in the deck.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-09-26 19:13:36 GMT


I finished the first two versions of the board: http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brachti%20board%20ver1.jpg http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brachti%20board%20ver2.jpg Please opinions

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-09-28 09:03:48 GMT


I finished the <A HREF=http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brachti%20cards%20ver1.jpg>first version of cards</A>. Please opinions.

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-11-12 06:58:51 GMT


Nice work. I finally understand why Lille and Lens connect! Really good work on the cards. The industry card images are great, and I like the map on the city cards. Perhaps a more 19th-century-feeling font for the city names, though? It feels very modern.

I like version 2 of the map better, as it puts the cash spent boxes in a more central location, and just looks better. Personally, I'd extend the board north slightly to get Brussels and Rotterdam more visibly north, and Rotterdam on the coast. It would also give the board a little more space to spread out.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-11-15 07:50:11 GMT


Drawing this map I made several assumptions: the true shape of the coastline, the minimum length of the rail link - 30mm, the dimensions of the board like in the original game. For this reason, all the more distant locations are closer than in reality, and much closer location is on. But after printing, you can stick the game on the back of the original board.

Several proposals for the old-feeling fonts - http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brass/brachti_cards_ver2.jpg . Which are the best? The new version of the board - http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brass/brachti_board_ver4.jpg and on the proposal for a new board :) - http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brass/yorkshire_board_ver1.jpg

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-11-15 07:54:35 GMT


... I suppose that google translator to translate something wrong

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-11-17 08:56:03 GMT


Wow, those are great! Some thoughts:

Cards: The Sailly sur la Lys card looks more period to me, but I know nothing about fonts of that era. So perhaps someone else can chime in.

France map: I like what you did with Brussels & Rotterdam. They're now far enough out of position that they don't look like they're trying to be in position (if that makes any sense). I dislike the Brach'ti font in the middle of the board. The shaded "Brass" on the York map looks great; just use that with Brach'Ti on the French map.

Yorkshire map: Thank you! Beautiful work, too. That's what I wanted to do but couldn't. I really like the organic curves of the rivers & canals, and the way you shaded out the 3p-only region. It might be good to increase the font size explaining the 2p region.

Minor quibble: I think the Amount Spent overlay on both maps is kinda ugly. The font isn't great, and the transparent printing feels modern. Why not just do it in a similar location/font as the Lancs board? You even leave off the text if you think it detracts.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-11-17 21:36:09 GMT


The font from which I started is the most similar what I found, to the original font from the inscription BRASS.

The font that you like, IMHO is too decorative and rarely used in that era. (find in Google: 19th century newspapers). More suited to that era is the font "Times New Roman" . But for me "Times" is difficult to read at small sizes.

What do you think about these files? http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brass/brachti_board_ver5.jpg http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brass/yorkshire_board_ver2.jpg

Which font do you like most? http://survival.strefa.pl/gry/brass/brachti_cards_ver3.jpg

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-11-17 22:41:35 GMT


I like those boards a lot. Layout is great, the Amount Spent label looks better (to me, at least), and I like the change you made to the Lancashire Demand labeling (it now matches the rule better). The one thing that catches my eye negatively (on both maps) is how "Lancashire" doesn't fit in the External Market box. but I don't know how to fit that. On what size paper should they be printed?

Cards: I like the font you used for Lille best, but I'd agree it doesn't look like newspaper typeface. Boulogne and Douai both look like newsprint fonts of various boldness. I think Boulogne looks the less modern of the two. The "last turn for loans" card is a brilliant idea, by the way.

Side note: For cards, since Brach'ti needs more than 55 cards, you could make a two-deck set with both Yorkshire and French cards, plus industry cards. I'm certainly going to print both maps :)

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-11-18 17:16:10 GMT


Lancashire is a long word. I could also put it: vertical, wrap or outside the contour. The current position is the best option.

PDF files of the board will be in the size of original board. Will be divided into sheets ready for print: 4xA3, 6xA3 or 8xA4. Print, cut margin, stick. Play.

Cards will also be in PDF format - 7 sheets of A4. Print and stick on cardboard, cut and put into sleeves. Play

I plan to put on BoardGameGeek: both sets of cards and map: France and Yorkshire (with your blessing).

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-11-19 02:49:34 GMT


Permission is certainly granted. Thank you very much for your work on both maps! I'm planning to print both up.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-11-22 20:12:08 GMT


Yorkshire map is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/110520/yorkshire-brass-printplay-files

Yorkshire cards soon.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-11-24 13:01:31 GMT


I got permission from the author of the Brach'ti. So soon I put on BGG cards and board files.

Posted by Bubemagnet 2014-11-28 17:12:14 GMT


If it helps, Lancs is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2014-12-02 08:54:53 GMT


France map (Brachti) and cards are here: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/110625/brachti-north-france-brass-printplay-files Print and Play

Now i think about new map "Catalan" and GREY tokens. What do you think?

Posted by dr.mrow 2014-12-08 08:00:58 GMT


I read once that oops has grey tokens in case someone implemented a 5 player variant. Not sure if there's any demand.

But if you're going to make grey chits, may I suggest making them in a bunch of colors (white, orange, Blue, grey), and people can print the ones they want.

Posted by Bogdan_J 2015-01-06 10:23:18 GMT


Done. Counters in gray (most popular), pink (2nd place), orange and blue. http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/111822/brass-counters-different-colours-gray-blue-pink-or

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