"The Mongols were jealous of the Byzantines and the Grand Golf Resort they had built. The Byzantines gained much profit through tourism. The greedy Mongols saw an opportunity and began to formulate a plan. First, they released hordes of deer onto the course in an attempt to ruin it. This only caused more tourists to come. The Byzantines provided food with which the tourists could feed the deer. Well, this enraged the Mongols. It was time to do something about the rich Byzantines. The time had come for a raid..."
What does golf have to do with Age of Kings? Absolutely nothing, of course! But I made a golf course, nonetheless. The map is a mixture of many different terrains. There is sand, rough, water and small forests. Resources are pretty standard around the start points and above average away from start points. One big difference is the number of relics. There are 18 of them (18 holes on a golf course; 18 relics... Coincidence? I think not!). Since there are so many, there will probably be at least one near each player (and I mean very near). There are no boar (who ever saw a boar on a golf course?!?) but to make up for that fact there are no wolves either. Deer are abundant, however. The number of sheep is random; anywhere from 1 to 20 can be present (per player).
In addition to the standard starting units, each player starts with 2 spearmen (golfers? greens-keepers?) and a pro-shop. Regicide games have the standard additional units.
Man Oh Man, I've gotta try this! This seems awesome. Another comment after some games.
Posted on 12/15/00 @ 12:00 AM
Great ingenuity! I like this Random map! It is very well done. I thought I would like it.
Posted on 12/28/00 @ 12:00 AM
This is a great map! I had a fantastic and really challenging battle. Not only was the map beautiful, the creativity just blew me away.
There is a way for this script to be improved, though. One obvious feature of golf courses is long, grassy strips, which are don't happen here. I don't know how to program these things, but if the designer could shape it more into rough, course and green it would have gotten a lot more laughs.
Don't let the criticism stop you from downloading a great random map.
Posted on 01/05/06 @ 02:35 AM
This random map is good but there are to many relics. It's easy to get a lot of relics. Good for people who like hunting deer.