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PWT1997
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The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 12 January 2006 16:05
I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home yesterday - the TTR Computer Game. After installing it, I went right to the Swiss map, and I was very impressed with how that board plays, along with the special rules and new cards.

I know the Swiss board is only available on the computer, but I would like to officially petition DOW to consider a TTR expansion run - just print the board and the destination tickets and tunnel cards. Everything else can be handled by what we have in our TTR or TTR:Europe games. Call it the "Ticket To Ride Switzerland Expansion." For those of us who play a lot of 2-player TTR (with our wives, significant others, or friends), this would be a great board to have around! You can easily make 20-30 bucks off of all of us TTR owners, I'm sure.

If you are with me, plase add a post indicating your support. Hopefully the folks at DOW will consider it!

Paul
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 12 January 2006 17:31
I'd buy it.

And while they're at it, perhaps they could print another run of the Mystery Train expansion cards. I'm sorry, but I just hate the idea of playing with "cards" I've printed out on the ink jet.

Or how about this...print the original Mystery Train cards for North America, another similar set for Europe, and the tickets and cards for Switzerland. (That could all be done in the same print run I would think.) Then manufacture the board and rules for Switzerland. Package it all together, collect $25 or so from each of us TTR nuts, and voila!

-- Kevin

[Updated on: Thu, 12 January 2006 17:32]

      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 12 January 2006 20:23
Well, they made the PC game, so they're kind of obligated to sell it. Of course, I'd support a Swiss board, but I wouldn't expect to see one for a looooong time, if at all.

By the way, instead of reprinting the mystery train expansion, how about they retire it and burn all the existing cards. Boy, that was a terrible idea.

--ElSoy
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 12 January 2006 23:55
I would love to have the Swiss map as a real game. I'd buy it, too and probably a couple of friends who said they would love to get a real board...
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Mon, 23 January 2006 04:55
I'd pick up a Swiss board (even a fully boxed game if they were so inclined).

And I thought Mystery Train added some fun cards.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 14 February 2006 20:46
Definitely!!!
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 16 February 2006 00:31
Well, if only 5-6 people vote for it, chances are probably slim, right? Sad Sad Sad
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 22 February 2006 10:26
Sure I would buy the switzerland map. Please DOW make it available...
      
Rip VanWinkle
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  Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 01 March 2006 23:02
I 100% would buy that Swiss board, and would love to see it as a full box stand alone. Of course Marklin is on its way, but still I would love to own that board.

I also second the comment this would be a great board to have for those of us who play a lot of two and three player on boards at home...

Another comment - does anyone think the online map could be a little cleaner looking? USA and Europe look great, but the Swiss map is my favorite to play, except it looks smaller and lower res than the other ones. Am I delusional or is that for real?
      
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  Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 02 March 2006 14:41
I'd buy it !!

Argo Smug
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Sat, 04 March 2006 18:45
I take it you need a web card from the PC game to create a Swiss map game online? I've joined one, but when I create my own game the map isn't available.

Thanks,
Karl
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Sun, 05 March 2006 19:35
Yes, the Swiss map can only be launched from the PC game (though you can invite other non-PC game owners to play along).
eric
      
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  Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 14 March 2006 15:02
I want it all!

I want Marklin online and I want Switzerland for my game shelf.

I think DOW could make a significant amount of dollars printing boards and cards in a single package: Europe, Switzerland and Marklin with their cards and destination tix all together. Of course, that takes away from the marketability of making Switzerland only available online, thus potentially decreasing sales of the CD (sigh).

Maybe DOW would consider having Swiss destination tix and maps as printable jpg files on the CD...

Indy

      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 18 April 2006 12:28
I would buy the switzerland map, but it will be very nice from DoW if they give it for free if we already have the other 3 Ticket to Ride boardgames or if someone buy one of them on DoW's shop.

That's will be great!
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 18 April 2006 13:51
KombatKarl wrote on Sat, 04 March 2006 18:45

I take it you need a web card from the PC game to create a Swiss map game online? I've joined one, but when I create my own game the map isn't available.

Thanks,
Karl


You cannot create a Swiss game online.
You can only start it from the PC game.

So, it's not the web card that makes it possible, it's the game itself.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 18 April 2006 13:53
I'd buy a CH game.

Maybe they can create a new game as an PC game exclusive, and make CH a real game.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 18 April 2006 14:33
count one more
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 19 April 2006 01:03
Add another person to the list...I'd say that about 80% of the games I play online are on the Switzerland map, it is the best one by far. Although now that I have Marklin it is a very close second.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 03 May 2006 11:53
I'd buy i also.
Even if it's a whole box. but it would be nice if you could order the map and cards online.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 04 May 2006 02:37
I'm interested.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 04 May 2006 15:45
I would buy the Swiss Map and tickets as an expansion
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 04 May 2006 21:47
I'd buy it! I would gladly wait a bit for them to release a two sided board with Switzerland and another country on the back! Please DOW, let us just buy the maps (two sided!) and the tickets!
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Sun, 07 May 2006 06:12
I wanted to add my name to the growing list of Switzerland fans! I play quite a bit of TTR as a two-player board game, so it would a great map to have around.
I love the idea of having a double-sided board (just like Power Grid, for that matter).
Perhaps Alan already has alternate boards just waiting to go? England would be nice, for example...
Mark

[Updated on: Sun, 07 May 2006 06:14]

      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 11 May 2006 01:22
I emailed DOW about the swiss map back in November 2005. Their response was "There is no plan at this time to do a release of the Swiss map in any hard version"..

So count me in on the petition!
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Thu, 11 May 2006 23:10
Yes, what a great idea. Count me in.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Fri, 12 May 2006 14:16
I am also interested in Cool and could they also make that for marklin edition for free Embarassed
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 17 May 2006 15:48
I'd buy it no problem at all! I accidentally started another thread related...didn't see this...
Just jumped on and posted...stupid me Embarassed
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Mon, 17 July 2006 13:57
we would love to have switezerland at our games club too
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Mon, 31 July 2006 20:27
I would buy it as well.
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 30 August 2006 14:57
That's how I printed my own "nearly zero cost" Switzerland map:

First at all looked for an open Switzerland game to "observe" at the on-line game web. You have to check for a newly created game.

When a Switzerland game is just created, enter and observe it. If you double-click on the board, you can zoom on a piece of the map. When you have a portion zoomed, press the print-screen key, and then get into Photoshop and paste it. You have to do it up to 6 times to get all the board.

Then, cut the pieces of board from the print-screen images and paste them on a new file and compose the map. You will get a 1700x1092 pixels map, at a resolution of 72ppp.

Then change the map size up to 120% and here you have a full map that can be printed in several sheets of paper to compose the entire map.

I did it in less than 1 hour and, belive me, I'm just a newbie using photoshop so anyone can do it.

Good luck

      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 30 August 2006 15:01
I forgot telling that for the cards, I had to be a bit more patient to draw my own set using Powerpoint. I got the list of destinations browsing this forum Rolling Eyes
Embarassed
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 30 August 2006 15:11
guest258837 wrote on Wed, 30 August 2006 15:57


When a Switzerland game is just created, enter and observe it. If you double-click on the board, you can zoom on a piece of the map. When you have a portion zoomed, press the print-screen key, and then get into Photoshop and paste it. You have to do it up to 6 times to get all the board.



Why not to take one print-screen shot of the whole board, crop the picture and scale it with Photoshop, GIMP or whatever program you are using? I've tried it and the resolution seems good enough for me that way. It takes about 5 minutes at max to get the job done.

- Pacmon
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 06 December 2006 14:10
If you have the game installed, the swiss gameboard (and all the tickets as well, actually) are installed on your PC as jpg files... You will have to search a little bit, but it will be better than a simple "Print-Screen".

But I definitely join the petition : I would buy the board if it where printed by DoW - but the board and tickets only (stop selling me 225 wagons and 144 cards I already own, just to change the board Sad ).
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Fri, 08 December 2006 05:56
Please note I will only agree to buy the Switzerland map if it is packaged in a wooden limited edition box and every card inside are laser burned holograms, indiviually wrapped in gold foil. I would also be embarrassed to own it if I did not spend at least $100 US to have the priviledge of owning such an awe-striking game.

Either that or make a six sided cube set that has one full map on each side, and also please go door to door across north america and give it away for free. Because one time a friend of mine bought something from you, so now you owe us ALL! Do I look like I have $40 to spend on another game? Oh wait... I am using a computer with high speed internet, so, uh, yes I could actually easily afford that.

[Updated on: Fri, 08 December 2006 05:58]

      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Sun, 10 December 2006 11:06
Did I say something wrong ?? Shocked
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Sun, 10 December 2006 22:57
no u didn't - i just get a little sassy sometimes. plus, if you read around in here a bit you'll see players always asking for free stuff, complaining about expansion pcks, wanting a three for two deal, or saying " i dont want it to be a full set cuz i dont want to pay full price, etc."

so... my point is I honestly would love to see a "deluxe" edition special release on the switzerland map. full box. full card set. extra expensive production. make it a collector's editon - seriously. real players would be proud to own it.

i appreciate that kind of stuff, especially in a board game i love so much, and extra especially when i see a majority of other respondants saying "please make it cheap!" i know people like getting a deal, but at a certain point i feel they are taking value out of the game.

its not a cheap game. its quality. that's all... sorry for the extra dose of sacasm on my last post Rolling Eyes

[Updated on: Sun, 10 December 2006 23:02]

      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Mon, 11 December 2006 07:49
I am really glad you took the time to elaborate on this.
I agree with you on both things :
- DOW stands for quality, so if there is ever to be a Switzerland, it should be quality (somehow with a theme like Switzerland, it has to be, I realised while reading your post).
- My post sounds like "please make it cheap".

But that was not my intention.

IF (if) DOW makes it a special edition - super deluxe - gold - whatever Switzerland box, I would buy too.

My point was : I own already three huge boxes (TTR, TTRE, TTRM). I was not thinking about paying less, but about space (another huge box to find a place for, though on the other side it might be fun to find a space for such a box Rolling Eyes) and about "save these trees, reuse and recycle".

So my appologies for sounding like a miserly guy looking for a free lunch Embarassed
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Mon, 11 December 2006 13:08
Count me in as wanting a boardgame version of the Switzerland map.

Jude
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Tue, 12 December 2006 01:27
linael: cool - never thot of the recycling angle. maybe DOW could do a recycle program in addition to releasing the swiss map, such as send in your old small cards and tix from USA and get a "free" full size replacement set (of course you'd have to pay shipping and handling both ways). or same deal on any deck of overused tix and destinations.

i just watched The Day After Tommorrow and i don't really want another ice age!
      
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Re:The official "please print the switzerland map" petition thread . . . Wed, 27 December 2006 17:57
I really like to see a switzerland map and would pick it up. Though it be even better as just the board and the destanation (sp) cards in a small box - and you use the pieces and train cards from Europe.

Maybe give a discount on the website to all those who have purchased 2 or more of the other TTR games (maybe they can do this by you entering in the webcodes).

At any rate - i be intrested in the Swiss map.
      
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