Color Blindness

Marking the 50th anniversary of Avalon Hill, Wizards of the Coast published this very special version of A&A. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by Craig A Yope » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:49 am

adlertag wrote:
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This is irrelevant to the discussion. :roll:

But I think its not. I guess 999 out of 1000 customers are satisfied with this product. But suddenly you got a friend who is colorblind, and now you want Hasbro to make the pieces in the same noob colors as Risk. So I tell you its better that this one dude paint his pieces, rather then the 999 others that have no problem with colors. I am sick and tired of you left-wing commies who want the strong ones to be considerate to the poor ones. Now my eyes work the way the lord intendet, and I am happy with the Anniversary colors. So tell you friend to buy paint.
I was talking about the issue with the map, not the parts.

You can still work on making the borders stand out from the background with out changing the map. Plus, there is no way to "paint" the map to get it to look different.

The inclusion of the control markers was a brilliant addition to this map. As much as I like the idea of color-coding the territories to match the power who initially controls it, that doesn't do the color-blind player any good. Especially if the colors are all dark like the Revised map.

As for the parts, if they had all been country-specifc units, then color wouldn't have been an issue.

I agree that it is ridiculous "go overboard" to satisfy one person out of a thousand, but in this case, you could still fix the problem without alienating the majority.

Besides, get your info straight, I am a Libertarian- not a socialist/communist. You sir, though, are just an annoying jackass! :roll:


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Post by Builder_Chris » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:34 pm

I need to apologize for some of my comments yesterday; I was having a bad day and feel like I let it out on this color blind topic. Sorry.

But to answer your initial question timerover51; no…I haven’t experienced any issues with color in AA50 (or on any of the maps and pieces of any of the A&A games). But than again, I’m not colorblind.
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Here is a theory I have about this topic. I think that there are proportionally more people, who are color blind, playing wargames than there are in the general population as a whole. I think that they gravitate to games like these because of their analytical nature.
And if Craig’s theory is correct/close, I figure I must not know enough analytical thinking people because I don’t know anyone yet that plays A&A that is colorblind. :oops:

Kind of makes me wonder if I'm even playing games against "worthy opponents" :shock: ...or worse yet...I might not be that analytical because I'm NOT colorblind. :wink: JK

Not to worry though, colorblind or not, I still really enjoy playing these games and chatting on these forums. (Heated discussions and all) :D
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Post by Larry » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:59 pm

Hey Builder_Chris... I for one totally enjoy your postings. Thanks for coming by

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Re: Color Blindness

Post by pellulo » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:46 pm

Not so much color blindness, but, I notice when sorting parts for the 1914 game, back in Brooklyn one night, lightning made a difference. It was night, lighting made some of the different pieces look the same color, in the morning I had mix up allot of the German & USA parts cause they look the same color at night.

Some light bulbs, especially the new spiral type of energy bulbs, give a different glow, than the old pear shape light bulb. When it comes to sorting or putting away parts at night, I try to avoid the newer bulbs(especially the bargain ones), thanks, Pellulo

PS the lighting affects the colors on the map board too.

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