Adjustable Legend

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It would be great if we could change the dimensions of the legend to better fit on the map. Currently, if you put a large legend too close to the right or bottom edges of the map, names are cut off. Instead of having, say, a 4x4 grid for a 16 player game, I would like to be able to have it fill in 2x8 or 8x2, 3x5+1, etc. --4thReich

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Is there any way this could be customizable from game to game as well? I'm thinking in particular of large team games where I find it difficult to keep track of who's on which team because the names don't line up in the legend. Maybe I'm being greedy. --asm

I've often thought there should be an option for a legend that could be one long line of names along the bottom of the board (16x1 size). That way if you haven't left room for it in your design you can simply make the graphic a few pixels deeper. A 1x16 format might be nice, too, in case you wanted to fit the legend along the side. --Red Baron 22:50, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
And since we're talking about legends, another good option would be to allow white text for legends for when there is a dark background. So many game designers put an ugly blank field on their maps to hold the legend (see, for example, this page) and it would be nice to get rid of this sort of thing. --Red Baron 15:33, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
If you want to get *really* fancy, you could have it show up outside the map completely. Perhaps in box next to the "Waiting for other players"/command box. --FadeToOne 14:36, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
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