What do you want first the, the good news of the bad news?
Let's start with bad...
The review for Of Pride & Policy game out.... it was.... blah. It got a 6.3 I guess that's not horrible, but the main reason they didn't like it was because it was "dry." That's not easy to address. If there was some mechanical problem with it I would have a better idea how to improve it, but if the theme just isn't very exciting.... whatcha gonnna do? For the record, I don't think it's dry, but I can see where they're coming from. Oh well, I guess it is what it is.... they can't all be winners.
Ok, let's have some better news.
I got a response back from Game Salute about Of Power & Glory. It was generally positive. Most of the negatives are easily addressed. They wanted to change the name slightly and they didn't like that that map was a real place. They wanted a fictional land. I'm ok with that. They also wanted the board to be more balanced i.e. each territory should touch 2 or 3 other territories. The current board has some that touch 1and others that touch as many as 7. I have mixed feelings about that... I would be fine with reeling it in a little bit, but just 2s and 3s seems too much. I want the geography the be relevant. But I'm willing to give it a shot. In addition to becoming more uniform, limiting it to 2s and 3s might make expansion less likely. 3's and 4's might be better. But it sounded generally positive, so I'm happy!