Let's start a new round of variants with Punic Wars (based on Sail Ho).
Thanks to Yuriy Hryniv aka Flame and M.A.S.V

Classic - 7 Islands (7 players)
The standard Diplomacy map of Europe with 7 more SCs on islands.
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Variant Parameters (Version: 1 / Code: 1.6.3):

Special rules/information:

The game starts with a build phase, and each player gets to determine which units they want to start out with

There are land bridges between 1) Corsica and Sardinia, 2) Naples and Sicily, and 3) Syria and Cypress