so at the moment, the world map has only random modifiers, the citadel and all the settlements.
how about we get some kind of events/cities or something we need to reach/some goal in every cycle, maybe in a certain time or maybe we get some random tasks on the world map. like "win close to a modifier x" (like those deeds). and then u get rewarded. maybe like extra embarkation bonus points or temporary blueprints/cornerstones for the rest of the cycle?
this might give the worldmap and the cycle think a new level :-D