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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Aleena on Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:19 pm

Your suggestion with the witch - is cute....

But actually I sort of love the idea of making it look more real-life
In the original design I love:
the Sun, and solar glare
the shimmering waters
and the wavy ozone in the south...

Not sure if it is possible or likely, but I'd suggest to try to make it look like a real world seen from space instead of a cartoonish feel... But that's just my opinion.... And I'm a noob....
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Gilligan on Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:21 pm

That turtle is my new best friend.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby ManBungalow on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:57 pm

Gilligan wrote:That turtle is my new best friend.

You'll like his/her* slightly more detailed friend:

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Even so, I'm not sure that's the way to go with adding a turtle to this map. It doesn't look like something I'd expect on a CC map. But I want to keep it as simple and clear as the rest of the image.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Metsfanmax on Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:18 am

Found this thread through nobodies' signature. As someone who has played a whole three games on Discworld, I fully approve.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby macbone on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:05 pm

ManB, the first map you posted in this thread is beautiful. Man. I'd love to play on a luscious map like that.

I love the Discworld series and Sir Terry, but our map is a bit dated. A Discworld II would be fantastic, though. (There's actually a GURPS Discworld and a GURPS Discworld II, so there's precedence. (= ) If Pratchett agreed to the first one, perhaps he'd agree to a new one as well?

I like the turtle in your new one, man, but it may be too similar to the original map. Apparently one of the things that Jota was asked to take away was the turtle on his original.

Here's the map the CC map was based on:

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I dunno, though. Your turtle is significantly different from the original, so it might fly. Or swim, rather.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Shannon Apple on Mon May 05, 2014 2:44 pm

I agree with Macbone. The first map you posted is really well done. I would support that map just as it is. I do like the second as well though. Someone mentioned cartoony style of Discworld? I've also read some of these books. The Colour of Magic was even made into a film for Sky One... and I thought they captured it quite well. (nothing cartoony about it). Each person here will have a different idea of what the world looks like in their mind. I thought how ManB imagined it first time was beautiful and deviated enough from the original map to allow it to be used here. With a few minor lighting adjustments, that map would be perfect for gameplay.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby owenshooter on Fri May 09, 2014 11:51 am

pretty damn sexy...-el Jesus negro

macbone wrote:ManB, the first map you posted in this thread is beautiful. Man. I'd love to play on a luscious map like that.


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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Donelladan on Fri May 09, 2014 2:26 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:Honestly, can anyone really compare this:

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to this:

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and not think that the first looks better? Not perfect, but compare them and look. Don't be complacent, demand that maps are as beautiful as Tisha (and her maps).


I prefer the 2nd. I like map that look really simple.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby psxws on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:43 am

I think it definitely could use a revamp, simple or realistic. I think the turtle should stay, it's the most definitive element of discworld. I might be mistaken, but I think the reason the original turtle was removed was because it used the actual graphics of the reference map, perhaps with original graphics it'd be fine. This is an obvious reference to his work, but Pratchett himself states that the world in the back of a turtle is an old myth.

With no offense to ManBungalow (I think your work's looking pretty good so far), but if we do revamp, I'd like to see a competition thread to make sure we get the best result (also, it'd be cool to see the alternatives people come up with). Revamp should be graphics only.

edit: something like these would also be fantastic

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