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[Abandoned] Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:02 am

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This is a map of the supercontinent Gondwana from around 200 Mya when it was created due to the split of Pangea into Gondwana and Laurasia.
Since there has been some talk of this map but none actually made I though it was a good opportunity to create one. The parts of Gondwana that will eventually become the countries we know today can be seen easily in the supercontinent however i had to brake them up for better gameplay.

I have also added a Island at the top of the map as a sort of gate way between corners of the map. The idea is that no one can hold it, as it is a killer neutral 1, but allows people to get around/adds more borders as you can travel to and from it from specific places on the map(ports). Though humans were no existent at the time i have added bridges and ports to create links over rivers and a way to get to the island.You cannot travel directly between ports but holding all gives a bonus 5. Another way to do this would be to draw natural bridges (fallen trees or something) and water currents/whirlpool type things to get to the island and back.

There is 52 territories + the Island
9 Regions
6 Ports
Rivers, Mountain Ranges, and forests have been added to restrict territory borders
No starting locations

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby The Bison King on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:52 am

YES!!!! YES!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!


uh... I guess it has potential...
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:53 am

another idea was to have Gondwana one side and the present countries the other side of the map with some sort of link between the two. If you held the matching countries on both sides you would get an extra bonus
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:57 am

Very nice! I echo The Bison King lol. Some small edits/suggestions/comments:
1. Try to put the continent names closer to the continent, or squeeze them in the legend.
2. I suggest having Terror Island be killer neutral 1 to promote its usage more.
3. Bonuses look pretty good, I'll look into it more later.
4. I'm a little concerned some of the smaller territories will be too small for the small version (whew! a lot of smalls!)

Keep up the good work! Looks great!

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Industrial Helix on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:15 am

Dinosaurs... this map needs dinosaurs as decorations though not as gameplay features.

Sun and terra australis could use some differentiation in colors.

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:21 pm

thx for the suggestions ill get on it. I Feel that the continent names are a bit far from the actual places as well. I Also like the idea of decorating it with Dinosaurs.
I havent made any code yet but I will make Terra Island killer neutral 1
Also, what is a design brief?
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Industrial Helix on Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:44 pm

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:01 am

updated map, you can see the changes.

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby The Bison King on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:15 am

I think that blue color you use for the lakes should spread out around the continent. Mirroring how you have it on the mini map.

Also I don't know why Antarctica is listed as Arctic. It really should still be called Antarctica.
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:21 am

that grey area is not the whole of antarctica, the yellow is also part. But that hasn't stopped me in africa/south america so ill take that in to consideration. Initially i didn't want to have the same names as countries today but in the end it was just easier.
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Industrial Helix on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:47 am

Cute dinos.

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:43 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:Design Brief: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=105502

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby The Bison King on Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:04 pm

declan.west wrote:that grey area is not the whole of antarctica, the yellow is also part. But that hasn't stopped me in africa/south america so ill take that in to consideration. Initially i didn't want to have the same names as countries today but in the end it was just easier.

well the problem isn't that it isn't called Antarctica but the word "Arctic" Specifically refers to the North poll. I think it's Latin root literally means "Of the North".

That being said I think calling it Antarctica would work fine especially since it calls attention to the fact that Antarctica was once an inhabitable climate (which I think is pretty neat)
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:48 pm

TBK's right: Arctic - Of the North, Antarctic - Not of the North/Of the South
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:58 pm

Just thought of something: who would be trying taking over Gondwanaland, if there are no humans...? Not that that necessarily matters...
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Evil DIMwit on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:59 pm

The Bison King wrote:I think that blue color you use for the lakes should spread out around the continent. Mirroring how you have it on the mini map.


I'm gonna second that. The port in Baci kind of looks landlocked.
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:59 am

The Bison King wrote:
declan.west wrote:that grey area is not the whole of antarctica, the yellow is also part. But that hasn't stopped me in africa/south america so ill take that in to consideration. Initially i didn't want to have the same names as countries today but in the end it was just easier.

well the problem isn't that it isn't called Antarctica but the word "Arctic" Specifically refers to the North poll. I think it's Latin root literally means "Of the North".

That being said I think calling it Antarctica would work fine especially since it calls attention to the fact that Antarctica was once an inhabitable climate (which I think is pretty neat)


oh right, i see your point. And yeah i did mention it being odd that there are no humans but your right it doesn't really matter. An ancient civilisation before ours??

I have another draft with both changes to arctic name and water, i agree it looks better.

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby obm311 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:14 am

yer thats what i was thinking and as delcan said before there are no bridges or ports either
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby 00iCon on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:29 am

Victor Sullivan wrote:Just thought of something: who would be trying taking over Gondwanaland, if there are no humans...? Not that that necessarily matters...

A war of dinosaur species! which makes the bridges and ports out of place... also, trees are a horrid excuse for a border, those days the world was lush with trees much taller than today.
Also, why not include Laurasia?
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:37 pm

Try to overlook the ports and bridges, imagine its a sort of mythical place. Good point about the trees, however I don't really know what else to put there as i don't want more mountains. Ill do some more research into Gondwana to see if i can come up with something.

I just wanted a map of Gondwana.
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Industrial Helix on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:57 pm

Perhaps its migrations of dinosaurs?

In that case, maybe the bridges could be replaced with swamps or marshes or fords. The ships.. I dunno. You could make it a creationist map...
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby Teflon Kris on Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:55 pm

The humans could have been colonising aliens (Douglas Adams style)

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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby declan.west on Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:14 am

Ok i have had an idea about replacing the trees for a more appropriate blockages.
Instead there could be giant fissures/cracks in the earth between regions (as in evidence of the split between countries coming)
this could only make sense between regions and so ill have to move some blockages around.

Let me know if you think I should change or if trees are fine. If I do change this it might mean changing bridges/boats etc to make the whole map realistic
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby TaCktiX on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:04 pm

This looks rather good, and would fill our gaping hole when it comes to dinosaur-based geographic maps. Perhaps do a little bit of text on the map that explains WHAT Gondwanaland is? Most people are not familiar.
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Re: Gondwanaland

Postby 00iCon on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:17 pm

declan.west wrote:Ok i have had an idea about replacing the trees for a more appropriate blockages.
Instead there could be giant fissures/cracks in the earth between regions (as in evidence of the split between countries coming)
this could only make sense between regions and so ill have to move some blockages around.

Let me know if you think I should change or if trees are fine. If I do change this it might mean changing bridges/boats etc to make the whole map realistic

yes... yes! excellent! I have an idea to replace the bridges now... ICE!
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