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Re: Route 66: new look pg 8

Postby gimil on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:24 pm

oaktown wrote:Copyright: this was a quick and dirty sample of what I could do to make it look like a stack of mail... I'll have to research what I can legally get away with.

44.'s crop doesn't seem to show anything incriminating and still looks good.
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Re: Route 66: new look pg 8

Postby targetman377 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:35 pm

i think this map has come around and i look forward to playing it. great job i think its perfect
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Re: Route 66: new look pg 8

Postby oaktown on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:10 pm

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Alright, since the first "mail pile" version was greeted warmly I've done some work on it.
  • The background images are now my own - the bottom layer is a fabricated Science Fiction magazine (borrowing the look from the 1940s-50s Science Fiction Quarterly) featuring a bit of gimil's Mars at the bottom and one of my spaceships. National Geographic was fun because, well, we make maps here, but the copyright hassle isn't worth it.
  • The circles have been restored to 24 pixels in width.
  • I restored the little doodles to their earlier quality.
  • More corners of the postcard run off the image.
Seeing the territory titles at an angle while the army counts are horizontal will take some getting used to. :shock: :lol:
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:21 pm

Hmm … I like the idea, and I think putting the date on there is a 110% great idea, but the blue and red seems a bit harsh on the eyes, as firstly they're just brash colors (and the combination moreso), but also it seems a bit much really because it takes one's attention off the map itself and onto the magazine.

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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby a.sub on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:24 pm

hmmmmm
just a thought inspired by the mars snippet there
why not put it on top of piles of other maps?
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:24 pm

Mmm. oaktown, i like the map part, but i'm not a big fan of the background. For me, it stands out too much and draw my eyes away from the map itself. something less intense perhaps? ;)
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby oaktown on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:37 pm

agreed... the national geographic mag worked because it was subtle.

consider it a work in progress.
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby targetman377 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:45 am

oaktown wrote:agreed... the national geographic mag worked because it was subtle.

consider it a work in progress.



i like the national geographics one two is there really a copyright violation if you do it that way if there is not i think that it would be better the old way.
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby Teflon Kris on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:31 am

Gameplay

Sorry - yes, in my previous post I was suggesting the non-route 66 regions start with 2 neutrals (as opposed to a bonus).

Your earlier post oak, clears up how the starts would work - it all looks fine to me, and pretty unique gameplay-wise.

You've done a great job of bringing the Route 66 theme back alive again. =D>
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby a.sub on Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:49 pm

a.sub wrote:hmmmmm
just a thought inspired by the mars snippet there
why not put it on top of piles of other maps?
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i still stand by this
except i think u shd use more common maps, ie USA, World 2.1, AOR1, Feudal,
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby oaktown on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:35 pm

a.sub wrote:
a.sub wrote:hmmmmm
just a thought inspired by the mars snippet there
why not put it on top of piles of other maps?
*cough* CC Bank *cough* *cough*

i still stand by this
except i think u shd use more common maps, ie USA, World 2.1, AOR1, Feudal,

I don't see why a postcard in somebody's house in 1952 would be sitting on top of an Age of Realm map made in 2007. :-s

Anyway, the idea is to come up with artwork that I create and therefore can use without obtaining permission. I didn't make any of the maps you mention above. If I want to rip off somebody else's work I'd just go with the national geographic magazine.
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby RedBaron0 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:24 am

I wasn't sure which side of the postcard it was, but it makes sense to not have the postmark then.

If you're going for the 1950's theme instead of mail, how about a diner? Put a table under the postcard, a cup of coffee, and a menu. Considering the nature of Rt. 66 any diner or drive-in along the route would offer a selection of postcards to advertise to travelers and would fit into the theme quite nicely.
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby whitestazn88 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:58 pm

RedBaron0 wrote:I wasn't sure which side of the postcard it was, but it makes sense to not have the postmark then.

If you're going for the 1950's theme instead of mail, how about a diner? Put a table under the postcard, a cup of coffee, and a menu. Considering the nature of Rt. 66 any diner or drive-in along the route would offer a selection of postcards to advertise to travelers and would fit into the theme quite nicely.


pretty good idea if i've ever heard one myself
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby lostatlimbo on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:06 pm

RedBaron0 wrote:If you're going for the 1950's theme instead of mail, how about a diner? Put a table under the postcard, a cup of coffee, and a menu. Considering the nature of Rt. 66 any diner or drive-in along the route would offer a selection of postcards to advertise to travelers and would fit into the theme quite nicely.


I second this emotion. I can see the cheap, plasticky red & white checkerboard table cloth already.
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Re: Route 66: mars? pg 9

Postby targetman377 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:28 pm

lostatlimbo wrote:
RedBaron0 wrote:If you're going for the 1950's theme instead of mail, how about a diner? Put a table under the postcard, a cup of coffee, and a menu. Considering the nature of Rt. 66 any diner or drive-in along the route would offer a selection of postcards to advertise to travelers and would fit into the theme quite nicely.


I second this emotion. I can see the cheap, plasticky red & white checkerboard table cloth already.


i thrid this idea its great and really does stick to the them your trying to get at
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