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Master of Elements [05 Sep 2012] [p.3.3] - Territ Text?

Postby barrack on Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:21 pm

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. The Master of Elements kept the world in balance. But the Master is no more and the world is at war. A new Master must emerge who will save the world.

Map Name: Master of Elements
Mapmaker(s): barrack
Number of Territories: 42
Special Features: To master the elements (for a significant bonus), one must conquer and hold all the Avatar Temple Shrines. There is one shrine for each element. Also, holding the capitals will convene the Order of the White Lotus, also for a bonus. Otherwise classic gameplay with six regions, with the Air Nomad region scattered over the map.
What Makes This Map Worthy of Being Made: Avatar is a popular television show and a map had been requested by Chigga (http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=173450). After trying to contact other artists who have made maps based on the show, I just made my own. Map territories align more-or-less with sites/locations from the show, taking a few liberties as necessary to make the map "work."

Update: Changed font/locations of gameplay text.

Latest Image:
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Previous Versions:
Removed blue background on scroll: http://i.imgur.com/ywuRH.jpg
Brought back the scroll: http://i.imgur.com/Z6GfE.jpg
Added Big Titles: http://i.imgur.com/P1rEs.png
Original Submission: http://i.imgur.com/ZskS0.png
Last edited by barrack on Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:53 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:36 pm

First of, welcome to the foundry and I hope you will stay around.

But you have hit the biggest stumbling block there is with map making, Copyright. Do you have permission to use the names, or anything else associated with the show/film/books etc. If you do, then great, you can proceed, if not, then you need to get. Can you let me know ASAP if you have it one way or the other.

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Going to move this to ideas till you get the copyright posted. Will move it back as soon as that is done.

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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby barrack on Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:26 pm

Thanks for the welcome. I don't have any copyright permissions. I'm not sure how I'd go about getting it from a big company like Nickelodeon. Although, I picked up all of the details to make this map from a wikia site, which I maintains its own copyrights. If I got permission for use from that site, would that suffice?

If not, what if I were to change the names to something similar?

For Regions: Instead of Water Tribes, it could be Water Clans. Earth Kingdom could be Earth Republic. Fire Nation could be Fire Empire, etc.

For Territories: I've already made up some stuff, but I could easily change other territory names to something similar. Fire Fountain City can be Monument City, etc.
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:37 pm

Changing names, and the map to something different can be done. It has been done in the past and will be done again. Water tribes to water clans is a good idea and so on. But remember, you need to change it enough so that copyright is not an issue, but not so much as no one will know what it is about.

As for copying the map from wiki, I am not 100% on this so do not hold me to it, but I think it would not be copyrighted. But you must check.

My advice as of now and this is going to be the easiest way forward for you is this, redraw/move the islands around the map and change the names (move artic wolf preserve to the top right and call it Artic Wolves). But keep all of your elements that you have now regarding game play. All of the ideas about the temples and the way each territ joins up.

There are lots of ways to keep this map but it will take some creative thinking on your part.
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby barrack on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Thanks koontz. This will definitely end up being the "house brand" version of Avatar. What comes to mind are cereals from when I was kid, like "Fruit Rings" instead of "Fruit Loops."

I'll take your suggestions to heart for the next update. Do you think it would be worthwhile to make a table of what's possibly copyrighted and what I replaced it with?
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:56 pm

No need for a table. When you post a second draft, put what you have for the first one into spoiler tags so everyone who comes into the thread will see it. When you get that second draft up, I will bung this back into the drafting room.
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby thehippo8 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:17 am

Maybe even call it Clans of Avatar - then each can become clans (Air Clan, Earth Clan, Fire Clan and Water Clan).
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby Gillipig on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:14 am

Did you make that image yourself? If you did I wish to congratulate you on a good first draft.
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby barrack on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:03 pm

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. In the old days the Avatar kept balance between the Water Clans, Earth Realm, Fire Empire, and Air Monks. But the Avatar has vanished and a new Avatar must emerge to restore balance to the world.

Renaming it "Avatar: Master of Elements" and in the text I will avoid using "bending" and just leave it as "mastering the elements."

(re)Moved some islands, reversed the world, renamed just about everything.

PS: I hope I did the tagging right.

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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby barrack on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:29 pm

Gillipig wrote:Did you make that image yourself? If you did I wish to congratulate you on a good first draft.


Thanks. Honestly, thank the CA's for making such a useful guide. It contains really good information and tips.
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Re: Avatar: Master of Elements [26 Aug 2012] [p.1/1]

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:33 am

barrack, looking good. Will get it moved back into the drafting room when you have these elements on the map itself. But naming the map Avatar master of elements is too close. Drop the Avatar and most people will get the reference.

Maps name.
Bonuses. How much do I get for the fire island?
Rules. Do you have any yet? If not, not a problem.

Get them on today and back it will go. Remember, these may change so no need to have them done nice now.
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Re: Avatar: Master of Elements [26 Aug 2012] [p.1/1]

Postby barrack on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:18 pm

Thanks koontz. I won't be able to add the bonuses and stuff until later in the week as I'm in the middle of moving.
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Re: Avatar: The Hundred Year War [25 Aug 2012]

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:28 pm

barrack wrote:
Gillipig wrote:Did you make that image yourself? If you did I wish to congratulate you on a good first draft.


Thanks. Honestly, thank the CA's for making such a useful guide. It contains really good information and tips.

This does look pretty cool, I am going to keep an eye on it so I can give some more constructive comments sooner rather than later.


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Master of Elements [28 Aug 2012] [p.1/1]

Postby barrack on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:03 pm

Added the tentative gameplay notes. I decided to add a visual element, though I'm not sure if it's "too much." I present to you the blue map and the scroll map.

Here's the normal one:
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And here's the scroll version:
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Re: Master of Elements [28 Aug 2012] [p.1/1] - Scroll Map?

Postby thehippo8 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:11 pm

No, that wording looks good to me!
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