Nordic map (an icecream candy-coloured rough draft)

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does it look like this could have decent playability with more impassables and some territory splits?

Poll ended at Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:18 pm

Yes, possibly.. if you do what we tell you
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NO way!
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I want icecream or a popsicle nooow! (want to see more)
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Nordic map (an icecream candy-coloured rough draft)

Postby snufkin on Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:18 pm

I´ve tried a couple of Nordic/scandinavian drafts before but almost no one was interested in my swedish empire map so I abandoned it quickly.
(why bother if not even swedes want one? )
The other one is a viking map but it would have to be twice the size limit to work.

I will try a contemporary Nordic map while we wait for Lufsen (don´t know if he´s going to include all the nordic countries?)

It´s not very detailed but I´ve set it up so every pixel can be changed easily.
The colours are mostly for development and yes, there are plenty of errors that I know about. Dont wanna hurry and spend a lot of work in vain.. in case something really beatiful surfaces in a month or so..

comments on playability would be good (there are a lot more impassables and territory splits possible..)

and yes I tilted the canvas 25 degrees east to make it less "top-down".
This can also be fixed of course together with further cropping to allow more detail.

draft for a small version:
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Postby KEYOGI on Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:27 pm

The map shows good potential and it's nice to see you've not gone overboard with the size. Is there any reason you made it 630px wide though? There's quite a bit of wasted space on the sides of the map. Not sure if you're planning to fill this in with other details at a later date though.

As for the colours, draft or not, I think they're rather pleasant.

You might have to drop/merge some of the territories, some like Copenhagen/Sjaelland are a bit cramped.
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Postby snufkin on Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:35 pm

yeah, the region of hovedstaden/copenhagen is a problem.. might use some older local danish borders. These are the new ones from this 2007.
..should be able to makethe "Copenhagen" territory larger by adding Roskilde but there are other alternative solutions as well.

I´m thinking about cropping it more to get rid of the dead space, but at the same time some background national landmarks could be nice.
Definitely the "northern cross" national flags (all based on the danish dannebrogen - the oldest national flag in the world).
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Postby Bad Speler on Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:15 pm

Looks like this map may have decent playability once sea routes and more impassables are added.

Also, judging from this map, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map_Norway_political-geo.png You could name West Norway 'Vestlandet' and East Norway 'Østlandet'
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Postby snufkin on Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:11 pm

Bad Speler wrote:Looks like this map may have decent playability once sea routes and more impassables are added.

Also, judging from this map, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map_Norway_political-geo.png You could name West Norway 'Vestlandet' and East Norway 'Østlandet'


The problem with Østlandet is that I suspect the xml doesn´t support norwegian or any scandinavian characters?
but that´s just what I assume, I may be wrong..

Ostlandet would mean "land of cheese" in norwegian :lol:
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Postby Bad Speler on Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:38 pm

lol, I think the xml would support it but I'm not sure.
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Postby Gnome on Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:05 pm

Bad Speler wrote:lol, I think the xml would support it but I'm not sure.


Well it doesnt, I tryed in my map 'Midkemia' I had some names with an 'è' and 'ü' and it didn't take it...
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Østlandet...

Postby Valentine on Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:45 pm

hehe.., ostlande... dejn va bra^^ håpe mappe hær kjæm ut:)
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iceland

Postby commustar on Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:23 pm

is Iceland going to be part of the map or no? i'm confused because you display it but show no divisions and it doesn't show up on the list of countries.
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Postby snufkin on Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:35 am

Yes, Iceland is in the next update.
Four territories: nordvestur, nordaustur, sudur and a slightly enlarged Reykjavik area.
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Postby jako on Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:11 pm

this rough draft has certainly peeked my interest levels, adn kudos to a very good looking rough draft. really helps the starting of maps.

but some issues i want to ask is how u ar going to put army circles on those island terrs? and u need a lot more impassable borders in the finland region. 3 bonuses withouth impassables is just asking to become a bloody war zone :lol:
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Postby madsanders on Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:39 pm

A solution to the Copenhagen problem would be to drop the political divisions for Denmark and then go with more geographical names: Sjaelland, Fyn, Sonderjylland, Midtjylland, Nordjylland (or just Jylland) and Bornholm.
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Postby Unit_2 on Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:02 pm

Looks good, tough a map maker needs to be able/willing to sacrifice all there time working on it, not just posting it and forget about it until a week or so later. This map has a lot of potential, please keep working on it.

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Re: Nordic map (an icecream candy-coloured rough draft)

Postby Lufsen75 on Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:16 pm

Om du fortfarande har intresse att verka fram denna så är jag glad.
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Re: Nordic map (an icecream candy-coloured rough draft)

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:18 pm

Bumped from August '07 to December '07 … now December '07 to April '09 lol :roll:

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Re: Nordic map (an icecream candy-coloured rough draft)

Postby gimil on Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:01 am

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