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Postby Bodmanbod on Mon May 07, 2007 3:17 pm

well i know i'm new to conquer club but i can't resist making my own map :)

anyway here's what i have so far:

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a moon map hasn't been tried before has it?

Also i didn't want to go down the sci fi route, what do people think of that? would i be better off doing something more sci fi?

All i have so far is the continents, which if anyone has ideas for the territories in them and the names then pleae make suggestions ;)
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Postby hecter on Mon May 07, 2007 3:23 pm

I think that that looks really good! Keep it up!
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Postby mibi on Mon May 07, 2007 3:30 pm

good start... it's too wide tho, cut it down to 800px and you will be all set.
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Postby hecter on Mon May 07, 2007 3:39 pm

mibi wrote:good start... it's too wide tho, cut it down to 800px and you will be all set.

I imagine the legend will go underneath the title. But ya, probably a good idea to cut it down…
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Postby cosmin on Mon May 07, 2007 4:03 pm

interresting thought! work on it!
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Postby unriggable on Mon May 07, 2007 4:07 pm

Beats the mars map by a long shot.
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Postby Bodmanbod on Mon May 07, 2007 4:41 pm

lol i thought about making a mars map, i'll take a look at the mars map to make sure i don't make the same mistakes that they did.

Also i'm thinking 42 territories for the map?
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Postby Neutrino on Mon May 07, 2007 4:55 pm

I think this map look great, but I do think that it would be better served with more muted continent colours, like the Middle East Revamp map.

The bright colours just dont suit the moon.

Other than that, great map, keep working on it.
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Postby hecter on Mon May 07, 2007 5:21 pm

I just thought I could offer a few unpassable border suggestions, and some possible continent bonuses. Since I have a hard time articulating such things, I thought I would offer you a picture instead…


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Postby Jafnhár on Mon May 07, 2007 5:23 pm

I think we should just quench hecter's version now.
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Postby hecter on Mon May 07, 2007 5:25 pm

Jafnhár wrote:I think we should just quench hecter's version now.

I know it's Fugly, but be nice…
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Postby john1099 on Mon May 07, 2007 5:54 pm

am i missing something, i still don't see any territories :?

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Postby hecter on Mon May 07, 2007 6:12 pm

john1099 wrote:am i missing something, i still don't see any territories :?

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Postby Bodmanbod on Mon May 07, 2007 6:24 pm

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sorry hecter i was working on while you posted.... i hadn't thought about impassable borders though.... i don't like them much but maybe on such a condensed map like this then they would be quite useful.

anyway i am useless at names so please don't just flame them, i am open to suggestions for names!
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Postby pepperonibread on Mon May 07, 2007 6:59 pm

Great map so far, but maybe make some of the territories a little more defined. Also, like hecter said, add some impassable boarders, and you've got yourself a sweet map.
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Postby Bodmanbod on Mon May 07, 2007 7:06 pm

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some nice suggestions so far :)

this is just some graphical additions, i'm gonna think very carefully about where i put impassable borders. I was thinking of making some of them one way, where the rocky bits become smooth craters it could be so you can move into craters only in some places but not out of them? i think i defenitely need some.

Also how could i show these impassible barriers? i don't want to cover up too much of the detail on the image of the moon.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon May 07, 2007 7:07 pm

Hm, a moon map was tossed around before, but no one could get something going. So it will be interesting to see how this goes!

But first off, I think you are going to run into some trouble. You've got two elements currently working against each other, as I see it. The old parchment and the look and feel like that of a map Galileo might have made, but then with a bright vibrant colors that aren't period-esque...along with a moon map that seems too real, rather than what would've been drawn or painted. I think you've got to commit to either one of directions, as using both looks...crappy. :)


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Postby Bodmanbod on Mon May 07, 2007 7:18 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:Hm, a moon map was tossed around before, but no one could get something going. So it will be interesting to see how this goes!

But first off, I think you are going to run into some trouble. You've got two elements currently working against each other, as I see it. The old parchment and the look and feel like that of a map Galileo might have made, but then with a bright vibrant colors that aren't period-esque...along with a moon map that seems too real, rather than what would've been drawn or painted. I think you've got to commit to either one of directions, as using both looks...crappy. :)


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actually the image i used for the moon was a carving done from telescope observations in 1679. so the detail is ok ;)

i agree about the colours though.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon May 07, 2007 7:20 pm

I think more hand drawn or painted style for the gameboard would be more appropriate, if you are going to have it on the paper. ;)


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Postby unriggable on Mon May 07, 2007 7:35 pm

I agree, either go with the old feel or the hi-tech feel, but not both. Would be so sweet if you could do something like those 3d screen they had in starwars.

Also, if youve seen guiscard's mongol map, you may want to do the impassable borders like his Gobi desert.
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Postby Bodmanbod on Mon May 07, 2007 7:50 pm

sooo......

+ change the borders so they are less colourful and more defined.

+ Add impassible borders / one way borders.

+ generally have less colour on the map.

+ add names for the territories.

+ add armies circle thingies.



also: no idea what you mean about the 3d screens... but i think i'll go with the old style anyways.....
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Postby unriggable on Mon May 07, 2007 8:00 pm

Bodmanbod wrote:also: no idea what you mean about the 3d screens... but i think i'll go with the old style anyways.....


In the second one, I'm thinking of the time when obiwan points to a giant 3d map and says 'this is where the planet should be'.
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Postby mibi on Mon May 07, 2007 8:19 pm

unriggable wrote:Also, if youve seen guiscard's mongol map, you may want to do the impassable borders like his Gobi desert.


thats the last thing anyone should do.
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Postby Enigma on Mon May 07, 2007 8:27 pm

i lke the original image- i actually really like the combination of textures and colours. however these latest versions with the bright territory divides are horrendous... i agree with andy- pick a theme and keep to it. and make it unique, dont just copy keyogis parchment theme.
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Postby Enigma on Mon May 07, 2007 8:28 pm

mibi wrote:
unriggable wrote:Also, if youve seen guiscard's mongol map, you may want to do the impassable borders like his Gobi desert.


thats the last thing anyone should do.

lol agreed.
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