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tilt
09-05-2010, 04:55 AM
So I've thought long and hard about what to make.. ok maybe not, but I did think quite a while. Didn't come up with anything good until this morning when I woke up. So this i my first map of New York.

The setting: Alien invasion of the earth - New York has fallen and now functions as a mayor base for the Aliens.

No WIP yet - I just wanted to commit to the challenge ... and I've just woken up and still need my breakfast :)

Now if I can just figure out what is concidered NY of all that building mass out there... *lol*

mearrin69
09-05-2010, 05:15 AM
Yay. More P-A!
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tilt
09-05-2010, 06:08 AM
always room for more P-A :)

Juggernaut1981
09-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Woot... *tosses around Large Dinosaur Creating Hand Grenades*

tilt
09-08-2010, 09:23 AM
thats a big step up from the peanuts you tossed some threads ago... but sound like pretty neat grenades though :)

Juggernaut1981
09-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Tilt: I'm happy to toss peanuts at you specifically if you'd like... *pings peanuts unshelled @ tilt*

tilt
09-16-2010, 07:06 AM
So finally got around to starting my map ... for now its just the basic map but I plan to add more. I'm going for a setting in 1950 and not sure if some of the elements on the map wasn't there at that time - couldn't find a nice map from 1950 on the web so I went with a modern one. :)

Juggernaut1981
09-17-2010, 12:05 AM
Noice start. More please.

jtougas
09-17-2010, 12:34 AM
I'm guessing any street named "Kennedy" wasn't named that in the 50's (unless it was named for the old man)...cool start anyway!!

rdanhenry
09-17-2010, 01:34 AM
Google is your friend. Usually. Searching on "map New York 1950s" or "map New York City 1950s" turns up a lot of false positives, but there's probably some good stuff somewhere (might have more luck with specific years in the search). Just at a quick dip, I found this panoramic map, which some person on the Internet, whom I don't know, guesstimates at about 1950, so that's good enough for me: http://eightface.com/files/images/nyc.panoramic.map.jpg

tilt
09-17-2010, 01:59 AM
cool find - thanks rdanhenry, did try the same search terms but didn't manage to find anything really usefull. And jtougas, sounds like you have a point :)
Anyone knows of the top of their mind if all the bridges and tunnels were there in the 50s ?

jtougas
09-17-2010, 02:48 AM
So I've thought long and hard about what to make.. ok maybe not, but I did think quite a while. Didn't come up with anything good until this morning when I woke up. So this i my first map of New York.

The setting: Alien invasion of the earth - New York has fallen and now functions as a mayor base for the Aliens.

No WIP yet - I just wanted to commit to the challenge ... and I've just woken up and still need my breakfast :)

Now if I can just figure out what is concidered NY of all that building mass out there... *lol*

This is why you actually have to read the post..I guess if aliens took over NY no one would really care what the street names were...Sorry for skimming and commenting. Excellent Idea BTW..

tilt
09-17-2010, 03:24 AM
all comments are welcome - as long as they are productive ... or fun ;)

so, here is a little update to show where I'm going :)

Aval Penworth
09-17-2010, 03:27 AM
cool find - thanks rdanhenry, did try the same search terms but didn't manage to find anything really usefull. And jtougas, sounds like you have a point :)
Anyone knows of the top of their mind if all the bridges and tunnels were there in the 50s ?

Here is a map (http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/1948-nyc-subway-map.jpg) from 1948. It is for the subway but you can probably make out which bridges are there.

tilt
09-17-2010, 08:01 AM
cool, thanks aval - looks like they are all there - but then again, those things are buildt to last :)

tilt
10-30-2010, 03:02 PM
So, deadline almost upon us so I've pressed in a little time - hope to get a little time tomorrow too to finish it :)

anyone got any good ideas of stuff from the 50s that might lie on the table - please buzz me... also, what gun would people have used then? and if you can, feel free to link to an appropriate picture of what you're talking about :)

tilt
10-31-2010, 04:02 AM
Added a gun and an item to the list of things that might kill aliens - it turned out however, they only got mad ;)

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rdanhenry
10-31-2010, 04:35 AM
I'd think "Fire" would be on that list. I guess "Bullets" wouldn't be, because that would have been the first thing to fail before falling back on trying things from a list. I suppose fire might have been tested right away if there was a flamethrower handy. If it were me I'd probably go ahead and have bullets on the list (crossed out), but as I wrote, that's not actually realistic. I just think it'd be amusing.

tilt
10-31-2010, 04:37 AM
yep... bullets and fire should be one there ;) ... thanks :)

tilt
10-31-2010, 04:40 AM
Added a border and a plaque :) and fire and bullets :)

Aval Penworth
10-31-2010, 05:21 AM
Nice map and nice use of humour.

BTW is that the gun that you used to keep in your garter belt when you were the international spy known only as "Tiltella"?

tilt
10-31-2010, 05:43 AM
*lol*... that's top secret information - I could tell you but... ;)

tilt
10-31-2010, 06:05 AM
changed the background ... table background Photo courtesy Photos8.com :)

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Aval Penworth
10-31-2010, 06:09 AM
Whoa!! Exellent addition, really makes it pop! Is that a free resource?

PS (Your secret is safe with me Tiltella)

tilt
10-31-2010, 06:35 AM
thank you, really like it too - and yes, free with a note about where it came from :)

added some dirt and a bit of a fingerprint - and now my wife says its done *lol* ... I'm guessing she wants me to help with stuff ;)

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Crayons
10-31-2010, 08:12 AM
I love this!
I think your resistance is gonna fail until they try pastry!

ravells
10-31-2010, 09:12 AM
That's beautiful Tilt! Slight typo (unless it was intended - Kryptonite).

tilt
10-31-2010, 10:40 AM
oops - good catch Ravs :)

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moutarde
10-31-2010, 01:22 PM
Awesome stuff Tilt, really funny :)

RjBeals
10-31-2010, 02:18 PM
totally agree. Awesome entry!

tilt
10-31-2010, 03:43 PM
thanks guys :)