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Steel General
09-25-2008, 07:19 PM
Oh I wasn't worried, just wanted make sure everything was up to snuff :)

jezelf
09-26-2008, 06:19 AM
Hi - oh right - thanks for that!

Looks like I missed your eariler post - I just saw this one (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=21981&postcount=219) and thought all areas have an owner - I guess that's what confused me.

does that mean some areas in brown have been dropped? I'll have a look over when I get a bit of time Hopefully get some work in progress up sometime within the week.


Cheers!

Redrobes
09-26-2008, 06:33 AM
does that mean some areas in brown have been dropped?Yes, there were some that were promised and then we never heard much from that user any more like DarkOne on region 2, then a few more where there was a promise to make a map which never transpired. The idea of CWBP is to just add to it and keep the continuity where possible. You dont have to ask permission for stuff though it would be a wasted effort if two people did the same map. But most of the brown areas haven't had any progress for months. Its a safe bet to just run with whatever you want now. Like Steel has mentioned the map they he took was done but it wasnt finished so it became taken over and he started a new one and progressed that area further.

jezelf
09-27-2008, 11:03 AM
I sent DarkOne a PM asking if it was Ok to take over and I heard back today. Said been busy on work for a few months and is returning to here soon.

So for me, I'll be looking at area 29 instead of 2&3 and will post up a an announcement in the abandoned maps thread regarding this.

DarkOne
09-28-2008, 01:06 AM
Hi all, I am back after completing a major project yesterday. I just taking a week's break to relax the brain before I get back into my hobbies again.

I still have the idea I wanted to do for region 2 & 3, so I start soon working on the maps using GIMP using RobA's tutorials. We'll I like his style. :D

Midgardsormr
09-29-2008, 10:21 AM
Welcome back!

DarkOne
09-30-2008, 10:51 AM
Thanx for the welcome back.

Just patiently awaiting replies from various folks to reply with needed info so I can begin.

ravells
09-30-2008, 07:53 PM
Welcome back!!! (me too!)

CC_JAR
10-22-2008, 03:07 PM
I am new here but after reading I see that I may still chose a parcel of land. I am wondering if # 29 is still open, if so I would like to acquire this part of the map.

Torq
10-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Welcome to the project CC_Jar. I have Delgondahntelius down to do that section but I'm not sure if he still is. My record may be somewhat outdated. I will find out. Del, if you see this post wont you let me know.

Torq

CC_JAR
10-22-2008, 03:35 PM
so do I just take the thumbnail image and make it larger, or is there a larger view of the section?
or are we just making them thumbnail sized?

jezelf
10-22-2008, 07:08 PM
Hi there CC_JAR.

I went through this process a little while ago, so I can help you there. Delgondahntelius did have #29 but it passed on to me - [Region 1][Map 29] Mythkhardia (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2400)

The process is to start like you have - find a bit which looks abandoned and ask about it. Then try to contact the original 'owner' - their name on the image Torq put up here's a link to that post (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=21981&postcount=219) - PM them and make announcment on the abadoned maps thread (link below) and/or the thread for that area ( link to the index below) which might actually give you up to date info of who's got that area now and any previous/current status about it . You'll need to wait 7 days to give time for the person working on it to reply give a shout etc, if still all quiet then it's fair game partcuarly if it's not be upated for a long time so check out the dates of the last posts.

I basically poked around a bit on all these threads to find out information. Orginally I was going to have a go on Darkone's 2 & 3 as they were inactive for months - just so happen the day I PMd him was the day before Darkone returned to continue, so I moved on to another area and Delgondahntelius was kind to let me have one of his areas (thanks again Delgondahntelius!)

Checkout the abandoned maps thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2479)which is updated to show who's working the remaining- when possible, and this is a good link - index links of all the areas (http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/Indexes/CWBP_Index.htm) (which I keep loosing and forget where it is - the mighty Redrobes set it up in the abadoned map thread post #3 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=26260&postcount=3) )

When you do get some turf for yourself, Redrobes can help you out there, providing you with various height field and higher resolution versions - here's what I got for #29 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=33006&postcount=8) and if you can, it'll be great to post up regular updates on your own region's thread

The idea is to get this whole section done before moving onto another. Torq can give you more details. This is all stuff I've picked up various threads in the Cooperative Worldbuilding Project area (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55)- but it's fun and plenty of work to come when you look at the world map! (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1769)

hope that helps and welcome aboard!

jez

jfrazierjr
10-22-2008, 10:22 PM
so do I just take the thumbnail image and make it larger, or is there a larger view of the section?
or are we just making them thumbnail sized?

If your ready to start, you could take over Map 05 from me. Someone else started it, but barely got anything down and I just have not had time. I seem to be having a mental block on this particular map. Thread here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1880

Torq
10-23-2008, 03:07 AM
Thanks Jezelf for stepping. My memory's not what it used to be.

Torq

Redrobes
10-23-2008, 07:09 AM
Most people have made each of the map tiles about 1000 or so pixels square but some are a little bigger. I think somewhere between 1000 and 4000 square would be good. High res here is a bonus as most people would then take out a section for a map region from that base and map some cities in there.

I will set up the base helper images for section 5 so if there is a new post in there then you can try that one if you want.

The link to the index of all regions is in the CWBP wiki under the project overview - which does need a bit more info in it...
http://cwbp.cartographersguild.com/index.php?title=Project_Overview

Its good to do regions but I think the really good stuff is in the smaller areas, cities and battle scale stuff so I for one dont want to rush off and start another set of tiles. If we did then maybe 100miles square not 600 would be better next time and maybe we should split up one of the existing Ansium tiles into 36 instead of going for a whole new place.

delgondahntelius
10-23-2008, 02:54 PM
so disregard that pm I sent you torq...

DarkOne
10-24-2008, 11:20 AM
I still busy deciding on what style I would like to use for the map, though I am busy jotting down ideas.

CC_JAR
10-25-2008, 11:32 PM
Hi there CC_JAR.

I went through this process a little while ago, so I can help you there. Delgondahntelius did have #29 but it passed on to me - [Region 1][Map 29] Mythkhardia (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2400)

The process is to start like you have - find a bit which looks abandoned and ask about it. Then try to contact the original 'owner' - their name on the image Torq put up here's a link to that post (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=21981&postcount=219) - PM them and make announcment on the abadoned maps thread (link below) and/or the thread for that area ( link to the index below) which might actually give you up to date info of who's got that area now and any previous/current status about it . You'll need to wait 7 days to give time for the person working on it to reply give a shout etc, if still all quiet then it's fair game partcuarly if it's not be upated for a long time so check out the dates of the last posts.

I basically poked around a bit on all these threads to find out information. Orginally I was going to have a go on Darkone's 2 & 3 as they were inactive for months - just so happen the day I PMd him was the day before Darkone returned to continue, so I moved on to another area and Delgondahntelius was kind to let me have one of his areas (thanks again Delgondahntelius!)

Checkout the abandoned maps thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2479)which is updated to show who's working the remaining- when possible, and this is a good link - index links of all the areas (http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/Indexes/CWBP_Index.htm) (which I keep loosing and forget where it is - the mighty Redrobes set it up in the abadoned map thread post #3 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=26260&postcount=3) )

When you do get some turf for yourself, Redrobes can help you out there, providing you with various height field and higher resolution versions - here's what I got for #29 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=33006&postcount=8) and if you can, it'll be great to post up regular updates on your own region's thread

The idea is to get this whole section done before moving onto another. Torq can give you more details. This is all stuff I've picked up various threads in the Cooperative Worldbuilding Project area (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55)- but it's fun and plenty of work to come when you look at the world map! (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1769)

hope that helps and welcome aboard!

jez

wow, that kind of makes it sound a bit daunting..
Perhaps I should lurk a bit more and keep practicing, at least get to know my way around here first..
but if there are more to come in the future, I figure, I'll take one of them when they come.

jezelf
10-26-2008, 07:40 AM
Sorry - I didnt meant to put you off!

- it's just a little bit complicated for us late arrivals on this. If we were at the start it would have been just a matter of saying which one you want to do and doing it. All that's different is that we have to check the abandoned maps are actually abandoned first.

I think it'll be great if you could get to do one there's a mixture of work so far (http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/ThinkBig/Region/MappedTiles.png)and it makes the project even more interesting.

industrygothica
10-26-2008, 08:47 AM
And I think it was stated before that there are tons of areas open for city or regional mapping, or even for smaller-scale stuff like buildings or other locations.

If it's a landscape you want, the region of Briar's Cove on my Witchlight Strand map is very much available, and affords the opportunity for multiple city/town locations and a bit of terrain in between. It's not a full-sized map like the others, but you could probably get a good 50 mile square out of it if you tried, if not a bit bigger.

That, and I could really use some help developing the details of the entire region - I've been stagnate with it for a while now.

It's an option - take it if you want it, or there plenty more where that came from.

CC_JAR
10-26-2008, 09:27 PM
And I think it was stated before that there are tons of areas open for city or regional mapping, or even for smaller-scale stuff like buildings or other locations.

If it's a landscape you want, the region of Briar's Cove on my Witchlight Strand map is very much available, and affords the opportunity for multiple city/town locations and a bit of terrain in between. It's not a full-sized map like the others, but you could probably get a good 50 mile square out of it if you tried, if not a bit bigger.

That, and I could really use some help developing the details of the entire region - I've been stagnate with it for a while now.

It's an option - take it if you want it, or there plenty more where that came from.

I like that idea a bit better, of mapping out a smaller region, so would I map a city, or city locations? As you say a city or two, like just how close in of a view is it? Would I map the inner city, or just as a dot/location..

sorry I ask so many questions, I'ld rather know what exactly I'm doing before I do something completely different, you know?

jfrazierjr
10-26-2008, 10:07 PM
I like that idea a bit better, of mapping out a smaller region, so would I map a city, or city locations? As you say a city or two, like just how close in of a view is it? Would I map the inner city, or just as a dot/location..

sorry I ask so many questions, I'ld rather know what exactly I'm doing before I do something completely different, you know?


You can do whatever you want as long as the owner of the map is fine with it(in case he/she has already started something). You could do a region within a map which covers several towns/cities/villages or just an entire village, or even a single location such as a ruin/castle/etc.

The real question is.... what type of map are you most comfortable doing (or perhaps on the other end, which would you prefer to get the most improvement.)

CC_JAR
10-26-2008, 11:54 PM
You can do whatever you want as long as the owner of the map is fine with it(in case he/she has already started something). You could do a region within a map which covers several towns/cities/villages or just an entire village, or even a single location such as a ruin/castle/etc.

The real question is.... what type of map are you most comfortable doing (or perhaps on the other end, which would you prefer to get the most improvement.)

well, with pen and paper I've done everything from world maps, all the way to building blueprints, so thats fine. but what sucks is that I haven't got a scanner to upload my hand drawns, so I'm left with starting digitally.

Starting digitally, I'ld feel a bit more comfortable on city scale maps or such. not quite ready I feel to take on a continent or country, or even state sized maps. I havent really ever made a map on the computer except for in ms paint, so I think I'ld probley suck at it.

jfrazierjr
10-27-2008, 08:45 AM
well, with pen and paper I've done everything from world maps, all the way to building blueprints, so thats fine. but what sucks is that I haven't got a scanner to upload my hand drawns, so I'm left with starting digitally.

Starting digitally, I'ld feel a bit more comfortable on city scale maps or such. not quite ready I feel to take on a continent or country, or even state sized maps. I havent really ever made a map on the computer except for in ms paint, so I think I'ld probley suck at it.

Start a work in Progress thread in the appropriate forum. Unless you already have Photoshop, I suggest going to get GIMP. If you want to try your hand at a city/town/village, go read Pyrandon's tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1150). Even though it was made for Photoshop, pretty much everything can be done in GIMP with some slight changes to the UI. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. This will be a great way to get started with digital cartography.

If you have or can save up enough money to purchase a tablet, I would highly suggest doing so as it will allow you to transfer your handdraw skills directly into a digital medium. You can even find them on ebay or craigslist used for a bargain as many people tend to get better models as their skills improve.

industrygothica
10-27-2008, 08:53 AM
well, with pen and paper I've done everything from world maps, all the way to building blueprints, so thats fine. but what sucks is that I haven't got a scanner to upload my hand drawns, so I'm left with starting digitally.

Starting digitally, I'ld feel a bit more comfortable on city scale maps or such. not quite ready I feel to take on a continent or country, or even state sized maps. I havent really ever made a map on the computer except for in ms paint, so I think I'ld probley suck at it.

I think we've all thought that at one time or another. These guys are really good when it comes to beginners; their critiques and willingness to share their technical ability is astounding, and they absolutely refuse to let you leave with an ugly map. All you have to do is be willing to listen and follow advise.

As for the map, you can find the whole map of the Witchlight Strand here (http://cwbp.cartographersguild.com/index.php?title=The_Witchlight_Strand). Briar's Cove is just northeast of the center of the map.

I envisioned this area as more of a region than a city, meaning there would be multiple cities within the region. You can start with one city and work out, or with the region as a whole and work inward... or whatever you want, really. With there being multiple cities in the area, it'll give you plenty of room for practice so you can work out your techniques and whatnot; they definitely don't all have to be in the same style.

If you do decide to take on this city, or whatever city, you should start a new thread titled [Region 1][Map 25][Location 2] - Briar's Cove (obviously you'll need to call it something else if you use a different city, but use this format). I'm happy to work out details with you there.

I've attached a small image of the Briar's Cove region. This area is right at 100 miles square and gives you plenty of room to work with. You'll obviously want something much bigger in the end, but this should give you something to start with.

Hope that helps!

CC_JAR
10-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Start a work in Progress thread in the appropriate forum. Unless you already have Photoshop, I suggest going to get GIMP. If you want to try your hand at a city/town/village, go read Pyrandon's tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1150). Even though it was made for Photoshop, pretty much everything can be done in GIMP with some slight changes to the UI. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. This will be a great way to get started with digital cartography.

If you have or can save up enough money to purchase a tablet, I would highly suggest doing so as it will allow you to transfer your handdraw skills directly into a digital medium. You can even find them on ebay or craigslist used for a bargain as many people tend to get better models as their skills improve.
I do already have PS CS3 that I got from a friend, though at the moment I have no job, so no money for a tablet. but I'll be sure to check around for one, or at least a cheap scanner.

CC_JAR
10-27-2008, 01:59 PM
I think we've all thought that at one time or another. These guys are really good when it comes to beginners; their critiques and willingness to share their technical ability is astounding, and they absolutely refuse to let you leave with an ugly map. All you have to do is be willing to listen and follow advise.

As for the map, you can find the whole map of the Witchlight Strand here (http://cwbp.cartographersguild.com/index.php?title=The_Witchlight_Strand). Briar's Cove is just northeast of the center of the map.

I envisioned this area as more of a region than a city, meaning there would be multiple cities within the region. You can start with one city and work out, or with the region as a whole and work inward... or whatever you want, really. With there being multiple cities in the area, it'll give you plenty of room for practice so you can work out your techniques and whatnot; they definitely don't all have to be in the same style.

If you do decide to take on this city, or whatever city, you should start a new thread titled [Region 1][Map 25][Location 2] - Briar's Cove (obviously you'll need to call it something else if you use a different city, but use this format). I'm happy to work out details with you there.

I've attached a small image of the Briar's Cove region. This area is right at 100 miles square and gives you plenty of room to work with. You'll obviously want something much bigger in the end, but this should give you something to start with.

Hope that helps!

I'm not much for scale, though with 100 sq miles I expect there to be 3-4 cities and maybe a small village in that space. I guess I could start off with the village, and work my way out.

I'll have to wait til I get home to start on it though.. at class right now.

edit:
I do have a question though, does anyone know if it's possible to take a picture of a hand drawn map, and get that to work with any success?

jezelf
10-28-2008, 08:49 AM
I wouldnt worry about a tablet too much. I have one, but most of my mapping has been done with a mouse.

With regards to a scanner - perhaps your local libarary might provide a service? Some printing shops do as well I'm sure and it shoudn't cost much I would think. If I lived closer I would say post it to me and I'll do it for ya.

jezelf
10-28-2008, 08:54 AM
Oh - you could try this website for free local stuff - it's called freecycle.org (http://www.freecycle.org/) Ive already given away loads of stuff I didnt want to add to a landfill site. I've seen people asking for laptops and computer bits, cameras you could try a scanner.

It's local network and there are more poping up all the time. There are a number of participating towns in North Carolina - NC, USA (http://www.freecycle.org/search/?groups=1&resultsperpage=10&keywords=NC,%20USA&page=0) - you have to join Yahoo groups first, but you could put in a 'wanted' ad. I guess you'll need access to a car.

might help

jez

CC_JAR
11-01-2008, 01:36 AM
Well, I'm SoL on most of those, I live in a small town. no scanner at the library, only a copy machine, no printing shops within 25-50 miles, and I have a car, but my license has been revoked.

but anyways, industrygothica, I have this much done already on Briar's Cove, didn't really know which forum to post it under, so if someone would point me in the right direction?

Oh, and I may need help on the buildings... I suck at buildings, even when hand drawn. any tutorials just on making good looking buildings?

CC_JAR
11-01-2008, 01:54 AM
I also noticed after I had drawn out this setting, that the village in the woods may be a bit too close to the walled city, so I'm thinking about switching the side of the entrance to the NE instead of the W as it is now.

Valarian
11-01-2008, 04:20 AM
Actually it may not be too close at all. The people in the city have to eat. It all depends on who lives in the city. If the city is military and merchants, there may well be another settlement for the farmers in the area. The farmers would retreat to the walled city if there were a threat. The only reason to have the farmers living in the city itself is if the area is under constant threat, requiring them to sleep within the fortifications and travel to the fields by day.

The south gate of the city looks fine. There would probably be a market close to the gate so that the farmers don't need to travel far in to the city to sell their wares.

industrygothica
11-01-2008, 09:18 AM
Well, I'm SoL on most of those, I live in a small town. no scanner at the library, only a copy machine, no printing shops within 25-50 miles, and I have a car, but my license has been revoked.

but anyways, industrygothica, I have this much done already on Briar's Cove, didn't really know which forum to post it under, so if someone would point me in the right direction?

Oh, and I may need help on the buildings... I suck at buildings, even when hand drawn. any tutorials just on making good looking buildings?

I've made a map thread for you here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3302). Upload your map there so that we can have a proper discussion on it instead of cluttering up this thread.

CC_JAR
11-01-2008, 08:01 PM
I've made a map thread for you here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3302). Upload your map there so that we can have a proper discussion on it instead of cluttering up this thread.

Ok, I'll post there in just a bit.. thanks I wasnt sure where it was supposed to go.

bryguy
01-21-2009, 06:10 PM
Just wondering, but how would I go about for making a map for this?

Also, are all the areas in the first post part of Region 1? or what? are there any maps open? do u get to name the map u make?

sorry, just questions that pop into my head. I ventured in here for the first time, and this world building thing intrigues me :)

industrygothica
01-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Just wondering, but how would I go about for making a map for this?

Also, are all the areas in the first post part of Region 1? or what? are there any maps open? do u get to name the map u make?

sorry, just questions that pop into my head. I ventured in here for the first time, and this world building thing intrigues me :)

All mapped areas are part of region one at this point. I think that all of the original 30 blocks were taken at some point, but there are a few that appear to have been abandoned. There's a process to go about laying claim to an abandoned map, conveniently located in the Abandoned Maps thread. The difficult part will be determining what's been abandoned and what hasn't. That's actually been on my to-do list for some time now...

Once we find you a location you're satisfied with, you're free to name it anything you want.

When I have more time I'll try to weed out the stagnate maps so that you'll have something to pick from, but you're welcome to start the search yourself in the mean time.


-IG

jfrazierjr
01-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Just wondering, but how would I go about for making a map for this?

Also, are all the areas in the first post part of Region 1? or what? are there any maps open? do u get to name the map u make?

sorry, just questions that pop into my head. I ventured in here for the first time, and this world building thing intrigues me :)

I currently own Map 5, but you can feel free to take it over if you like. Unfortunately, I just don't think I will be able to commit to the time it will take to do this right in the immediate future. TerrainMonkey started this map, but had real life kick him and had to abandon the project and I thought I could take over. I created some history for the area that I liked, but no map. Feel free to take over and change anything you want in the history if you like. The map Thread is here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1880. If you decide to change the name, just let us know and I or one of the other CL's will change the thread title for you. Also, you may want to look at your neighbors that have been completed to see what type of history they have when you add/modify anything I had previously done so it's fairly consistant.

Gamerprinter
02-16-2009, 12:02 PM
I'm looking to develope some land for a new campaign setting, but I can't have located on the same continent as Ansium. In fact I'm looking for a separate large island. I know that the Ansium Real Estate Brokers want to concentrate their efforts on Ansium proper, rather than develope anything else. Its just I have some special needs and its almost on the other side of the planet!

I'm want to develope, something tentatively called the Imperial Islands of Asahi, currently governed by the Fukuhara Bakufu (Taira Shogunate).

I need an island nation, big, but not too big and not connected to any other culture - I need isolation from the rest of the world. A Japanese like culture works best as an island sovereignty and their are no large islands attached to the Ansium continental landmass. This is why Ansium doesn't work for me.

I've selected a rectangular region of some islands east of Ansium proper. I wouldn't mind having the selected area gridded out to correspond to regional sizes in Ansium. See the red rectangular area east of Ansium?

How about it guys?

GP

Torq
02-16-2009, 03:31 PM
Personally I dont see a problem with you using that section, as long as you promise to add it to the wiki. It is true that we have been staying with the Ansium area in order to encourage people to map regionally, settlement scale and even individual locations. I dont think we should branch out to a whole new continent yet as a collective effort, but as I understand it you mean to develop the whole isolated island.

I would like to get feedback from contributors but I personally have no objection in principle.

Torq

ravells
02-16-2009, 04:32 PM
I think it's great! We could work our way out there eventually!

Steel General
02-16-2009, 04:44 PM
Works for me...

industrygothica
02-16-2009, 05:02 PM
I don't have any issues with it, especially if it might encourage others to work more on the project as well. I agree with Torq though, in that it is imperative that the information be included in the wiki.

I know that you have a keen eye for detail. And as, anything you create that may have an impact on the world as a whole, or on any other area that you are not singularly responsible for should probably be addressed here first as well. I'm sure whatever it is won't be be an issue given your reputation, but still...

And on that note, I can't wait to see what you create!


-IG

Gamerprinter
02-16-2009, 05:15 PM
My intent was using the Wiki to develope this piece of real estate. Although I have posted to the Wiki already, I don't know how to initiate a main page for my proposed content, since it won't be normally linked from the Ansium pages, rather through a higher layer for the entire world - I imagine. Also my Wiki-fu skills prevent me from uploading a map (I've yet to create one yet for this.)

I already know the government structure, who/what my emperor is, who/what my shogun is, I've got ideas for dozens of noble houses, I am borrowing certain aspects from both Shinto and Buddhism, mostly stuff on the dark side, as well as my own twisted twists for the religion and worship on the isles. So I've got stuff I can start entering into Wiki already.

If someone can start me up with an Empire of Asahi starting page - I can go from there!

Also, how should I name it, numerically speaking. I imagine region 2 - 5 (or more) will be on the continent Ansium is assigned. What is your suggested regional numbering for this property. I can see there are at least 6 to 8 square regions within the island property, though much of it is open sea, in order to access the few outer isles surrounding the main one.

GP

Steel General
02-16-2009, 06:16 PM
You must master the Ways of the Wiki, young GamerPrinter! Only then can you become a true master of the CWBP!

...sorry couldn't resist :D

industrygothica
02-16-2009, 06:21 PM
Here (http://cwbp.cartographersguild.com/index.php?title=Empire_of_Asahi) ya go.

I also updated the World Overview section to include your area; if you follow the format that's on that page already you'll be fine with adding additional areas within the Empire of Asahi.

Cool name, btw.

As for naming conventions here, I would think that something like "Empire of Asahi - Region 1" would be sufficient, especially since you'll be the only one working on it. But that's just me.

Good luck.


-IG

ravells
02-16-2009, 06:36 PM
I love the descriptions you've done for the Beastlands! More! More!

Thank you IG! you're an unsung hero of the CWBP!

Gamerprinter
02-22-2009, 12:25 PM
So who (NK?) would have a more detailed, larger or higher res version of the island east of Ansium I chose for my Empire of Asahi. I would like to start mapping it, but I would prefer something better to work with than what is currently available - anyone?

GP

Redrobes
02-22-2009, 12:38 PM
Heres a 4K x 2K world map (http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/ThinkBig/World/World_Color1.png) that I made based on the original height map data.

NeonKnight
02-22-2009, 01:03 PM
Whoops, sorry I missed the party here. (Too busy with my CCNA course and all ;))

What sort of Info are you looking for? I can probably whip it off later today.

Gamerprinter
02-22-2009, 02:47 PM
I think I can work with Redrobes heightmap, however, NK, if you'd like to provide me with climate/rainfall maps of the Island os Asahi region, that could probably help.

I plan to hand draw the main map with iso-hand-drawn mountains, it will show provincial borders, locations of the Imperial capital is well as major cities and other data. I also plan to create clearer (top down view) maps of the provinces and cities (eventually) so they can be more useable in a playing environment.

The one thought that frightens me, is that Fukuhara-kyo, the Imperial capital, may have more than 1 million people in its population (egads, I don't look forward to that map!)

GP

NeonKnight
02-22-2009, 03:30 PM
Okay, here is the region with TEMP, RAIN, and for comparative, Just the Islands.

Gamerprinter
02-22-2009, 05:53 PM
While I'll basically utilize the temperature map of Asahi, I am doing some noteable differences, which should be climatologically probable.

NK, in British Columbia, its fairly comfortable with a maritime temperate climate versus the interior of Canada at your same latitude - simply because the oceans affect on temperature and humidity. I think the islands of Asahi could be a bit warmer than those temperature belts allude.

Also I could have some type of gulf stream type current of warmer water flowing along the southern coastal region of the main island - this too could increase the ambient temperature versus what its latitute might otherwise be.

I don't want Asahi to be semi-tropical, but I don't want Alaska either.

GP

PS: any idea on prevailing winds? I'd like to know which way the weather is coming in, as it might affect weather hitting the continent of Ansium too...

NeonKnight
02-22-2009, 08:26 PM
Well, as I have stated before the Temperature maps are a sort of 'average' over the year.

The following link shows the average monthly temps for Vancouver, BC:

http://www.eurometeo.com/english/climate/city_CYVR/meteo_Vancouver

And a quick calculation shows the average Yearly temp is therefore a mere 14 Celcius.

Now Asahi, is approximately 54 to 60 Degrees Latitude (with the Arctic Circle being 60 latitude, putting it closer to Prince Rupert British Columbia:

http://www.grc.k12.nf.ca/climatecanada/prince_rupert.htm

So, the temperature scale seems a little right (maybe just a little cooler), Playing with the default temperature, and making the average for the entire world a little warmer, will put the temps closer to a real world scale.

Ishmayl
08-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Is there an index of who has which areas? I and another person at the CBG were thinking about teaming up on an area if there are any left and if we're welcome!

Steel General
08-03-2009, 01:29 PM
There are a few either unclaimed (or the claimee has disappeared), just not sure exactly which ones at the moment. See the thread below this one, it should have some more up-to-date info in it...hopefully :D

Gamerprinter
08-03-2009, 01:40 PM
Ishmayl, technically speaking, I have three regions that fall into the Khanate of Qashya Mal, kind of a Mongol Horde expansive empire that covers the entire thing. While I have mapped the first and second region, I never mapped the third.

The Grand City of Qashya Mal has never been mapped and its supposed to have a population of 96,000 people, being the largest urban area in the CWBP.

Other than the town of Darkovia, far to the north, which has has some development, none of the three regions have much development, just a little flavor.

I'd love for someone to pick up where I left off, as I am too busy working on Kaidan (which is also considered part of the CWBP...)

Those regions are available to you. I believe several of the regions of north of Qashya Mal are available as well. As well as regions south and south west on the Land Grab map.

We'd love for your involvement!

GP

Ishmayl
08-03-2009, 01:45 PM
That sounds pretty interesting to me, GP. Could you point me in the direction of any threads you have on the Khanate? I believe I found the wiki pages, but I'm having trouble finding any updated indexes of peoples' various work on the project!

Redrobes
08-03-2009, 02:02 PM
Hi Ishmayl, theres the proper list somewhere about but since I make it, its in my sig too. Look at the CWBP index and thats a list of the places and the cities within them. As far as I can tell 2,3 and 5 are free and 27 also which might the one GP is referring to. If you dont take 2 then I will run it through a script or something as its never been mapped at all. That would leave 3 being the last one left then.

Gamerprinter
08-03-2009, 02:04 PM
Region 1, Map Area: 9, 10 and 11.

Khanate of Qashya Mal (http://forums.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1826&highlight=qashya)

Central Steppe of Qashya Mal (http://forums.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2111&highlight=qashya)

There has been a thread started for the third region, yet.

The Wiki section pointing to Qashya Mal, has everything I ever posted on that area, some background fluff on the Khanate itself, but needs lots of work.

Note the regions south of Qashya Mal is suffering a Plague of sorts and regular patrols on the southern border do their best to shoot anyone (with their bows) who enters Qashya Mal from the south.

Currently Qashya Mal is the eastern most regions in development for the CWBP - get to work, please!

GP

Redrobes
08-03-2009, 02:10 PM
Due to our bizarre numbering system 11 is actually 27 cos it goes in a 5x5 grid then numbers down the right when we ran out. :shock:

Ishmayl
08-03-2009, 02:14 PM
Thanks! And just to be clear, are you saying that you will no longer be working on any of the regions and we can take over completely, or that you are just taking a break and will be back, or that you are just giving up control of the far eastern region you haven't started yet, or something else entirely? Just want to make sure we don't step on any toes!

Redrobes
08-03-2009, 02:45 PM
The CWBP is pretty old. If it aint mapped by now consider it free to map. Maps 2 & 3 have a thread thats been abandoned. Map 5 has an abandoned thread and Map 27 was the one GP was taking on does not have a thread so you can create one in the same style - "[Region 1][Map 27] BlahBlahLand" and start mapping.

If you want the relief / height maps or a template for that map tile then just shout in that new thread. The others have got them already. The only thing we ask is that it lines up with neighbors and that the maps are all creative commons share alike because a) the base map is in that style and b) it guarantees that its free to use and share.

Gamerprinter
08-03-2009, 02:47 PM
Thanks! And just to be clear, are you saying that you will no longer be working on any of the regions and we can take over completely, or that you are just taking a break and will be back, or that you are just giving up control of the far eastern region you haven't started yet, or something else entirely? Just want to make sure we don't step on any toes!

While I'd like to see Calishem, become something like a cross between Baghdad, Constantinople and Samarkand, and the basics of the principality of Darkovia as they are now - its your property to develope and change at your whim. Take the whole thing if you'd like. I see Kaidan taking over the next year or so for me, so unlikely I'd ever get back to it.

Darkovia is kind of a vampire's principality, who feeds on the slaves he hires to mine his bloodstones, but is "benevolent" to his people.

Also check out 12rounds' Inhabitants of the World thread, he has a number of illustrations of various people in Calishem and Darkovia, which might help spark ideas or use as more content.

But its all yours as far as I'm concerned!

GP

ronaldo0017
09-28-2011, 10:05 PM
I think somebody ought to put a proper fantasy name to the "World of ThinkBig" and the continent of "Somenorthishplace".
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Nate
06-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Beautiful map, of course! Most grid squares have a lot of potential, too.

Tyackt
11-07-2012, 09:29 PM
Im a noob but One looks Fun. I call Dibbs!

Midgardsormr
11-08-2012, 02:10 PM
I might be mistaken, but I think all of the region-level grids have already had at least some work done. Here's Region 1: http://www.cartographersguild.com/cooperative-worldbuilding-project/2174-%5Bregion-1%5D%5Bmap-01%5D-ash-coast.html

At this point, the project needs a lot more local maps. I'd love to see some more detailed maps Roam and the Ash Coast.

Redrobes has an index of all (or at least most) of the maps produced for the CWBP so far here Index of: Cartographers Guild Cooperative World Build Project (http://www.cartographersguild.com/utilities/Indexes/CWBP_Index.htm)

Redrobes
11-09-2012, 06:39 AM
Yes - I must have cleared out some web space and deleted the map index so I have just put it back up. If you go back to post #248 on this thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/cooperative-worldbuilding-project/1744-thinking-big-torqs-landgrab-choose-territory-7.html#post32668) then you can see the index map as a grid of all the maps together and if you click on that then it goes through to the larger version. Now this index map does cut off a bit of tile 1 since it reached out into the sea a bit so the thread that Midgard has pointed to does show the full map of that region.

Anyone is welcome to add to the regional maps and fill in more towns and places. All we ask is that they make some attempt to match up with whats already there so it can be integrated into the full big sized image. So if a river runs through a town but otherwise its just a spot marked on the map then you have free reign to what you will just so long as it has a river in it.

Some of the maps like regions 2 & 3 I think I did something just so that it was not a blank square so there is practically nothing on them at all. When you zoom into the maps at proper scale then the areas are large so its almost like a blank canvas for much of the whole set of regions. Only a few have been mapped so that there are a number of more detailed parts to any of them.

But post #248 is the starting point. Look at that, see what you like. Check the index list in my sig or the link by Midgard and read up about whats been done already and then just start mapping something. Start a new post or thread with the title in the same sort of format that the others are in then we can auto scrape this CWBP index list.

Oh and I almost forgot, we have the 3D texture height maps of the whole areas done if you need them. They may not quite line up with the existing maps since different people used different software to do them.

Realmwright
01-25-2014, 10:14 AM
I know I'm coming to this pretty late, but I'll jump on section 8 if it's still available. Just at a glance it gave me some great ideas.

Azelor
01-25-2014, 11:40 PM
This project has been inactive for quite some time now.
We are working on a new project. You can have more informations here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/cooperative-worldbuilding-project/25647-cwbp-2-overview-outline-current-activity-regarding-new-co-op-project.html#post234475