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Larb
09-12-2012, 04:42 PM
This is actually my third attempt to start something for this challenge. At first I did a fantasy mine and mushroom cave (I still might finish that one), then I attempted a derelict ship. In the end I decided to try something completely different. I don't do much sci-fi or modern stuff so I thought I'd give it a try.

This is based on a short adventure I wrote but never used for a sci-fantasy setting I created. I use heavily modified shadowrun rules to run it. The adventure focused on recovering an old power core from a derelict power installation.

The sketchy notes and stuff will get cleaned up/redrawn eventually.

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Carbus
09-12-2012, 04:57 PM
Loved the sky and the birds! The building itself is pretty cool too. Just one question, the building is on the coast? It yes it would be nice some waves, or other stuff :D Great job!

ravells
09-12-2012, 05:06 PM
This is looking ubercool, the gradient sky and the black silhouette conjure up a great atmosphere that really sets the scene. Beautiful!

arsheesh
09-12-2012, 05:47 PM
Yeah, heaps of cool!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Cunning Cartographer
09-12-2012, 06:02 PM
Looking great Larb :)

Larb
09-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Carbus: It's an outcrop in some rocky hills. There isn't even a proper road that goes to it anymore. I did consider the coast but thought I didn't want to deviate hugely from my adventure description incase I do end up running it at some point.

cfds
09-13-2012, 03:02 AM
Nice. Somehow I fell reminded of the old Clonk Planet "Hazard Scenario"...

Schwarzkreuz
09-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Its realy looking nice so far, cant wait to see more details.

Bogie
09-16-2012, 11:27 PM
I'm liking it! More to come?

Larb
09-17-2012, 03:38 AM
Not really sure what else to do. Sci-fi maps aren't really my thing. Something with the overall canvas maybe. I dunno. I'll probably make a few tweaks at the least though.

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ravells
09-17-2012, 05:59 AM
I can't think of anything else that will improve it...a scale maybe? I just love it.

arsheesh
09-17-2012, 09:48 PM
Yeah, that's just really cool. Nice to see some more sci-fi maps as well.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Larb
09-18-2012, 03:41 PM
I have been thinking about adding a scale, but it meant having to do some research. What I found suggests floors that are between 3 and 4 metres in height (that takes into account up to half a metre for wiring and ventilation and stuff like that).

That's for a properly stacked office type building. This one is more substantially built with lots of solid concrete sections (it is supposed to be hardened against attack). There are also several hidden ducts and shafts (and the odd room) not marked on the map. But for the heights of floors like the admin section I think I will go for 4 metres which should make it easy to figure out the rest.

*edit* actually looking at it again, I think I'll go for 3 metres or my train will look oversized.

Larb
09-26-2012, 09:27 AM
I finished the map so this is the final version, I opted not to put a scale on it ('cause I couldn't make it look ok and it was a headache to figure out).

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Larb
09-26-2012, 09:48 AM
For some reason the thread isn't updating. I think because I got an error 500 when I made the last post.

torstan
09-26-2012, 02:05 PM
Hi Larb - how exactly is the thread not updating? I see post #14 saying that it is a final version. Are there more changes you'd like to make to this?

Larb
09-26-2012, 03:36 PM
It seems to be ok now. When I originally made the post, I got an error 500 but the post went through anyway. But on the forum, it said the thread's last post was post #13. But everything seems to be fine now.