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timallen
10-26-2012, 11:53 AM
No idea if I will get this finished, but I did at least get a map started. The idea is to show in a strait line of a curving warp line in space, going from one (yet-to-be-named) star system to another, with stops along the way, which will be described in more detail along the top and bottom of the map.

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jtougas
10-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Neat idea. I look forward to seeing this progress. :)

timallen
10-27-2012, 05:52 PM
I got some more work done on the map. Its now developing into an alt-universe steampunk style. Still need to add in details on the planets and whatnot.

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Diamond
10-28-2012, 03:42 PM
This.... is awesome.

ravells
10-28-2012, 07:45 PM
I love Vicki in the shades!!! Great stuff!

arsheesh
10-28-2012, 08:55 PM
I love Vicki in the shades!!! Great stuff!

As do I. I'm liking where this is going.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

timallen
10-30-2012, 12:08 AM
Thanks guys. Here is the latest installment. Still need more stuff to fill in the blank areas. And I may change the lighting.

Diamond
10-30-2012, 01:34 PM
"The Most Interesting Monarch in the World". Nice. :D

Schwarzkreuz
10-30-2012, 08:24 PM
Simply brilliant. This Idea is so great I have to tryout a similar Map. Personally I think this Lite challenge could also have been a 'Big' Challenge, its pushing the borderies of our standard maps here a lot. Great! get my Rep

timallen
10-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Here is the latest version of the map. Added in a "menu" selector, and a crank and pulley system to show how far along the ether-line the ship is. Plus did lots of other little tweaks. I think I am pretty close to being done. In case you were wondering, I got the dinner menu off of Wikipedia. According to them, its the first dinner served on the initial run of the Real Orient Express.

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jtougas
10-31-2012, 01:43 PM
This is so cool. The details really make this pop and it's so much fun to just look at. (Although I DO wish I could push those buttons...) :)

Lyandra
10-31-2012, 04:57 PM
Wow, I love it! What a great idea. :lol: Amazing map... :)

arsheesh
10-31-2012, 06:16 PM
I completely agree with the above comments, this map rocks!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Fury
11-04-2012, 03:22 AM
Woah, you call this a lite mapping challenge? It's very good. :) Now the ship itself just needs to be better defined.

ravells
11-04-2012, 01:14 PM
Oh one thing I noticed, Vicki would never say 'I' she would use the royal 'We'. Not sure if she has 'friends' probably 'subjects'!

timallen
11-04-2012, 07:48 PM
She is a lot more laid-back in my alt-history steam punk universe!:D

timallen
11-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Well, I was going to do more, including a detailed back-story about how the Ether Lines were discovered (around 1800) and how that affected history (um, lots!) but looks like I've run out of time. Here is the last version of the map. All I did was change the crank a bit and added in some lighting effects.

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arsheesh
11-15-2012, 05:05 PM
This is good enough to win a "golden" compass award. Nice job Tim.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Diamond
11-15-2012, 11:16 PM
I agree with arsheesh.

Also, you've got a typo. On the planet Zanistan, it looks as though you've got an extra 't'.

jtougas
11-16-2012, 02:15 AM
This is getting one of my votes thats for sure. Amazing !! :)

Lyandra
11-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Beautiful! :)

jbgibson
11-19-2012, 09:31 AM
Delightful. All it needs is a spinner. And Zorgons. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406375/) :-)