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11-23-2009, 09:32 AM
Finally finished! Labeling was hard.;)
The WIP thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=7706).

This is the planet Venus in an universe with a working ether theory which leads to working etherdrive spaceships. Under the 'evercloud' of Venus exist large continents and island, thriving with strange flora and fauna - and an intelligent native species with an early 19th century tech standard. When the humans begin to colonize the cool polar regions (still with average day temperatures of 35° Celsius) this lead to war as the Venusians are rather unhappy about this development.

The ! in the city names is a click consonant like in some African languages.

Enjoy! If so, don't hesitate to rate the map. :D

11-23-2009, 10:33 AM

11-23-2009, 12:17 PM
Very nice!

11-23-2009, 01:43 PM
Great job Sapiento, and labels are nice ;) i wanne house overseeing the McDonalds bay! oh wait, its MacDonald ;) haggis for me then I guess... maybe one can make haggis from entrails of a Venusian?

11-23-2009, 04:39 PM
I like the artwork the best, the zeppelins and rockets really have a Flash Gordon vibe, which is cool, and I love the blue thing with a gun. Nice job.

11-23-2009, 06:27 PM
That's great! Love the artwork too. Great job.

11-23-2009, 06:31 PM
Wicked map. Great detail and I love the artwork as well.

11-24-2009, 06:04 AM
I love the rivers.

And the forests.
And the typefaces/ labeling. And the artwork. And the cartouche.

Everything, really.

11-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Thank you all :)

11-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Nice map, Sapiento. That thing carrying the gun makes me laugh. Hehe.

Scott Livingston
11-25-2009, 04:15 PM
Some maps on this site have a verisimilitude as in, "I can almost believe I'm looking at a map of an actual place." This one's a bit different...my reaction is closer to "I can almost believe this map is part of a real science fiction franchise." And better yet, it makes me want to read the book or watch the movie. Nice job!

11-26-2009, 12:40 AM
Thank you! I put much effort into this piece and that's a real good-to-hear comment! :D

12-03-2009, 11:12 AM
Please prepend your map titles with the following when applicable:

Released - for finished maps
WIP - work Work in Progress
BETA - for beta maps

The map is in the Finished Maps section. Isn't this clear enough?

12-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Might want to run new posting "rules" by the forum admins :) lol.

12-04-2009, 12:36 AM
Then good luck! ;)

12-04-2009, 02:47 AM
While we won't be changing the way that we do things just yet, we will take his opinion under advisement and keep our eye on weird posts that seem to come out of nowhere.