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  1. Eilathen's Avatar
    Hey Larion,

    Any chance we will see some progress on this worldmap? It looks very interesting and i'd like to see it develop further.
  2. Miranda Hartrampf's Avatar
    I'm not to sure this is the right word but i like the "globe-esk" shape - nice and subtle, yet effective.
  3. WoroRelu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Larion
    Glad you like it! when I made the map, I did the bare minimum for research on medieval demographics. However, I'd REALLY like to take it to the next step. I think the most fun way to do that would be to make a copy of the map and edit it so instead of showing political borders, it would instead have a color scale indicating population levels per sq/mile. Then, since you and I both would like even more information, I could add a side panel with some more details. What do you think?

    And I suppose I could make other maps detailing other significant statistics. Temperature map, maybe? But one step at a time, haha.
    That sounds fantastic! If you're looking perhaps for reading that might inspire or give you some idea of demographic-type things (though if creatively you don't like doing that, completely discount this) Kenzer and Co. publishes a setting called Kingdoms of Kalamar that is pretty big on gritty realism, might give you an example of slave and general medieval demographics - another one is Harn (I don't know how to get the ^ above the a) but I haven't read up on it much.

    I'm going to subscribe, because I want to see how your world builds up. What are you using for primary development/editing? I know you said Photoshop, but is it primarily raster tablet painting or are you using shapes/paths for form construction?
  4. Larion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WoroRelu
    I love this map. I don't know your thoughts on this, would love to hear back about it, but I think an interesting aspect to the maps would be statistics regarding slave populations? Maybe the number of freed/escaped slaves living where, the number of slaves involved in revolutionary or counter-revolutionary actions in the disputed territories, the slave population in relation to the free/serf/etc. population in the region that continues to allow slavery, etc. Essentially, the role of slavery in the war and regions outside of being the primary cause/justification for the conflict.
    Glad you like it! when I made the map, I did the bare minimum for research on medieval demographics. However, I'd REALLY like to take it to the next step. I think the most fun way to do that would be to make a copy of the map and edit it so instead of showing political borders, it would instead have a color scale indicating population levels per sq/mile. Then, since you and I both would like even more information, I could add a side panel with some more details. What do you think?

    And I suppose I could make other maps detailing other significant statistics. Temperature map, maybe? But one step at a time, haha.
  5. WoroRelu's Avatar
    I love this map. I don't know your thoughts on this, would love to hear back about it, but I think an interesting aspect to the maps would be statistics regarding slave populations? Maybe the number of freed/escaped slaves living where, the number of slaves involved in revolutionary or counter-revolutionary actions in the disputed territories, the slave population in relation to the free/serf/etc. population in the region that continues to allow slavery, etc. Essentially, the role of slavery in the war and regions outside of being the primary cause/justification for the conflict.