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    @rgcalsaverini: Well, I was suggesting a world like that as a possible alternative to the "multi-continents", modern-Earth-like world or the Pangaea world that were being discussed above, because I thought it might be interesting. The big difference between this and the one Falconius suggested is that there is more underwater continental shelf than on the modern Earth (and therefore more tropical oceans like that of the present-day central Indo-Pacific), more island chains, and fewer large land masses.

    What I'm trying to get at is, I suppose, this: is there anything established about the world already? That is, assuming it's roughly Earth-like: how big is it, what is the climate like (i.e. are there ice caps), what percentage of the surface is water? There are some basic things like that which should probably be agreed upon collectively, even if we're doing all the individual geography by claiming an area and talking to our immediate neighbours.

    Very glad to see this going! I was sad when the CWBP1 stagnated and died.
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    Carried over from the Genre and setting thread:
    B) Physical Characteristics
    B.1 Basic world shape: Pangea? Craters?
    B.2 Physics/Astrophysics: Is the world round? Does it spin? Have seasons? How many moons? Etc

    C) Technical Details
    C.1 Mapping approach: Who can map? How are we going to assign maps?
    C.2 World division: How will we divide the world for mapping?
    B 1. Basic Shape
    No to Pangaea. I want multi-continental with plenty of interesting mapping points and lots of ocean space and plenty of islands (that don't have to appear on the main world map for sake of ease). And also one large continent for fun. This planet has no requirement to be Earth size, I'd be happy to go bigger with the assumption that even if it's not realistic it still has similar characteristics. I'd assume a bigger planet would work well with Azelors double star desire which I'm also happy to go with. Double Stars and double moons. (or two planets in orbiting each other and in a common orbit around the stars? lets make it weirds). I'm happy with anything weird going on in the sky really.

    Ghostmans locus points are definitely in my vision of this world.

    C 1. Anyone can map if they want?... We don't assign plots, people ask for them and if they aren't taken already they get to use them.
    C 2. This is dealt with extensively in this thread and post 39 is kind of the culmination of my proposal, though nothing has been decided and the matter dropped. I prefer to do the irregular plots because I think it's more conducive to both mapping and world building.
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    In my idea, the second star would be so far that it would have no gravity impact on the planet.

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    I support Falconius' proposal, and I made a potential plot-map of the world with the highest votes:

    CWBP 2 Deciding the map-world-proposal-plots.png
    It's rough, but you get the idea.

    The problem with squares or hexes, is that there are tidbits of land that are left out or in a different space entirely. Sure you can claim more than one spot, but then that's kind of a pain in the ass. If you can just choose a region, with reasonable borders, it might make the mapping process a little easier. That's my opinion though.

    I mainly changed the grid where small=>medium islands were to make it easier, also where there were interesting coastal features. As, presumably, you'd want them to be in one map instead of several. I tried not to touch the land, but there are definitely parts that might benefit from irregular plots.

    I think part of the issue is the map itself. There's a lot of long, snaky islands, which cover a lot of terrain, but ultimately might be easier mapped as a whole. What do you guys think?

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    I still think we should go with little hexes and let each mapper pick a number of them for his/her plot, rather than trying to guess in advance the shape and extent of the plots.

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    Do we have a full hex map of the world in this thread?

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    There is a new submission thread for map proposals here (discussion should be kept to this thread though), so we don't know what the maps going to be yet. I'm completely uninterested in mapping the entire world top down (mapping as a whole). I just want the basics laid in so that cartographers can go at it as they wish. Mapping as a whole is only interesting on a solo project and can be useful in a directed group project (ie for a game development team with a specific plan).
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    We could do just what GSPRooster suggested and ''build'' a map instead of trying to make one appear out of nowhere.

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    I don't really want to do that as a collective, I'd rather just have full maps to choose from for our world map. If one of them happened to be made that way great, otherwise also great.

    Edit: We can also do half of a world map so to speak and leave the other half to a later date, but I'm not so much a fan of such a plan.
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