This is a very nice entry indeed :)
I wouldn't worry about an accurate scale... no way you'd be able
to achieve that in a practical way. Doing so wouldn't add a lot
to the map either. I like it as it is.
For the first two updates you posted, how'd you get it to show
the dimensions underneath the thumbnail?
I like your “test your inner geek” naming, even if you’re giving famous planets names to entire systems :P.
I would like to see a shield/flag of planet Fold and maybe, if you have not planned already, I would add a sci fi techno border to the whole thing.
Yes, I know..
Although, if I recall right: In Traveller systems were named after their "main" world ..
A crest sounds like a good idea :)
(To be honest, at the moment I'm stuck anyway, so any kind of suggestion what to do next is cool :))
Oh, and I added a border.
I'm not used at all to sci fi maps, to be honest, so I'm having troubles thinking up a "cool" border ... might need to check the sci-fi section here ...
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Here goes the crest of the ruling caste of fold: The church of flight.
According to their credo " 'cause it's easier to fly", the crest depicts a stylized flying device inspired by one of the many flying animals on the planet:
The crest picks up the requirements of the contest again, combining sqares, circles and some triangles ...
And in case you were wondering: This crest has been done entirely with PowerPoint 2010 :)
Now I need a place to include it :)
I have an annoying question about your map: Southern Sun subsector; I think it doesn't make sense. Or maybe I'm not geek enough to understand.
Ooookkkk ... so, there is a DJ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Oakenfold
That's why there is a system Pau I. next to the Oaken system containing the planet Fold.
One of his hits is "Southern Sun" containing the line " 'cause it's easier to fly than to face another night in southern sun"
Another one of his hits is "Café del Mar", a remix of one of the most heared trance hits of the world - and the reason I renamed one of the planets :)
The show goes one right here:
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So, yeah ..
I found this thread in the sci-fi Forums:
And since someone asked, whether a tutorial for a map like this could be created, I tried to copy the style, trying to find out, whether I could provide a tutorial for a map like this ...
Here is the result:
Turns out, this map features lots of triangles, squares and circles as well ..
Question: Which one would you prefer?
Which one should I submit?
I would keep the second map as the principal map, and I would incorporate the features of the first map into the second, if it is possible. I think they could complement well.