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    Post [taken]The Destroyed Lands map

    The Destroyed Lands map - create a regional map depicting a civilization destroying cataclysm of epic proportions, a sort of post apocalyptic map, with the major feature showing the remnants of the great cataclysm.

    Decide on a type of destruction that can be depicted on a map, something that complete alters the landscape from what it was before. It could be the crater left by a comet strike, a new coastline after an earthquake dropped California into the Pacific, the fast rise of a great volatile volcano in the middle of a city, or arcane destruction (1 M HD Fireball, anyone?), anything else you can come up with.

    Of course, you can also depict survivalist camps or whatever else you want, the main goal is to show a world in its aftermath of destruction.

    Fantasy, modern, futuristic doesn't matter, show me a map of destroyed lands, that's what I'd like to see!

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    oooooooh

    It's like another heavier version of the passage of time map, where the focus is on "after"

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    I like it...
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    Nice idea...and I even have practice from my before and after volcano map.
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    I suspect the entries will be art-heavy and map-scarce.

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    It could be fun, though I doubt I'll have the time to enter as I'm trying to maintain my focus on my main world project. Still . . . If I need to take a break, and it might help with some of the aspects of my world map . . .

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    If I put in a wholly blue map and claim that an asteroid made all the ice-caps melt; will that do ._.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aenigma View Post
    If I put in a wholly blue map and claim that an asteroid made all the ice-caps melt; will that do ._.?
    Yes.
    Will it be a winning entry? Probably not
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    Post I'd say no, but...

    I'd say no, but if you were creating some kind of "Water World", I'd expect islands and even better, structures sticking out of the water with new shorelines beyond that. Not that a world couldn't be completely covered in water following a catastrophe, but then the point of the challenge idea is to show evidence of great change. A plain blue map of water only shows water, not the change. Another possibility is to have an underwater map showing city ruins and such surrounding tiny island (former mountain top), etc.

    You'd need more than a blue map to show evidence of destruction.

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    I like the idea as well. I love creating but I've never really explored the dark side of destroying. Sounds interesting.
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