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    Default WIP - Lazyworld, a journey

    Starting from a premise of two lazy and opposed creator deities (which came about when we were waiting for a D&D game to start with a friend), I came up with a pretty simple looking world. I've decided to run with the silliness and see where it takes me. The world also has no name, yet, but Lazyworld is sillier and more fun sounding than some-or-other variation on "Oerd" or "Deurt".

    1) First I sketched out a rough map of the world. Yes. It looks silly.

    WIP - Lazyworld, a journey-lazyland-2000px.jpg

    2) I scanned the map, cleaned it up and put it into simplified vectors (without curves), to give me a globe that I could use for future projections & close-ups of regions--should I want that.

    WIP - Lazyworld, a journey-lazyworld-v2-03.png

    Now, I've done a rough height-map, added polar caps and so forth. I'm keeping the whole vector thing rough because, at this point, I don't even have much detail done - so why bother with a very detailed map? Surprisingly, the silly looking half-land, half-water map has started to look quite interesting (to me) on a globe ...

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    WIP - Lazyworld, a journey-lazyworld-v3-03.png

    Now that I have a rough precipitation map (based on an air pressure, wind direction and ocean current extrapolation that might be completely wrong) I can start adding some biomes. Interesting: making one great big continent means one ends up with a LOT of desert. Mmm ... I could go for some desserts.

    Next: rough vegetation & some rivers.

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    WIP - Lazyworld, a journey-lazyworld-v3-04.png

    There we go, now that all the biomes are up, I can play around with what kind of cultures could theoretically live on Lazyworld ... primarily on it's coasts .

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    Looks pretty amazing! Looking forward to see how that develops!

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    WIP - Lazyworld, a journey-lazyworld-hemispheres-04.jpg

    And now ... with rivers & forests. Hmm ... guess the next step is something like distribution of resources or something.

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    As a representative of the Silly Party, you have my vote.
    Upon the Creation of the World the First Dragons cast their seed in the light of a Sun and a Thousand Suns, beneath the Moon and a Thousand Moons, on a World and a Thousand Worlds.

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    Very Very nice, I could use you on my project....lol

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    Come back and finish this Lazy Kat!
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    i love how the equirectangular map (with its artificial looking landmasses) looks a lot more natural once spherized. very cool

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