Little progress since my last WIP, so I won't attach a new one just yet. I am up to about 450 named systems. The left part of the map is giving me headaches; since it's basically unexplored and "room for future development", I can't put too much there - unless someone has any good suggestions?
I really hope to get this map done this weekend. I am excited about it, that's a good sign that I actually might manage it... ;)
Sorry I've been away for so long... you've been busy! And doing fine work too.
Thanks. I think I am almost done.
Current WIP (scaled down):
The empty regions on the left side were of course explored somewhat; the map now shows the most famous of these missions - all of which ended in failure. Hmmm. I wonder why.
Fluff text closeup:
Fluff text probably needs some work, but I like the basic approach.
Added a legend to the map, which looks like so:
So I am mostly done - I'll let it sit for a week or so then look it over, re-work the fluff text perhaps, and then I'll test-print this to A1 size. I am quite excited about that last part :-)
Have been working on the setting again.
Historic borders, WIP:
Wow. I've been away for a while, but when I come back I see an astoundingly awesome update to a really great map. I guess that's just par for the course for bartmoss though. =)
Thanks for the compliments... I've been working on this background a lot and I am really glad I spent the time to work on a decent map for it. It helps so much to work out the details of the background.
In 2600AD, the Federated Nations loosened their grip on the human colony worlds. Mankind's colonial empire immediately split into 19 smaller nations. This map shows their rough claims; in reality, the borders were not nearly this distinct - there was a great amount of overlap in rivaling claims, which led directly to the great civil war.
And the same map, fast forwarded another 20 years. These violent humans are beginning to cause severe damage to themselves with their silly civil war...