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    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...

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    Sorry I've been away for so long... you've been busy! And doing fine work too.

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    Thanks. I think I am almost done.

    Current WIP (scaled down):

    Orion Spur Map-sectors-overview-rectangles13-expeditions.jpg

    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.

    Orion Spur Map-sectors-overview-rectangles13.jpg

    Fluff text closeup:

    Orion Spur Map-sectors-overview-rectangles13-fluff1.jpg

    Orion Spur Map-sectors-overview-rectangles13-fluff2.jpg

    Fluff text probably needs some work, but I like the basic approach.

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    Added a legend to the map, which looks like so:

    Orion Spur Map-sectors-overview-rectangles14-legend.png

    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 :-)

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    Have been working on the setting again.

    Historic borders, WIP:

    Orion Spur Map-historic4.jpg

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    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. =)
    “Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.”
    -Mark Jenkins

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    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.

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    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.

    Orion Spur Map-historic05-small.jpg

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    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...

    Orion Spur Map-historic06-small.jpg

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