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    Very impressive!

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    Very, very nice Daelin. Have some rep.
    Normally I don't care that much for space maps (just not my thing), but this one is uber cool!
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    Very intriguing, Daelin. I really love how you've taken a very artistic route with this representation, and yet it still feels functional. To me, it's like I pulled up a map on some ship's computer and queried it just for the planets of the Empire.

    Logical. Fluid. Brilliant.

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    Hay that map will be perfect for my next space opera game. Would you be willing to do a version of this map with a clear or white back ground and black lines and lettering?

    I want to print it out to put on my game room wall, but that much black ink will be hella expensive.
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    Well, the map is far from done, the target being at least 100 hundred individual planets or stations. But if you want a really quick white background version of what I have so far, pm me your email, and I'll send a jpg to you.
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    It's been some time since my last WIP post, so here is what I've been up to.

    Probs to a2area for letting use even more of his totally awesome work, the twin planets Gotha and Israh (to the "south" of Earth). My planet conversions can't possibly do his originals justice, as these are just scaled-down parts of two much larger maps that he's made. I took the liberty of adding some lights to indicate heavy urbanization, but other than that, this is all a2area's work. Thanks a bunch, dude!

    I've made some minor rearrangements of the transit network, so the planets fit in a little better, but most of the time I've spent simply making more planets. I've done a handful of them myself, but to tell the truth, most of the new additions are textures, ripped right off the web, from places like NASA and various sites found through Google. They've been put through a few filters and given some minor tweaks and then made into planets.

    Anyway, let me know what you think!
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    just keeps getting better and better. Makes me want to make a planet just to get in there
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    Oh, please do, Tilt! If it fits in, style wise, I'd definitely include it!

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    Dude this is great! I don't know how I've missed this one, must have been going on while I was buried in work and then busy with a challenge project. Originally when I bought GURPS I intended to run a space campaign but it ended up being a future earth collapsed into a mid-evil setting because I didn't see myself being able to spend the months of time it would take to just come up with the planets. I may very well borrow this and see if I can muster up the chutzpa to try again.

    And if Tilt gets a planet I think Jax should too! I mean who wants to live on a planet that sounds like a dead ball? "Tilt"...I mean really ---> Sorry for you youngsters or those who don't get the reference.

    You know thinking about it, this type of Space map could make for another community project like the one we already have if the guild ever wanted to take on another one.

    In "GURPS space" there is excellent information about planet building, atmospheres and all kinds of stuff, a good read for anyone into space building. I may have to dust that off and create a planet just for the fun of it.

    Thanks Daelin, definitely Rep worthy.
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    Hey, Jax, if you want a planet in my map, go right ahead and make one. I will include any submitted candidate as long as they meet the requirements, i.e. looking "realistic" and fitting in with the general style of the other planets. I'll even let you name it if you want!

    And I might look at that GURPS thing. I was originally going to include short-ish description boxes for each planet. As I progressed I could see that simply wasn't possible. I also do a bit of writing, so I'm thinking about making a small companion book, where each planet gets a detailed description, including climate, population, industry, special characteristics, etc.. It could also feature small thumbnails with each planet. If I can find time for all of this, of course.

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