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    That map makes me despair of ever completing my own half as good-looking...

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    Ha, you and me both, Diamond. I was considering entering this month challenge, but I gave up that idea pretty quick. What little free time I have, outside of school and work, this map is the time sink of the century.

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    Umm i cant see any of them, they all appear as containing errors.

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    Daelin, if you know of a game store that might let you look at the book you will see what I'm talking about. It has a pretty detailed Planetary Record form showing all sorts of details when designing a planet. Such as atmospheric pressure, density, axial tilt and climate. It has stuff about the size of a star and how many planets it can hold in it's orbit...that kind of stuff. There are different types of biospheres, moons etc. It even has tables for generating random planets. For example, it gets into how a planet's size, gravity and density are interrelated. Knowing any 2 of these will automatically give you the third. This of course would influence the type of life that would be found. High gravity planets would have to have very strong creatures. Likewise if you were going to visit one you would need to be prepared, depending on just how much higher it was from earth...to high and you wouldn't even survive.

    It is probably the best game resource for planet building that I have seen. I never played traveler so I'm not sure if they have anything. Well worth a look.

    A lot of the book will have information on planetary drives and ships and overall space travel, those types of considerations. It's one of the nice things about many of the Gurps books in that they are made to help you build your own game worlds more so than say DnD (at least back in the days when I knew it which was long ago). At any rate, it's what I have so it's what I use and every time I look at it I start dreaming about attempting to create what you are working on.
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    zhar2 - You don't see the thumbnails in any threads on the site or just this one? Sounds like something is off with your browser to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daelin View Post
    Ha, you and me both, Diamond. I was considering entering this month challenge, but I gave up that idea pretty quick. What little free time I have, outside of school and work, this map is the time sink of the century.
    No, I meant YOUR map. I envy your talent.

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    @Diamond
    No, I understood. I've seen your work, and you could definitely make something just as awesome. You'd just have to spent a ridiculous amount of time on it.

    @Jaxilon
    Well, I'll probably not include such scientific info as axial tilt and gravity with every planet. I'm not going for the super realistic approach, but just creating a universe where I can be creative and write some silly fiction.
    I'm going for something along the lines of this - http://issuu.com/mordheim/docs/calixis_sector - which from Warhammer 40,000.

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    Daelin.
    That is one awesome map. I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at the copy I downloaded so I could view it close up. WOW!!! Let me say that again WOW!!!
    It is completely worth paying to have it blown up to say 6ftx4ft and framed to hang on the wall. I showed it to my wife, who isn't into sci-fi or fantasy and she was just as amazed as me at the detail and design. I'll be doing what ever needs to be done to get a finished copy of it. It will look awesome on any wall in my home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    zhar2 - You don't see the thumbnails in any threads on the site or just this one? Sounds like something is off with your browser to me.
    just on this thread.

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    Btw daelin i see you have used some textures from celestia addons, dont forget to state aqnolegdement.

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