What? Of course it's a battle being depicted. Over six billion people died before the first frame, and the last frame shows entire worlds at stake in a contest of galactic proportions. Sounds like a battle to me. And it's got map content - in several places. Worlds of map content.
All these are from Flickr, under Creative Commons attribution licenses that permit remix (alteration), or in the case of the blue marble views, are public domain NASA photos.
Fingers, credit to nissanman2009
Blue marble, NASA
Steelies, credit to jhhymas
Floating, credit to Little Sadie
Bag of marbles, credit to just.Luc - Luc De Leeuw
more blue marble views - NASA
handful of glow, credit to Vampress Remenyke
Monochromatic marbles, credit to koocbor - Rob
Giant marble, credit to photojenni - Jenni Douglas
Shooter, credit to jagrap - Robert Patton
Very cool concept.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps
I think this already has my vote based on the concept alone!
My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.
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