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    Default February 2012 Entry: Diplomacy

    Just figured I'd go with the first game I thought of. The others were Risk and Chess.

    It'll be a chunk of work to get it finished on time. But, on the positive side, I opened up Fractal Terrains for the first time in months. I scrolled through random worlds until I found one with what looked like a decent subsection that could stand in for a pseudo-Europe. Right now it's going through processing, but I fortunately don't have to worry about the whole world, just the subsection.

    I will post pictures a little further in to the process.
    My Finished Maps | My Planet Maps | My Challenge Entries | Album: Pre-generated Worlds

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    Assuming I stick with fantasy cartography, I'd like to become a World Builder, laying out not only a realistic topography, but also the geopolitical boundaries and at least rough descriptions of the countries and societies.

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    Nice. Can't wait to see some pics!

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    First output from the map, prior to any SFX and post-editing. This is the entire world. Fortunately, I don't care what the rest of the world looks like, so I don't have to try and justify those giant lakes in the middle of the continent.

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    Here is the board, before any of the work is done to convert it into an actual board for the game.
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    Last edited by Master TMO; 02-05-2012 at 10:13 PM.
    My Finished Maps | My Planet Maps | My Challenge Entries | Album: Pre-generated Worlds

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    Assuming I stick with fantasy cartography, I'd like to become a World Builder, laying out not only a realistic topography, but also the geopolitical boundaries and at least rough descriptions of the countries and societies.

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    Too late this evening to do any work on the board game, so I thought I'd just play around and look at a few random worlds. I took the base settings from the world above and just moved a few of the sliders around semi-randomly. And this is what I got, the first time:
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    Not sure what it is about the world that looks interesting to me. Maybe I'm just tired, but it somehow looks a bit more like a plausible world. Yyeahhh... I'm probably just tired.
    My Finished Maps | My Planet Maps | My Challenge Entries | Album: Pre-generated Worlds

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    Assuming I stick with fantasy cartography, I'd like to become a World Builder, laying out not only a realistic topography, but also the geopolitical boundaries and at least rough descriptions of the countries and societies.

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    I think it turned out well. Thanks for the pics so soon. Can't wait to see more.

    Should be working on my own entry...

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    Ugh. I managed to distract myself with the other script and totally forgot I had entered this challenge. *headdesk* I have GOT to stop entering challenges on whims!! I think I've only actually finished one of the last 4 challenges I've entered. At least on the others I made some good progress before running out of time/energy. Here I did basically nothing.

    Go ahead and withdraw me from this one, and sorry for flaking out again.
    My Finished Maps | My Planet Maps | My Challenge Entries | Album: Pre-generated Worlds

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    Assuming I stick with fantasy cartography, I'd like to become a World Builder, laying out not only a realistic topography, but also the geopolitical boundaries and at least rough descriptions of the countries and societies.

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