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    Post [taken]Passage of Time Challenge

    I would like to see a map that has a before and after stage.
    A building before and after it's been put to the torch.
    A small village sacked or overgrown after being deserted.
    A small natural cave carved into a keep.
    A castle to ruins
    A dry area before and after being flooded.
    A settlement or camp that becomes a small town.

    The basic idea is that an adventuring party sees a place, then many years later have a reason to revisit it and the changes that would make it a new experience.

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    Community Leader Facebook Connected Ascension's Avatar
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    Good idea for a challenge. I see these types of things in a lot of books, like history books and atlases.
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    I told ya I'd vote for it if there was a poll!

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    Why not allow more than just two stages? for example, one could make a series of maps showing the changes of political borders in an area over a timeline. Or one could show many stages on the development of a settlement: starting with a tiny hamlet, growing into a village, then a town, a city and a bustling metropolis - perhaps undergoing setbacks, periods of stagnation, etc along the way.

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    I like the idea... I did something on this order when we had the siege map contest several months ago. Mine was the progression of the battle over the course of the day.
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    I have to eventually do 3 time period maps for each place in my setting so this would be kinda neat...
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    I have a several-stages map planned for a collab project in my writers group. But I have no timeline for completion (as usual).

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    Ooooooh, this sounds like it could be an interesting one. I'm already seeing where I might go with something like this, assuming I would have time to work on it with everything else that's going on.

    Ya got my vote.

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    I have to post this, as it is probably the most hilarious "passage of time" map I've ever seen. It's from a finnish comic strip called Fingerpori. Too bad I coudn't find a higher resolution version. The language is also finnish :S, but I'll translate some of the location names, so that also you understand why it makes me smile

    1st one = 1803, 2nd = "today"


    Köyhien maakuoppa = The poor people's pit
    Venäjä = Russia
    Kela = Social Insurance Institution
    Kartanoita = Mansions
    Tori = Marketplace
    Huoria = Whores
    Toksiset suot = Toxic swamps
    Taikametsä = Magical forest

    There's couple of other names, but you'll brobably figure them out / know them already.

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