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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby RobJN » Sun May 23, 2010 1:10 am

Or perhaps this?
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Chimpman » Mon May 31, 2010 8:28 pm

Don't know if these have been mentioned before, but I was just looking at the Gaz 10 map again and noticed 2 migrational maps - one large scale and one centered on the KW. I'd love to see a Thorfized version of these 2 maps.
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Humanoid Known World Map

Postby Gecko » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:32 am

In this thread Mike, Hugin, myself, and others expressed interest in seeing a map of the known world with borders as the humanoids might draw them....
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Seer of Yhog » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:33 pm

What I'd like to see is a map of the Alphatian continent without the current kingdom borders - so I can have a canvas for my alternate timeline work. :twisted:
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Hugin » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:08 pm

Seer of Yhog wrote:What I'd like to see is a map of the Alphatian continent without the current kingdom borders - so I can have a canvas for my alternate timeline work. :twisted:

Or for creating historical maps... :ugeek:
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Seer of Yhog » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:33 pm

Very true - I'd forgotten to mention that. In fact, a case could be made to make "blank" versions of everything that's been done.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Dave L » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:06 pm

Seer of Yhog wrote:Very true - I'd forgotten to mention that. In fact, a case could be made to make "blank" versions of everything that's been done.

How "blank"?

With borders, towns and cities removed?

What about terrain features, like forests, rivers etc?
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Seer of Yhog » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:17 pm

For me, blank would be without borders and settlements. Other terrain features could stay, though.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Chimpman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:23 pm

Dave L wrote:
Seer of Yhog wrote:Very true - I'd forgotten to mention that. In fact, a case could be made to make "blank" versions of everything that's been done.

How "blank"?

With borders, towns and cities removed?

What about terrain features, like forests, rivers etc?

We can do that now for anything that Thorf has published a pdf on. I do it all the time in fact. The pdf layers are immortal sent!
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Dave L » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:30 pm

Seer of Yhog wrote:For me, blank would be without borders and settlements. Other terrain features could stay, though.

Ack. I found Thorf's 24 mile per hex map of Alphatia, but he only uploaded it as a png.

If you can get a pdf from him you can export it without the border and settlement layers, and it will give you exactly what you're looking for.

It's a bit big for me to try and copy it in a couple of days, sorry. :(
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Chimpman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:56 pm

Dave L wrote:
Seer of Yhog wrote:For me, blank would be without borders and settlements. Other terrain features could stay, though.

Ack. I found Thorf's 24 mile per hex map of Alphatia, but he only uploaded it as a png.

The 72 mi map is uploaded as a pdf.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Dave L » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:26 pm

Chimpman wrote:
Dave L wrote:
Seer of Yhog wrote:For me, blank would be without borders and settlements. Other terrain features could stay, though.

Ack. I found Thorf's 24 mile per hex map of Alphatia, but he only uploaded it as a png.

The 72 mi map is uploaded as a pdf.

I somehow managed to miss all those - thanks! :)

Edit: try this.

Is it what you were looking for?
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Seer of Yhog » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:11 pm

This will certainly do for a start. Over the longer term, I'd want to get down to the 24-mile hex version.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Hugin » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:03 pm

Chimpman wrote:We can do that now for anything that Thorf has published a pdf on. I do it all the time in fact. The pdf layers are immortal sent!

Oh man! I forgot all about that! :oops:
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Dave L » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:55 pm

Hugin wrote:
Chimpman wrote:We can do that now for anything that Thorf has published a pdf on. I do it all the time in fact. The pdf layers are immortal sent!

Oh man! I forgot all about that! :oops:

You can buy tablets that will help with memory loss.
I forget where I got them from, though. :)
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Hugin » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:14 pm

Dave L wrote:You can buy tablets that will help with memory loss.
I forget where I got them from, though. :)

My memory's so bad I usually forget just how bad it is! :P
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Ashtagon » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:17 pm

What were we talking about again?
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Hugin » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Ashtagon wrote:What were we talking about again?

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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby The Scarecrow » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:03 pm

Hi Thorf, I've noticed that the Alphatian Empire in not present on your Known World map here:
http://mystara.thorf.co.uk/replica/_08_ ... ries-8.png
But, if a look at this:
http://mystara.thorf.co.uk/updated/_24_/alphatia-24.png
Alphatia is a real location not searchable on the previous map (it's a isle set nowhere...) ;(
In thsi map:
http://mystara.thorf.co.uk/replica/_72_ ... tis-72.png
I see that Alphatia is on the right of Thyatis, on the other side of the Sea of Dawn but, returning at the map http://mystara.thorf.co.uk/replica/_08_ ... ries-8.png
in the Western Sea of Daw, right of Thyatis, there's nothing! :shock:
Help me to understand, please :|
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Ashtagon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:30 pm

Three points:

* The first map you link to is in 8-mile scale. The others are in 24 or 72-mile scale, so they cover a much larger area. On the scale of the first map, Alphatia is simply too far.
* No 8-mile map of Alphatia or the Isle of dawn was ever officially published, which is why the 8-mile map doesn't stretch that far.
* There's the Isle of Dawn between Thyatis and Alphatia.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby The Scarecrow » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:36 pm

Thanks, Ashtagon, but it's possibile to locate exactly Alphatia in the Known World, even if as fan-supposition? There's anyone sufficiently experienced that can wrtie a sketch of map so to have a general idea?
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Ashtagon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:53 pm

The third map you linked (http://mystara.thorf.co.uk/replica/_72_ ... tis-72.png) shows exactly where Alphatia is in relation to the Known World. It's due east about 2000 miles, and four times the area of the entire Known World area.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby Cthulhudrew » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:04 pm

The Scarecrow wrote:Thanks, Ashtagon, but it's possibile to locate exactly Alphatia in the Known World, even if as fan-supposition? There's anyone sufficiently experienced that can wrtie a sketch of map so to have a general idea?


If one were to relocate Alphatia in the Known World, I think the best location would be to place it atop the Great Plateau to the west of Glantri (replacing all the terrain there, of course). You'd have to resize the nation, obviously, to make it fit, but it would be a good geographic location for it for several reasons:

1) The historic relationship between Glantri and Alphatia would come into play more directly, as the Alphatians and Flaemish are literally right next door to one another;
2) It sandwiches the Known World nations between Alphatia and Thyatis, and adds another dynamic to the internecine conflict between the two empires.

If I get a chance later, I'll try and make an attempt at a quick map of what I have in mind.
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby The Scarecrow » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:25 pm

Ashtagon wrote:It's due east about 2000 miles, and four times the area of the entire Known World area.


Great :)
What does it means "four times the area of the entire Known World Area", Ashtagon?
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Re: Map Request Thread

Postby snorri » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:29 pm

Cthulhudrew wrote:
The Scarecrow wrote:Thanks, Ashtagon, but it's possibile to locate exactly Alphatia in the Known World, even if as fan-supposition? There's anyone sufficiently experienced that can wrtie a sketch of map so to have a general idea?


If one were to relocate Alphatia in the Known World, I think the best location would be to place it atop the Great Plateau to the west of Glantri (replacing all the terrain there, of course). You'd have to resize the nation, obviously, to make it fit, but it would be a good geographic location for it for several reasons:

1) The historic relationship between Glantri and Alphatia would come into play more directly, as the Alphatians and Flaemish are literally right next door to one another;
2) It sandwiches the Known World nations between Alphatia and Thyatis, and adds another dynamic to the internecine conflict between the two empires.

If I get a chance later, I'll try and make an attempt at a quick map of what I have in mind.


Good idea. I always alphatia a bit too big - maybe due the Atlantean 'lost continent' basis.
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