Vile wrote:This being the Piazza, home of RPG Cartography Extraordinaire, I though I should come here and ask.
You may or may not know that we have a little "Traveller 1977" subsector-creation group project happening over at the Ruins of Murkhill blog. This is randomly rolled according to the first, 1977, edition of the Traveller Worlds and Adventures LBB, so pre-OTU. It's ticking along nicely, most of the worlds have been claimed and we even have a few alien races and adventures.
Vile wrote:Now, I'm putting the whole thing together as a free PDF in LBB-style format, which of course means we should have LBB-style subsector and planetary maps. It would be nice if we could do colour versions of both. That's where the Piazza comes in - anyone here have any experience with these sorts of maps?
Vile wrote:The project is only detailing a single subsector. I rolled it randomly using the 1977 edition of the rules. Then people grab worlds, add fluff according to the UWP and what their predecessors have done nearby. No overarching plan, just an experiment to see where we end up. I am editing the whole thing into a document, so there may be a few tweaks (to the text, not the rolled numbers), but that's it.
Vile wrote:I don't think any of us are exactly computer-hotshots, but we have someone playing with the Traveller Map poster maker now. Finding a world map maker is proving much more difficult. We could do it the old-fashioned way, of course, but it would be nice to find an online generator that just works with the UWP and spurts out at least a base map with land masses.
As If at the G+ page for The Piazza wrote:I don't know where you are in the process, but the following links are all worth looking at...
Traveller Star Map
Starmaps in Hexographer
Vile wrote:We're sorted for the subsector map now, but finding a world map generator is proving difficult. I guess we'll have to do it the old-fashioned way, using one of Ian Stead's fine planetary hex map blanks, and counting off the water squares one-by-one.
Vile wrote:Here is the subsector map: http://ruinsofmurkhill.proboards.com/post/9869/thread
Vile wrote:Yeah, I'd really like something that can generate random world maps from the basic UWP - but it seems that sort of thing hasn't been done. No big deal, I can always do it by hand. Here is a link to Ian Stead's lovely blank world map: https://biomassart.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... map-blank/
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