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Sunset Sea Islands

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So this is something @Orioni and I have been talking about this July, but I couldn't find a good moment to kickstart the project.

Well, now I've found it!

The National Map Service is just what it sounds like. You request a map, I do it. Please keep in mind that this is a pretty complex task and, believe me or not, I do have a real life aside from NS, so each map could take a few days/ weeks to make.
I only do maps for people who are on the map (makes sense, right?). If your nation will expand on the map after I have already done a map of your nation, I will update it, but it will have a lower priority than any other map jobs.

As an example of how those maps will look like here's mine. For those of you who know the maps I did before, you will notice that the colour pattern is different from my maps, that's because I adapted the pattern of our world map to make the whole thing more cohesive. If you prefer the older pattern, I can provide you with both patterns.

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Patterns:

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I don't like the dark grey in the first pattern, I have added it to compensate for the lack of a seventh overland colour, I might change that in the future.
My colour pattern was ripped straight out of my geography book. Nevertheless, I prefer Orioni's because it's the same as in the world map.

Comparison:

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I hope that you like this idea, like the maps in general, etc. :) If you have any C&C feel free to post it here.

Greetings,

-SSI

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@SynturiaI use GIMP for all of my projetcs, including this one. Added to my list.

@The EurofuhrerAlright, you're on the list.

@AhranaOn the list.

As I said, those can take a while, so please be patient with me. ^^

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Great idea dude, really glad you're doing this. Your contribution to the community is always top and this goes above and beyond. Thank you.

I can send some references for Prymont over Discord if you'd like?

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@Prymontsure, but as far as I have thought about it I will be overlaying a zoomed in version of the world map onto my template. But sure, send me the stuff you want to have inculded in the map. The more details the better.

Although I assume that you want to expand in the future, but I'd be happy to do a map for you anyways.

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Dare to make a city-state map?😎

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9 hours ago, Cristina said:

Dare to make a city-state map?😎

I have no experience with road and/or city maps, but I'd gladly do a map for you.

Maybe one showing both you and Mantella.

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I'd love that!

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On 02/11/2017 at 1:05 PM, Sunset Sea Islands said:

I have no experience with road and/or city maps, but I'd gladly do a map for you.

Maybe one showing both you and Mantella.

City map can be complex. Fortunately, there are some nice generators that help you get a long way towards the finish line. /cc @Cristina

 

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@Synturia It would be no big deal for me to draw this onto your map, however, it would have to be changed on the main map as well, which would be a job for @Orioni .

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@Synturia As a fellow space nerd I recognised Olympus Mons instantly! However, I am afraid we cannot make it the size of RL France and 21km tall. :D We're discussing your nation on the Discord, would be cool if you'd hop on over.

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I wouldn't necessarily call mine "beautiful". Was just a rough plotting to indicate major cities, ports and state boundaries.

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Extra credit for adding a road system which I later realized would be useless on that map! :2thumbs:

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Hey Thomas,

I'd just like to queue up behind Cristina and/or Synturia so I don't fall behind too much! No rush intended, I'm just saving a spot for reference :)

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