- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, "Todd Gardiner"
> I have been working on a full-size map of Genertela for about two
> I've been scaling up every map I can find, layering them over every
> map and then drawing over to create a composite. While it is derived
> (essentially) every region map every produced, it is a personalized map
> style and adaptation that covers the entire expanse of this northern
> continent. Essentially, this makes a map of the continent at the
> as the Dragon Pass boardgame map, although not every region is drawn
> level of detail.
> Which brings me to the question:
> Is there enough interest in this map commercially to begin the licensing
> process with Issaries in order to refine the details on the map, get
> approval and then print a geographic map banner and a political map
> At this point, I haven't even asked Issaries Inc. if they would be
> interested in the production of such a product, so I can't promise
> a creature would ever see the light of day. But if there would at
> people worldwide that would be interested in a full-size banner (or
> the $100 range, plus shipping, I could move this from a hobby project to
> something I could share with the community.
> Map details:
> I've only been working on a one or two evenings per week, so it's at
> two months from being complete. And that's just for the terrain.
> Cities.other POIs, and regional labels would still need to be added
> could take another two months (or more); although a first-gen map
> produce by limiting detail to top level region labels (e.g. Maniria,
> Peloria, Seshnela, etc.) and with just unlabeled dots for locations.
> now I am working on taking the alpha channels for each terrain type
> these into textures and height maps. With focus, however, this could be
> coming out around the time of the HQ2 release.
> Currently this is a 2GB 150 dpi greyscale photoshop file that over 40000
> pixels across. If I reduced this to 40% it would produce a banner 8'
> and 4.5' tall. This is the largest size that can be printed on a vinyl
> banner in full color at local sign shops. Given the number of labels
> amount of detail, this would best be done as two banners: a
> and a Political Map, which is common for maps of Genertela.
> smaller map could be produced, by either increasing the DPI or
> legibility by shrinking it. (But that would make much of my full-scale
> detail work pointless...)
> There are a couple area I am concerned about. The Balazar/Elder
> do not line up very well with the other maps. I've had to squeeze it
> to make these detailed maps fit between the Lunar Empire and the
> Mountains. And Ralios (and to a lesser extent, Fronela) feel like broad
> stokes of terrain because I cannot find any detailed maps. Northern and
> eastern reaches of these regions, especially, seem sort of "empty".
> and Erigia are mostly cut off on the map, which extends only about 100km
> past the southernmost reach of Valind's Glacier, and about 50km into the
> White Sea.
> Please forward any suggestions, additional maps that might help, or any
> feedback directly to my e-mail, but I would appreciate keeping a
> "interest" on the list.
> --Todd Gardiner
> Seattle, WA
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I am interrested too !
And will it be possible to have an electronic file too ?
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