Build a world starting with tectonic plates

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Eh9198, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    Why don't you finish the islands south and the small continent north of the central one? After all, I think Thanosaekk is working on the central continent.

    @Thanosaekk ?

    In the meantime, since we have the coastlines mostly done, I can work on the ocean currents. I'll do the planet as rotating in the same direction as Earth and in the same relative to its parent star so as not to complicate ourselves further.
     
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  2. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Sounds like a plan!

    Sounds like a plan, again. I know nothing about currents, so good luck!!
     
  3. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Progress (will update this post over time):
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    DONE
     

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  4. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    @Fox-Fire I hope that helps with the tides and currents!
     
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  5. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    Here is some progress:

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  6. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    So, here is the finished current map.

    Blue: Cold currents.
    Red: Warm currents.
    Brown: Neutral currents.

    Orange: Humid zones.

    Light blue: Ocean zones where is more likely to find great coral reefs.

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  7. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    So, where do we go from here?
     
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  8. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    Climates... But we still need the elevation map completed.
     
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  10. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    @Thanosaekk , do you plan on completing the elevation map soon? I'm just wondering if you would like any help with that.
     
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  11. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the delay, it happened because I decided to work on the other areas before the rest of the central continent, but you were actually working on that already so my work was kinda useless in the end. Anyway, I will finish it today.
     
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  12. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Obviously large parts are still WIP, but this is the general idea I have so far.
     
  13. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    And it's done. Let's move on!
     
  14. Eh9198 Active Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Okay, does anyone know how to assign climates to the maps?
     
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  16. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    How warm/cold is the planet? Ljkely warm from the lack of polar land for an ice cap to grow on.
     
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  17. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    I was thinking the same thing. I tend to imagine this world having a lot of rainforests, jungles, savannahs and a few deserts while lacking much of the steppe climates and fewer temperate climates that Earth has. More biodiversity in general, less biomes but each much more diverse. Am I correct in my assessment, @Imperator Frank ?
     
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  18. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Climate isnt my strongest subject but i believe you are corrct.
     
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  19. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    What the scale of the elevation colors? It would help figuring out the climate.
     
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  20. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    Here it is.
     
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