Map of the Fortnight: Main Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Upvoteanthology, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Philosopher Jaden Smith Who gave this moron a computer?

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    I’d like to participate in this, but I’m not very good at making maps. What drawing software do you all usually use for this?
     
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  2. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    Well, really any drawing software is good if you know how to work the program. MS Paint is probably the simplest and most folks computers already have it.

    GIMP and Paint.net are also good programs, though I tend to use Inkscape exclusively all are free to use.
     
  3. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Ay, real quick. My submission is almost done but I have to go to bed soon -- school tomorrow. I promise it will be done by tomorrow -- I'll shoot for before 7PM (EST). If I can have the deadline extended 'til then (if that's an extension), I'd be really grateful.
     
  4. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Since we are still light on entries for this round, I will go ahead and wait until this evening to post the voting thread for you or anyone else to squeak in an entry for MotF 204. In the meantime, I have posted the entry thread for the next round:

    MotF 205: You Pan Handle It - Entries Thread
     
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  5. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    A panhandle contest

    What have you done????!!!!

    Do you really want to unleash the worst colonial and post colonial administrative divisions and borders?

    Also can panhandle “link” two regions, instead of being at one end of a county? Like say, if you merged Namibia with Zimbabwe, then the former Namibian panhandle/caprivi strip would still exist, but it would be used as a thin “bridge” to link two thicker regions, but it wouldn’t be at an end of the country.
     
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  6. Philosopher Jaden Smith Who gave this moron a computer?

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    The terrible, terrible image of Namibia-Zimbabwe as one country, connected by only a five-mile-thick strip of land, has been forever seared into my mind. I hope you’re happy with yourself.
     
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  7. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Bring it on. :) I think your proposed "bridge" would fit the spirit of the contest.
     
  8. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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  9. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Got something for the panhandle map!
     
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  10. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Username Checks Out
     
  11. Etruscan-enthusiast35 master of the ancient art of schlock

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    So, what are the requirements for suggesting a new topic for future MotF's?
     
  12. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    just post an idea, really
     
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  13. Etruscan-enthusiast35 master of the ancient art of schlock

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    In My Life
    Depict a country at the date of its founding, its greatest extent, and its current borders.

    I Want it All
    Show a countries attempt at conquering it's neighbors.

    Devil in Disguise
    Depict a warmongering nation presenting itself as an ancient empire to justify its actions.
     
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  14. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    Bilbo?
    Do there be Dwarven Gold in them there hills?
     
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  15. wolfhound817 Priest of Hank

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    No it’s a Reference to the Mississippi governor who hated the Mormons. Ittl the Mormons are more rebellious and so Utah is a military territory until the thirties and they name the state after the harshest military governor. It’s a darker version of the USA
     
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  16. Mina-van-Mako Marquise of Excess (formerly Mako-Tochan)

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    Don't do beheading kids !

    Depict a country after a failed revolution (in any sense of the word)

    The Great Leap Forward

    Make a map of a country, region or city going through major government-mandated change in a very fast pace
     
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  17. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    The Mission
    Show a community/nation in which a majority have converted to a new religion

    Run to the Hills
    Show a community/nation fleeing from a larger neighbor/violence/the woes of settled agriculture/etc. (See Maroons, Hmong/Miao, Eastern Band Cherokee, etc.)

    City Unbound
    Make a map depicting a city which is regarded as the city of the future

    Days of Lead
    Make a map depicting a low level insurgency in a country

    More restricted PoD ideas:

    What He Always Wanted to Do
    Make a map depicting a world without Robert Moses and his giant impact

    Punch Up
    Have a Latin American country inflict a significant military/economic blow to The US/European power (PoD restriction 1829-1929)

    Goodbye Lenin
    Depict an alternate post-Soviet eastern bloc (POD restriction 1962-1992)

    Also, Dr. Nodelescu has some good ideas

     
  18. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I want this so much!
     
  19. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    I second this.
     
  20. Hindustani Person Gussie Fink-Nottle

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    I third it