Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Lowtuff, Sep 29, 2015.
Planetocopia: August? A few things with Kakalea, next is Abyssia
WDB itself: September: few new dreams, weirder stuff than usual
Thanks for the info.
I'm relieved to hear that.
I was just wondering because many of the worlds (like Inversia and Libratia) are barely fleshed out, and a lot of stuff has been static for some time.
Here's the list of latest updates: http://www.worlddreambank.org/2/2NEW.HTM
Updated September 23, 2016.
wow you were right, some of those dreams are weird.
Is this also the thread for general "fantasy" (not actual fantasy, but fake) worlds?
Generally, this is the thread for semi-realistic alien worlds and modified earths.
The image I've trying to upload is too big, but there's no online link. Is there a way to put a way to access it on here?
imgur.com (Account required)
i.sli.mg (no account required, extremely large images, ads i think)
There's a site, which is essentially a random fantasy generator, from D&D-esque role-play to general sci-fi to Star Wars. Two features are a random generator (adjustable by percentages of land, water, and ice) of geographic, altitudinal, "fractal" world-maps, and a more detailed one with, in addition to the former elements, biomes, rivers, and potentially, cities. The adjustable elements are the same, and factor into the otherwise random climactic and civilizational calculations. I only deal with the first two because I'm interested in the climate and geography, rather than a fantasy setting. Most of these worlds are a rather boring single, relatively normal continental landmass. However, this one is rather striking, with a massive highland in the temperate zone. Does the climate represented remotely make sense?
Wayans has updated. Mostly dreambank. He's still working on the first regional tour of Inversia which is listed as 25% done. Kakalea is listed as completely finished and I think Io is too.
That looks weird. Best guess at a rationalization of that is a continent rising from the shallow seas, and the rest of the land being basalt, not granite. You'd want to put a bunch of volcanoes on the lowland then, and maybe turn Boar's wood into a trench. Also, if the seas are shallow enough to show abyssal plains, there are going to a fuckton of volcanoes in the seas.
Edit: Using the earth's topography, and a similarish sea level, here's what the world would look like
(linked because it's way too big to attach) http://imgur.com/a/eM6iA.
There's few places more than a hundred miles from an island, and the most isolated island looks to be about 300 miles away from anything else.
Thanks so much. I never really considered the geography of it, but that sounds plausible, and interesting.
If we're accepting the model as given (since otherwise it'd be hard to use the map for it) and assuming that all of that mass of rock is truly continental, is the represented climate plausible?
Oh, not even close. The whole west should be way drier. Boar's wood, for example, should probably be desert, given it looks to be at 30ish N, and is blocked by a huge continent.
Thanks. More comments coming.
Does anyone have any thoughts on Io?
@Rhad, wany other more general thoughts?
It'd be an interesting set up for a world, but climates and cultures would be difficult to work out.
Ioan general world-climate: Hot and arid, with shallow seas and vast (size of American eastern states or European countries/big HRE states/Anywhere else's mini regions) single mountain regions. As such, the best WDB comparison is Mars, Tharn, or Pegasia. Maybe Annares or Serrana's planos.
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