THICC: The Highly-Inclusive Color Code

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Crazy Boris, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    Religions
    • Lovecraftian Mythos
    • Other religion (for ATL religions)
    • Non-human religion
    Languages
    • Esperanto (a must)
    • Other language family (mostly for ATL languages)
    • Non-human language
    Political System
    • Other Aristocracy (renamed Other Monarchy to work for diarchies and such)
    • Plutarchy
    • Technocracy
    • Kleptocracy
    • Magocracy
    Economy
    • Traditional Economy
    Ideology
    • Christian democracy
    • City-State first (couldn't think of a better name)
    Devolution Level
    • Unitary
    • Federate
    • Confederate
    Also no technology level colors :(
     
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  2. ML8991 Well-Known Member

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    Lovecraft is already in, just split up Trackeh ;), fair on alt and non human. Will say my suggestions will include more (but hadn't thought of those)

    Agreed with more 'archies' but Boris wasn't a fan last I brought it up, but I shall voach for more ;).

    Good ideas for other two, and interesting with tech level colours ;).
     
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  3. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    Whoops,
    also forgot Distributions for economic system.
     
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  4. SaveAtlacamani Zapatist-Arturoist Donor

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    I would expand that to a "Constructed languages" section:

    - Volapük
    - Esperanto
    - Mundolinco(?)
    - Ido
    - Interlingua
    - Lojban
    - Latino sine flexione
    - Afrihili
    - all languages that have a code in this list
    - Musical languages/Solresol

    I would expand that to at least all well-known languages from Star Wars (esp. Klingon). And several Tolkienist languages.
     
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  6. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    for the technologies, that is basically what I was thinking, it could go something like:
    • pre-stone age (prehistory)
    • stone age
    • bronze age
    • iron age
    • steel age
    • nuclear age
    • computer age
    • space age
    • etc.
    maybe even a few ASB ages like Steam age (steam punk) or hyperspace age
     
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  7. Christory Well-Known Member

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    Personally I prefer this tech lineup:

    Stone Age
    Bronze Age
    Iron Age
    Medieval Age
    Renaissance Age
    Industrial Age
    "World Wars Age" (I don't have a good name for it)
    Atomic Age
    Information Age
    Near-future Age
    Fusion Age
    Far-future Age
     
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  8. zhropkick a swell guy

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    Why aren't you arranging these in alphabetic order you absolute madman?
     
  9. ML8991 Well-Known Member

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    Because historical order makes more sense...
     
  10. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    Also what would be the standard for showing a personal union?
     
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  12. Christory Well-Known Member

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    The pic isn't showing it's full size.

    Also, I still suggest you split up space/sci-fi and fantasy/religion like I suggested
     
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    It's full size if you download it with the download button on the right.
     
  14. Christory Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Also, I suggest that it be made a bit more clear where each level's boundaries are.

    Something like:

    Pre-Stone Age (-3400000BCE)
    Stone Age (3400000BCE-3600BCE)
    Bronze Age (3600BCE-550BCE)
    Iron Age (550BCE-476CE)
    Medieval Age (476-1444)
    Renaissance Age (1444-1642)
    Steel Age (1642-1836)
    Industrial Age (1836-1945)
    Nuclear Age (1945-1995)
    Computer Age (1995-2020)
    Space Age (2020-)

    Using my system that would be:

    Industrial Age (1836-1914)
    "World Wars Age" (1914-1945)
    Atomic Age (1945-1995)
    Information Age (1995-2020)
    Near-future Age (2020-2200) (Fallout, Fate of the World, Children of a Dead Earth, Elysium, The Martian, Artemis etc)
    Fusion Age (2200-2350) (The Expanse, Civilisation: Beyond Earth, Alita:Battle Angel, Avatar, Passengers etc)
    Far-future Age (2350-) (Orion's Arm, Star Citizen, Warhammer 40k, Firefly/Serenity etc)
     
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  15. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    I wouldn't be so specific in ages, not only do regions not reach the same technology level at the same date but each region's age doesn't include the same technology
     
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  16. Christory Well-Known Member

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    So, to ensure that this is the most inclusive color code, over the course of the next [REDACTED] days I'll go through the other major color schemes and see if there's anything we've missed.

    Current list:

    Roman(ic) Britain / Romance-laguage speaking Britain
    Anglo-American Union / Oceania / Holy Britannian Empire
    Great Lakes state
    Theocratic America
    Unified Eastern Bloc
    Goths/Latinized Germans
    Unified Europe
    Unified South America
    Alpine State
    Chou China
    Corportatism
    Technocracy
    Unified Timor
    Eastasia / Chinese Federation / Other pan-Asian state
    East India Company
    Turkish government-in-exile

    Remaining color schemes to look through: TOAST3R. It's the (second) largest scheme so it'll take a while to go through.
     
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  17. ML8991 Well-Known Member

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    hehe, what do you think i am doing Christory ;)
     
  18. Middlesex_Toffeeman Vox populi, vox Dei.

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    What about wastelands? I feel that a few colours may be needed for nuclear wastelands (the most obvious one) as well as solar flares, zombie-controlled areas, disease-ridden areas, grey goo, spatial anomalies (stuff like black holes, wormholes, galactic "scrapyards" where dangerous things wind up) and anything else you can think of.

    Thanks!
     
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  19. Hālian I'mrakul

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    Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Fiore, and Almia are conspicuous in their absence from Japan, as are Unova from Eastern USA, Alola from Western USA, and Kalos from France. :p
     
  20. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    Zomies and Grey Goo are covered in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, but these other ones are great ideas and I'll add them in.
     
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