WIP Map Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by B-29_Bomber, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Alexander North Self-Proclaimed Master of ISOTs

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    At this rate, I'm half-convinced that this map's going to remain in development hell for eternity.
     
  2. Historyman 14 Well-Known Member

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    What's the backstory?
     
  3. HowAboutThisForAName Manservant to Melon the Mischievous Mog

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    The planet Nazar, as it is known by its Human inhabitants, named after the Middle Eastern* term for the like-charm that is meant to ward off the curse of the Evil Eye. It is a tidally locked planet, and here the projection is centered on the day pole. Despite being tidally locked, Nazar is actually a very populated, bustling planet with some 3.5 billion people belonging to every major sapient species in the Stellar Shura (the bubble of Human-dominated space) and a couple from beyond its frontiers.
    Were the day pole centered on a continent the planet would be exceptionally dry and hot and would only leave a slim ring of habitable land at the vertical equator between the planet's two sides; instead there is a permanently stormy, but stable tempest at the day point which in turn creates a habitable climate on the sun-facing side of the planet. It is a wet, cloudy, humid world on this face, but this has proven to be more an advantage than a flaw; Hawaiian shirts abound.

    I'm a bit iffy about the tectonics and landmasses, but they work. I didn't want to contrive all the habitable land surrounding that central point but the top left sure does look empty. Advice is welcome, and questions.

    *I'd usually be more specific but this specific word is used across the entire Middle East in Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Urdu scripts, among others, which surprised me.

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  4. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    Work on my "Tordesillaspunk" map continues. The goal is sort of a worldwide battle for influence between Portugal and the Habsburg Empire.

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  5. Tyche Hand of Providence

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    This looks really interesting!
     
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  6. B_Munro Member

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    I've got maybe 30 maps exactly in that place, so my condolences. :)

    Is Belarus like Evil Switzerland or something?
     
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  7. Flashman A Real Go-Getter

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    It looks mostly done to me?
     
  8. B_Munro Member

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    Map for an AH book that recently came out. Can you figure out the book?

    Hint (behind spoiler tag)

    Those reddish purple states in the Americas are Islamicized native American states.

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  9. GDIS Pathe Well-Known Member

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    Turtledoves new book right?
     
  10. Sirion Democracy is non-negotiable!

    Phew, I'm not alone!
     
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  11. B_Munro Member

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    Yup.
     
  12. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    Coming soon (-ish):
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  13. Tyche Hand of Providence

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    Vive Adélie!
     
  14. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    Oddly enough, that's exactly what this nation is called (albeit as Adelia)
     
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  15. Alexander North Self-Proclaimed Master of ISOTs

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    The condensed version is that an ASB, figuring that everything is better with dragons, turns half the world's population into dragons in the middle of World War 2. This causes a great deal of confusion as everyone tries to figure out what to do with them and ends up sparking several civil wars. The Axis powers still end up losing, though it's a rather more bloody war and the Allies are more disunited. Afterwards, the Cold War turns into a three-way conflict between the authoritarian imperialists, the communists, and the moderate democracies, gets a lot more intense than OTL's Cold War, and ends with most of the major powers falling apart.

    Pretty much, yeah. It's not that dissimilar from Stalin's USSR on the inside, save for the more advanced technology.

    It's more that I'm always dissatisfied with how it looks or changing parts of the lore and keep updating the map. Here are two past iterations of the map to give you an idea of how it's evolved over the past several months.

    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/attachments/draconic-co-existence-png.383916/
    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/attachments/draconic-co-existence-png.401757/
     
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  16. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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  17. HowAboutThisForAName Manservant to Melon the Mischievous Mog

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    Here's a thing I've whipped up over the last hour. No points for guessing what it's about as it's kinda obvious. How's my Greek? Absolutely horrendous? I know.

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  18. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    Tordesillaspunk keeps on rolling.

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  19. Tyche Hand of Providence

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    Spain has Kamchatka, the world is truly as the Lᴏʀᴅ intended.
     
  20. B_Munro Member

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    Rollin', rollin', rollin'.