WIP Map Thread

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Currently working on something inspired by watching too many god-awful kids movies. If anyone can guess what this is based on, I'll send you my left kidney.
 
JPEG'd snippet of my work-in-progress ATL map, picked it back up after taking a break for a while.
Great style! My only advice would be to perhaps make the sea less colorful. It looks like you're using an older style for your map, older maps oftentimes only used very little or no ink to color water, as ink is expensive and pretty much unnecessary. Perhaps a ripple-like effect like on this map would look pretty cool on your map too.

It looks great overall!
 
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Hi, well, I'm making a diagram of the Solar System (yes, one more of these, I know) showing all the worlds considered planets under the geophysical definition, and I wanted to show the little I did so far and wanted to ask you guys about three things: do you guys think the scale of the bodies I'm using is adequate? What information will be useful to include in the worlds descriptions in addition to what I have provided? And, any tips to make the planets' textures in pixel art less "lifeless"?
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Hi, well, I'm making a diagram of the Solar System (yes, one more of these, I know) showing all the worlds considered planets under the geophysical definition, and I wanted to show the little I did so far and wanted to ask you guys about three things: do you guys think the scale of the bodies I'm using is adequate? What information will be useful to include in the worlds descriptions in addition to what I have provided? And, any tips to make the planets' textures in pixel art less "lifeless"?
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It certainly looks beautiful! I don't think you need to do anything to make it look less "lifeless" since there isn't any life there to begin with (haha). But seriously, it looks very good already.

Does the "K" stand for Kelvin or kilometers?

Is "ammonic gaseous" a term you invented? I have not heard that before. Here's a list of planet types from Wikipedia. It's hardly official, since we are learning so much so quickly.

In astronomy, few people really talk about the volume of objects. Instead, we reference radius, usually in kilometers, but sometimes in Earth radii or Jupiter radii. We also use a lot of scientific notation rather than petameters cubed.

And same for yottagrams for mass. Earth masses or Jupiter masses are more common, followed by mass in kilograms expressed in scientific notation.

Axial tilt is less commonly denoted. In my opinion, semimajor axis (~distance from sun) in AU is probably more important.

In any case, great work!
 
Is "ammonic gaseous" a term you invented?
Not exactly, it is the "Ammonia Clouds" from Sudarsky's classification of gas giants, I'm looking to do something more specific regarding classifications (similar to what exists on the Space Engine), some terms will be "invented" (personally I would classify the Earth as a "Telluric Multi-Biosphere" for example)
The "k" is kilometers, it is there for reference of radius size of objects, and about Yg and Pm³ are just there because I wanted to avoid comparing it with Earth and Jupter acting as units of measure and showing scale of the whole thing by a more... I know it's quite arbitrary and kind of stubborn not to use the conventional; but at first this diagram is to give a new perspective on how to see our system, so yeah...
And by "lifeless" pixel art, I'm referring to some way of imitating the atmospheric fluids without being a straight line.
 
And by "lifeless" pixel art, I'm referring to some way of imitating the atmospheric fluids without being a straight line.
Add iregularity and if you wish to, more colours, irregularity is what makes things feel organic and alive at some point in their existence, or, if you want a more neutral term, dynamic.
 
Some more progress, featuring the frontlines of war in 1943. The finished map will be Eurocentric since nothing much has changed outside Europe and North Africa.
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Nazi Germany, having Greece, Yugoslavia, Spain, and the General Government of Poland (yes, Poland is officially called that ITTL) on their side in addition to the OTL Axis, still manages to fail in taking Moscow. Despite occupying Stalingrad. The Siege of Leningrad encompasses a larger area, from the Kingisepp to Krasnogvardeysk (Gatchina) to Leningrad itself. The besieged area, minus the parts north of the Neva River, was to be made into part of Metropolitan Germany should the war be won. Despite proposals to raze Leningrad, neither Finland nor Germany desired that as it would mean that the infrastructure, including its ports, would have to be rebuilt from scratch.

The major reason why they would end up losing the war is because of inconsistent military orders. The Axis powers desired to reach the A-A Line before clearing out encircled cities, but with Finland struggling to even break through the White Sea-Onega Defense Line, and with a part of the army occupying Kalinin (Tver) in a strategical blunder, they failed to reallocate their forces to change their goals. As a result, Arkhangelsk and Astrakhan were never reached, while aside from several bombing runs by the Luftwaffe, Moscow survived the war without seeing major fights.

Also, minor change: all of Geneva, as well as Lausanne, are occupied by Italy. I'm not sure whether Leman and Savoy should be merged into one Italian region.
 
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Currently doing another Middle Ages parallelism. This time it's in the post-apocalyptic future.
I'll probably change the colors later.

You can guess who is who if you don't feel lazy.
Here are some tips:
North America is East Asia.
Europe - possibly Central Asia.
European Russia - Italy (heh).
Middle East - Western Europe
India - Eastern Europe
Central Asia - Balkans
China - Persia
 
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