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Still alive! Setting up a separate forum to help with organization:

It's actually the same forum from the last PCP, so if you were a member of that one, you don't even need to make a new account!

Movies / Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:04:06 pm »
We're used to seeing all the rough, backwater places and the aliens that live there. We don't often get to see the affluent part of the galaxy.

Everything Else / Re: Discord
« on: May 20, 2017, 06:06:55 am »
The problem I saw was that everyone basically always said "you guys can come join my discord I guess." instead of "I'm going to make this the official unoffical Gaming Steve discord." Which is why I never joined any of the others.

Everything Else / Re: 2017 Election
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:55:37 pm »
I'm excited for the 2018 elections in Maine because that's when our ranked-choice voting is supposed to begin.

Everything Else / Re: Youtube Video Bonanza
« on: May 10, 2017, 01:04:01 pm »
So many types of passenger cars!

At the very least, this could just be a fun conversation we have regularly.

Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Cartographers Guild
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:49:47 pm »
Man, these Alternate History peeps really like to make their legends complicated:

I mean, at that many colors, it's basically useless.

Also, found Alternate History's version of our PCP:

It was significantly less organized and thus lived a short, incandescent life.

And just think! You know how people always incorrectly think that polar bears and penguins live together? Where on our world they'd actually be right!

I'm not sure it's an issue we necessarily need to worry about. This game is focused human development through time, and not a biosphere simulator. While it would be nice to have every organism in a balanced ecosystem like here on Earth, the fact that our lithosphere is so different makes that nigh impossible. If the only inconsistency is that we have a slight mix of arctic/antarctic organisms, I say we're doing pretty good. And like Pat said, polar regions don't have a lot of diversity anyway.

How's this:

I based my decision after looking up the climate of St. Helena, the area that it's supposed to be analogous to in this map (it's located just to the west of the western most section of the largest continent, in the green area):

During research I found that Ascension Island is wetter than St. Helena, and they aren't terribly far apart (they are the ceneters for the top two circle in >this map<).

As such I think would should count that island chain as "St. Helena and Ascension" as far as ecozone equivalency is concerned.

Alright I did a complete pass on the entire map, figured I'd share my version to save us doing double work:

I also added a blue line in the ice caps to represent the summer extents.

As for what to look for, look for this kind of stuff (inside the red circles):

First image is actual size, second is at 400% for clarity.

Last thing, this archipelago on the left has four separate biomes in it. Seemed rather odd, but I wanted to see what others though before I did anything with it, thoughts?

Yeah, I'm honestly not sure how it happened. I haven't noticed any other spots yet, but the more eyes we have on it the better.

Edit: Split posts.

Can you point out which island you are referring to?

Nevermind found it, fixing it.

Edit: I've fixed it, but can we get some eyes going through and seeing if there are any other errors that need correcting before I reupload them again?

Well, here are some polar ice caps:

And thus the updated files:



Make sure you take a look at the polar ice cap in Google Earth and tell me how they look. Also still looking on input for the ocean regions.

Been playing around with the map on Google Earth and I've come to the realization that aren't really places on the map for a Suez/Panama Canal situation. That being said, the age of sail should be more fun because of all the random subcontinents strewn all over the place.

Oh! Also we never got around to drawing in the ice caps! We should probably do that while we have some time waiting for rules to exist...

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