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Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« on: November 21, 2016, 06:51:35 pm »


Right, so I'm kind of interested in going back into this. Been looking through the threads and talking with some people.

You guys even remember that the last PCP ended up going to a DoW-like phase? We had a forum too: which I'll post when it won't mark this message as spam.

Totally forgot about all of this. But we have what appears to be the outline of a combination of these two games (Dawn of War and Planetary Construction Project) that seemed to work. We could start a new one at the PCP phase, or do a DoW game on an existing/classic map, or whatever else you can think of.

Any of you have an interest? Just looking for ideas at the moment.



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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 06:55:16 pm »
I'd be in favor of creating a new map just because it sounds fun :)

Anyway, a game like this sounds really interesting - especially in a medieval/high fantasy setting or whatever.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 06:59:37 pm »
I would like this a lot. :) Feel free cannibalize anything from my last attempt (which I think had potential, but then I disappeared (sorry about that)). We should definitely come at this from a long-term perspective. So we can come back to it and keep it going without having to worry that "it's been too long."

Also, I exist, apparently.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 07:02:47 pm »
Hey Ovi! Glad to see you!

Yeah I agree on the game needing to be long-term. That was my original intent with PCP4 (or 3?), which is why we made that forum. I'd get that team back together if I knew how to contact them all, but I don't. But yeah, check the cartography topic and look for any threads named Dawn of Worlds (DoW) or Planetary Construction Project (PCP). We did three or four editions of each game, so there's a ton of content out there already for us.

However I also have no problem starting from scratch. Though I'd need to get my Photoshop situation resolved.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 07:13:14 pm »
Because I'm me: PCP 1, PCP 2, PCP 3.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 07:16:30 pm »
I'm definitely on board with using Ovi's idea of building our map such that it overlays onto Google Earth.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 07:18:15 pm »
So it would be inspired by a real-world location then?

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 07:19:10 pm »
Oh! No not that.

Whatever map we make could be loaded into Google Earth and viewed as a sphere.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 07:25:34 pm »
Ohh, I see. That'd be cool! As an alternative, donjon.bin.sh has some planet generators that create sphere gifs if that's useful at all.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 07:34:54 pm »
An example of a personal project where I used Google Earth:


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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 07:36:04 pm »
I've got this map of his as well, it is really cool. And it isn't that hard to get everything working once the initial styles and setup are agreed upon. Plus with Google Drive or something we can make some burner accounts or whatever for this game and share and whatnot.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 11:26:50 pm »
That's really cool Ovi! I did not realize you could do that with google earth. Reminds me of the D&D globe thing for Toril.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2016, 05:51:25 pm »
So, should I start generating new potential new map outlines? Cause I'm already doing it. <.< >.>

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2016, 11:20:32 pm »
I'm interested in getting involved.  Won't be able to do much until after thanksgiving, though.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 01:04:33 am »
Start cooking up some basic map outlines, Ovi. We've got the Thanksgiving break to discuss plans and whatnot.

I like the idea of an outline. Maybe a few outline options of various parts of the map, so we can pop in parts that we like and swap out bits that we don't! For example, I like this continent, but that one looks dumb. So we switch them! I dunno! :P