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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #210 on: December 14, 2016, 06:49:40 pm »
I say we start here, with a single origin point and have humans spread out into the world in much the same way the they did on Earth.

Ok then that means our people start at my 4th example. So things like Fire, Clothing, Shelters, Stone Tools, Spears, Graves, Spirituality etc are all a given. Sounds good.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #211 on: December 14, 2016, 09:25:17 pm »
Yeah this is about what I hoped for. This will get us right into the game and the humans have just enough to start creating permanent settlements. Or maybe we start them off as roamers for a few turns before basic farming is mastered? Might lead to some interesting and potentially far-reaching events.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #212 on: December 15, 2016, 05:16:45 am »
In Earth history there is a quite a bit of time between Anatomically Modern Humans and the beginning of Agriculture.

https://schoolsprehistory.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/timeline-starting-40kya1.jpg


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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #213 on: December 15, 2016, 05:49:44 am »
Yeah, that's why we'd play a few turns as these nomads first. Get some wandering in the books, a few pre-settlement events to stain their psyche for ten thousand years. Then they build farms and houses.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #214 on: December 15, 2016, 04:42:25 pm »
Just for reference, there is about 180,000 years between the start of our project (assuming we start with 200,000ya) until the first permanent settlements start to form. The earliest known settlement on Earth, for instance, was from 17,000 BC. Humans had spread nearly everywhere by 14,000 years ago. thus it took humans about 186,000 years to spread over the planet.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #215 on: December 16, 2016, 12:46:40 am »
Cool, should be fun to nomad around for a little bit.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #216 on: December 18, 2016, 11:56:35 am »
Ovi, if you've finished the part of the map that is the origin of the human species, you should post it.

We can start RPing about the diaspora and the impact on our psyche of the environment they evolved in.

E.g. We like paintings of open plains (visibility) adjacent with trees & wildlife (food, protection) and flowing water (primary water source).



If the original human population started in the jungle, we'd probably like landscapes with fewer mountains, more varied colors than green and blue, and tree canopies.

If we evolved near the arctic then we'd like natural shelters like caves, frozen-over-rivers and -lakes, and swaths of migratory fauna.



It's no clash of civilizations, but it'll give us something to do until we can start developing settlements.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #217 on: December 18, 2016, 12:02:46 pm »
That's actually a good point. Do we know where we're starting humanity? I think this is something that we could decide on as a group rather than just having one person pick it out.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #218 on: December 18, 2016, 12:04:56 pm »
I should be finished with the geological detail map today! I'm working on it right now!

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #219 on: December 18, 2016, 12:18:14 pm »
Don't worry guys, I'm periodically harassing him just to be sure.

EDIT: The masochist mapmaker is doing it pixel by pixel. He's not human.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #220 on: December 18, 2016, 08:18:04 pm »
Alright, here you go!

http://imgur.com/a/dCHAS

This first map shows the plate boundaries and the fault types. Red = convergent, blue = transverse, green = divergent. The second map is just the raw elevation. On land, the contours are each 1,000m in elevation. The highest elevations on the map top 9,000m. This map also shows continental shelves and trenches. Since they aren't as important for the game, they are not as detailed. I didn't add any below sea level areas because that's partially affected by the biomes, though I do have a layer in the file to add them if needed.

https://gofile.io/?c=EvTOcS

And that's the download for the GIMP file should you want to look at all the layers and what not.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #221 on: December 18, 2016, 08:19:50 pm »


My god, it's full of topographical features.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #222 on: December 18, 2016, 08:35:51 pm »
looks great

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #223 on: December 18, 2016, 09:53:26 pm »
Do we know where we're starting humanity?



I like this spot for a start for a few reasons. It will allow us a large, but contained place to ease into the game. Plus, our people will have to advance some technologies to a certain degree before they're really off and rolling on the other landmasses, though that southern strait should be easy to pass early. Will give us a bit of a pace.

Ovi, the map looks excellent. :)

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #224 on: December 18, 2016, 10:05:12 pm »
I agree with Pat so as to create the appearance of consensus so we can start playing already.