2007-01-03: World Building
Christoph Boeckle has been playing In a Wicked Age with the aid of a swanky online world creation tool that he just sent my way:
He suggested this might be useful for Sign in Stranger, and he's so right. Here's my 75% ice planet:
I can imagine setting a colony right on the northern bay of the central sea. The generator has different color settings, to generate "martian" type planet scapes and Mordor-like chthonian ones.
Now my appetite is whetted. I'd love to see close up topography. Have to get out the good old ArcGIS.
2007-01-03 18:30:12 Emily
Here is the link to Chris' write up of the IaWA game:
2007-01-03 21:15:27 Ben Lehman
Well, I just spent an hour playing with this.
2007-01-04 14:38:07 NinJ
Yeah, no shit. Good inspiration. I think I have to recommend this as a Shock: toy, too.
2007-01-04 22:37:28 Christoph
Glad you all find it fun!
I haven't actually used it for IaWA, it was more a "hey, I just played a PnP RPG with a random situation generator" -> "hey, this is a cool random planet generator" -> "hey, Emily is writing a sci-fi game where you visit lots of worlds" -> message sent.
Now, if somebody with programming skills could add real mountains (those with the snow on top) and rivers...