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MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/15/2012 14:24:03


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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I wonder if anyone would mind making a Ankh-Morpork map. The map used in the Ankh-Morpork board game has 12 areas, so it would have to be small (to fit the books, you could not have, for instance 'Lower Shades').

For a look at the board game map please go to google and type 'ankh-morpork board game map'. It is the fourth result.

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MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/15/2012 14:34:33


Moros 
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The map you meant is broken, you can only get a view of a very small version of it, and that's not large enough to make a nice map on. And I also don't like the 12 territories idea, there are enough tiny maps on Warlight. Maybe a map based on the city blocks would be an idea?
That could be based on [this](http://discworldtraveler.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/ankh-morporkmap.jpg) map, and with some cool tool you can even make the background image visible in the map. And you can point out the larger regions to make bonuses of.
Who volunteers?
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/15/2012 17:09:34


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I can't see the map atm because I'm on my phone but I'm very tempted by this :D I love the discworld series. When I see the map I'll decide if this will be my first foray into the world of map-making :P
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/15/2012 19:55:15


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Woah, that map is pretty big. I don't think I'll attempt this as my first map :P Maybe after I get more experience, if someone else hasn't got it done by then.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/16/2012 02:31:30

RvW 
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|> For a look at the board game map please go to google and type 'ankh-morpork board game map'. It is the fourth result.

No, it's [not](http://i42.tinypic.com/2wbuvck.png). :)

In general, it's a bad idea to describe links like that; Google will rank results differently based on several factors, including (their best guess of) the geographical location of the client, several language-related criteria and so forth. And, as this example shows, it's also constantly updated.

To include a link directly you have two options, just copy-paste it here as text (then it will appear as text, but also automatically become clickable) or write some text between square brackets (these things: "[" and "]") and then put the address you want to link to right behind it between parentheses (these things: "(" and ")"). Don't worry, you don't have to remember the details; below the box where you write your post is a "Quick markdown reference", making links is explained there as well.

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Hmm, wasn't Terry Pratchett English? Judging by the number of "cesta", "ulica" and "most" on this map, it's from a translated version (definitely Slavic, not sure which language exactly... Slovakian maybe??). Since English is the original language, wouldn't it be better to use English names for the territories and bonuses? I found a map of [Ankh-Morpork with English labels](http://imageshack.us/f/526/ankhmor.gif/), but especially the centre of the map is very crowded and difficult to read. Also, it's rotated 90 degrees relative to the map Moros linked. :(
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/16/2012 02:35:32

RvW 
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Okay seriously, this forum needs an ability to edit posts! :s

[Here](http://home.uninet.ee/~ronin/stuhv/Terry%20Pratchett/Discworld%20Art/Maps/The%20Streets%20Of%20Ankh-Morpork%20-%20%20A%20Discworld%20Mapp.jpg) is the English-labelled version of the exact same picture Moros linked (on an Estonian server, of course :p ).
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/16/2012 04:08:58


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[This](http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=10363) is a very rough outline of the map RvW posted, based on city blocks. Looks like it would be between 100-150 territories. Was this the sort of thing you were looking for, Ilumeo?
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/16/2012 10:42:50


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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Ok.
RvW:Thanks for the tips, that was my first post.

Muppet: Yes. Great map. for major bonuses I was thinking Ankh, Morpork and The People's Republic of Treacle Mine Road (Night Watch). What are the blue things in the river?

Ilumeo
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/16/2012 11:59:06

RvW 
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If I can guess: just markers to show it *is* a river, not a normal territory.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/16/2012 14:04:30


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I suppose this is me volunteering then. RvW is correct, I just made a quick drawing and wanted to show that those weren't territories. Let me work some magic and I'll see what I can come up with. I will probably want some help eventually with naming things and inserting things that are relevant to the story, as I don't remember.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/17/2012 05:14:11


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I update the map preview as I go along, so you can see the progress I've made.

As you can see, I've changed many of the territories for a variety of reasons;

|>-to avoid intersections with four or more territories (please tell me if these are not obvious enough)

|>-to keep bridges between two territories

|>-to keep bonuses reasonably obtainable

|>-simply to keep the map from getting too boxy

You can also see that I've numbered all the territories, so if you have suggestions for naming them you can easily post them here.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/17/2012 11:12:16


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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Awesome. Thank you.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/17/2012 11:22:37


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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Wish you could edit posts.

36= Apothecary Gardens
22 Goose Gate
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/17/2012 19:17:27


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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2 The Globe
23 Five ways
27 Elm street ?
13 Treacle Mine Road ?
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/17/2012 19:47:42


Moros 
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Those are the weirdest bonus links I've ever seen. What are they? A cloud or something?
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/18/2012 00:38:52

RvW 
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Outline of some animal. It looks vaguely familiar, I bet it's considered an icon of the Discworld series or something.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/18/2012 03:18:33


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They were actually just something I had traced out for a different map. I was waiting for someone to comment on them. Before I finish I will swap them out for something more relevant.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/18/2012 11:30:43


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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How about a Hippo?

Ideas for major Bonuses:

Ankh Glorious Republic Of Treacle Mine Road

Nap Hill The scours, The Hippo,3,4,5,7,11,12, Apothecary
Severn sleepers Gardens
Isle Of Gods
Longwall
Dimwell
Names

Morpork 4= The Butts

Unreal estate
Dolly Sisters
Small Gods
Dragons Landing
The Scours
The Hippo
The Shades

Ilumeo
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/18/2012 11:37:39


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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Whoops. That did not work.

Ankh= Left of river including IoG

Morpork=Right of river

Glorious Republic of Treacle Mine Road= The Hippo, The Scours,3,4,5,7,11,12,Apothecary Gardens

Place names

4=The Butts

The map looks great. Could you tell me why Elm is missing the 'street' and Treacle Mine it's 'Road'.

Thank You,

Ilumeo
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 12:07:35


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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3 Contract walk
10 The Pits (polite name)
1 Pseudopolis Yard
15 Cheapside
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 14:12:47


Muppet
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Thanks for the names, keep them coming. I'll sort out any major bonuses after all the territories are drawn and probably after the map has been tested a bit, in case I have to make any major changes.

In completely unrelated news, I found out today that I'm going to be a father. :-) I can't tell any friends or family yet until we get some more blood tests done, but I can't stand not to tell anybody, so you're hearing it here first.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 14:52:43


Moros 
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Congratulations!
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 15:12:06

RvW 
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|> Thanks for the names, keep them coming. (..) I'm going to be a father.

So you're going to name your kid after something from Discworld? :p If it's gonna be a girl you're [very, *very* well prepared](http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=9022).

Kidding aside: congrats man!
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 15:28:36


Moros 
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Nice one RvW!
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 16:00:04


Muppet
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Well played, RvW. Got a solid laugh out of me on what's already been quite a good day. Surely now I'll have enough nervous energy over the next 7 or 8 months to actually finish that map, too. No promises on the names though, some of those make me cringe.

Thanks Moros. Have you found the new bonuses yet?
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/19/2012 16:43:57


Moros 
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MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/20/2012 16:21:36


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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Congratulations!

'If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.'
Bruce Barton

May the wind rise under your wings,
And may the sun always be at your back,
And what few enemies you have,
Flee in uttermost terror,
Never to trouble you again,
Even unto the thousandth generation.


Ilumeo
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/20/2012 16:29:27


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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68 Hubward Gate
7 The Cut
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/23/2012 17:15:57


Ilumeo: Freebird of the North
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59 Upper Broadway
60 Royal Art Museum

Fantastic.
MAP REQUEST: Ankh-Morpork (Discworld): 2/26/2012 08:01:55


Muppet
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Ilumeo, I'm not sure where you meant for Royal Art Museum to be. Also, is it okay if I stick with just two large bonuses? I'm not a huge fan of big bonuses on small maps.

Moros, your little turtle now shows up in the google image results for Ankh-Morpork.
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