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Old March 8th, 2018, 01:13 PM
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I do mine a bit differently.

I create and export maps in Fractal Terrains 3. Thewre is a slider in the program that determines percentage of ocean, size of land masses, and roufghness of land masses.

I keep a spreadsheet with the random seed, and the above settings, in case I want a similar world.

I export using a Cosmographer template for Traveller. I would say this is likely CT.

After I have exported several of these, varies from around 5 to over 100, I look at the sector and sub-sectors. I decide if I want a water world or one with large continents or an chain of islands.

I look through the exported pngs. I pick one.

I edit the map file so it has a name. I have another spreadsheet with names in alphabetical order, and a list of sectors, with saub-sectors, with planet names, which one is the sub-sector capital, etc. I then use CT Traveller Starter Edition Book 2 pdf, and write up the world profile.

Upload the png, add it to my site. Update and upload the sub-sector map and the sector map. Make any site navigation changes, etc.

I've probably left out some steps, but that should be close enough.
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Old March 16th, 2018, 01:01 AM
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Mindjammer struck me as a very cool world-generation utility.
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Originally Posted by Kilgs View Post
Mindjammer struck me as a very cool world-generation utility.
I picked up a PDF of Mindjammer for Traveller recently. There's a lot of interesting stuff there - not just worldgen, but economics and cybernetics.

I think Mindjammer is what you get if you try to do Traveller for 1990s and 2000s SF (Alistair Reynolds, Iain M Banks, maybe Stross' Saturn's Children novels).
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