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Subject: Has anyone ever made a geographically accurate TS board? rss

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Ben Kyo
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I've seen a few files on BGG, but they all make the same compromises as the original board. Has anyone ever tried making/using a map based on one of the actual global map projections? Preferably not Mercator.

Note that I'm not interested in debating whether or not this is a good idea - I can see all the very valid and very good reasons for the design decisions that went into the TS board - I'm just curious as to whether or not it has been done, so I can have a look. I mean, I suspect Europe makes it virtually impossible, but still...
 
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Sweet! cool
 
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Kajo - very nice map. cool
Only problem is Australia - it should be placed towards right end of the map, just somewhere under Indonesia to have pinpoint accuracy.
 
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TS on a Dymaxion projection might look nice.

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Would the Waterman Butterfly look good?
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None of these are what you're looking for. You're gonna have to buy a globe and magnetize influence chits.
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I wonder the purpose of this...
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So I guess that's a no then?

Having looked at it more closely, I can see why. Using the Winkel Tripel projection as an example, and even cropping it down drastically to the essentials, you have to scale everything up considerably to fit Europe in, ending up with a huge board.
 
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Planning another interesting arts & crafts project?
 
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Paul Harding wrote:
Planning another interesting arts & crafts project?

I was thinking about it, but I'm not sure if there's much value in having a table-sized TS board. Kind of surprised no-one has ever done it before though.
 
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Well, it took only a few minutes to confirm why it isn't a great idea to use Winkel Tripel.

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So, since significant area distortion is actually a requirement, I tried the Miller cylindrical, which looks a bit better (now including the Koreas as a bonus).



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Definitely looks better...
 
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Good luck for getting Europe control on this map!
 
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