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Catstacker    10

<iframe width="600" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=109923565083397459598.00046b74b8e421952b2bd&ll=21.940718,20.799866&spn=145.175291,360&z=1&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=109923565083397459598.00046b74b8e421952b2bd&ll=21.940718,20.799866&spn=145.175291,360&z=1&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Core Earth</a> in a larger map</small>

Better land a bridge in Mongolia before someone else gets it.

 

This map is for public viewing of the current state of the High Lords' game. The High Lords can place the locations of their maelstrom bridges and armies on this map, but should keep stelae and lieutenant locations secret by making their own maps, or simply PMing me their locations.

 

My skillz at Google maps are sadly lacking, so if anyone has advice on making this more presentable or useful, I'd be glad to know.

 

Thanks for figuring out the problem with the placemarks, Dyschunky!

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week 7 update

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Dyschunky    10

Got it, Catstacker, you need to edit the embed code taken from Google maps to replace all instances of

& amp; (there isn't a space in the actual code, but I can't make it display right even with the code tag.)

 

with just &

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Dyschunky    10

I've tweaked a few of the realms' google map markers. If anyone has ideas for what to use for the Living land, Aysle and Marketplace I'll do those too.

 

Current ideas for Marketplace are some kind of currency symbol (Yen? Dollar? Credit?), Living land could be a tree or claw (I don't think I can do a dinosaur in 15x15 pixels!), Aysle could be the broken sword or something magical (or a biohazard symbol?).

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Stormchild    10

The broken sword looks too much like a cross. Though this is the best symbol for Aysle it is easily confused with Cyberpapacy. Take a Donut instead as a symbol for Aysle's shape.

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Punjab    10
The broken sword looks too much like a cross. Though this is the best symbol for Aysle it is easily confused with Cyberpapacy. Take a Donut instead as a symbol for Aysle's shape.

 

Good thinking...A few hundred miles northwest and you could invade with the mantra: "Ich bein ein Berliner"

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Wakshaani    10

Yeah, this tech isbeyond me, so, expect to see more scanned Yahoo Maps images from this side of things.

 

(That file DID make it through, right?)

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Wakshaani    10
The map looks great guys, well done.

 

@Wakshaani: what file?

 

Sent email a couple of days ago, which included a .jpg file, showing my starting location and all stelae placement.

 

Kind of important. :)

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Catstacker    10

Got them, and they are nice maps. Only the zone with the maelstrom bridge in it will be pure, though, the rest will depend on comparative populations and how many units you have in the zone.

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Catstacker    10

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Detroit Red Wings in game seven to win the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. Sidney Crosby is the youngest team captain to win the cup. (AP via WSLS)

 

The head of the fourth largest coalition in the Iraqi parliament, Harith al-Obeidi, is assassinated in west Baghdad. (BBC)

 

Prominent Pakistani anti-Taliban cleric Sarfraz Naeemi is killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack at his Islamic religious school in Lahore. Pakistani warplanes strike a stronghold of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in South Waziristan. At least seven people are killed and 50 injured by a bomb-blast in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. (Al Jazeera) (Reuters) (BBC)

 

India is to withdraw troops from Kashmir's towns and cities for the first time in 20 years. (The Times) (UPI)

 

Two Japanese citizens are detained in Italy after allegedly attempting to take $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds over the border into Switzerland. (Bloomberg)

 

The United Nations Security Council unanimously votes to impose further sanctions on North Korea, following recent nuclear and missile tests. North Korea announces it will "weaponise all plutonium" and begin uranium enrichment following United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874. South Korea sends troops to the North Korean border as tensions escalate. Lee Myung-bak, South Korea's president, meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. (UN) (Al Jazeera) (BBC News) (Telstra Bigpond News) (The Washington Times)

 

China begins the third large-scale excavation of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in 24 years. (Xinhua)

 

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reelected as the President of Iran, although opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi demands a recount. Thousands of protestors gather in Tehran in support of Mousavi, defying a government ban on protests. Around 170 people are arrested in Iran in connection with the post-election protests and street riots in Tehran. At least one person is killed and many wounded during clashes between police and protesters in Tehran. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei orders an inquiry into claims of electoral fraud. (BBC News) (RTÉ) (Al Jazeera) (Xinhua) (Sky News) (AFP via News Limited)

 

The planned launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour is scrubbed because of a gaseous hydrogen leak. (NASA)

 

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrates her 83rd birthday at Trooping the Colour. (Fox News)

 

The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Orlando Magic four games to one to win the 2009 NBA Finals. Lakers coach Phil Jackson wins his tenth NBA Championship, becoming the all time leader. (New York Times)

 

Europe's first death from H1N1 is reported in Paisley, Scotland. (Reuters) (RTÉ) (The Irish Times)

 

Seven Germans, one Briton and a South Korean are captured by Shia rebels in Sa'dah, Yemen. United Nations barges carrying aid and their Sudanese People's Liberation Army escort are attacked by tribesmen on the Sobat River, Sudan. (BBC) (RTÉ)

 

Leaders gather in Yekaterinburg, Russia, ahead of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and BRIC summit. (AFP) (Xinhua)

 

The European Union announces it will help resettle detainees released from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (Reuters)

 

American Psychiatric Association announces symposium to discuss increased similarity in patients' dreams, often described as the dreamer surrounded by bizarre things, something giant and nameless, and a black woman with a torch. (Lovecraft)

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Catstacker    10

Joshua Keith wasn't the sort of person who followed the news, and his concerns lately had been limited to tying up his projects before going on vacation. Finally he found himself sitting where he had planned all year to be, and though it wasn't the typical person's idea of a fun vacation, it was bliss to him. The painting in front of him, despite being separated by a cordon of space and bullet-proof glass, was real in a way that couldn't be reproduced in the books he'd read, printed for his wall or floating on his screensaver. The artist's impatient brushstrokes and strange eye for colour contained an immediacy that made him immortal, and Joshua planned to return every day that week to bathe in its glory and loneliness. Wonderful, he mused, how he before he had this chance to get up close, he had never noticed the woven strokes of red and blue that combined into that sensuous purple.

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Catstacker    10

"Coming up, civil war breaks out in Northern India: Who is this warlord calling himself a Pharoah? Hindus blame Muslims, and Muslims blame America. Also, freak storms continue to disrupt Western Europe. Will this affect your vacation plans? Tom has your extended weather forecast, after the break.

 

But first, we have an exclusive interview with the new Archbishop of New York, who will tell us why he thinks that police interference with the Travelling Catholic Revival is violating our civil rights, and how you can be a part of this summer's latest craze in computers!"

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Wakshaani    10

(((Just eyeballing the map and it looks like Core Earth has started to fight back! Multiple armies, several hardpoints cropping up, and activity across the board. Then again, this is also the turn that everyone got a gazillion points, so, come Monday, the whole thing could look radically different. Europe remains trapped in a crossfire between the Living Land and Aysle, which looks to be monstrous on the Belgians, while Pharoh Mobius *can't* be happy about a hardpoint, like, three FEET from his only Maelstrom bridge.

 

And still no one has heard a peep from 3327. Is he still lurking, waiting to see if it would be more profitable to strike now, wait until later, or leave us to our fate? Will another High Lord swoop in in his, possible, vacuum, to take over China? Or is he there, hidden from view, taking over the Far East with a touch so soft that it's escaped us all?

 

The Western Hemisphere looks to be rolling right along, but I'm worried about our Euro powers colliding and Mobius all by his lonesome in Asia (Asia for crying out loud!) just CAN'T be good. Might be time for someone to start tossing a bridge that-a-way... ))

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Stormchild    10

Sorry folks, I made it harder for Catstacker and want to apologize to everybody for the problems. I tried to make my turn in a private Google Maps section for Aysle which Catstacker had sent to me but I don't know much about Google Maps. Later I found out all my stelae and army placement could be seen on the Core Earth map. In a little bit of panic I deleted nearly everything on the Aysle map including the zones Catstacker had created. I sent him all information I still have but I am sure he will have additional work now. I still don't know what went wrong but I am sure it was my fault. It must have to do with transferring data from Google maps to Google Earth and vice versa. I left 2 question mark signs for Kyffhäuser and the dragon's nest and another sign for the Maelstrom Bridge on the Aysle map. It still shows on the Core Earth map. If you can't see them, I overreacted and it is only visible to me (the wonders of program interactivity).

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Dyschunky    10

Mobius isn't alone in Asia, he's got the entire Indian army to keep him company :)

 

On Google Maps it's possible to have the icons from two or more maps visible at the same time, without actually editing them. Just tick each map from the menu on the left and you can toggle the visibility. Perhaps that could be what happened Stormchild? You can only edit one map at a time, but can see more than one.

 

I can't see any question marks or anything unusual, so it doesn't look like you affected the Core Earth map.

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Stormchild    10
I can't see any question marks or anything unusual, so it doesn't look like you affected the Core Earth map.

 

Fascinating. I logged out and looked as an anonymous into the Core Earth map and the question marks are there. So, I am ever more puzzled about Google Maps. Maybe - because it is Google - it doesn't matter if I am logged in or out of this forum and only the IP matters. I have to try from another computer.

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Dyschunky    10
Fascinating. I logged out and looked as an anonymous into the Core Earth map and the question marks are there. So, I am ever more puzzled about Google Maps. Maybe - because it is Google - it doesn't matter if I am logged in or out of this forum and only the IP matters. I have to try from another computer.

 

That could be because you're still logged into Google. Try going to www.googlemaps.com and try logging out of your google account (in the top right of the screen), and then reload the map.

 

When you look at the Core Earth map through the forum, Google Maps checks to see whether you're logged into Google when it loads the map in the forum (I think), it isn't linked to your forum account in any way.

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Stormchild    10
That could be because you're still logged into Google. Try going to www.googlemaps.com and try logging out of your google account (in the top right of the screen), and then reload the map.

 

When you look at the Core Earth map through the forum, Google Maps checks to see whether you're logged into Google when it loads the map in the forum (I think), it isn't linked to your forum account in any way.

 

It worked. Now I can only see what should be seen: Storms, my armies and my bridge (and of course the same depth of information about the others). Man, Google is tricky. Now I know what happened. It was my fault though only because I did know too few about Google (and who doesn't) so at least I made a mistake that helps to prevent that others have to make this experience.

 

No one is superfluent, he is always good for a bad example.

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Stormchild    10
On Google Maps it's possible to have the icons from two or more maps visible at the same time, without actually editing them. Just tick each map from the menu on the left and you can toggle the visibility. Perhaps that could be what happened Stormchild? You can only edit one map at a time, but can see more than one.

 

Now I am sure about what happened. On the Aysle Google Map I edited Aysle without realizing that also Core Earth was visible. When I visited the public Core Earth Map, the Aysle Map also showed (only for me). It still showed when I logged out of the forum and visited the Core Earth Map as anonymous. So I thought everybody could see my stelae, stelae zones and planned army movements. I acted as I always do when swift action is needed. I smoked a cigarette (I am European we are still allowed to hurt ourselves) and thought about what to do. Then I checked everything again and found no reason why it was the way it looked. So I hoped that no one had seen the sensitive data yet and deleted everything that was sensitive. Of course, I deleted it step by step checking the results on the Core Earth Map. The last to delete were the stelae zones. I tried to save them on my computer but it saved only the link not the data. I apologize for all the inconvenience (or should I say added unnecessary problems?).

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Stormchild    10

Btw, is anybody reading the postings in the realm entries? Do I write too much or is it OK? I love reading the entries. Especially the Orrorsh short stories are great (though I didn't quite understand the last one). I would like to hear more from the Cyberpapacy because the setting was unique in the original Torg campaign and needs explanation. In the original material there are some short stories but this setting certainly needs examples and Punjab has a good understanding of the setting. And, is the High Lord thread only read by the contributors or are there others who enjoy this as a reading experience. Maybe this should go into an off-topic thread.

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Wakshaani    10

No, I read everybody's stuff (And, boy, is egg on my face for assumng everyone was basicly running the normal settings! D'oh.)

 

And I meant to have severalof those stories updated in mine a ocuple days ago, but, 4th of July and all that. I'll be back to writing tonight.

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disko derek    10

I certainly read all of the posts (although I really should be working), and am impressed by the quality. Taking the recent Aysle posts as an example, they put the changes we can see to the core Earth Map into context, making this project so much more than a 'game of risk.'

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