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A four-season travel in Elonta (a Pokémon: Tabletop Adventures campaign)

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I have way too much free time
Hey there, fellow readers! Just a quick update on this (already popular) liveblog. If everything turns up right, we might have our first game on Sunday. In the meantime, enjoy some maps!

Yes, I'm currently passing through classes I already know about, leaving only me and my boredom in front of my computer. However, I decided to make something out of this free time. I took a whole lot of notes for every aspect of the region, and I draw a map for my players to enjoy. This is getting ridiculous compared to my usual standards of pre-game work. I even draw badges, for Lugia's sake! Badges! You know, those things you look once when you got it, then forget about it? I even tried to make the symbolism accessible in those! Madness, I say !!

Anyway. After my classes, I picked my favorite mouse and started vectorizing the sh*t out of that poorly-drawed map. Several hours (and a lot of curses) later, I can show you the not-so-pretty-but-readable results.

Behold! My mighty Illustrator skills!

Since I guess most of you can't read French, I'll provide a translation and some additional trivia.

As for the color-coding on the map:

As for the cities and other relevant locations:
  1. Nova: capital of Elonta, this is your average huge city with huge markets and distractions everywhere.
  2. Saturn Port: the biggest port in all Elonta, it's a lively, but not very pretty place.
  3. Orbitown: the most industrial city of the region, it is appropriately located near falls and strong water current, making it the titular hydro-power plant for the whole country.
  4. Selena Center: a very green city in the middle of the biggest forest. Imagine elves in a rain forest, except with less pointy ears and more Pokémons.
  5. Mount Meteor: located at the top of a mountain, this is the place to be for aspiring trainers and champions wannabe.
  6. Comet Grounds: a completely artificial city, home of the biggest stadiums, and entirely devoted to the Star League.
  7. Satellite Excavations: a temporary but very interesting place, digging ruins in order to find more on the region's past.
  8. Starlight City: the cultural city, very old and full of museums; history students like it a lot, others found it a very boring city.
  9. Pulsar Research Center: a very small town filled to the brim with scientists, laboratories and universities.
  10. Nebula Harbor: small but very touristic town, who have the most beautiful beaches around. (Our players will start their adventure here)
  11. Mercuryville: old city full of wealthy people, it's the refuge of all fashionistas and rich nobility in the country.
  12. Cape Sun: the only city on all four islands, it's a very active port who moves a lot of material and people coming from there.

Of course, these are not the only cities in the region: like the anime, I will probably put some small towns and interesting places here and there, if the plot needs one. And yes, I'm aware of the Planet of Hats aspect of those towns, but it has always been like this in Pokémon. And it will give me much more satisfaction when I subvert them later. Muahahaha.

As for the other remarkable places:

I think that's all you need to know, or at least, all I'm telling my players anyway. I didn't put Routes on the map, but it'll probably just make it more confusing. I'll add them on a separate map later.

Now, all I have to do is polishing that plot of mine, and roll up some stats for inevitable unfriendly NPC. I hope you enjoyed that quick tour of Elonta as much as I enjoyed create it. See you next installment for an actual game report!

9th Nov '11 9:33:13 AM flag for mods
To make a Pokemon joke about, you are a Geodude, because you rock.

(Insert rimshot) (Insert groans)

MadWritter 9th Nov 11
For some reason, I'm interpreting the Gulpin face as the "SO AWESOME" face.
Psyga315 9th Nov 11
No, I think that would be /)°3°(\, but mirrored somehow.
AweStriker 10th Nov 11
Or, evidently, /)^ɛ^(\. So I was close.
AweStriker 10th Nov 11
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