I’ve been slowly writing and adding to my campaign world setting, I only really work on this when it’s late at night or if I’m very tired. The latest piece I’ve finished up is a solar system map. I decided to start right from the top and work my way down. So I had a feel for the Planets rotational period and year length etc I worked up a Solar System Map and a few Planetary Statistics:
Above is the Original image I assembled using elements from a few different NASA photos and images that NASA have made freely available. The planets are obviously not spaced out to any kind of scale. I’ve made the Sarilo System a dual Habitable planet system, although to start with I’ll only be detailing the Planet of Etena. Once I had the above created I ran it through a few filters to try and get a tapestry effect:
It’s not perfect but it does give the impression of a tapestry, I should have really added some aging like holes and ragged edges, but as it’s supposed to be a one of kind tapestry made by a famous Astromagus. It should be well looked after and protected so aging didn’t seem very appropriate. I pulled together rough statistics for each planet:
|Position||1st Planet||2nd Planet||3rd Planet||4th Planet||5th Planet||6th Planet||7th Planet|
|Type||Hot Gas Giant||Terrestrial (Life)||Terrestrial (Life)||Frozen/Ice||Gas Giant||Liquid Gas||Barren Rock|
|Distance from Star||0.41 AU||1.24 AU||1.76 AU||3.2 AU||5.1AU||8.5AU||12 AU|
|Day Length||7.5 hours||26 hours||27 hours||66 hours||16 hours||13.5 hours||350 hours|
|Days a Year||304 Sihnon Days||465 Etena Days||757 Hyrokkin Days||759 Ceninia Days||6306 Onayel Days||16081 Aran Days||1040 Tevasi Days|
|Equiv Earth Days||95||504||852||2090||4204||9045||15173|
Assuming I’ve understood it correctly I used Keplers third law to calculate Orbital timeframes and I included an equivalency back to earth days. I realize using Keplers third law wont be a 100% accurate as I’m pretty much assuming that the Sarilo System is then the same as our Solar system but I figure for a Fantasy game setting it should be fine. The other figures are all made up, I’m still working on the Planetary Diameters, need to be a little more careful with those.
As I don’t get to GM very much (or at all any more) and I really enjoy world building I’m just going to do this Campaign world building project as something fun to do when I feel like it. I will continue to add to the world and will make posts here of anything of note. I have begun to upload some of the Info to a wiki but I’m not quiet ready to post the URL as it’s very empty at this stage :).
I’ll get back to Mayhem city and Hinterland builds.
(The layout of my image above was based on this one, although mines a very poor imitation 🙂 . I believe it appeared in or on a magazine cover at some point)