A Question from Joe Sweeney

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Joe Sweeney, the avid mapper behind the Battle Maps Tiles from the 2010 Annual, is working on a new sci-fi battle map tiles pack. We will be making this available through the Annual later in the year. The set he is building already contains well over 100 new textures and scores of signage overlays for floors: access zones, radiation danger, chemical areas, shuttle landing zones, overhead automated cranes, etc.

Before he completes all the graphics work and begins developing the battle map tiles, Joe would like to know what sort of signage you’d like to see. How about a “no aliens” floor zone sign? Or perhaps “white, red, green zone” signs for those Paranoia games? Get creative. Get practical. Think of all the signs (and textures) you would love to see in your next sci-fi mapping project and email your ideas to jsweeney@storyweaver.com or post them in the comments below.

7 Responses to “A Question from Joe Sweeney”

  1. Coloured walls, halls, furniture etc.for Paranoia would be good (and “The Computer is your Friend” signs?)

  2. Oh yes, Paranoia would be awesome. That setting has always been close to my heart.

  3. #1, Deck landing markers for both indoor ship bays and outdoor landing pads.

    #2, Ship and facility level / section markers like “LEVEL 3″, or “L3″.

    #3, “TELEPORTER NOT FOR ORGANIC MATTER – INORGANIC ONLY”

    #4, “AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY”

    #4, “SICKBAY – ###”

    #5, “EMERGENCY”, “ICU”, “QAURANTINE”, “DECONTAMINATION”, “LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS”, “LOGISTICAL SYSTEMS ACCESS” (Computer systems maintenance and LAN / Intranet server systems).

    #6, “ARMORY”, “MESS HALL”, “CAFETERIA”, “LOUNGE”, “KITCHEN”,
    “LOADING DOCK #”, “SECURITY”, “DETENTION CELL ###”, “MAINTENANCE”, “COMMUNICATIONS”, “ENGINEERING”, “CONFERENCE ROOM ###”, “STORAGE”, “SURGERY”, “MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS”, “PHARMACY”, “RECREATION”, “STOCKADES”, “BATTERY ROOM”, “GENERATOR(s)”, “CREW QAURTERS”, OFFICER’S QAURTERS”, “COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ONLY”, “LIBRARY”, “AUDIO VISUAL CENTER”.

    7, “RECEPTION AREA”, “AUDITORIUM”, “NO ENTRANCE WITHOUT PROPER PROTECTIVE GEAR”, “CLEAN SUIT ZONE”, “HAZARDOUS MATERIALS”, “SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED”.

  4. “Variable Gravity Area” (with varicolor stripes)

    “High Pressure Atmosphere” (not all life in the universe can handle ~14psi/101 kPa)

    “Low Pressure Atmosphere” (ditto)

    “AtmoDecomp Hazard” (good for airlock/cargo areas)

    “[element sign(s)] based life ONLY”

    “[element sign(s)] based life HAZARD”

    “Inorganic/AI access ONLY” (radiation/heat is hard on DNA)

    “Organic access ONLY” (emi is hard on positronic networks)

  5. Another thought – 1920′s American houses, furniture (and transport!) etc. for Call of Cthulhu / Chill

  6. “Head” sign with arrow &/or “Men”, “Women”, “Aliens”
    “Zero-Gravity Games”
    “Space Suits”
    “Media Center”
    “Mechanical Assist Loader Suits”
    various hull “rot” visuals
    various weapon burn visuals
    Fungus and mold visuals
    “Life Rafts”
    “Fire Suppression Systems”
    “Artificial Gravity Systems”
    “Emergency Section Lock-down”
    various nobs, levers, etc.
    “Bar”
    “Casino”
    “Duty Free Shops”
    “Shopping”
    “Theater and Fine-Arts”
    “VIP’s and Ambassadors only”
    “Sauna & Pools”
    “Field Effect & Simulation Room ###”
    “Education and Day Care Center”
    “Observatory”
    various internal sensor “boxes”
    “Milling and Repair Shop”

  7. @Roger, “Another thought – 1920′s American houses, furniture (and transport!) etc. for Call of Cthulhu / Chill”
    That’s a great idea, I’d love something like that, but I’d also add Trail of Cthulhu (GUMSHOE System) from Pelgrane Press, Profantasy’s sister company, to that list too. ;) :) Also, this might make a better suggestion for one of the Profantasy crowd-sourced projects: http://profantasy.com/rpgmaps/?p=1145

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