I was currently looking for some civilisation concepts to be inspired for my first modding project.
But when looking at this forum I saw that it is really hard to find the threads.
As I always have the opinion: If something you wanna like to have isn’t there: DIY!
But first I want to ask how to set this up. I would first divide the civs in continental regions and then sort them alphabetically. Then I would add some Emojis to signalize what kind of content is already included in that Thread - I currently have 4:
- The thread contains artwork
- The thread contains historic background
- The thread contains scenario/campaign ideas
- The thread contains civ design
- The political motive or historic accuracy is questioned, read with reasonable doubt
As additional information I will link the creator of the civ concept and the timeframe of the civ.
The local differencation I want to use:
Fertile Crescent ^
Out of timeframe (600-1600)
^ Fertile crescent refers to the region from the anatol to the Indus. All other names I found for this look kinda “political incorrect” to me. The region was for the most part a melting pot of a lot of different kinda separated regions like europe, east asia, africa, the steppe lands in central asia and ofc the arab peninsula. I’m looking for a better name, so if you have one please tell me.
Please give me any kind of feedback right now before I start trying to collect all the civ Ideas we already had.
I would like this topic to be pinned somewhere when it’s done, but I can understand that not anybody can just claim “pin this here!” just because it hits his personal preference what should be pinned and what not.
My explanation why I would like this to be pinned is cause civ concepts are something for eternity, they only get “old” once someone put them in the game. They are a great source of inspiration for all modders. So this thread could possibly be pinned in the modding department (?).
I think it’s most interesting for modders, but I was always intersted in interesting civ designs even before I decided to start modding myself.
So I open the thread here and if the feedback is: It’s only for modders I’m fine if it’s moved there then.
You see this Thread:
Is one with the most posts in the forum, if not even the most. So I think there are a lot of people interested in civ design concepts.
You mean once it is pinned?
I could make a new thread and make the description in the first and the linking + hub in the second post.
The next question I have is what to do with threads that contain multiple civ concepts and “overlapping” civ concept threads about the same civ?
For the multiple civ concept threads I would probably make also a sub category “Multi-Civ concepts”, but if the individual civ designs proposed meet some kind of elaboration (which is subjective ofc, for transparency I would only link those which meet at least 50% of the positive emojis described above) I will also link them individually in the right places.
The overlapping concepts I currently have no other Idea but to link only the “main” thread of each individual autor.