Skip to Content

Representing spaces on a sphrical board in 2D

1 reply [Last post]
Desprez
Offline
Joined: 12/01/2008

So don't laugh, but I randomly found a solution to a problem I posted about in 2006.
http://www.bgdf.com/node/11707
I abandoned the need for the idea long ago, but I'll throw this out there in case someone else can use this.

Basically, I wanted to create a board with spaces that represented a sphere (planet).
Having spaces like that of a soccer ball works pretty well, but I also wanted boards with different numbers of spaces, and the finding of other arrangements proved a bit problematic.

Turns out, the solution that I was looking for at the time was...

Goldberg Polyhedra
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=goldberg-polyhedra-math...

So if anyone else need to create various numbers of spaces on a sphere, I'd start there.

larienna
larienna's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/28/2008
I have been working on many

I have been working on many map layouts for my master of magic board game. Here is one that could suit your needs:

http://bgd.lariennalibrary.com/uploads/Mainsite/GameIdea/GameIdea2010032...

It's a 20 sided heagon map.

Syndicate content


forum | by Dr. Radut