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WorldGen - SciFi universe generator

Mapcraft Web - Web based fantasy map designer

All code for the project is released under the GPL, and is copyright Samuel Penn.

The text on this wiki is dual licensed CC-BY-SA and GPL.

You can contact the author at sam@glendale.org.uk

worldgen:planets:type

Planet Type

The planet type is it's classification as per the Planetary Classification List.

Planet types are also sorted according to whether they are:

  • Planetoid belt - collection of planetoids
  • Asteroid - individual asteroids smaller than a dwarf planet
  • Dwarf Planet - small worlds that don't deserve the title planet
  • Terrestrial Planet - includes both rock and ice worlds
  • Jovian - Gas giants of varying sizes

Determining Planet Type from UWP

How we determine the planet type from the UWP when generating known worlds.

There are four main points:

  • Radius
  • Atmosphere
  • Temperature
  • Hydrographics

Everything else can be pretty much ignored.

Radius

Tiny (<3000km)

Small (<5000km)

Medium (<8000km)

Large (8000km+)

if (water world): Panthalassic if (hot): JaniLithic else: Gaian

worldgen/planets/type.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:39 (external edit)