Collab:Federal States/Newcomers Guide
Welcome to the FSA Newcomers Guide, where new and prospective mappers interested in the Federal States of Archanta Project can learn more about the project as a whole and ways to get involved with the project. This page is intended to be a basic introduction to the project; more in-depth and detailed information can be found on the FSA Dashboard.
About the FSA
The Federal States of Archanta is OGF's largest collaborative project. Dozens of mappers have participated in the project since it launched in 2018. The FSA is based on the United States of America (with some Canadian influences as well along the southern border with Ardencia). Major decisions on the project's features and directions are made based on the consensus of the owners of the FSA's 60+ states and territories. Additionally, several states are collaborative endeavours that provide newer mappers with an opportunity to participate in the project without requiring the commitment or activity levels that stateowners are held responsible for.
Collaborative State Directory
There are currently 11 active collaborative states or territories in the Federal States, each with a unique American-style theme. Mappers who are looking to get involved in one of these collaborative projects are encouraged to reach out to each state's coordinators for more information or to request permission to map (except in Michisaukee, which is open to all mappers per OGF's "blue territory" rules).
|New Carnaby||||Northeastern U.S., namely New York||Accepting new mappers||Easky30, yoyo21||Includes the city of Stanton, the FSA's largest city|
|Delenshire Islands and Passamaqueets||||Urban/suburban New England (e.g., Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts)||Accepting new mappers||whateversusan, Zytik|
|Eustacia||||American South (e.g., Carolinas, Georgia, Florida panhandle, Alabama)||Accepting new mappers||Infrarrojo, Fluffr_Nuttr|
|Huntington||||Mid-Atlantic, namely the District of Columbia||Accepting new mappers||Ernestpcosby||Technically a territory rather than a state|
|Michisaukee||||Appalachian (e.g., West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee)||Open to all mappers||Rhiney boi, AnimationSky, Lithium-Ion, yoyo21||Interested mappers are asked to visit the Michisaukee coordination page before editing.|
|West Massodeya||||Great Plains (e.g., Iowa, Nebraska, Dakotas, Kansas)||Accepting new mappers||Alessa|
|Alormen||||Gulf Coast (Texas and Louisiana)||Accepting new mappers||Ruadh, newflanders|
|Seneppi||||Great Lakes (e.g., Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin)||Not currently accepting new mappers||Ernestpcosby, TheMayor|
|Cosperica||||California||Accepting new mappers||wangi, oneofbeatlefan|
|Arecales||||Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands||Accepting new mappers||Brunanter||Overseas territory of the Federal States|
|Piscipula||||Florida, Southern California||Accepting new mappers||TheMayor||Officially an independent nation, but culturally, militarily, and economically closely tied to the Federal States|
Vacant State Directory
If you are interested in claiming a vacant state, this section identifies current neighboring states and state-owners you may want to reach out to before requesting the state. Visit the FSA Dashboard and other FSA project pages for more information regarding national initiatives, plans, and efforts. State names are generally left over from previous mappers and may be subject to change. Neighboring state-owners are encouraged to add to the "Notes" field of this chart with additional information. Neighboring states marked with an asterisk denote states that do not share land borders.
|OGF-ID||Current Name||Neighboring States||Status||Major FSA Motorways||Notes|
|AR120-04||Newlynn||AR120-21 (vacant), AR120-28 (vacant), Huntington (collaborative), Gilliad (Jarrodcamo, Olselen (The Torontarian)||Available||FS-1 (south to west), FS-11 (south to north)||Extensive existing natural mapping to work with. Far eastern area of state to be preserved by the next mapper. Advanced mappers only.|
|AR120-21||Natrinia||AR120-04 (vacant), Elway (BMSOUZA), Laine (ifgus, AR120-28 (vacant)||Available||FS-11 (south to north), FS-50 (coast to west)|
|AR120-26||none||Eustacia (collaborative), AR120-28 (vacant), Michisaukee (collaborative)||Available||FS-21 (south to north), FS-70 (east to west)||Borders Randalia. Also the last "untouched" FSA state.|
|AR120-28||Wilthamshire||Michisaukee (collaborative), Gilliad (Jarrodcamo), Huntington (collaborative), AR120-04 (vacant), AR120-21 (vacant), Laine (ifgus)||Available||FS-1 (south to FS-50), FS-21 (south to north), FS-50 (east to west)||Extensive existing statewide motorway and railway network|
|AR120-35||Washaukee||Gnaerey (Toadwart), Michisaukee (collaborative), Gilliad (Jarrodcamo), AR120-36 (vacant), AR120-37 (vacant), Mennowa (Alessa, Leowezy)||Available||FS-30 (east to west), FS-41 (south to north)|
|AR120-36||none||AR120-35 (vacant), AR120-37 (vacant), AR120-56 (vacant), Washotska (Arlo), AR120-51 (vacant), Mennowa (Alessa, Leowezy)||Available||FS-20 (east to west), FS-51 (south to north)|
|AR120-37||none||Fellshire (yoyo21), New Carnaby (collaborative), AR120-35 (vacant), AR120-36 (vacant), AR120-56 (vacant)||Available||FS-10 (east to west), FS-20 (east to west), FS-41 (south to north)||A canal network between New Carnaby and the Lakes has been proposed through this state. Advanced mappers only.|
|AR120-51||AR120-36 (vacant), Washotska (Arlo), Makaska (Luciano), Zakahigan (ItsTybear)||Available||FS-20 (east to west), FS-61 (south to north), FS-71 (south to north)||Significant natural mapping already in place; while plenty of north-south railways exist, east-west railways and motorways are needed to better connect the West Lakes with the eastern portions of the FSA|
|AR120-42||Osaquoya||AR120-92 (vacant), West Massodeya (collaborative), Mennowa (Alessa, Leowezy), Tennewa (Bixelkoven, oneofbeatlefan), Riopoderos (Geoc3ladus), Apawiland (iiEarth)||Available||FS-50 (east to west), FS-71 (south to north)|
|AR120-46||Aquilia||Clamash (Glauber), Riopoderos Geoc3ladus), Tennewa (Bixelkoven, oneofbeatlefan), AR120-47 (vacant)||Available||TBD|
|AR120-47||none||Clamash (Glauber), AR120-46 (vacant), Tennewa (Bixelkoven, oneofbeatlefan), Oronotia (AnimationSky), Seneppi (collaborative), Minnonigan (TheMayor)||Available||FS-40 (east to west), FS-91 (south to north)||Part of the West Lakes Compact|
|AR120-56||none||AR120-36 (vacant), AR120-37 (vacant), Washotska (Arlo)||Available||FS-10 (east to west), FS-51 (south to north)||May have a more Canadian feel given neighboring Franquese (French) influence from Ardencia|
|AR120-73||Tierra Alta||Alormen (collaborative), Apawiland (iiEarth), Sierra (Brunanter), Alcortez (forkymapper)||Available||FS-80 (south to east), FS-90 (east to west)||Significant amounts of existing natural mapping; existing statewide motorway and railway network also present|
|AR120-92||Tejoma||Alormen (collaborative), West Massodeya (collaborative), AR120-42 (vacant), Apawiland (iiEarth), AR120-73 (vacant)||Available||FS-60 (west to east), FS-71 (south to north)|
|AR120-95||Hartford Islands||None||Available||None||Statehood status uncertain. Experienced mappers only.|
This is the Help Desk of the FSA, a place where mappers can offer their assistance to other mappers, and where mappers who need assistance can find resources.
If you need help or advice, review the list below to find a mapper whose expertise matches the issue you're currently having and feel free to reach out to them directly. Or, you can use the Discussion tab to place a request.
If you'd like to volunteer to be a resource, use the table below. Please include no more than three (3) topic areas to focus on, and please include a link for direct OGF messages. By adding your name to this list, you agree that other FSA mappers should feel free reaching out to you for help and assistance.
|User name||State||OGF member since||Topic areas||OGF Message Link|
|TheMayor||Minnonigan, Seneppi||June 2018||Transit networks, urban land use, airports||OGF:TheMayor|
|bootmii||Michisaukee||August 2016||Motorways, interchanges, bridges/tunnels||OGF:Bootmii|
|yoyo21||Fellshire||July 2015||small towns, road systems, shopping plazas||OGF:yoyo21|
|Lithium-Ion||Michisaukee, Seneppi||December 2019||Islands, Roof Details||OGF:Lithium-Ion|
|Zytik||Penquisset, Passamaqueets||July 2019 (?)||Natural Features, Railway Networks, Urban Transit||OGF:Zytik|
|Collaborative Projects||States: Alormen · Cosperica · Delenshire Islands and Passamaqueets · Eustacia · Michisaukee · New Carnaby · West Massodeya · Territories: Arecales · Huntington · Protectorates: Piscipula|
|Natural Environment||National Parks · Natural features|
|Transportation||Aviation · Highways · Railway companies · Railway resources|
|Worldbuilding||Government · History · Important persons · International relations · Military · Non-governmental organizations · Sports · State profiles|
|Project Communication||Main project page · Dashboard · Discord (request access) · Federal States Forum (archive) · Newcomers Guide · Regional coordination · Archives|