View Full Version : February Entry: The battle for post-apocalyptic Ohio

02-08-2009, 12:12 PM
WIP for February Challenge

I created this map of a heavily divided post-apocalyptic Ohio for a strategy game I ran almost 8 years ago. This original map is sharpie and colored pencil on xerox paper, and will be serving as my starting point for a political map, which will hopefully look dramatically different.

For the challenge, I'm going to completely redraw the map, adding terrain features, and clear political divisions.

02-08-2009, 12:40 PM
I believe that I am speaking for all of Lake County when I say: we got dissed!

Looks fun! Can't wait to see this. How was dudhole lake formed?

02-08-2009, 12:51 PM
CBDroege, by tradition I usually give REP to the new guy who posts a map. Congrats, have some REP! I look forward to see where this goes.


Steel General
02-08-2009, 01:17 PM
Woohoo! More entries.

02-08-2009, 02:40 PM
Born a mountaineer in Morgantown, I'm gonna invade that eastern border and get me some lakefront on Dudhole :)

02-10-2009, 02:07 PM
When The 2 Minute War began, there wasn't much time to make decisions. The legendary figure known to the people now only as The Last Governor, broadcast a single final order before the bombs struck: If any region happens to survive the attack, they are to follow their County Sheriff as leader until further notice. Then, the capitol went silent. Three quantum bombs struck the land, but none of them were as devastating as expected. An attack which had been carefully orchestrated too destroy the entire NAA had missed a small area. Was it chance, or or did this region have a friend among the enemies? That answer may never be found...

Here is the WIP on this entry. I've redrawn the border and water as a starting point. I don't plan for the black line border to remain on the final map. It exists now only as a guide for my reference.

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joćo paulo
02-10-2009, 06:35 PM
Nice map.
You are forgetting to put the WIP TAG (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=20159&postcount=5).

02-11-2009, 11:02 AM
Nice map.
You are forgetting to put the WIP TAG (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=20159&postcount=5).

Thanks for pointing it out, JP. I added it.

-Rob A>

02-16-2009, 04:43 PM
While huge portions of the land had been destroyed or covered with ash, and others either crumbled or flooded as parts of the land rearranged themselves under the influence of the bombs, there were still 53 counties which did survive, and as ordered, each began to fend for itself under the rule of its sheriff. Lack of communication infrastructure and centralized power, each county became as a separate political entity, each with its own ideas about government and power. As the generations past, each county began develop its own manor of rulership. In some place the descendants of sheriffs called themselves kings. In other places the office was elected, and the rulers had taken to calling themselves Presidents. In still others, the rulers saw their lands as a place of equality, and the peasants called each other "comrade". 53 distinct governments for the 53 counties of The Known World.

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02-19-2009, 02:29 PM
More than 400 years passed in this semi-peaceful state before the leaders of the World Collegium in West Crawford proposed a unified government. They sought to allow each county to remain independent, but unified under a single leader for purposes of regulating trade and resolving disputes. It took a generation to come to fruition, but the world had its elections, and a man named Chalmer of Deleware County was named the first governor in almost 500 years. The Known World experienced a golden age of peace and economic ties for 32 years, when Chalmer's reign came to a sudden and bloody end.


I've added the political boundries, and the blanks for the heraldry. I'm not sure how happy I am with all of the border colors I've chosen, espessially the white, neutral territories.

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02-25-2009, 12:46 AM
In 496aw, A small force attacked and conquered the Capitol building, killing Governor Chalmer, and claiming the entire Known World for Lady Zabrina, by right of conquest. Within days, the world fractured. Many areas were too unpopulated to make a reasonable new government, but many counties retained enough of their population and organization to return to the governments they used before the Golden Age of Chalmer. Five of these governments were powerful enough to form new larger territories, with the resources to rival those controlled by Lady Zabrina. The leaders of each of these territories have declared themselves the new ruler of the world for their own reasons. Afterward the people will look back and call this time The Shadow Era.

Here is my final version for entry in the contest. I had fun creating it, and I learned a lot from the experiments I conducted on this map, especially with the border-lines and the heraldry (two things I've never really concentrated on before).

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