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Sapiento
07-19-2009, 11:50 AM
The title says it all.

After a series of catastrophes in the 21st century civilization broke down. It has recovered to a late medieval level now. North America (or Noramerika) is dominated by the Empyre of Texarado. The states in the northwest and northeast are some sort of barbarians as they reject the Church of Redemptive Unity. The wastelands are full of mutants and old machines.
The United Kingdom of Grankolomba is the major great power of Southamerika (or Amerasud as the natives call it).

Me thinks it would rather good fit for a future RPG setting.

I made the map with Photoshop, using a blank map of North America I trace with Inkscape. The flags are all made with Inkscape.

Gandwarf
07-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Very cool map, have some reputation for posting it.

I would suggest uploading the image through the forum however. Then you get a nice thumbnail and people can click on it to see the bigger version (without messing up the layout).

Sapiento
07-19-2009, 11:58 AM
Very cool map, have some reputation for posting it.

I would suggest uploading the image through the forum however. Then you get a nice thumbnail and people can click on it to see the bigger version (without messing up the layout).

Thanks a lot :)

Actually I tried to upload it but the file size was too large so I had to use the link.

Gandwarf
07-19-2009, 12:19 PM
Ah well, maybe one of the community leaders can help.

Awesome work, really. Love the colors. There's so much happening in this map!

Syt
07-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Servus to Salzburg and compliments on the map. I like what you did with the place names, changing them slightly. Did you use any rules for that (similar to the German "Lautverschiebung)? :)

Sapiento
07-19-2009, 12:53 PM
Gre nach Wien! And thank you for the compliments!

I thought that languages have in general the tendency to became simpler than more complicated over long periodes. In general the written words are now more similar to the spoken word, e.g. the k replaces in most cases the c if it is spoken as 'k'. Also, in this world, many names have shortened like 'Noramerika' or 'Sanvaldor' instead of San Salvador.



Servus to Salzburg and compliments on the map. I like what you did with the place names, changing them slightly. Did you use any rules for that (similar to the German "Lautverschiebung)? :)

Syt
07-19-2009, 12:58 PM
Well, you are right in that we seem to see an ever simplifying language - but there's also countertendencies time and again. Or as one of my linguistics professors used to say, "The Romans didn't step out of the cave with 6 grammatic cases." ;)

There could be a trend, after dark ages of apocalpyse, be an emerging medieval culture that develops more advanced language skills, perhaps creating an elaborate manner of speaking as "modern" and to differentiate themselves from the "barbarians" who speak without rules. Though there'd probably be a high language conforming to all (new?) rules and customs and a low language of the street. Language has always also been a way to show your class or sophistications. :)

Steel General
07-19-2009, 02:40 PM
I was able to upload your map, which is quite nice by-the-way, as an attachment.

Ascension
07-19-2009, 04:10 PM
Ack, my town got wiped off the map in this world. Good thing too since none of us would live in Texarado. Since Memphis is gone as well I guess we'd all move to Shekago and torment Cubs fans. Nice map, though. Looks nice and clean.

Rythal
07-19-2009, 05:01 PM
surprise surprise southern ontario has turned into a wasteland :twisted:

have some rep for a fun map

Ruedy
07-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Great work!

TheMeanestGuest
07-19-2009, 08:56 PM
I love this map. It tells a story all by itself, my favourite.

Sapiento
07-19-2009, 11:05 PM
I was able to upload your map, which is quite nice by-the-way, as an attachment.

Cool, thanx! :D


Ack, my town got wiped off the map in this world. Good thing too since none of us would live in Texarado. Since Memphis is gone as well I guess we'd all move to Shekago and torment Cubs fans. Nice map, though. Looks nice and clean.


surprise surprise southern ontario has turned into a wasteland :twisted:

have some rep for a fun map


Great work!


I love this map. It tells a story all by itself, my favourite.

Thanx a lot. I had the idea for some time and was rather satisfied with myself when I finished it. ;)

Karro
07-21-2009, 11:34 AM
Looks pretty cool! My only gripe, it's tough to read some of the interesting place names (wish I could zoom in closer) to see what you've done to the cities and towns we know and love...

lab205
07-30-2009, 01:35 PM
Awesome, Go Duchy of Lando. I really like the your post-Apocalyptic setting, I want to read more, have you written more about your setting?

Rythal
07-30-2009, 06:24 PM
Gets me thinking that someone should make a map of fallout 3...8)

loogie
08-01-2009, 11:23 PM
yeah man... i am in love with this map... and i honestly don't know why. I'm usually not a fan of post apoc settings, but this one stands out as a great work... would love to hear more about the place if you have anything... or help your create more if you don't!

Redrobes
08-02-2009, 12:15 AM
Hoo yeah - agreed - this is a great map. Rep bonkingly so.

Agelessone
10-22-2009, 06:12 PM
This is a great map! Very Impressive! I like the way the sections are marked out and Texas got even BIGGER

earthsprite
03-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Did you move San Francisco (Frisko, we hate that name) to Marin on purpose? :P

waldronate
03-21-2010, 11:23 PM
Aren't most of the cities in San Granola interchangeable?

Sapiento
03-22-2010, 03:33 AM
I placed the cities as correct as possible. If there are some minor mistakes, that's...effect of the apocalypse, of course! ;)

Boslok
05-03-2010, 02:37 PM
This map is too cool for words. If your a zombie fan (I am) and have read World War Z, this map sorta reminds me of a stage from the book.

Sapiento
05-04-2010, 01:49 AM
Thanks, Boslok! I don't know World War Z; on this map you won't find zombies, but surely mutants, if you get in the wrong area! ;-)

whtknt
05-04-2010, 10:39 AM
There's some rep for you. Very nice work, though I do take exception to New Orleans surviving the rising sea levels.

Dyluth
05-05-2010, 08:56 PM
This is by far the best map I've seen so far here on the forum (granted I did just join the community this afternoon). The bounderies are clear and well defined, the colouring is natural and clean, and even the location names are straight and legible. A very nice job indeed. I shall use this as the benchmark to strive for when making my own maps for my campaign, a challenging feat indeed since as Rythal pointed out my homeland outside of To Ronto is now a wasteland ;).

Sapiento
05-06-2010, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the praise! :D

RKemp89
05-23-2010, 02:23 PM
This is great work. I like how you changed the names just enought that they are still recognizable, but you created a completely new political atmosphere. And the empire actually looks big enough to have enveloped several other nations in the past.

Schley
05-23-2010, 05:43 PM
I agree, This is a great map! My only crit, and it's a small one, would be to dial back the compass lines a bit. As black as they are, they seem a little distracting. Good work though. I look forward to seeing more. :)

Sapiento
05-24-2010, 04:32 AM
Thank you both!