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ravells
07-26-2009, 06:29 PM
Map (Click to enlarge)
http://www.cartographersguild.com/feature/NoramericaThumb.jpg (http://www.cartographersguild.com/feature/NoramericaMap.jpg)


Created in: Photoshop & Inkscape

Review

Some lovely detail and painstaking labelling in this map. Sapiento started with an outline map of North America, which he traced in inkscape and then overlaid the colour work in photoshop using inkscape again to create the flags. Note the little purple stamps in the bottom left corner and the shift of the pole to somewhere off the west coast.

The labels are particularly interesting to read: 'The Empyre of Texarado' has swollen to absorb the midwest, Alaska is now simply 'Laska' and the Flags tell of a democracy which has (d)evolved into a balkanised continent governed by theocracies and pseudo medieval noble houses (at least to my eye).

This map is all in the detail, and there's plenty of it to enjoy.

Original Thread

To go to the original thread click here. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=6329)

Gandwarf
07-26-2009, 06:54 PM
Good call, it's a wonderful map.

Sapiento
07-27-2009, 07:55 AM
I'm honoured. :D And this for my first entry. :D

Dyson Logos
07-27-2009, 11:04 AM
Very sweet.

I'm a Gamma World fan and am actually running a game right now - otherwise I'd consider snagging this as the new political map of Meriga.

Zar Peter
07-27-2009, 11:45 AM
Congratulations! Great looking map. And from a fellow Austrian, too.

Sapiento
07-27-2009, 12:10 PM
Very sweet.

I'm a Gamma World fan and am actually running a game right now - otherwise I'd consider snagging this as the new political map of Meriga.


Congratulations! Great looking map. And from a fellow Austrian, too.

Thanx a lot. Und vielen Dank!

superdeluxe
07-29-2009, 01:26 AM
Great stuff, I love the Fallout universe, and this kind of fits in a little (Post apocolyptic) :)

Blamenck
07-29-2009, 06:39 PM
Wow - one of the best maps I have ever seen in my life. Can I say any more?

Davaris
08-01-2009, 09:16 AM
Awesome map. I like the idea of a post apoc Amerika that isn't democratic.

mmmmmpig
08-02-2009, 01:00 AM
wow, this map is a stunner

Ghostman
08-02-2009, 01:17 PM
Wow, that must have taken a lot of work. The flags are an excellent touch.

Diamond
08-02-2009, 03:11 PM
That is simply gorgeous. Can't say it any better than that. I especially like the little 'danger zones' - Killer Metal Birds FTW! :D

minifidel
08-04-2009, 07:54 PM
Wow! Incredible map! The "danger zones" are a really fun idea too :D

Sapiento
08-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Wow, that must have taken a lot of work. The flags are an excellent touch.


That is simply gorgeous. Can't say it any better than that. I especially like the little 'danger zones' - Killer Metal Birds FTW! :D


Wow! Incredible map! The "danger zones" are a really fun idea too :D

Thanks a lot.

Yes, i needed some hours to do this, but no work is too much if you have a good idea. :D
I thougth the flags would give it more 'realistic' feeling;the danger zones - some relics of old technology and a magnet for suicidal treasure seekers.;)

crazyred
08-08-2009, 01:31 AM
First Rate map! A+!

My favorite part may be the Legend. And did y'all notice the official seals down in the left corner?

Coyotemax
08-08-2009, 01:51 AM
Wow, that's fabulous! i was giggling the entire time I was reading..

Texerado indeed :)

And Killer Metal Birds! Scary stuff!

Esteban
08-09-2009, 02:36 PM
I can't stop looking at this map. I want to run some sort of post-apocalypse campaign just so I can use it! Great job.

Highlieche
08-14-2009, 06:47 AM
Wow.....:roll: Whether it on AH.com or here Sapiento you are utterly incapable of posting a bad map. Nice.;)

jgbrowning
08-22-2009, 07:20 PM
I can't stop looking at this map. I want to run some sort of post-apocalypse campaign just so I can use it! Great job.

Me too! I'm starting to work on my own post-apoc map because of it. :)

joe b.

mearrin69
10-19-2009, 12:48 AM
Ah, I fell in love with this one a while back but lost the thread for a bit. Time for me to give Sapiento the rep he so richly deserves for this map. It is beautiful...my co-DM and I have been ogling it and wondering how to use it in a game in the future. Nice job.
M

Sapiento
10-19-2009, 01:58 AM
Thanx a lot! :)

TheRedEpic
11-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Great map with alot of polish on it, god help us if this ever happened though!

Sapiento
01-31-2010, 07:23 AM
While googling I stumbled upon this site (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/10/fantasy_cartography_forum.html), where my map and töff's wonderful Ceres map have been featured.

arsheesh
02-02-2010, 03:57 PM
I just stumbled upon this, and I must say, what a treat! There's so much to praise about this map its hard to know where to begin. First off, it was a great I idea to begin with. Second, I really liked the map key and flags. Third, the map has a good color palette which is well blended. I'll stop there for now, but great job Sapiento, well deserved commendations. Repped.

Cheers,

-Arsheesh

Sapiento
02-03-2010, 01:30 AM
Thanks, Arsheesh! This is indeed one of my best maps.

kalvinlyle
05-25-2010, 05:52 PM
Haha awesome map! Reminds me of TMNT After The Bomb.

Ander
10-28-2010, 12:36 PM
Awesome. I love future/apocalyptic earths.

heavyrocks
02-07-2012, 12:31 PM
I can't wait until America becomes that.

Jason Sonia
03-25-2012, 04:08 PM
Wow. This is excellent.

Mustak
04-13-2012, 02:25 AM
The colors and details... Which map so beautiful!

Saludos desde el Reino de Hermosa. ;)

Sapiento
04-13-2012, 03:32 AM
Thank you! One of my best.

TheMarquisDeSpace
05-26-2012, 10:27 AM
This is fantastic

DEWLine
07-16-2012, 11:08 PM
1392 P.K.

"Post Katastrophie", perhaps?

Larnira
09-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Hah, i love this one! One of the better post apocalyptic maps

et1
11-10-2012, 01:45 AM
That is just lovely!