Post Apocalyptic Amerika
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.
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 :)
Originally Posted by Gandwarf
Actually I tried to upload it but the file size was too large so I had to use the link.
Ah well, maybe one of the community leaders can help.
Awesome work, really. Love the colors. There's so much happening in this map!
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)? :)
Grüße 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.
Originally Posted by Syt
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. :)
I was able to upload your map, which is quite nice by-the-way, as an attachment.
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