Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Behold... The Earth - Mark 2!

The best local pound shop turns out to have 6" globes for a quid, this is my first crude effort at the re-aligned Earth of The Struggle For Empire; it's eventually going to be a political globe, there may be a geophysical one too if I can find the time.

Europe and Africa - Changes aren't immediately obvious, since the geometry isn't distorted much. Position of Equator and Greenland outside the Arctic circle are the most obvious changes.

The Americas - It looks tilted, the equator is much further South, Alaska is in part covered by the polar ice cap. Yes, Top Gear really can drive to the North Pole...

Australasia - Australia looks tilted and is now almost touching the equator. The area in a different colour (Japan and parts of China etc.) is a small Japanese empire I've invented for the RPG. Parts of Antarctica are now outside the Antarctic Circle and thawing.

North Pole - a little North of the Bering Strait (which is now under the ice), covers parts of Alaska and Siberia

South Pole - the ice is retreating over the continent and forming at sea (which may drop sea levels a few feet over the next few hundred years, leaving fairly desolate terrain which is currently uninhabited apart from mines etc.

These pictures probably won't be in the RPG, the globe thing is mainly a check on the maps and a fun prop for game sessions.
Tags: forgotten futures, rpg, the struggle for empire

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