Maps

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Maps
« on: January 11, 2016, 12:38:41 PM »
I have not had a chance to play test AW Dark Ages but reading through the material as well as another book (Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors by Brian A. Catlos) gave me an idea.

Use an inverted, unmarked map of the Mediterranean to drive home the point that the setting is our Earth but not our history.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4iiVVhI9AQ-cXp5Q0cwTEpDQ3M/view?usp=sharing

and

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4iiVVhI9AQ-dWdOdFRsOHBOQ3M/view?usp=sharing

Since the compass was not recorded to be used in the Mediterranean until the early 13th century simply mark the "east" and "west" of the map as the rising sun and setting sun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compass

Muhammad al-Idrisi actually created a world map in the 1100's for the Norman king of Sicily. It was "upside down" in relation to modern maps.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4iiVVhI9AQ-X0tjbFNSUzR2NE0/view?usp=sharing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_al-Idrisi
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 12:49:59 PM by SagJangi »