The Bison King wrote:
The reason that I mentioned "Counties" is that it would be an easy thing to do, and it would be correct.
I'll be clear on this so we can move past this point, I am NOT doing counties. If you want to play on counties get out a road map, and play on that.
As it is now, I can not see a theme. It is all somewhat fantasy, in that you have used real names, but not accurately.
Ok bear with me... what if the the of this map was fantasy? Not like magical kingdom fantasy but more like the perfect Ideal California that people want to believe in. The California Steinbeck wrote about, the California which thousands of gold miners and cowboys flocked to in search of a better life, the California which gave birth to Hollywood and the 60's hippy movement. The California which is filled with ghost towns and broken dreams, as well as palatial mansions and spanish Villa's. Does that make sense or is that too far out there?
The 60's in California was the best place on earth. I am full of memories from that time. I would love to see this map go in that direction. If that is really something that you want to do, please tell me. I can fill you in on many places that are prevalent from that time.
The 60's is not really tied in a thematic sense, to the 1800's. So here is where I am confused with your vision. Tell me more about this fantasy California dream that you are talking about. When it comes to "California dreamin", I am there dude.
For example, did you know that the Flower Children retired to Northern California ? Specifically a place called Humbolt County. They brought with them all of the scientific knowledge, that the few drop outs from Berkley, and the rest of the So-Cal colleges produced. With that know-how they started to breed the worlds best marijuana. and is today, Northern California's most profitable industry. And, their pot is second to none in the world.
I can show you where Manson cave is located. A hang out where Charlie indoctrinated his clan. Or all of the best Surf beaches, where the Flower Children called home. Or a place outside of LA called Vasquez Rocks. You have seen it in countless movies from Westerns to Star Trek.
I can go on and on about this era. But, I will stop here for now.