MrBenn wrote:natty_dread wrote:I personally like the England connection. It gives the map a nice sort of "what if" undertone, and the way I see it... "what if" scenarios are what Steampunk is all about! Sans the fantasy element, Steampunk as a genre speculates on a type of world where certain aspects of our technology developed faster than others... what if things like cars, robots or computers were invented but electricity or combustion engines weren't, etc.
So I think using England as a basis for the map is well justified thematically, plus it gives it a certain connection to reality that makes the theme even more interesting.
Well, as the only Englander to have commented on it, I still think it sucks
Such harsh words!
I think it works, though I do think I'd prefer the borders of the day, rather than today's.