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Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 10:49 a.m. PST


Middle Earth is based upon the British Isles map turned upside down and with its shape exaggerated by distortion.

Well, that's the trip I'm on!

The Kent area is top left, the south coast is north and runs into Devon and Cornwall. The upper left bulge is East Anglia, Scotland to the south and the Shetland and Orkney Isles bottom right. Wales and Anglesey are to the right. The Wirral. It's all there!

Ignore Ireland DONT EVER IGNORE IRELAND I know, I know!

You do see it don't you!!!


Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:30 a.m. PST

That's the MERP map, and as far as I know they pretty much made it all up, based on the original maps Tolkien did draw which would be the upper left corner roughly framed up to where Mordor ends.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Westeros in Game of a Thrones is Ireland turned upside down and stretched.
It's very common in wargaming Imaginations campaigns. Why re-invent the wheel??

Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Yes, I noticed that with the GoT map.

I have gamed a Napoleonic campaign using a map of Ireland divided into France, Prussia, Austria, and part of Russia. That worked.

Yup, why re-invent the wheel?

Timbo W27 Sep 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

So Barad Dur is about at Birmingham?

Jim Selzer27 Sep 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

yup I can see the infamous flying pig of England if I 180 the map

skinkmasterreturns29 Sep 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

I dunno. If you flip it on its side and turn it 37.45 degrees,its clearly New York City,with Mirkwood as Central Park.

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