Live Mapping: 1930s Street Maps
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Hi everyone! :D
This week, Ralf will be creating a map with the Baedecker-inspired 1930s Street Maps style from the Cartographer's Annual Vol 5.
If you don't like YouTube you can watch it right here:
Or you can come and join in the live chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzWirHveCM8
Looking forward to this one, I want to do a map of Sydney Harbour, specifically The Rocks district - circa 1920-1930's for Call of Cthulhu...
That would be awesome mate! Looking forward to what you come up with. :) The State Library has a few maps that I can find, but nothing with any great detail of the rocks, i.e. more general city type map's.
@Ralf any chance we could get some revisits of the older dungeon styles too? :)
Here's my basic starting point:
I'm going to have to get funky where the Bradfield Express is, that didn't exist in 1923!
lol yeah no harbour bridge so will need to try and find maps where they had not started. This is an interesting subject. Found this as well not sure if you have seen it:
Can do an overlay and has some maps from the period that might help.
30 minute shout :)
@Ralf Imagine my suprise when I started YouTube and The Rocks came up! Can I 'borrow; the FCW file! I'm sure yours will be better than anything I can do!
Hi Jim! Of course, please find my FCW and jpg attached.
Thanks @Ralf .
Leave this one with me. If you don't mind, I'll finish what you've started and post the progress pics here. It may not be 100% historically accurate but will be good enough for game purposes. With your permission, I'd also like to post a copy of the finished map where the folks at Chaosium are likely to see it...nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more!
Suunds great. Consider the map yours! :D
After reading about JM's interest in mapping part of 1920s Sydney, I went and checked both my copies of Chaosium's "Terror Australis" books for Call of Cthulhu (the original, and the new version). The original doesn't have a map of Sydney at all, and while the new version has two, a whole-city area map and a zoomed-in view of the centre (or part of it), neither is especially detailed, and neither usefully illustrates The Rocks, although they do look pretty, as based on period originals. Very pleased this has been resolved since, of course, especially via the livestream, and look forward to following progress with the further mapping! Good luck @jmabbott !
Doesn't Australia have enough terrifying natural things that kill you without the need for eldritch horrors?
I now have a mental picture of Cthulu, with a drop bear on his head, feasting on his squidly brains.
Sadly, Midjourney doesn't know the difference between Cthulu and a baby elephant, or a koala and a cabbage.
They’re only terrifying because, for the most part, they’re small and venomous😉
Been doing a little bit here and there as time permits. I'm interpreting the source map as best I can, as @Ralf pointed out, it's a little difficult to delineate clear blocks as the source map, for the most part, only shows the street frontages. Here is a WIP of where I'm at...
I haven't researched this, but in this 'alternate' version of The Rocks, the large building and the docks on the Sydney Cove side is going to be the Passenger Terminus, whilst the other docks will be for commercial shipping with the large blocks nearby representing warehouses.
Not that much to do now; a couple of blocks, labelling create some Points Of Interest (Keepers only) make some minor adjustemnts here and there to tidy things up and it'll be just about done.