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Titan/Earth Analogs

Post by John.F » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:17 am

What are the real world analogs to regions on Titan? For example:
Frostholm = Scandinavia
Hachiman = Japan

What about era-specific analogs? For example:
Plain of Bones = Lost World (Dinosaurs)
Brice = Nazi Germany?

Are there areas that simply defy similarity?

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Post by Slloyd14 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:45 am

Some areas could represent the mythos of other authors.

Neuberg - Lovecraft mythos
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Post by John.F » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:27 pm

Slloyd14 wrote:Neuberg - Lovecraft mythos
Wo! That I didn't know! (I'm a huge Lovecraft fan!)

Tell me more! Analog away!

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Post by Skyrock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:49 pm

Fang/Chiang Mai = China
Arrantis = Egypt
Mortvania = Transylvania
most of NW Allansia = Ye Olde Englande

Kakhabad is a pretty weird place that defies easy classification.
Port Blacksand also has no direct real world analogue.

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Post by Slloyd14 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:04 pm

John.F wrote:
Slloyd14 wrote:Neuberg - Lovecraft mythos
Wo! That I didn't know! (I'm a huge Lovecraft fan!)

Tell me more! Analog away!
It's the setting for Beneath Nightmare Castle where as well as having skill, stamina and luck, you also have willpower which gets sapped away by such things as heads in barrels, tentacled things, mutating people, classic Lovecraft stuff. Investigating things further is generally a bad idea too, such as in Lovecraft stories and also SPOILER!


The big bad has an immortal part so you can never completely kill him. Just like the monsters in Lovecraft. You can never stop them completely.

SPOILER OVER!
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Post by spaceferret » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:15 am

[quote="Skyrock"]Fang/Chiang Mai = China[/quote]

For the sake of random trivia: Chiang Mai was based on Thailand rather than China per se. It originated in Deathtrap Dungeon, which was written by Ian Livingstone after a holiday in Bangkok, and many of the place names are lifted directly from there.

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Post by torus » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:50 am

spaceferret wrote:
Skyrock wrote:Fang/Chiang Mai = China
For the sake of random trivia: Chiang Mai was based on Thailand rather than China per se. It originated in Deathtrap Dungeon, which was written by Ian Livingstone after a holiday in Bangkok, and many of the place names are lifted directly from there.
Moreover, I never got the impression that Chiang Mai was actually based on Thailand, in the sense that its culture and inhabitants were similar. Just the names were borrowed. Is there any particular Thai or even Asian flavour to the descriptions of Fang?

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Post by torus » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:54 am

Gallantaria appears to represent/reflect medieval England.

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Post by Nuvole! » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:46 pm

torus wrote: Is there any particular Thai or even Asian flavour to the descriptions of Fang?
If you read the introduction of Deathtrap Dungeon you'll find that Fang inhabitants are described with slender eyes and the images in the gamebook confirm that
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Post by Nuvole! » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:51 pm

John.F wrote:Hachiman = Japan
Strangely, Hachiman (that as a scenario reminds more Japan) in Titan is a continental mass, while the Isles of Down (that culturally are closer to China) are an archipelago.
I wouldn't make super-strong relations between countries of Titan and of the Real World: for sure the authors get a lot of inspiration from the real world, but then they like mixing up things a lot.
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Post by Robb 1 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:26 pm

Also The Shamutanti hills and other areas from the crown of kings series by Steve Jackson had place names derived from places he visited on a treck through Nepal if memory serves me well :lol:

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