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Leonardo Flores @leo_elo_ole
Epic thread on the absurdity of New Orleans by carefully reading the map as a draft of a fantasy city. twitter.com/jameslsutter/s…
James L. Sutter @jameslsutter

Co-creator of the Pathfinder and Starfinder RPGs. Author of DEATH'S HERETIC and THE REDEMPTION ENGINE, plus comics & video games. Bride of the Lizard God.

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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
Holy cow—if you like fantasy maps, spend some time looking at New Orleans. WHAT IS EVEN GOING ON WITH THIS CITY?! If this came in from a freelancer, there are half a dozen things that would raise my eyebrows. pic.twitter.com/ApqYYWlE8d
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
Like, look at this river. All these different places it could enter the lake or the sea, but no, it goes ALL THE WAY to the very tip of the land to enter the water. Artificial? Maybe, but who would bother? Totally unrealistic. pic.twitter.com/9vxBvtEQRT
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
And let's take a look at this gem: A highway running between two GIGANTIC, FUCK-OFF LAKES NEAR THE OCEAN. A tiny strip of land barely wide enough for the road, and you're going to build HOUSES on it? No way. Nobody's that dumb. pic.twitter.com/hKsZPCqeeq
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
And then there's this thing. What even is this? A canal? More like your eraser tool slipped, and you didn't notice until it was time to color things and you were too lazy to go back and fix it. Sloppy. pic.twitter.com/34hcKv6mzd
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
And speaking of sloppy: Did you seriously just label this thing as a LAKE? It is ATTACHED TO THE FUCKING OCEAN, STEVE. THAT MAKES IT, BY DEFINITION, NOT A LAKE. pic.twitter.com/MdodcUrjje
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
And you like lakes? Then let's talk bridges. Building a bridge is HARD. Like, real hard. That's why we do it at the narrowest point. You wanna build one across the WIDEST POINT OF THE FUCKING LAKE, then you're putting that shit together by yourself, Steve. pic.twitter.com/3zAXiRG9K8
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
Okay, all the texture you've got going on in here? It looks rad, I'll give you that. But killing yourself like this in a map turnover is pointless, because no cartographer is going to bother recreating every little puddle. They're gonna slap on a swamp texture and cash the check. pic.twitter.com/yDg8hkOxYi
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James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
I'm sure there are many more things I could critique, but I don't want to be too harsh. It *is* a really interesting-looking design, but in the end, it's just not believable. (And don't give me your giant document on why it could be this way—we don't have space to print that.)
James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
Anyway, big props to the South for convincing me that New Orleans was a real place—you really had me going there for a while. Please clean up your map and resubmit when it follows the rules of a real-world city.
Apoxon, Mother of Creatures @apoxon
A beautiful thread. I am now convinced that New Orleans is actually a fake city. twitter.com/jameslsutter/s…
Linda Seabright @lindasea
@jameslsutter You're absolutely right. Thank you. I have been thinking this for years, but never had the courage to say it. Now I can move on without trying to make rhyme or reason out of the bridges, (West Bank?) Crescent city connector, causeway, etc. And just get on with my life.
Nathan Cheever @NathanCheever
@jameslsutter Hahah yes, lots of crazy seemingly unnatural things going down there. A better way of looking it is how humans sprawled on top of river silt displacement over the century. Useless #Mafia3 research burned into my head.
Maellin @maellinprime
@jameslsutter The west bank is on the east side of the river.
Maellin @maellinprime
@jameslsutter I know New Orleans in terms of layout and sensibility is majorly screwed, but it wouldn't be the same without it's crazy history and the results...good and bad. It was a major part of my childhood. I love the city.
James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
@maellinprime All joking aside, it seems awesome and I really want to go check it out now!
James L. Sutter @jameslsutter
@NathanCheever It seems like a super fun place to research/design in!
Seeing Kai Today 11/11 @damesnpeacocks
@lindasea @jameslsutter Lol If they think Lake Pontchartrain bridge looks crazy wait until they drive it. As a kid when we’d visit I’d always chant to myself “don’t have to go to the bathroom.” My mom always made a big deal about bathroom breaks right before getting on it.

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DEAN!!! @dean_bigbee
@jameslsutter I live here & it's wild, beautiful, & terrifying. The US map is completely wrong with the whole Louisiana boot shape - rising seas & the death of our wetlands by oil drilling erodes about a football field of land per minute. We are losing ground fast, and awareness is necessary
URL Medium 40589 Louisiana Loses Its Boot – Matter – Medium The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like that anymore. So, we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking place.

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