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Post-Apocalyptic British Isles (Rifts RPG) by Will-Erwin Post-Apocalyptic British Isles (Rifts RPG) by Will-Erwin
Oi! What's this bullocks, you say?  It's a fair cop, guv'nah. You've got me bang to rights. I've gone and knackered the home islands like a right proper sodding berk. Yes, yes, I know, that's not good cricket, old chap, but before you go gobbing some palaver about your stiff upper lips and how this is just tosh, just have a cuppa and read on, and we'll all be getting along tickity-boo. Ta.

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In a distant future, the few surviving humans are hard put to it. Centuries after a major world catastrophe reshaped their coasts, The British Isles of the Rifts Roleplaying Game are a beautiful mess. Scotland is overrun by demons, London is a stronghold of inter-dimensional slavers, Wales is home to a kingdom of goblins, and Ireland has been taken over by faerie folk. Bereft of their ancestors' technology, humans rely on the supernatural powers of druids, mystic herbologists, millennium trees, and alliances with friendly faeries, dragons, and aliens.

Those familiar with my style may notice some differences from how I usually make terrain. This started out as an experiment in photo-manipulation. I used a modern-day height map and worked in a lot of editing and sculpting to make it fit the shape of the published maps in the Rifts England book. I also added some erosion effects in WILBUR. At first glance, the islands don't look terribly different from the modern day, but there are many changes, from an expanded Loch Ness splitting a rotated and squeezed Scotland to the ablated southwest coasts of Ireland and England. I greatly increased the forest coverage across the islands as well using a tutorial by the great Arsheesh.

I've also created a political geography version with a great deal of setting information and thematic art.
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Pip pip, cheerio, and all that rot.
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
you know bloody well we don't talk like that
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oi, mate! Did I, a right wazzock give you the collywobbles with my tosh? Was this not good cricket, chap? Absobloodylootely! If you know your onions like you say, perhaps you could get me and my dodgy British sorted. That would be the dog's bollocks!

All right then? Corr blimey, I'm knackered. Time to get some nosh and a kip before second tea.
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
burn
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zyanitevp Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Very cool!!
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope Vegas went well, by the way.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks killer FeroceFV!  Colors are spot on.  I'm looking forward to seeing the labeled version.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's close to done; I hope to post it in the next few days. I have to say, altering existing height maps is a LOT faster than creating my own from scratch.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would imagine so, though I've not yet had occasion to try this myself.  I'll definitely keep an eye out for the finished piece.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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lulrik Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student General Artist
nice work ! and cool story
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! As for the story, the setting isn't mine; it comes from the Rifts tabletop roleplaying game. The absurd collection of britishisms in the caption is my own creation.
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lulrik Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Cool :D thanks
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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Nanoshi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
I see you studied your English 'accent' at the Dick Van Dyke school of acting xD

Nice map though
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for noticing that; I spent an almost immoral amount of time looking up British expressions for the caption. I'm glad you like the map!
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Nanoshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
The expressions were quite funny to read ^^
yeah you have a talent for maps I see ^^
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been noticing that my captions are a bit dry, so I thought I'd try to throw in a bit of levity to make the overall deviation a bit more memorable. Thanks for the feedback! As for talent, well, I've had a lot of practice, followed many tutorials, and made many, many mistakes. Ctrl-z is my best friend. After my wife, of course. Well, and my dog, depending on the urine content of my carpet.
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dungeonmeister Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Awesome!
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Lespion1944 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
It looks fabulous. 
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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