Ok. Next time you get a chance to experiment a bit with your gaming group, I’d like you to try this… Have the GM draw a map of the world and then have each player draw a map of the world. Want to bet they look a wee bit different?
Where’d this idea come from? The World Map Archive . This project asks folks to draw a picture of the world map from memory – just the outlines of the continents. Such a simple request has provided some remarkable feedback on how people see the world they live in.
I want to try this with my gaming group. I bet I end up with a much different view of the Zeitgeist world than other folks do. Mine would probably end up being mostly a mind map describing different areas by the people who live there rather than a strictly geographically-minded map. Words, circles, and lines in a vague alignment something like the map appears in the book. And I’m sure I’d forget some things.
Worlds don’t exist on paper. They exist in our heads. And I think this would be a heck of an enlightening exercise for GMs …