This came about innocently enough one morning whilst fiddling with Adobe Illustrator. I started out with just some yellow circles set to multiply.
I was going for a cross between a ton of venn diagrams and a bokeh type of a thing. After adding some diagonals and blurring the lot, the initial ground plane presented itself:
As for the name “New Adena,” I had just finished watching some episodes of America Unearthed with Scott Wolter on H2, which was talking about an proto-american society of mound builders round the Ohio Valley. I was at a loss at what to call my new metropolis, so that seemed like a good name. It came down to either “New Adena” or “Neo Adena.” The W worked better in the layout, which I’m glad because the whole “Neo-…” is played out 🙂
And there you have it.
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