Powatan Valley is a map created to evoke the feeling of pioneer exploration in the northern Americas. It is a heavily forested valley surrounded by bluffs on all sides and opening to a small coastline. Small, fast rivers cascade through the valley in this pristine wilderness. Will you choose to build a quaint settlement that snuggles within the confines of the terrain? Or will you dominate the wilds with bold infrastructure and towers of steel and glass?
Handcrafted, based on real-world terrain data from Apache Mesa in New Mexico.
Highway, Rail, Sea, and Air connections are all available and working.
Forest, Agriculture, Ore, and Oil deposits are all available.
Rugged terrain to encourage creative city building
Hydroelectrically friendly. If you find a place to build a dam, it will almost certainly work.
Challenging water flows that encourage you to think about your water supply infrastructure.
Plenty of wind power… just not on the first tile.
The water flows fast on this map, but not very deep. Each river can take about 4 water pumps and still maintain a halfway decent flow rate. Beyond that you may have trouble getting the flow you need to move your dirty water. That’s one challenge inherent in this map. Placing pumps and pipes is typically pretty easy in this game. This environment should make you consider them a bit more carefully.
As stated, there is practically no wind power on the starting tile. This was a byproduct of the terrain features, but it really should offer an interesting challenge. Everybody always starts with wind power; try something different!
There is a lot of flat, buildable area on this map. But a lot of it is actually on top of the cliffs. If you want to use that space you’ll have a fun time getting your roads and rails up there.
Credits: Scotland Tom
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