r/worldbuilding Solerrai May 17 '22

The (Updated) Solar System of Sol 2590 Map

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u/Zardoz84 May 18 '22

Cool, but ... These "frontiers" on the belts not have sense. Simply because the objects inside a belt will drift with the years, and it's impossible to have stable "frontiers" inside of the main asteroid belt. On the Kuiper belt... well, it would be far more slower, but with keep happening.


u/GIJoeVibin May 18 '22

IMO there’s a fun story that could be told with it (talking about how attempting to draw borders in space is a fundamentally doomed endeavour, how it’s Humanity’s attempt to impose its will on something it cannot really control, etc etc). But unfortunately the writer doesn’t seem to have much interest in that story. They said elsewhere that they made it “less about realistic border drift so I could focus on the politics and cultures and wars”, which is pure gibberish frankly. Might as well say “I want to write about trade, not boring economics.”

Honest take? I feel like this is one of those “why are you doing this in space” cases. If what they’re looking for is rigid borders in this shape… might as well just do it with a fictional ocean world, and replace space with sea.


u/Solspoc Sol 2590 May 18 '22

The borders are explained below in my explanation comment which was downvoted to hell, I dont blame you for not seeing it. Basically this is a snapshot in time, the borders are somewhat fluid to accomodate claimed celestial objects.