I'm trying to create a continent where desert areas are as maximal and fertile coastal areas as minimal as possible.
I've been trying to find some tools to help me with this, but I've only been able to find Geoff's Climate Cookbook.
Unfortunately, Geoff's has it backwards. The Cookbook wants me to have a predefined map and then it helps me define the climates for that map. But I wanted to draw a map that would fit the climates I have in mind, not the other way around.
In short, I wanted to know how to draw a map of a continent that has a particular preponderance for a particular climate, namely hot deserts. The mountains, latitudes, winds, everything should be drawn to make as much hot deserts as possible.
Are there any resources that would help me do this? Please, bear in mind that I have absolutely no scientific knowledge regarding climates, so it should be an easy-to-understand resource.