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alan L Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 10:54 a.m. PST

Do ice/snow feature in your scenery for games in the Ice Age?

Looking for inspiration for games involving Victorian lost world explorers hunting megafauna, rather than neanderthals against mammoths.

Borathan Inactive Member21 Dec 2016 7:39 p.m. PST

Ice and Snow isn't as big of a thing for Ice Age stuff.

If you want something that fits into the feel, either go with plains or something like the California Redwood forests.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2016 12:53 a.m. PST

For that otherwordly feel, it would still find it cool to have an ice wall visible in the far distance, either as a 3-D terrain feature or just a painting of a glacier. :)

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alan L Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2016 6:36 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies.

Indeed, my understanding of the Ice Age is cold and dry, but it just wouldn't look or feel right without some ice. I will probably go for a small section of the table to be ice and snow like the nose of a glacier/ice-field and the majority green with some isolated pockets of snow.

People will only say: "there's a mammoth, but where is the snow? You can't have one without the other!"

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2017 10:59 p.m. PST


Even those living in Doggerland were never too far from a glacier or two:



Borathan Inactive Member30 Mar 2017 2:17 a.m. PST

If you can access them the Walking With Beasts and some of the Prehistoric Park episodes about the period. There are some pretty interesting ideas there.

You might also want to research the environments that various species inhabited. Some of the basics can be handled by a short wikiwalk and go from there.

Even with the more fantastic elements, there is still something about trying to replicate aspects of that point in reality which adds a lot to a game.

alan L Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Thanks formthe recent posts.

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