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Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 7:21 a.m. PST

Hello all,

I find myself in possession of some Woolly Mammoths, Sabertooth Cats and a bunch of Cavemen.

Any suggestions for rules to play with? I'm not sure if there is such a thing as 'hardcore' Caveman rules, but I'm just looking for something more beer and pretzel. I have 'Tusk'…. maybe something with a bit more complexity.

Not only suggestions, but if you are looking to get rid of, maybe we can talk…. PM me….

Thanks, and I look forward to any suggestions.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 7:34 a.m. PST

Tribal and its specific Paleolithic supplement Primeval. Great game!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 7:51 a.m. PST


Legionarius02 Jul 2020 7:53 a.m. PST

Rock, paper, scissors? Hugh!

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

Lost Lands by 2 Hr Wargames. link

You can play as cavemen. Neanderthals, "monkey boys", lost world explorers, or even prehistoric animal.

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 10:10 a.m. PST


DyeHard02 Jul 2020 10:30 a.m. PST

This is a subject I have had rolling around in the back of my mind for many years. (Without much action).

But I did scan through the TMP guide to rules and found these:
PDF link
Prehistoric Settlement
Tooth and Claw
TMP link
Caveman Clash
PDF link

Buckeye AKA Darryl02 Jul 2020 10:48 a.m. PST

There is Prehistoric Settlement as well.


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 12:09 p.m. PST

Have played Tooth and Claw a lot and the Tribal
Paleolithic supplement several times.

Like 'em both.

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

Come on guys? Paleo Diet: Eat of be Eaten from Ganesha Games for the win! It's a great wee game with a bunch of scenarios & the most plausible animal behaviours I've seen in a rule set and it can be played solo, head-to-head or cooperatively. A campaign book and a pulp expansion are also available. And it's cheap.

DyeHard02 Jul 2020 2:42 p.m. PST

Thanks for the addition:
Add on:

Who can add this to the TMP rules page?

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2020 4:06 a.m. PST

Does Palaeo Diet have rules for Man to Man combat?

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2020 7:19 a.m. PST

Yes, you can do man-to-man combat in Palaeo Diet. One of the scenarios in the campaign book even has table-controlled "others". However the rules are not really intended for complex hostilities and such combat is fairly simplistic.

If you're looking for a focus on warfare then I would suggest "Tribal", as mentioned above. But if you want a "beer and pretzels" hunting game then I think Palaeo Diet has a lot to recommend it…

Note: I own (and have played, on multiple occasions) Prehistoric Settlement, Adventures in the Lost Lands and Tooth & Claw. All have their merits, but each left me feeling that something was missing.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2020 8:15 a.m. PST

Thank you all.

Palaeo Diet: Eat or be Eaten it is. grin

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