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Doctor Skull Inactive Member13 Oct 2005 4:47 a.m. PST

With all the chatter on the boards lately about gaming in prehistory, it might draw some quality scenarios. There seems to be lots of room for developing fun scenarios.

Oh, and humbly submit that we separate out the imagined past ("Antediluvian" Lost Wolds) from the prehistoric reconstructions.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2005 5:02 a.m. PST

"Prehistorics" and "Lost Worlds"? Sounds interesting. Tell me more.

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Pointy Faced Space Aardvark Inactive Member13 Oct 2005 6:40 a.m. PST

What you mean like the Fall of Atlantis?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2005 6:50 a.m. PST

That is why I think "Lost Worlds" might be a more appropriate term, since you are probably dealing with hypothetical encounters with prehistoric cultures in historic times.

Examples: Spanish Conquistadores, 19th/20th century explorers or even space explorers finding a pocket of prehistorics ("humans" and/or dinosaurs) in their travels.

"Antediluvian" to me implies only scenarios taking place between people who lived before the "Flood", whenever that was.

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Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Oct 2005 7:37 a.m. PST

My son is getting interested in early humans, and a friend of mine enjoys telling him about neanderthal bones with hack marks and signs of warfare on them…in a sort of joking way he is suggesting that Cro Magnons engaged in genocide on purpose; that they preferred to hunt neanderthals before having to fight each other.

This same friend of mine suggests that Enkidu in the epic of Gilgamesh was actually a Neanderthal. Keeping the recent Flores island finds in mind, I think that until recently (10000 years or so, certainly overlapping the early large population centers) there were still some humans or proto humans lurking around that were morphologically very different from homo sapien sapiens. There is a lot of room for scenarios there methinks.

Just specualting here, not suggesting that they are still around, but considering the number of "bigfoot" creature legends in almost all cultures, I think that some primitive looking humanoids survived up to recent centuries.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2005 7:42 a.m. PST

"… in a sort of joking way he is suggesting that Cro Magnons engaged in genocide on purpose; that they preferred to hunt neanderthals before having to fight each other …"

Mathias,

That is exactly the scenario I am starting with. I will use my Copplestone and Foundry as Cromagnons and use Neanderthals from Pulp Figures.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2005 7:48 a.m. PST

Mathias,

Check out these posts:
TMP link

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Saladin Inactive Member13 Oct 2005 11:34 a.m. PST

This is a period I'm also interested in and would be willing to submit for.

Doctor Skull Inactive Member14 Oct 2005 2:39 a.m. PST

Cacique Caribe, excellent example. I agree that "Lost Worlds" is the better term which can include Antediluvian, and is certainly easier to spell!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2005 6:16 p.m. PST

Doc,

Where do we do from here with this contest suggestion?

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2005 6:30 p.m. PST

"Where do we do from here?"

Should read "Where do we go from here?"

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