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1920 Pulp Dinosaurs?


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J.Quondam

90% grunts. 10% thews.
Maybe the Congo or Amazon river basins, or the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa.

How "wahoo" is the campaign? You could also hide dinos underground, accessed through, for example, a deep pit in Siberia (maybe the Tunguska event punched a hole in the Earth's crust?) or volcanic crater in Iceland or something.
 

Marc_C

Solo Role Playing
Maybe the Congo or Amazon river basins, or the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa.

How "wahoo" is the campaign? You could also hide dinos underground, accessed through, for example, a deep pit in Siberia (maybe the Tunguska event punched a hole in the Earth's crust?) or volcanic crater in Iceland or something.
Great Rift Valley could be great.

I want to avoid underground locations.
 

Doug McCrae

Legend
The Lost World (1912) Arthur Conan DoyleA South American plateau
At the Earth’s Core (1914) Edgar Rice BurroughsInside the Hollow Earth
The Land That Time Forgot (1918) Edgar Rice BurroughsCaprona, an island near Antarctica heated by vulcanism that undergoes much slower evolutionary processes than the rest of Earth
King Kong (1933)An uncharted island known as Skull Island
Marvel Mystery Comics #22 (1941) The Land Where Time Stands StillA valley in Antarctica heated by vulcanism. Later known as the Savage Land in Marvel Comics.
 
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Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
They are cold blooded. Could they survive there? Or it doesn't matter because there is micro-climate (because of a volcano)?

Well, so, here there are choices. In the real world, there's a whole lot of evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded, and many had feathers.

An Antarctic environment loaded with white feathery T-rex and such might be a lot of fun.

The classic would be to handle it as a microclimate - warmed by hot springs or some such. Or, it'd be entirely appropriate in 1920s pulp to have it maintained by mysterious technologies from some unknown or bygone race.
 


Marc_C

Solo Role Playing
The classic would be to handle it as a microclimate - warmed by hot springs or some such. Or, it'd be entirely appropriate in 1920s pulp to have it maintained by mysterious technologies from some unknown or bygone race.
Actually, I want an intelligent, talking, two-legged humanoid dinosaur species to be at the centre of the story. They could be the culmination of evolution with mysterious technology.
 



monsmord

Explorer
There's a lot of Australia. A lot. And some great subterranean areas. A saurian riff on the Yith could be fun, or leave the Yith as alien and have sapiosaurs be one of the races the Yith had inhabited.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Actually, I want an intelligent, talking, two-legged humanoid dinosaur species to be at the centre of the story. They could be the culmination of evolution with mysterious technology.

Go Team Sleestak!
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That is awesome! Never heard of this before!
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
That is awesome! Never heard of this before!

To give some words for context to Mr. Kuntz's link - the Sleestak are a species from the 70s TV series Land of the Lost. There was also a revival series in 1991, and a movie in 2009 that didn't follow the previously established cannon much.

It is pretty cheesy, and very 70s, but might be worth your while as a reference.
 

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