We visit the far past this week to the earliest days of man. “Me Ug. This friend Gug”. Right up to Ancient Rome and the dawn of civilization. We get a little technical but we throw in a lot of great adventure ideas along the way.

00:02:22 – The technical Fringe aspects of the time period, cause it’s not time travel.

00:03:40 – The Stone Age, old and new.

Paleolithic Age, Neolithic Age

00:09:27 – Adventures in the stone age.

Harry Turtledove, Between the Rivers

00:23:20 – Early civilizations, the Bronze Age, and the first cities.

Bronze Age Earliest Cities, Monoculture, Guns, Germs, and Steel

00:30:00 – The Iron Age.

Iron Age, Coal

00:36:20 – The first renaissance, cool ancient world tech, and the Library of Alexandria.

Antikythera Mechanism, The Rise and Fall of Alexandria,

00:43:50 – Fringeworthy adventure ideas.

00:46:20 – Mesoamerica: Aztecs, Olmecs, and Mayans.

Mayan Cities, Olmec Cities, Olmec Civilization, Aztec

00:49:30 – The land of Atlantis.

00:52:00 – Other Fringeworthy adventure ideas. Cool ideas of things to do in the past.

Coral Castle

00:58:40 – Ancient medical practices.

01:01:00 – Show wrap up.

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  • Trav

    In my meta-campaign, I put Atlantis in the South China Sea. This is from www.atlan.org, a site created by a Brazilian nuclear physicist, Professor Arysio Nunez dos Santos, who used multiple disciplines, from geology to mysticism, to figure out where Atlantis could be. It’s a VERY interesting theory, and worth looking into.

    May 8, 2010 at 11:59 am
  • Eddie Sells

    The Zanclean flood event which flooded the Mediterranean basin is estimated to have taken from a few months to a couple of years. So it is unlikely that you would arrive in time to see the flood occur. At peak rates there could have been a rise of 10m per day of the water level. However you could show up before it and try to warn the people that in a few years or decades the floods will come, or you could arrive after it has happened and see wandering peoples who still tell of the great flood.

    Oct 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm
  • tritacsystems

    Thanks Eddie. That is exactly what I said in adventure design that unless you had time travel available in a world, you could not expect to see those great events - unless you found it in the pre flood condition and decided to get that event going.

    Thanks for the comment. Your recommendation of warning the populace is just the kind of positive message that IDET wants its teams to bring.

    Oct 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm