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Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:25 pm
by loz
Then you should read Bernard Cornwell"s "Stonehenge". It deals with all these things very evocatively.

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:32 am
by Pentallion
Clan of the Cave Bear would be an excellent source for ideas as well. Except, of course, for the minor detail that the asiatic primitives crossing the Bering Strait were led by a blue eyed, blond white girl. But then, this is the nation that brought us David Carradine as Kwai Chang even though it was Bruce Lee's idea.

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:34 am
by soltakss
Pentallion wrote:Clan of the Cave Bear would be an excellent source for ideas as well. Except, of course, for the minor detail that the asiatic primitives crossing the Bering Strait were led by a blue eyed, blond white girl. But then, this is the nation that brought us David Carradine as Kwai Chang even though it was Bruce Lee's idea.


Not the Bering Strait, the Clan cave was on the coast of the Black Sea, have a look at http://www.donsmaps.com/earth1.html for a map of her route.

It follows on from 1 Million Years BC, where each tribe of cavemen had a different ethnic background. To be fair, Ayla was pretty much the only person with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:24 pm
by Dan True
loz wrote:Then you should read Bernard Cornwell"s "Stonehenge". It deals with all these things very evocatively.


Excellent!

- Dan

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:25 pm
by golem64
Haven't read it, but Kim Stanley Robinson's Shaman is supposed to be excellent and depicts the atmosphere you're looking for.

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:37 pm
by Fall-from-Grace
Dan True wrote:The adventure will likely be centred around a specific religious task related to the construction of a certain famous monument. Naturally, complications arise from the interplay of ancient shamanistic practices and the politics of the new land-owning elites that have arisen. The adventure will be fairly local, with only the influence of a few nearby tribes.


That sounds like an awesome idea, I hope you'll give us a report or a quick review how it went!

loz wrote:Then you should read Bernard Cornwell"s "Stonehenge". It deals with all these things very evocatively.


I too thank for the recommendation. What hasn't this man done; both Azincourt and whole Arthur-trilogy are among my favourite books.

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:23 pm
by Pentallion
soltakss wrote:
Pentallion wrote:Clan of the Cave Bear would be an excellent source for ideas as well. Except, of course, for the minor detail that the asiatic primitives crossing the Bering Strait were led by a blue eyed, blond white girl. But then, this is the nation that brought us David Carradine as Kwai Chang even though it was Bruce Lee's idea.


Not the Bering Strait, the Clan cave was on the coast of the Black Sea, have a look at http://www.donsmaps.com/earth1.html for a map of her route.

It follows on from 1 Million Years BC, where each tribe of cavemen had a different ethnic background. To be fair, Ayla was pretty much the only person with blonde hair and blue eyes.

I had forgotten the details, yes, you're right, the Black Sea. But the point stands, of course the story is whitewashed. She's the heroine, of course she's the only blonde haired blue eyed girl. Because only white people can be the heroes. Even if said white person is as rare as a unicorn and totally doesn't need to be.

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:20 pm
by Thalaba
There's also Sarum by Edward Rutherford.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarum_(novel)

Mezolith v1 and 2 (Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:06 pm
by BrianEye
Howdy,

I'd recommend some inspiration via Mezolith, the comic / graphic novel. I picked up both v1 and v2 at th local comic store. I really like them, and while it's off just a tad, I think the look and feel, along with the story, setting and art, might be very inspirational.
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http://blog.boom-studios.com/2016/02/mezolith-vol-1/

Re: Neolithic Games?

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:39 pm
by pachristian
Don't underestimate the Neolithic era:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucuteni- ... an_culture

Evidence suggests that stone-age civilizations were sometimes quite sophisticated. This is certainly the case with many of the Native American nations, who built cities and managed extensive trade routes, without the wheel, riding animals, or metal tools and weapons.