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Old 08-14-2020, 07:07 AM   #12
Join Date: Mar 2008
Default Re: A wine-dark void (campaign idea)

The Gandalara books by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron are set in the basin of a dry Mediterranean Sea in the distant past. The locals are probably a offshoot of humans since they have protective fur from the sun and a low water metabolism. Would amke a useful other culture that can't interact heavily, humans can't take the heat and dry, they can't take the low pressure and the cliffs are a major effort to climb. Trade can occur at places like the passes between islands.

First one is

Down in the Bottomlands by Harry Turtledove is also set in a dry Med.
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