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loongtim
03-10-2010, 03:51 PM
Not specifically map-related, but very cool:


There is a glacier in Antarctica that seems to be weeping a river of blood. Itís one of the continentís strangest features, and itís located in one of the continentís strangest places ó the McMurdo Dry Valleys, a huge, ice-free zone and one of the worldís harshest deserts...read it at http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/45981

Steel General
03-10-2010, 04:41 PM
interesting..thx for posting.

Fuse
03-11-2010, 03:17 AM
Wow, that's pretty cool.
Kind of makes my imagination go wild - thinking about other worlds for games.

Coyotemax
03-11-2010, 04:04 AM
Reminds me of "At the Mountains of Madness" :)

Nexis
03-15-2010, 08:24 PM
"Hay look! What is that in the ice?"....Dig Dig..."It's a piece of paper!"
"What does it say?"
"Record of the Miskatonic University Antarctic expiditon of 1936....Ohh S*&%!!"
"OUMM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!"

loongtim
03-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Wow, that's pretty cool.
Kind of makes my imagination go wild - thinking about other worlds for games.

Yeah, I think the desert in the middle of an ice block is at least as interesting as the bleeding ice. A great place to send the PCs...

mearrin69
03-17-2010, 11:37 AM
It's pretty cool. Was just reading D&D's Frostburn, a genre book about ice wastes (natural, magical, or extraplanar), and this terrain makes me think about that. I forget what it's called but there's some sort of blood ice in there...along with negative energy ice and other nasty stuff. I remember reading about a few of them and thinking, "that's kinda lame". But, now that I've seen red ice, maybe I'll have to change my mind.
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