Beyond Hearth Biomes [WIP]


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Some rules sent their people out in caravan wagons to settle new places accessible by land. Some sent them out on great vessels, seeking out new lands by sea.

Some, climbed aboard rocket ships and set forth into the sky…

These are not the Hearthen biomes you know and love. The biomes here are harsh, alien lands. Your spaceship did not survive the landing, leaving your people only with what they could load and carry out of the ship. But still they carry their kingdom’s banner proudly, determined to settle this new place.

Huddle close to your Hearth, brave little souls, for this is a new frontier.


Mars - The Great Red Planet

Some called this cold, airless place a red wasteland; but you will not be so easily scared by the lack of vegetation nor the tales of horrific monsters hiding below the surface. Strive hard during the long days, and rest well under the dance of Phobos and Deimos, brave travellers.

Borealis Basin - the Flat Lands [Coming soon]
Tharsis Montes - the Volcanic Shield Home of Olympus Mons, the tallest planetary mountain in the Solar system, as well as several other dominating peaks (Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons, and Ascraeus Mons).

Spanning across the Equator, the seasons are far less exaggerated in length than those of the Basin, and the weather less outright hostile.

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With workers on one of the ledges for scale:

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[Coming Soon]

Planum Australe - the Polar Chasm [Coming Soon]

Sorry, I know there’s not much here yet. More will come!


#2

It looks amazing, cant wait to play it


#3

Great job so far! Keep it up!!!


#4

This sound amazing can’t wait to start playing it


#5

Because I was listening to something last night at work I had ideas for you, if they sound good of course. First, borrow @BrunoSupremo 's model for the Octopus (Or maybe the Jellyfish for oddity) and do it in red’s with bright yellow eyes. Probably have to swap the particle effect attack to something less watery. Second, if I’m reading what’s being posted about ACE correctly, maybe add some red weed that can dynamically begin spreading across the map. Most ambitious would be to combine these two ideas with a third, make these Martians the main antagonists of the campaign and when they set up camp like the goblins do red weed gets planted around their plot and that’s how it initially appears to begin spreading.

Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds” was what reminded me someone was working on a Mars biome…you know, for inspiration…


#6

I’m ok with the octopus being transformed into an alien. (The jellyfish does not work, it is just a solid model yet)
You could even change the model and do something like those simpsons aliens:
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