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Basic Information

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth, overlaying the South Pole. Most of it is covered by a massive ice sheet, including numerous glaciers. Antarctica is the only continent with no native human civilization.

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Game and Story Use

  • Its remote and hostile locations make it great for secret bases, such as a Nazi base under New Swabia.
  • Since Antarctica was not always covered by ice, remnants and ruins of pre-human civilizations (such as the Elder Things of the Cthulhu Mythos) might be found there.
  • Antarctica is a popular location for Lost Worlds such as Marvel Comics' the Savage Land
  • The long Arctic nights also make it a good setting for horror plots
  • Antarctica's harsh environment is tailor made for survival plots, such as the historical Shackelton Expedition and the Race for the South Pole.
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