Monday, November 11, 2013

The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World novel was on my winters reading list and was read on an Android tablet. The Lost World, a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first released in 1912, is a story about an expedition to an Amazonian plateau where prehistoric animals and other creatures somehow still survive. The novel provided a very spirited story, where four men battled ape like creatures and prehistoric animals to survive. The four were left to explore the plateau on their own after being double crossed by their native guides.

The four characters that were left to explore consisted of two professors, a big-game hunter, and a reporter.  The four captured by war like apes and are ultimately rescued by the help of a tribe of humans. Along the way the big-gamer hunter finds a location where diamonds are abundant and collects a small bag full of these stones.

Eventually the four find their way off the plateau through a series of tunnels and make it back to England where the two professors are reluctantly given credit for their discoveries.  It is not until the professor releases a Pterodactyl , creating quite a stir, where the scientific committee finely gives the professors the full acclaim they richly deserve.

I would greatly appreciate any help finding appropriate miniatures and game rules for this genre. I had found some miniatures that were created with this story in mind, but have since lost the link.


  1. One of my favourite stories and I had great fun with creating some characters last year, have a look at these:

  2. Brilliant conversions, Michael. The Lost World was one the better novels I read last winter. Nothing better than being able to curl-up with a good book on a cold winters day. Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. I think that you will find a lot of miniatures for this story !
    I don't know what Michael use , but I'm sure that he will give you inspiration and help !
    For my own, if I see something which could be interesting for your project, I will let you know, maybe by mail because I think that I will have your email address very soon, hehe ....