posted a topic in the Spelljammer forum, called History of Lizardfolk and other races and posted this at the end of my reply:
So, now I'm wondering about that last paragraph, and how Anadia might have been in the distant past.Big Mac wrote: ↑Fri May 03, 2019 8:33 amThe Hadozee are connected to the Shadowpeople of Krynn. Shadowpeople are black in colour and live in caves. I suppose you could build a history where the two races were originally a single race.
The Yaggol of Dragonlance are devolved Mind Flayers. You don't even need to create fanon for that. It's on the 2e monster sheet.
The Taladas trilogy of novels has them switching to worship of one of the local Dragonlance deities and living in pyramids. It seems like they sacrifice the local natives to placate the deity they serve. (This might still involve them eating the brains of their victims. I'm not 100 percent sure on the details.)
I think you would possibly be better off starting other topics for other races (or looking to see if there are existing topics) so that you can concentrate on building up the lizardfolk in this topic. For example, there are other worlds in Realmspace and you could blend the SJ background and FR background in different ways to help tell a story of how Realmspace used to have lizardman spacefaring ports on most worlds.
(For example an Arcane Age era version of Anadia covered in jungles could be fun. Imagine a neogi invasion, where they carry out slave raids on villages and farms and slowly destroy the environment, while also capturing the lizardman ships that take off to seek help from other worlds. The end point would need to be the planet being "destroyed" and ending up with the lizardmen loosing the world and the neogi abandoning their umberhulks and leaving the planet...with the halflings taking over what is left.)
We know that the umberhulks were abandoned by the neogi at some point.
We know that the Anadian halflings took control of both poles.
Could there have been a time in the past when Anadia was slightly more habitable away from it's poles?
Could people have lived under the ground to avoid the midday heat?
Could a rain forest have made the equatorial regions habitable, or would there always have been some desert to cross to get from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere?
What would be the best time period for a historical campaign set on Anadia? Would the rise of the halflings and the period when the neogi were trying to take over the world have happened in the same era?