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    279 KB Create Another Species Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)20:41 No.13154521  
    Last night´s thread went pretty well. Let´s see if we can do one better.

    >I offer a series of possible choices or request input. Respond with one of the possible choices or your own input respectively, with "dice+1d100" in your email field. The person who rolls the highest number within the first five minutes gets selected and then I state the next phase.

    First choice is genre for the creature´s setting:

    >Its got magic.
    >Its got science.
    >Its got both.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:47 No.13154586
    rolled 78 = 78

    >> Ted 12/14/10(Tue)20:47 No.13154595
    rolled 46 = 46

    It's got both!

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:51 No.13154636
    rolled 49 = 49

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:53 No.13154654
    rolled 56 = 56

    Neither. It's all natural, baby.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:54 No.13154673
    rolled 48 = 48


    >I think in words.

    not sure how would work
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)20:54 No.13154677
    Moar scifi, it would appear.

    Let´s determine INT before moving on.

    >I think in worlds.
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)20:55 No.13154692

    My bad. Meant to type ¨worlds.¨ Clearly, I am not in that intelligence category myself.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:56 No.13154700
    rolled 93 = 93

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:57 No.13154716
    rolled 72 = 72


    i see rerolling then
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)20:59 No.13154747
    rolled 44 = 44

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:01 No.13154777
    rolled 62 = 62

    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:02 No.13154783

    ¨You tellin´ me a bug can think? I find that notion offensive!¨

    What´s the critter made of?

    >The tastiest part of both.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:02 No.13154790
    rolled 49 = 49

    Mindless but containing two instincts to eat and defend its territory
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:04 No.13154805
    rolled 5 = 5

    >Other (please specify)

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:05 No.13154812
    rolled 36 = 36

    Other: Jelly
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:05 No.13154818
    rolled 65 = 65

    diamonds!...the exoskeleton at least. Insides made of Meaty goodness.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:06 No.13154830
    rolled 65 = 65

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:08 No.13154850
    rolled 8 = 8

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:09 No.13154872
    now thats just silly
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:10 No.13154880

    An exoskeleton of crystalized silicon around a carbon-based interior? My but what can´t biochemistry do?

    Before going further into its physiology, it would help to know what conditions the creature is adapted to.

    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:11 No.13154894
    rolled 13 = 13

    >> dice+1d100 zeeanon 12/14/10(Tue)21:12 No.13154899
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:13 No.13154914
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:13 No.13154922
    rolled 55 = 55


    Well, since it's sciency, it has adapted itself to live inside cyborgs! Hence the need of being meaty and silicony!
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:14 No.13154925
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:14 No.13154926
    rolled 64 = 64

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:15 No.13154935
    rolled 63 = 63


    good roll
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:16 No.13154949
    rolled 52 = 52

    Other: inter-dimensional space (as in, between dimensions ;D)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:17 No.13154967
    rolled 92 = 92

    Lives on planets that have have high amounts of radiation (Nuked planets)
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:18 No.13154989

    This species inhabits hyperspace, and is likely to be encountered by warp-capable ships.

    I guess there´s carbon and silicon in hyperspace. Who would have thought. How does our species survive in these otherworldly conditions?

    >They leave hyperspace to gather resources.
    >There´s an ecosystem in hyperspace that supports them.
    >They prey on starships that enter their realm.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:19 No.13154999
    Never mind nukes; any planet with a strong magnetic field should do (c.f. Jupiter and its moons). Or areas of dense star formation.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:21 No.13155018
    rolled 36 = 36

    They prey on starships. They're actually very tiny and they swarm.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:22 No.13155043
    they leave hyperspace
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:22 No.13155045
    rolled 39 = 39

    >There´s an ecosystem in hyperspace that supports them.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:23 No.13155048
    rolled 34 = 34

    Leave hyperspace
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:23 No.13155053
    rolled 2 = 2

    >Other (please specify)

    they eat suns
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:23 No.13155066
    rolled 2 = 2

    they feed off the emissions of starships, while leaving the ships themselves unharmed.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:24 No.13155076
    They are part of an existing ecosystem in hyperspace, but they leave hyperspace now and then while migrating. Recently, they have begun attacking passing starships after discovering that starship fuel makes them high.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:25 No.13155086
    rolled 44 = 44

    They can exit hyperspace and enter nearby suns, in order to recharge their energy.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:27 No.13155115
    rolled 48 = 48

    Roll for this:

    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:27 No.13155120

    There´s a crazy hyperspace ecosystem that supports them. However, these creatures have also been known to menace passing ships occasionally, and there are unconfirmed - perhaps merely mythical - rumors of them sometimes entering normal space for brief periods.

    What is their role in the fucked up hyperbiosphere?

    >Primary producers
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:28 No.13155135

    ...also, add this to my last post.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:28 No.13155140
    rolled 88 = 88

    Carnivores. Ommin' and nommin' anything that passes through.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:29 No.13155153
    rolled 89 = 89

    Scavangers. They look for any material or equipment that their kind can use for their own purposes, or learn from.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:29 No.13155156
    rolled 16 = 16

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:30 No.13155170
    rolled 11 = 11

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:31 No.13155174
    rolled 11 = 11

    Other: Their roles/needs/intentions are a complete mystery and possibly incomprehendable to humanity
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:36 No.13155220
    rolled 56 = 56

    The hyperbiosphere is actually dead interlocked bugs that have formed a pocket in hyperspace. Without them, the hyperbiosphere would not even exist.
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:36 No.13155223

    Opportunistic scavengers. They will eat just about anything, but prefer meat (carbon or silicon based, they both have their nutritional value). They are also eager to take new things apart and learn about them after noming any edible bits.

    How big is the creature?

    >Insect sized.
    >Cat sized.
    >Person sized.
    >Bear sized.
    >Federation shuttlecraft sized.
    >Ship sized.
    >Big enough to eat any of the above.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:37 No.13155242
    rolled 13 = 13

    Cat sized
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:38 No.13155252
    rolled 78 = 78

    Bear sized, but numerous enough to pose a threat to a medium sized starship.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:39 No.13155268
    big enough to eat any of the above
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:40 No.13155269
    rolled 85 = 85

    They are microbial but have the ability, in hyperspace only, to fuse together and act as a collective whole, in order to scavenge anything that requires a larger body.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:40 No.13155283
    federation shuttle craft
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:46 No.13155339

    A colony creature, able to discorporate into microbial organisms and then reassemble into larger, bear-sized forms.

    Since the individual microbes are too small to be independently intelligent, they must form a collective brain. What means of communication allows this?

    >Some kind of particle beam (please specify)
    >Electromagnetic (specify wavelength; visual, ultraviolet, etc)
    >Technobabble hyperspace pulses.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:47 No.13155358
    rolled 43 = 43

    Electromagnetic: Gamma wavelength.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:48 No.13155366
    rolled 10 = 10

    >Other (please specify)

    They dance like bees

    space bees

    hyper space bees
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:51 No.13155402
    rolled 83 = 83

    They have the capacity to create various electromagnetic waves by vibrating their bodies. This can incidentally cause ships to lose communication before being attacked/scavenged by them.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:52 No.13155429
    I gotta ask, are you that same guy that's beaten me in the last three rolls?
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)21:55 No.13155464

    They can shed EM radiation all across the spectrum. In addition to allowing the swarm to think, this interferes with ship communications.

    Once your comm systems are out, how do they attack?

    >Drill or tear through the hull.
    >Corrode the hull with many, concentrated magnetic pulses.
    >Use their stolen technology to blast it open.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:56 No.13155481
    rolled 1 = 1

    A combination of the first two. Corrode the hull to weaken it, then rip it apart.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)21:58 No.13155498
    rolled 31 = 31


    diamond creating eletromagnetic pulse doesn't make sense

    make it just radiation
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:00 No.13155527

    They have other organs inside that aren´t diamond.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:00 No.13155537
    rolled 52 = 52


    They attatch themselves (possibly magneticly) to the hull and release large ammounts of gamma radiation. Eventully, with enough of the little bastards, the entire ship will be backed in deadly radiation so strong even the largest, most protected ships.

    Its the same process they use to communiate, but MORE. If you try to use the communication systems, they are washed out with a sound that is vaugely similar to screaming.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:03 No.13155574
    rolled 87 = 87


    Concentrate their efforts to corroding/breaching a part of the ships hull then swarming inside to devour everything, starting with anything carbon based.
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:04 No.13155583

    I think you failed to finish a sentence properly. Do they use the radiation to destroy the ship itself, or to kill the crew inside? In the latter case, how do they eventually gain entry?

    And, if the microbial form does all the damage, what are the bear-sized aggregates for?
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:07 No.13155612
    They try to corrode a piece of the hull through small concentrated pulses, while in microbial form. If this fails, then they fuse together into their bear-sized form and create a collective burst pulse.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:11 No.13155653
    I would like to see these guys versus the octopus people from the other thread
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:13 No.13155678

    Okay, let me try this.

    Their first approach is to swarm the ship and try corroding it magnetically. This isn´t enough to penetrate the hull on its own, but it weakens it to the point where the bears can cut through.

    Once they´re in, they get fucked up on the fuel and sometimes eat the crew as an afterthought. What is their preferred means of doing the latter?

    >Swarm of radioactive microbes that eventually breaches your suit and eats you.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:14 No.13155686
    rolled 95 = 95

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:15 No.13155704
    both. Sort of. RADIOACTIVE BEARS
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:17 No.13155721
    rolled 7 = 7

    sorry,forgot roll
    >> zeeanon 12/14/10(Tue)22:17 No.13155730
    rolled 28 = 28

    Well shit, my original post failed hard.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:18 No.13155732
    rolled 17 = 17

    Both. Bears wreck shit and scavenge big things to take, while the microbes fuck up the crew clandestine style.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:20 No.13155755
    rolled 48 = 48

    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:22 No.13155776

    Making sense of this whole thing...

    The microbes cannot feed on their own. When the cloud intersects with something potentially interesting, it latches onto it (bombarding it with radiation if neccesary) and forms the big creatures to manipulate and/or digest it.

    Let´s get into the aggregates now. What do they look like?

    >Bizarre geometric shape (please specify).
    >Superficially similar to some earth creature (please specify)
    >Mass of semisolid gel that forms itself into different shapes.
    >Other (anything goes at this point)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:24 No.13155797
    rolled 23 = 23

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:24 No.13155799
    sort of a newfag. Can I noko and roll?
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:26 No.13155819

    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:26 No.13155820

    Yup. Use the + sign.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:26 No.13155832
    rolled 19 = 19

    bizzare geometric shape that looks like a bear if you squint
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:26 No.13155833
    rolled 75 = 75

    They look like D20 dice. They roll themselves for the amount of damage they do in fights.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:27 No.13155840
    rolled 9 = 9


    forgot my roll
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:28 No.13155855
    rolled 64 = 64


    damn, the dice hate me D:
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:28 No.13155861
    rolled 87 = 87



    But with d6s and d8s too
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:29 No.13155868
    rolled 69 = 69

    thanks a lot! I'm goin for gel
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:29 No.13155871
    rolled 99 = 99

    Other: Each is uniquily shapped. Like snowflakes
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:31 No.13155891
    rolled 43 = 43

    Oh god damn it! Finnaly get the highest roll and I'm past 5
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:34 No.13155926
    rolled 67 = 67


    i approve of this
    snowflake bears
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:35 No.13155937
    Haha, good luck figuring out what to do with that.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:36 No.13155949
    rolled 43 = 43

    this how the noko dice work?
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:40 No.13155990
    rolled 55 = 55

    where did op go?
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:42 No.13156009
    So this is how you noko dice?
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:42 No.13156018
    My apologies; my roommate urgently needed the computer.


    A bit like a cthulhu mythos star-vampire. Shaped like a twenty-sided polygon, each side occupied by a sea urchin like spike with a feeding orifice at the end. They can fly in hyperspace, but in 3d space are limited to rolling.

    What´s their means of attack?

    >Impale with the spines and drink fluids.
    >Some or all of the spines have a gnashing mouth on the tip.
    >Concentrated radiation beams, plus one or both of the above.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:46 No.13156045
    rolled 26 = 26

    I'm all for impaling.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:47 No.13156054
    rolled 54 = 54


    they all swarm the victim till you can't see her anymore
    then they just get together as in bear form and victim stays there
    Being digested
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:47 No.13156055
    rolled 90 = 90

    All 3
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:48 No.13156059
    rolled 84 = 84


    They open up like a gaping maw and chomp down on their meal, crushing it.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:48 No.13156065
    rolled 38 = 38


    one a microb level, they are like a virus: stabing into the membrane wall of the cells and sucking out the good stuff.

    At bear level the spike are the size of your head and are their claws.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:49 No.13156076
    rolled 45 = 45

    Impale themselves into the target before shooting a blast of radiation, when in microbe form.

    Bear form can shoot electromagnetic pulses, radiation pulses, or maul
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:52 No.13156101
    rolled 93 = 93

    Bears shoot lasers from their eyes and mouth!
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)22:54 No.13156122

    This, plus their finishing move which is


    Overall attack pattern: swarm of microbes permeate the arena, clinging to prey to slow it down and weakening it with radiation. Polygon forms fly in and stab, bite, and blast the debilhitated meal.

    This is what Voyager would run into if the writers weren´t fucktards.

    Now, earlier in the thread we established that the swarm is intelligent, can use the technology of its previous victims to some extent, and has made incursions into normal space. How much tech has it figured out so far?

    >So far, its had no success except for occasionally using a stolen hyperspace engine to invade normal space.
    >It can use the ships it disables to a limited extent.
    >It can use its disabled ships perfectly.
    >It can use its disabled ships perfectly, and is building more of its own.
    >Other (please specify)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:55 No.13156129
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    rolled 40 = 40

    made me remember this
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:56 No.13156138
    rolled 31 = 31

    It can use the ships it disables to a limited extent.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:56 No.13156140
    rolled 70 = 70

    >It can use the ships it disables to a limited extent.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:58 No.13156158
    rolled 14 = 14

    They can use and create copies of ships. However, in order to use these ships outside of hyperspace, they have to set the ship for auto pilot, since they can only roll in normal space.

    Cmon dice gods, you know this is the only logical answer.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)22:59 No.13156161
    rolled 47 = 47


    They don't actually use it
    just assimilate the ships and other materials to try to gain more resistance or other abilities
    They did this to diamond ships, that's how they got their exoskeleton

    also, given the nature of the species, it should have a hive mind, the little ones are not smart, just the species as a whole
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:00 No.13156177
    rolled 100 = 100

    It can use the ships to a limited extent, as the small amounts of radiation they put off throw the warp drives out of whack eventually
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:01 No.13156191
    rolled 30 = 30

    It can use ships to a limited extent, depending on how much non-radiated brain matter they were able to absorb.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:04 No.13156230
    rolled 56 = 56

    the dice god commands it
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:05 No.13156238

    The ships it takes can be used for only a brief period before the overexposure to radiation and hyperspace elements take their toll. However, studying its captured ships has taught the swarm to better use certain materials, such as its own diamond shells.

    The two things it CAN reliably use the ships for is to lure other ships in, and to attempt to get into normal space (it can also fly the ships for a while, but it uses all the fuel to get high so that doesn´t last long).

    How much of an impact has the swarm had on normal space so far?

    >It hasn´t been able to aim very well, so it keeps ending up harmlessly in deep space.
    >It can aim well enough to place itself close to ships and space stations, but it can´t survive planetary conditions. Fucking gravity.
    >It can and has attacked planetside colonies.

    Also, how long can it stay in normal space?

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:08 No.13156263
    rolled 15 = 15

    Can't survive typical planetary conditions. Duration of most visits is measured in minutes, on rare occasions manifestations have lingered for hours or days.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:09 No.13156278
    rolled 81 = 81

    Hours at a time.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:10 No.13156282
    rolled 53 = 53


    They can only stay in for a few minutes. So they use a captured ship to pop in, grab another passing ship, and pull it back into hyperspace to subdue. They can´t survive planetary conditions.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:10 No.13156285
    rolled 18 = 18

    It can survive in planetary conditions, but then it can't leave. It avoids planets to keep from getting trapped.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:10 No.13156288
    rolled 51 = 51

    They last only for hours in normal space. Because of this, it is only found in deep space.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:10 No.13156293
    rolled 7 = 7


    >It can aim well enough to place itself close to ships and space stations, but it can´t survive planetary conditions. Fucking gravity.


    After that it's just empty diamond dust...
    Sometimes it's so much that atracts bounty hunters and people trying to collect it
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:11 No.13156305
    rolled 50 = 50

    >It can aim well enough to place itself close to ships and space stations, but it can´t survive planetary conditions. Fucking gravity.

    >It can survive in normal space in microbe form for months, but can't turn into d20 bears without help.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:13 No.13156317
    rolled 69 = 69


    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:14 No.13156327
    newfag here. What's the command to roll?
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:15 No.13156335

    This all results in a logical combination.

    It can last for hours in normal space before having to return. If it ends up in a planet´s gravity well/magnetic field/whatever, it can´t escape, and will be forced to stay until it dies. For this reason, it avoids planets and attacks only ships. It uses its captured ships to get to others, both in normal space and in hyperspace.

    If it is prevented from returning home (for instance, its stolen hyperspace engines are disabled) it dies, leaving clouds of diamond dust that can be harvested.

    Well now. I think this is one of our best species to date. What do we call this terror from beyond space?
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:16 No.13156350
    rolled 40 = 40


    it's on the first post
    don't be retarded
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:17 No.13156357
    rolled 19 = 19

    The nickname that people use for it should be "God's Dice"
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:18 No.13156360
    rolled 45 = 45

    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:20 No.13156377
    rolled 84 = 84


    I like it, except it should be 'The Dice of God'
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:20 No.13156383
    rolled 89 = 89


    liked it very much too :)

    the name should be...
    Acarus Adamas
    just a name humans gave it as they encountered it
    >> CheckMyTrips !2y1il5Qy0g 12/14/10(Tue)23:22 No.13156394
    terror from space (with dimonds)
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:23 No.13156404
    rolled 31 = 31

    angel dust
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:24 No.13156408
    rolled 26 = 26

    Diamond Snowflake-20-sided-bears from outer space
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:24 No.13156413
    rolled 96 = 96

    Diamond Death
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:26 No.13156422
    rolled 87 = 87

    glass mites
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:27 No.13156433

    Acarus Adamas. The Dice of God. The Diamond Man.

    This hybrid organic/silicate lifeform evolved in a zero-atmosphere hyperspace ecosystem. An intelligent swarm of microscopic creatures, Acarus Adamas used their composite intellect to outwit the other creatures of its home dimension, strategically using its swarms and dice to overwhelm its prey and defeat other, less intelligent swarms.

    Its simple existence changed when it discovered starship fuel, which had a narcotic effect on the swarm.

    Since then, it has been driven to capture FTL starships in hyperspace by battering down their defenses with radioactive bursts and tearing into their hulls with its dice. It kills the crew, uses all the fuel, and often eats the corpses as an afterthought. It does battle by weakening and slowing the enemy with its microbes while the large polygons tear them apart and blast them with energy beams.

    Eventually, Acarus Adamas figured out how to use the ships it claimed. It fills these damaged ships with parts of itself and sends them briefly into normal space to attack others of their kind.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:29 No.13156449
    Awesome, this one turned out better than the last.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:30 No.13156459

    20-sided bears! Jesus Fuck!
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:31 No.13156465

    When one of Diamond Man´s wrecks makes it into normal space, the swarm will spread out and engulf nearby vessels that are lured in to investigate. The creatures can only survive briefly in normal space, so they work quickly to penetrate the hull and make off with the fuel before returning to hyperspace with one or both wrecks. If their new target is smaller than their current ship, the swarm might even grab the target, latch it to their wreck, and use the wreck´s FTL drive to pull both ships back into hyperspace, where they have all the time in the world.

    Fortunately, the Diamond Mites can get trapped by planetary conditions, so they can´t attack surface locations (such as fuel mines or factories). They are only a threat in space.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:31 No.13156469
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    You're compiling these somewhere?
    Would like to read all of them
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:37 No.13156548

    Most Diamond Man attacks take place in orbit, where ships are easy to ambush. The best way to defeat the swarm is to take your ship into the planet´s atmosphere, where they can´t follow without getting stuck.

    If you happen to fly into the swarm while travelling through hyperspace, you are most likely fucked. Even if you drop out of hyperspace, you´ll be in deep space where they can safely follow. Your only options are to do enough damage to the swarm to discourage it (wide energy beams and explosions are key), or to attempt communication.

    Though the swarm´s radioactive language is hard to understand, some spacefarers have managed to communicate on a very basic level. Some have escaped death by convincing the entity that it would be less trouble for it to let them go in exchange for some of their fuel. Dark rumors persist that some nefarious beings are even beginning to conspire with the swarm, offering it endless supplies of fuel in exchange for attacking their enemies.

    The swarm is a single entity, but can detatch parts of itself to send them into normal space on raids. These mini-swarms have their own intelligence, but are eager to return to their fellows, merge back into the single consciousness, and share the fuel they´ve captured.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:37 No.13156550
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    OP? Where can i find the others?
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:44 No.13156616

    If a cloud of Acarus Adamas are prevented from returning to hyperspace within a few hours, they die. If this happens, their stolen ship can be recovered, and the organisms themselves are valuable on account of their diamond shells. The remnants of a failed Diamond Man attack is one of the luckiest finds a fortune seeker can make.

    The biology of the organisms is very complicated. Every microbe in the swarm communicates with its neighbors via radioactive bursts. However, they can only feed when assembled into their signature polygons, or ¨dice,¨ which use the ingested materials to create more microbes. It is also in the ¨dice¨ form that they can experience the narcotic effects of ship fuel.

    When engaging Diamond Man, radiation gear is a must. Use wide-burst weapons, like plasguns or explosives. If you´re fighting them in a place that still has atmosphete, use incendiaries. Fighting, however, should only be a last resort; if at all possible, flee. If you can´t do that, try to bargain for your life and hope it can understand you and feels like listening.

    If attacked in normal space, you can at least teach the swarm a lesson by firing on its stolen wreck. Even if it kills you, you´ll have sentenced it to death in a few hours if its FTL engines are destroyed.
    >> Xenogenitor 12/14/10(Tue)23:47 No.13156643

    Others are in the suptg archives. Unfortunately, there is NO tag that will bring you to all of them.

    Others I´ve run include the Helltree and the Blue-Green. Others I´ve participated in include the Zxyksy, the Trilosnakes, the Demonweb Dancers, some old testament angel things whose name I forgot, and my personal favorites, the nightmarish Snakish Men.
    >> Anonymous 12/14/10(Tue)23:56 No.13156710
    >> Anonymous 12/15/10(Wed)06:32 No.13159164

    Awesome, will look them up thanks

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