Alright, got the day off, time for evolution!The Swamps are a murky bog, humid, muddy, and a breeding ground for reptilians and insects. The dirty water conceals many predators well, and visitors are advised to keep their eyes peeled, for a predator could pop out from any moment. A good Earth analogue would likely be the Bayou, the swamps in American state of Louisiana. The Florida Everglades also bears similarities to the Swamps.Let the mad science begin!
Along with these, the old rules and guidelines, I'm going to add a few new ones.> The only adaptations disallowed are tool use and brain power/sentience.> No creature can evolve two posts in a row. If critter A has evolved, then someone's got to make at least ONE post that evolves another critter before doing so again.Note that I have no problem with the same person posting thrice in a row. Critter A, Critter B, Critter A all by the same guy. Fine by me.
New Players are welcome to join! The more the merrier, I say!If you've never played an evolution game here on /tg/, our 1d4chan page provides a quick look at the rules and how to play.> http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Fortune:_Evolution_GameHere you'll also find links to the previous threads, though knowledge of past events is not required to play. It's mostly there for me, but it's available in case you're curious as to what shenanigans we've gotten up to in the past.The tone of this game is more scientific, and technobabble abounds, just remember to keep that in mind. I mention this because in the past there have been evo games that have been based on high fantasy, rule of cool, or humor.Don't worry though, your adaptation is approved unless I say otherwise. So if I don't say anything, it's in!We have a lot of fun here, but the object of this game is to create an interesting world, with working ecosystems that try to adhere to real-world ecological science. If it helps, try and think of this as if we were doing a National Geographic special here.In short, we're pretty geeky here.As for the creatures, you can find their pictures and info here:> http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Parting_of_the_Ways_(Fortune:_Evolution_Game)#SwampsI think that's everything, have at it, Fortunates!
Some Smilers begin diving into the water, catching fish with their bare hands. A random mutation to their colour proves to be beneficial, as it allows them to remain hidden in the murky waters of the Swamps, but it quickly drives them away from other Smilers, as they lack the intimidating markings.
IT BEGINSAnd I'm having a bit of trouble starting off on making any alterations come out the way I want them. I'll wait till the thread is well and started
>>19569347I LIED! I have somethingA variant of swamp ticks develops wings. They're small right now, mostly good for short jumps and slowing falls, but they're a start
Strider crabs now possess thinner claws, for reaching into crevices to pull out fish in lean times. They can also use their new claws to flay the scales of fish, allowing them to get at the good, juicy meat underneath
Bump. I'm trying to figure out something to evolve. This region has an odd lack of heavy handed predators and very few creatures that are already within their niches. That said I think some horror show creatures are in order.
>>19569276The fish catching smilers begin to develop claws to keep an iron grip on whatever they catch. They're also useful for fending of predators as well.
>>19569637Uh oh, forgot pic
>>19569574A separate population of the Strider Crab begins moving into deeper waters, and will go under the water for long periods of time, holding their breath. To become more maneuverable in the water, they lose many parts of their armour, keeping only their main carapace and small parts on their spear's vulnerable joints.
>>19569780> I like it.jpg
>>19569637>>19569649Other, smaller populations of fish-catching Smilers soon fall prey to large clawed Smilers, and begin to develop for speed in the water. They develop wider hands with webbing between fingers, allowing them more powerful strokes.As this is a smaller, weaker subspecies (I'll call them Bog Smilers for now), the need for intimidation is essentially gone, and the musculature of their mouth changes to render their mouth shut when relaxed, removing their eponymous grin.
A strain of Swamp Ticks begin to live on the Alpha Bayou and while difficult at first begin to develop long legs tipped with fine hairs that come to a needle point that allow them to stride across the water gracefully and quickly.They have not given up their blood sucking ways however and instead have a longer stinger that allows them to feed upon the Bayou Strider Crabs, Riverscales, and Smilers. They will either swim over their prey leaning down to quickly jab and siphon blood or climb on partial submerged creatures to do the same. The Bayou Striders are born.
>>19569902Bah!Hey Fortune, do you still have that size comparison for the Strider Crabs?
>>19569918I do. I wanted them to be a bit smaller, what d'you guys think? Wiki size (3 feet) or this size?I gotta go, Fortunates, I shall catch up with 'ye later.
WINTER IS COMING.Bitterballast migrations incoming :)
>>19569977They had a reason to be larger out on the coasts so I say the coastal varities stay about that size. Where the Swamp ones are small due to it being unnecessary to be so large within the tangled growth and what have you in land.
>>19569990Nope. Sorry. You'll have to make do with the species provided.
Unless I'm retarded, the wiki doesn't actually say what the starting animals/insects are here, like the old one did.Also, forgot Bitter-ballast pic.
>>19570005aww...I thought you said last thread that they were allowed to migrate south :c
>>19570005>>19569990While it had been discussed that the Bitterballast Blimpies migrate south they don't do an evolution there. I take that as they don't breed while in the south and as such there is zero reason for them to evolve past what they actually are. Up north where their breeding grounds are is where they face most dangers and changes in life. I assume here its just a place they pass by in the great migrations. So... yeah.
>>19570028True, but this takes place at the same time as the other thread. Technically, the Bitterballast Gardenbacks (BBGB) haven't even evolved yet. They'd be present in Part 7.
>>19569914Needle-legged ticks the size of a palm is a sure-fire recipe for NOOOOPE.>>19569889Glad you do, just wait until you see where I take it.Some of the Naked Striders begin to lose even more of their armour, becoming quicker on their feet and capable of floating on the surface of the water, though their legs are ill-adapted to swimming,
>>19570050Floating like humans, not like a water strider, though, right? Because the ticks are already that.
>>19570028Yeah, but, well... Not yet. A couple of hundred posts later the Bitterballasts up north will begin migrating here, but since the Forest thread's over they won't get any evolutions in this thread, it'll just mean the creatures here can adapt to temporarily having an additional food source during winter.>>19570061Yeah, just floating with their legs dangling down. A hilarious mental image if you imagine them trying to paddle against the stream.
I'm the worst kind of retard. Forgive me.The great fins on the river spearfish join farther back on its body, allowing it greater mobility and gliding capabilities.
>>19570105Don't even worry about it. It's fine, we all goof up. It's just a game after all (even if it's a game with srs business SCIENCE!!!)Ah! Must stop posting, running late as is!
>>19569977I kinda like that size. It's small enough to avoid making them big predators, but large enough that it's fucking horrifying. Maybe a little smaller, but not by much.>>19570105Don't worry, that just means we need to make this stuff more obvious. We've had worse messups in the past.
>>19570050Mmmm crab meat. I'm sure the Bayou Striders will love that. Oh wait. Of course they do.>>19569914The Bayou Striders have developed a taste for meats as well as just blood. With many soft fleshed creatures emerging around them their hook claw grows larger to help them latch onto prey and also dig into the soft fleshes so their mandibles can do the rest of the work.They however remain the same size for now. Perfectly lethal and agile as it stands. And they must get used to hunting with larger weapons and jaws.
>>19569918>>19569902The Bog smilers adapt to their new, semi aquatic lifestyle, becoming more streamlined
>>19570105Some spearfish have the benefits of a streamlined body, partly in thanks to evolving muscle groups to work in contrast to others. A group of small muscles helps flatten the wings against the fish's body, allowing it to reenter the water much more cleanly, and navigate the rivers in a tighter pack.
>>19570105The Spearfish, lacking their traditional prey of Blimpies, survives by adopting hunting habits similar to those of surface-skimming birds, flying just above the surface of the water, snatching at fish with their mandibles. The spikes become more suited for this - they are pointed downward and to the side, and bend in the middle, with the front half spiked forward, allowing them to penetrate and pick up fish.
>>19570256>>19570278Hmm, seems like we've got separate strains. I'll call mine Skimmer Spearfish for now.
>>19570287Sounds good to me. My thing got moved back 3 hours, thus I return.
>>19570178The Bayou Striders have regressed slightly. They fail to use their needle and some begin to instead develop two claws for maximum carnage and grip. The ability to produce a needle is within the species and occasionally it still happens but those with two claws are more often after for mates. Mating is an interesting affair. Female Bayou Striders have a pointed area on their end and this tends to hold a clutch of eggs that grows from their once they are fertilized. The eggs then grow underneath the female Bayou Strider until it reaches their mouth. There a smaller mandible pulls the eggs off and deposits them into the water where they will grow from a larvae to the fully grown Bayou Strider in about a Fortune Month. Occasionally the mother will eat her hung if the overflow is too great or just by mistake or sheer hunger.Man I love writing up breeding and mating patterns for creatures. Always interesting and adds more depth to the creature. Such as the Bayou Larvae which I'm sure would make a lovely snack for some creatures.
>>19570231The Bog Smiler's arms become wide and flat, enhancing their already powerful strokes.I tried to provide a diagram of how they look like from the side and the top, but, eh, that didn't turn out so well.>>19570457Fortune's insects are in it for the horrifying, horrifying mating patterns. The Striders are thankfully pretty tame for that, aside from the accidental infanticide/cannibalism.
>>19570508They look fine to me Stooge. They basically become slightly more like flippers?
>>19570508That pattern... Are you making Crocodile Smilers? Man that would be awesome, if you don't I am.Yeah the Striders are tame comparably. Just a simple fertilization. Nothing evolving murdering the male, injecting other creatures, the young bursting from their chest... I need to make that last one a thing somewhere now.
>>19570050The mainline Naked Striders compensate for their more exposed body by developing long, protrusible jaws. They hunt and fight by snatching and grabbing things with their jaws, then jabbing repeatedly with their spear, trying to do as much damage and kill the other creature as quickly as possible. This means they are able to hunt young spearfish without fearing their mandibles as much, and they are better able to fight back if backed into a corner by a larger creature, such as a Smiler.>>19570528Yeah, sorta. Kinda like flippers with hands and joints, I guess.>>19570582Haha, not crocodile smilers, I'm afraid. At least, that's not the plan, but you never know.
The main line smilers of the swamps begin to develop long tusks amongst the males, used for fending of predators ( ofwhich I actually havent seen any for these guys yet), striping tasty bark of of trees, and fighting for mates
>>19570851hold on, that tusk looks a little funnyNew pic
>>19569649Clawed Smilers are far too vulnerable whilst protecting nests of eggs so it makes much more sense to raise your babies inside you for much longer and birth them partially grown. They haven't got mammary glands yet and are still cold-blooded, but it's a step in the right direction.Didn't really need a picture so I redid the claws.
Stooge, why not just COMBINE the strains? I see no reason why they wouldn't just evolve both, especially if the spearfish are hunting those ticks. They just dip up to the surface, gain a mouthful of ticks, and leave...or drill into the soft tasty underbelly of crab. Or the soft underbelly of a Smiler.In other news, the spears operate as part of the mandible, allowing the fish to maneuver them (and their entire jaw) to fit larger pieces of prey.
>>19570919Thank you for redoing my terrible claws.Except I think we went past that picture, with a new, streamlined, webbed footed version right at >>19570508
>>19570919That looks like something from Snaiad.Does it have a penis for head and mouth in the torso too?
>>19570967I understood the Bog Smiler to be a splinter species, I'm retaining the original Clawed Smiler.
>>19570967Nah, that's a separate strain. Actually, come to think of it, Fortune, we need a rule that separate strains should always be marked as such.In the time being, just watch out for words like separate strain, population, 'some', etc.>>19570936Well, the truth is, I like those cases where people post at the same time and the species continue to evolve separately because it's a great method of illustrating the occasional randomness of evolution.>>19571024Sorry bro, Omnimute Evo is next door. Actually, I'm not sure if there's a thread around at the moment, you can use http://catalog.neet.tv/tg/ to check.
>>19571024Are you lost, sir/ma'am?>>19571078It's fine, OmniHost and I had a laugh about it just now.>>19571058That rules been there since the beginning. I just just didn't want to be too overbearing enforcing it.
>>19570985Ah! Last time I mentioned Snaiad, nobody knew what the fuck I was talking about! Good to have you sir/ma'am!>>19570995You are correct.
>>19570851I believe the Land Smilers or Smilopotomaus as you called them and amused me greatly with are at the top of the ecosystem, even as a herbivore due simply to sheer size and a lack of fucks given. Sort of like a gorilla. There are hunters out there but they can smash the fuck out of them.>>19570656I might make a Crocodile at some point now because of have awesome that would be. We shall see.>>19570457Larger mandibles, more spikes, more pissed off. Something about the Tick species is in their very make up to easily formulate rage as a proper means of survival from the desert to the bayou the evolution is unlocked. The now Bayou Beetles, a better name I think and no longer a shared name with the Strider Crabs, have grown a little but still stride around the Bayou looking for meals. They tend to rip and shred their prey and often enjoy preying on baby Riverscales. They will still eat from larger hosts and tend to do so en masse preferring the exposed crabs as opposed to the furred Smilers. Time to fuck some shit up non gent style.
>>19571078Don't worry, you could always just join on this thread, since I don't think there's an Omnimute thread on at the mo.>>19570287The Skimmer Spearfish finally see a change to their age-old mating habits - rather than laying their eggs at the swamp floor, they will pick the eggs up and incubate them in their own mouth, developing a form of mouth brooding. A sack develops allowing for more space, and young Spearfish will often spend the first few weeks of their life inside, emerging only to eat the fish than the mother Spearfish catches. Unfortunately, Spearfish with their brood currently inside their mouth are unable to fly without risking oxygen deprivation to their young, so they will deposit them in a shallow pond or other place they judge safe while hunting.Included a shittily-drawn Spearfish head because I figured a lot of my changed were focused there.>>19571095It sounds pretty bad when I don't know the rules. To be fair, I did have my suspicions but I was only half-sure.
>>19571024Can I vote to let this stay? I know it has nothing to do with our thread but... I think a single organism that has come from another planet )I always assume all of the /tg/ evo threads are within the same galazy) on say a stray meteorite would prove to be an interesting foil to the rest of the Alpha Bayou. Plus I like cross overs.
>>19571201>eating baby Spearfish>>19571213>mouth broodingBelieve me, that was not intentional.>>19571244>I always assume all of the /tg/ evo threads are within the same galazyMan, that would be a scary galaxy to explore.
>>19571213>>19571201How did that even happen. Haha As far as I'm concerned though, this just means time for a new arms race, like the glorious Rainbow Blimpie/Featherscale battle.>>19571270I don't know if scary quite defines the horrors that an explorer would find just surfing about that galazy.
Has anyone ever achieved a race that is able to make and understand tools? That would be my goal if I was playing
>>19571244Sorry, "aliens from space" thing... I dunno. I just don't like it. Sorry to kill your crossover dream.>>19571305It shall be called the Galazy Galaxy. And it shall be FEARED beyond all measure, because, goddamn. Yu'Mel, Slizer, AND all of Fortune's beasties. Just... no, man, fuck no.>>19571404No, and if you read the top I even specifically disallowed those two for now. I'd like for us to spend some time in creature stage. Really create a workable ecosystem. Feel free to come help us do that, though!
>>19571404The Smilers of this thread can use sticks to dig up roots and Leaping Wretches in the jungle use rocks to smash open Asparagus Trees' resin packets, but they're not smart enough to know what they're doing yet.Knowing how to make and use proper tools is a long ways away from here but definitely on the cards.
>>19571305It makes a sort of sense, doesn't it? I mean, Spearfish are one of those species that has a very difficult time surviving their youth, so if something begins preying on their young specifically they need to adapt fast.>>19570256>>19571213The other Spearfish species adapts to these changes in their cousins in a truly ingenious way. Their mating seasons become timed to closely follow just behind the Skimmerfish. Pregnant Spearfish of this variety will determine mouth-brooding Skimmerfish by the bulging on their facial sacks, then stalk them discretely. Once they see the Skimmerfish fly away, they will swoop down on their eggs, and mix in their own, specifically developing the ability to store eggs over a few days longer than normally and give forced birth. As they are born identical, Skimmerfish will mouthbrood the other species' young along with their own.Gentlemen... Enter the Cuckoo Spearfish.That said, given the lack of visual changes, I just adapted the head from >>19571213 to the Cuckoos.>>19571404Eventually we might see multiple species do that, but for now... Nah. There's some natural tool-users, but we aren't allowed to expand that. Which is a bit sad, really, since one of my plans for the Otter-like Smilers was using rocks to break a crab's armour.
>>19571505I will... consider making an exception there.
>>19571404my beautiful highly evolved wolf monkies.In other news, the bone structure of the gliding spearfish develops separately from the skimming tridentfish (if you don't mind me calling them tridentfish). This allows them to not only glide, but also maneuver. It also strengthens the integrity of their fragile and delicate wings, making flying during storms and heavy winds possible.
>>19571561forgot picture...also, CURSE YOU STOOPS. CURSE YOU TO HELL...I wanted to develop pseudo-mamillian fish....
>>19571561You do know that they don't fly very high, and not for very long, right? They can only survive an hour out of water. The evo stays, but flying through storms? Uh-uh, not happening (not at this point, anyway).
>>19571441Its all good Fortune. I know that was your deal but I thought offering up the idea would be worth a shot regardless. Wasn't Stooge the one who thought of running a quest thread on Fortune as a stranded Astronaut? I would be down for that if it ever occurred, having a human perspective would be interesting. We all NOPE.avi.jpeg at some things but what would the stranded fella actually do?>>19571201The young of the Cuckoos is becoming harder and harder to come by, how strange where did they go? Sure the Bayou Beetles are capable of picking at larger creatures but that isn't a whole meal like the Cuckoo young is. They begin to formulate new hunting measures, by allowing themselves to be actively hunted. The Cuckoos like to pick them up as is, so why not take advantage of it? The Bayou Beetles will allow the Cuckoos to come down and attempt to scope them up, but instead they will latch on. It is incredibly risky and many die from it but some live. They will slice and grab at the Cuckoo and attempt to puncture the brooding sack with a developing horn. The occasional downed Cuckoo is also sufficient for the Beetle who tend to hunt en masse, but with no real direction other then eating and killing.
>>19571604damned spearfish, not having swim bladders evolving into developed lungs! DAMNED EVERYTHING! >:/ It was just a for instance, Fortune. Now they can continue to hunt even during stormy weather, when most everything else is resting.
>>19571635True. Though feel free to develop their lungs, Breeder.
>>19571505It really did make sense. And it happened completely accidentally which makes it all the better. As a whole it allowed for an awesome arms race to occur again and a big time evolutionary jump on both ends that plays off one another's adaptions quite well. Which is my favorite style of play.>>19571583You know you can do so alongside Stooge yeah? Just some colors maybe, new evolutions. Makes for some interesting co evolution.
>>19571537Really, the idea behind it wasn't about bringing them closer to sapience or expanding their tool use, it was more about being otters. We'll see it it makes sense for them to use rocks later in the thread, I wasn't planning to include that yet anyway.>>19571583Haha, you could always just break off a third species. Sorry if it feels like I kinda stepped outside the boundaries I should have stayed in there, but the idea just came into my mind and I practically shouted Eureka.Thing is, I watched this documentary about the African Great Lakes a while ago, and that's what made me think of the mouthbrooding Spearfish. Now, there was a similar situation there, and when I realised that I can apply it here for a cuckoo comparison, the Spearfish being bird-like as it is, I couldn't resist.
>>19571676Don't apologize, you didn't do anything wrong, and Breeder's genetic line can still turn into mammalian fish is they wish.And yes, the cuckoo thing was a stroke of genius.
>>19570508The bog smiler grows a thick, rudderlike tail, aiding it making swift turners when in the water. These guys are becoming more and more aquatic, and I think the next evo for these guys will make it obvious what I intend them to become
>>19571711SON OF A- forgot the pic
>>19571711Wait... thats not as thick as I thought it would be... oh well, I can make the next evo involve the tail, and postpone my other plans
>>19571583>>19571635With the entire survival of their species taken care of by surrogate mother tridentfish, spearfish are free to hunt for as long as they need to, without any repercussions on their young. 2 of the 4 swim bladders, which allow the fish to stay buoyant without expending extra energy, adapt to the less aqueous lifestyle. They connect to respiratory system and aid in storing, and filtering oxygen from the atmosphere. When not in use, the gills remain moistened behind a flap of scaly skin, forming a tight seal.
>>19571702Yeah, it really is actually. But once the gills stop getting moistened, they shrivel. I feel like this would be a bad thing.so, we have the trident fish, the cukoo fish, and the spearfish emerging as 3 distinct species?
>>19571561Funny, when I first read Tridentfish I was like 'wut.' and only now did I realise that actually, they do look like tridents.>>19571794If you like. You can use the Cuckoo Fish if you want, but if you want to continue along the mammalian route I'll take care of it. Feel free to use the head from >>19571505 if you so wish.>>19571213The Tridentfish, without aerial prey, lose the need for their top eye, causing it to develop a different positioning, looking forward. The two side-eyes also change structure to look down slightly.
>>19570656The Naked Strider loses the rest of its armour, only a thin, wavy crest at the top remains. Their mouths develop a better grip. They become larger, capable of hunting and fighting more things.
>>19571794Yeah, remember to "quote" the post that you evo from i had a hard time figuring out there which evolved from which for a second there.Alright Fortunates, I must away, I shall marvel at your brilliance later. Up, up, and away!
>>19572049That distresses me. Greatly. I had a good shudder at that thing.>>19571608The Bayou Beetles have developed larger frontal mandibles, for crushing things. It is significantly easier to swallow prey down whole when you break its vertebra.Alongside this the have developed a double jointed middle leg segmented that was already present on their hind legs. This allows them to essentially hang upside down on a Riverscale specie while it goes about its business; clawing, gnashing, and thrusting their horn about to achieve a delicious meal. Man I would not want to encounter this thing ever. It is literally a stag beetle mixed with water strider that is always pissed off and likes to rip, crush and generally destroy things. That is 10 inches wide and with a step of needle. If they ever find a future civs home they would be one fucked up vermin to keep out. I feel bad for the future Swamp peoples.
Hm, might have a shot at this.
>>19572231Well, I'm not normally the one developing scary things, so I figured I'd have a shot at it.The mainline Strider Crabs evolve longer legs, and interlocking plates over their exposed joints, allowing them to avoid Bayou Beetles by keeping their body above the water, as their legs are rendered impenetrable and unclimbable to the beetles.
>>19571721The Web Footed Bog Smilers tail grows even larger and thicker, while still retaining its flexibility, making it even more effective at being a rudder, and a potential weapon against anything that creeps up on it from behind
>>19569574An offshoot of strider crabs start to develop larger and tougher jaws, allowing them to crush tougher exoskeletons and potentially chew plant matter, although their digestive system cannot handle the herbivorous lifestyle just yet.(Like this I'm guessing?)
>>19572363LOL, intended for that be a one off evolution, though I like where you're going with the potential herbivore idea
>>19572346Uh, damn, I didn't notice >>19569574 and I don't really want to create another offshoot.How about we limit it to floater's offshoot here >>19572363 and the longer legged ones here >>19572346 ?
>>19572382>>19572417I used that post instead of the baseline because I have no idea what the fuck I'm doing, bear with me!
>>19572479S'alright, we all learned once. Why, I only joined up during our last evo thread, in the forest!
>>19572479Nah, bro, you're the one who got it right here. I messed up because I didn't notice the previous post, so I used the baseline. It's my bad.
Alright, so, before it gets confusing like last thread, I'll go over the current species.Smilers:>>19570872 - Tusked Smilers>>19570919 - Clawed Smilers>>19572351 - Bog SmilersSpearfish:>>19571852 - Tridentfish>>19571583 - Breeder's Spearfish, last image post>>19571743 - Breeder's Spearfish, last general post>>19571505 - Cuckoo SpearfishStrider Crabs:>>19572346 - Longlegged Striders>>19572363 - Thinlegged Striders (name them whatever you want, floater)>>19572049 - Naked Strider>>19570050 - Here I mention 'some' of the Naked Striders, but I'm not sure if I want a separate species to evolve yet.Ticks:>>19569424 - Winged Swamp Tick>>19572231 - Bayou BeetlesThe Saltspike Frog has gone untouched for now.
>>19572589>Future Nature Documentary NarratorThe Saltspike is an incredible creator, having not changed in millions of years. Fossils show the Saltspike of today as being virtually identical to its ancestors. They are also eaten by almost nothing, have no natural predators, and are not useful for any commercial reasons. The saltspike frog: Natures own untouchable
>>19572589I'll just call them big-jawed striders for the time being, until they adapt enough for a truly unique name.
>>19572639Hilariously, in the discussion thread before this one, I concluded than if/when the tribal stage arrives, the Saltspikes will be treated as vermin because Salt Cacti would be a seriously useful natural resource. For now though, I figure Saltspikes can afford to go untouched, being amphibious hedgehogs.>>19572641Duly noted.
Tempted to do an evolutionary arms race between salt-spikes and big-jawed striders. That'd be allowed, right?
Saltbacks evolve to lay their foamy eggs pools near, or inside salt cacti. Other saltbacks stay away from the babies immediate food source.
>>19572806Of course, nothing wrong with it. It makes sense, the crabs can use their bigger jaws to crunch through the shells, and it's an incentive to get some evolution going for the Saltspike. Just stay within the rules, and if you do something really outlandish we might start a discussion about it, but it's unlikely that we'll outright cancel your evolution, we'll probably just try to figure out a way to make it work. That probably won't happen though, it happens like once a thread. Based on your previous evolutions and you being careful about this, I can confidently say it won't be a problem.>>19572351The Bog Smiler develops flat and wide, almost ducklike back feet, enhancing their maneuverability in the water.
>>19572363The big-jawed strider develops longer arms, allowing it to grab saltbacks to devour.
>>19572231In order to assure that they are noticed and subsequently picked up by Riverscale varieties the Bayou Beetles develop something strange. The Ticks that they developed from all seem to have a tendency to develop natural dyes that effect their make up and look. Like their cousins the Blood Ants who produce Carminic acid (a red dye) they produce a yellow dye known as Quercitron. This new coloration actually comes from the gnawing on Asparagus Tree(Quercitron is produced by oak on Earth so this makes sense to me) bark to keep their tusks down to a fine crushing point. In the end it resulted in two strips of brilliant yellow that can be rather eye catching when skirting across the bleak bayou and thus makes them easier to see for the Riverscale varieties.And I've created another naturally occurring dye now for future Civs to use. Always my favorite.
Spearfish actively hunt Smilers near the water, stabbing and biting a piece at a time, with the whole school attacking at the same time. To aid in their hunt, the top eye starts to tilt slightly forwards, while the other two eyes shift to the side to accommodate.
>>19572927The Bog Smiler, which I now dub, Smilodile, develops larger teeth, conicaly shaped for grabbing hold of fish, or other larger prey, and maintaing a grip, as its hands are largely taken up by its fins, which are hardly easy to heal if wounded in a struggle.Tl:dr CROCODILE ANALOGUE HAS ARRIVED!
>>19573087FORGOT THE PIC!
>>19573005To better peirce and chomp their mouth grows wider and their "spears" grow longer.
>>19572975Big-Jawed Striders digestive systems change slightly, allowing it to remove the excess sodium it consumes by simply expelling it orally.In addition this digestive system change also allows it to deal with consuming plant matter slightly easier, which is an alternative way they deal with their absurd sodium intake.
>>19571505Cuckoo Spearfish are in a unique position in that they must develop while remaining near-identical to the Tridentfish at birth.They adopt a unique hunting practice, rather than skimming along the surface of the water, they will fly higher up, or hang onto tree branches, until they notice movement in the water, upon which they will dive down, attempting to impale the cause of the movement with their mandibles. In order to do this, though they are born normally, when the young Tridentfish's mandibles begin to bend, the Cuckoo's begin to elongate, and proceed to grow over a longer period of time than the other species. The added lenght ensures that they land a killing blow, and the added weight lends force to the dive, allowing them to hunt even young smilers and Naked Striders.To adapt to the changed Tridentfish underwent in >>19571852 a leathery membrane covers half the top eye of the Cuckoo Fish, rendering the eye basically non-functional but bringing them closer to Tridentfish in appearance.
>>19573129expelling orally? Like...they have a salt spit, that will soon contaminate the local freshwater supply, which will, in turn, fuel the advancement of salt cacti, which is a breeding ground for saltbacks, which will only.......In other news, swamp dragons aka spearfish, develop stronger limbs as they move towards the base of their body to support a more amphibious lifestyle.
>>19570919Clawed Smilers, now capable of live birth, are forced to handle very vulnerable infants, which are more difficult to hide then eggs, so they take to carrying their young around on their backs, including acting as boats while crossing water.I have no idea why I thought this image would be a good idea, apparently young Smilers look like adults scaled down which just makes them scarier, somehow.
>>19573381It's the fucking creepy-ass baby smile. You'd think pearly whites make them a big target.
>>19573129The "spear" on the big-jawed strider's back changes form and use, instead being used to open salt-cacti, to consume not only saltback eggs but also salt-cacti.I guess they count as omnivores, now.
>>19573410Jesus Christ, thank you, so much better.>>19573381The Clawed Smiler's is not born with its eponymous grin, but rather, it grows in over time as the musculature of the jaw does not develop to accomodate a larger head.
>>19573093>>19573087Could anyone help me out and do a full redraw of the Smilodile? I think I've taken it far enough that it needs a full makeover, and my drawing skills suck.Or we could keep adding to this pic. I'm just out of ideas on what evolutions I can add that my drawing skill will allow me to add to this pic
>>19573563Well, most of us have fairly weak Paint-fu, so until someone shows up, I think you'll have to settle for the existing one. I'd try, it wouldn't be pretty, but I'd try, however, it's way too late here and I wouldn't finish today. For now, I could draw the current Smilodile with its mouth open, if that would help? And if you give me an idea of what kind of evolutionary path you'd take it down, I could give you advice on how to do it more or less without any skill required (dat free-form select tool, man)?
>>19570656The Naked Strider's spear moves to its front, allowing it to attack more quickly before the opponent can reach the soft, fleshy bits.The hooked shape of the spear was an asset to the crab as it allowed it to catch fish without letting it get away, however, when fighting more dangerous opponent it is important for the Naked Strider to not get its spear stuck. A cleaner, sleeker shape develops, allowing it to stab and withdraw repeatedly, hoping to fell the opponent before it can do much damage.Though more vulnerable, these Naked Striders are significantly faster and more dangerous, capable of gripping onto opponents with their claws and jaws and kill them with their spears quickly enough not to sustain damage. They become larger, capable of hunting smaller/younger Smilers.
>>19573976I'm not sure if I forgot the image, or if 4chan rejected it out of disgust at such an ugly creature.
>>19573477The Big-Jawed Striders carapace splits! This gives it more flexibility.
>>19573229The Cuckoo Spearfish begins to secrete a sticky liquid covering its under-scales, allowing it to adhere to trees without gripping with claws, while it watches the water underneath for movement
>>19574206Foot mutation! It's mostly beneficial between the two environments this creature treads.
>>19573976Thanks for reminding me about freeform select! I'm out of my rut now!New evo for the Smilodile is on its way....
>>19574389I DID IT! The Smilodiles lose their long legs, bringing their webbed feet closer to their bodies, and majorly reducing drag.
>>19574049Jesus christ man. There is nothing innately frightening about that creature, its more of the fact that it is the ugliest mother fucker on Fortune. Hands down. Nothing even comes close. Keep going. Seriously make it worse.>>19572998The Bayou Beetles are mostly preyed upon. Smaller Riverscales like them quite a lot, its a harsh life and despite numerous defenses and offences they just can't carve out a predatory niche. The eat small things, other bugs, baby Riverscales if they can get them but otherwise its back to just attaching to Smilers and Crabs and gnawing at them en masse until they are dead.Populations are down though, they can't seem to survive on just that. Perhaps it is time to move beyond the water like their ancestors and return to land and the trees of the Alpha Bayou. Their legs have developed more strength as pressure is applied more often with their short ventures across land, to counter balance this they've grown to a full foot. Silently they stalk the wet grounds of the Alpha Bayou a new era has come for the Bayou Beetles.
Alright, fuck it, last post, and these guys need something to separate them from the others.>>19573503The Clawed Smiler, though separated from Spineroots, has not forgotten the use of its roots, instead substituting large rocks. Its hand adapt, accommodating both the claws and a functional grip. They will grasp the first rock that grabs their fancy, and use it to smash apart things that are normally too hard for them, such as Salt Spikes, Salt Cacti, and occasionally Strider Crab species, favouring the Big Jawed Strider with its less imposing spear.They develop webbing between their body and then limbs, and also on the back of the knees, allowing them to float by positioning themselves in a particular splayed position.>>19574389>>19574418It won't replace actual skill, but even Paint's meager selection of tools allows you to basically cheat your away into something presentable.
>>19574277Gut adaptation, the big-jawed strider simply put becomes larger, requiring a larger gut to handle digesting plant matter.They can still eat saltbacks, but mostly if necessary, they're more indirect competition now.
Alright, with Father egging me on, I simply has to make one last minor change.>>19574049The Naked Strider's 'forehead' protrudes, shielding its vulnerable eyes.
>>19574614Due to environmental pressures (cough) the big-jawed strider's survival favors those that can use their ridiculously salty spit as a means of defense. It'll at the very least buy time to escape.
>>19574625Just fantastic Stooge. I still say more, just because we need it. Absolutely need something so repulsive no other creature will even try and hunt it.
>>19574625A horny growth appears on the forehead, further discouraging attacks on the eyes.
So uhhh....bog dragons wings develop and fold back onto themselves, allowing the creature fuller mobility and better posture when upright in the It has begun to hunt all manner of creatures, from Smilers, to the ever growing beetles, to the crabs (though those slicing death scythes still claim quite a few dragons). They have begun to take up a more aerial lifestyle, no longer hiding their defenseless eggs in the rivers and murky bayous. They start to lay them in the canopy, In pockets of 4-10 eggs, they hatch rubbery eggs in pockets the groove out with their spears.
Motherfucking picture related. Took me all day to draw this bitch and 4chan won't let me post it.
Are there any poisonous plants around the swamps of fortune? ... I have ideas.
>>19574976Bog dragon? Wut>>19574418The Smilodiles, which are now too far removed from their former lineage to retain the prefix "smil", shall now be reffered to as "Platodiles" for reasons that I will illuminate in a moment. The platodiles tails grow even larger, and are now used to propel the platodile through the water at breakneck speeds. Thus does it become an ambush predator of the swamps.Get it? Its like a crocodile and a platypus made sweet, hideous love, and this was the child.Eat your heart out Darwin
>>19575159SON OF A- forgot the pic AGAIN!
>>19575159This is a super awesome drawing of what WAS the original spearfish. It evolved proto-lungs, its appendages grew down towards the ground, its legs strengthened, and its eyes shifted to the sides and front. It's a motherfucking dragon-fish-bird.
>>19574947>>19574976I'm going to level with you fella. That is a lot of stuff happening at once, I assume that's evolving from the Swamp Dragons. From a lack of legs, developed mouth, and slightly developed wings to that is probably too much. Not saying it can't become that, but right now it doesn't even have legs, let along jointed ones. Not to stir up anything, just saying.>>19575102Hrm... There are a lot of plants, none that are particularly mentioned as poisonous but plenty of plants somewhere within the wiki that can likely become it. Fortune generally doesn't add them to the list of things to use because no one does, but if you dig them up I'd say go for it.
>>19574889Some of the Naked Striders become fully aquatic, spending their time stalking prey underwater. Their color changes to camouflage them against the muddy riverbeds.
>>19575165I dub thee: MudcrabsHorrible creatures
>>19575165To further develop their aquatic speed, the platodile's tail develops ridges that reduce drag/push themselves forward harder and faster.
>>19575201The Mudcrabs change their minds about being fully aquatic due to the presence of bountiful food on land. They begin sticking to the shallows, in case that food in the water becomes scarce.
>>19575195The original back fins became the fins, but you might be right. I was just trying to plateau the culmination of the evolutions. It already had lungs, downward facing appendages, the extended attached spears, eyes moved forwards. The only thing I said in that post was stronger, jointed wings, and new habits due to its movement from an water dominated to an air dominated lifestyle.
>>19574798Using something from the plant matter it consumes, the spit of the big jawed strider becomes a little more than just "unpleasant"
Having slept for a good 20 hours just previously in order to recover from an illness, I've decided I can't sleep.>>19574976Hmm... They already had proto-lungs, so full on lungs wouldn't bee too generous at this point. That said, they don't have forelimbs, and their hindlimbs are really just clawed flippers at the moment. They're fundamentally fish, big, carnivorous flying fish. They don't have much of a chance to become dragons, now wyverns are a whole other story. Just gotta develop the back flippers and you're practically there, I reckon.
>>19575323Mudcrabs adopt new hunting patterns, becoming primarily ambush predators. They lie in wait, camouflaged and submerged, then liunge forward with their extendable jaws when prey passes by. The Ambusher Mudcrabs have developed differently shaped legs, as the long legs were fit for wading through the water but not for ambushing. Their legs are shorter, stockier, and stronger. When prey is sighted they lunge forward with a powerful leaping motion, using the momentum to their advantage.
>>19575393Alright after going through your posts and some of Stooge's I still have to say it's too much. Their back fins did lower down to the base of their body but it didn't become a double jointed hind leg. Now did they ever have frontal fins or legs that is depicted in your picture. Spears, eyes and mouth, yeah those are at about that level that you depicted. The lungs I didn't see a post about them, let along the fact as Fortune has said the game is more based around realistic development and taking such things slow. You don't just formulate constantly air breathing lungs in a post. Unless they don't constantly breath air, but that would be strange given their new look and more of an aerial beast as opposed to water based. The wings themselves have developed to the point of being able to sustain flight I'd say, and the new joint seems reasonable. I just don't see that beast you have currently being the thing they are right now. I'd agree with Stooge and say Wyverns are possible. Just based upon the total lack of appendages that you have depicted. Sorry I'm nit picking, I know, but its just something I had to say.
>>19574625Naked Strider's develop the strange behavior of covering themselves in their own feces. This is mostly to make themselves that little bit more unappealing to eat.
>>19575635fair enough ;pI'm still rather new to this. I just got a little too excited. Thank you for toning it down. I suppose the next logical step would for the hind fins to start to develop to adapt to moving about on land. (side note, in the original picture, there were white nubs, that I thought were appendages seperate from the fish's wings, giving it a total of 6 appendages, as apposed to the 4 you say it does. That gave me some confusion when I redrew it ;p
>>19575621The Ambushers continue to evolve camouflage to aid their ambushing efforts. Dormant genes for shells reactivate, and the once naked Mudcrabs once again begin to grow a hardy exoskeleton which resembles a rock in texture.
>>19575863The little nubs on jointed area of their wings right? Yeah those were just claws from what I understood, nothing more than it could be. I'm glad you're taking it in stride. Just some things I've picked up from being around so long. Haha>>19575848Oh man what's wrong with you? Keep going. IT NEEDS TO BE EVEN MORE REPULSIVE.
Sweet fancy Moses! You guys have been busy. Awesome. And you guys even handled a complication maturely and with civility. What the fuck, am I even on 4chan anymore or are you guys just that big o' bros?> mfw>>19575863Glad to see you taking it so well. Don't worry about it man. I'm sure all these other guys can tell you that I may or may not have shot down something they made.>>19575848Jesus tap dancing Christ, that is uglier than a warthog with a facial tumour. And it's a nudist. Run. For. The. Hills.>>19575227Dohohoho, oh you.
>>19574529The Bayou Beetles have developed something that was locked aware in their genetic makeup. The Needles that use to adorn their right arm has begun to grow along their elongated tail region. It serves little purpose currently, the tail doesn't move on its own yet with a complete lack of joints. Perhaps later they will grow more of a tail but as it stands now the "stinger" is just a mutation within the Bayou Bettles that may be breed out if it doesn't work for them.
>>19576087FIRE. KILL IT WITH MAGMA OR SOME SHIT.
>>19575898The Ambusher crabs' spear claw tends to stand out in comparison to their more camouflaged main body. To remedy this it develops leafy-looking growths along it, which makes it look like a piece of decaying vegetation.
>>19576087add the needle to your size chart ;)>>19575863Yippie! Bog Dragon can actually maintain flight, rather than glide.
>>19575463The big-jawed strider forms a sort of beak, and makes its jaw.. even stronger.What a twist!
>>19575863Don't worry, just keep in mind that pic related is what Spearfish used to look like. They can definitely achieve Wyvern-like-ness, that said.
>>19572833Saltspike Frogs branch off to a sub-species a called "Greater Saltspike Frogs" that have larger beaks for defense and eating larger chunks of Salt Cacti. The color shift is a random mutation.
>>19576178The Ambushers develop an extendable and retractable neck. It shoots out quickly to grab prey with speedy precision, then pulls it back to be stabbed to death with the spear claw.
>>19575863>>19576245True, we also shouldn't try and create something from Earth or its legends. This is an alien world, let's treat it like one!floater, we're glad to have you aboard. I will ask you this... have you seen Alien Planet? If not, it's practically required viewing for almost any evo game. It's also just cool as Hell. If you haven't seen it, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNLfNe12BKESet an hour aside and marvel.Great work everyone. I'll try to stay out of your way, unless you have something to ask. Just going to remind you, the Saltbacks are probably abundant food, it'd be a shame for all that to go to waste. I imagine their just above grass in the food chain around here.
>>19575848Naked Striders with longer more flexibly jointed arms appear! Before long the short armed naked striders are shouldered out of the way. Looks like they lost the arms race. (Ignore my tired retardation please)
>>19576288Arms race of sheer ugliness, you say?>>19575848The Naked Strider further compensates for their lack of protection by developing large folds of skin, allowing them to take little damage even if the skin is penetrated, as most vulnerable areas are beneath layers of folds.
Well, I actually think that I'm going to step back...I just can't seem to some up with anything besides the draon/wyvern like reptile. Sorry. That's the only path of evolution that I saw. I think I'll watch Alien Planet for the first time ever.
>>19576232Neck elongation, but only to fit the sheer size of the muscles in the big-jawed striders lower jaw, it's particularly good at cracking open tough seed coverings should those exist.>>19576317I have seen alien planet. Having a full link instead of having to hunt all the parts down is a goddamn relief though.
>>19576350Well, I thought your evolutions were interesting at least. Enjoy Alien Planet, man. Even independent of this game, it's *awesome*.
>>19576321>>19576343Welp, here we go again. Dibs on the name Bulldog Strider. I guess their horn atrophies as well.>>19576350Eh, I see no problem with the way it was going, as long as you don't try to shoehorn it too much into being a mythical creature and let it just resemble one loosely.
>>19576288The Rocky Camouflage Armor continues to cover the Ambusher Mudcrabs' bodies. They are now this world's equivalents of snapping turtles.
>>19576285The Greater Saltspike Frog increases sexual dimorphism due to increased mating pressures. The male grows larger with stronger rear leg muscles to compete in "frog wrestling" where two males try to push each other over "standing" on their hind limbs. Conversely, females have lost a portion of their salt covering as they spend greater time in the water and the salt simpley disolves away. This behavior is due to a change in mating behavior. Males are no responsible for bringing food to the females who watch over their eggs which are in the swamps murky waters.
>>19576431*now responsible for bringing food
>>19576422Ambusher Mudcrabs develop a multifaceted compound eye. They can no longer clearly see using conventional vision. However, the coumpound eye is extremely sensitive to any and all nearby movement. This is thus perfect for detecting small prey that passes by.
>>19576223I tend to wait a few posts before updating my size comparison. Especially since this is a work in progress evolution.>>19576172Glad you like it.>>19576087The Bayou Beetles have developed a use for their new mutation, since it originated from an arm piece growing a new sectioned tail isn't out of the question. They've developed a few sections to allow their new weapon a use. Stabbing Saltbacks. They were originally unable to crunch through their shells but now their stinger is capable of make jabs straight into the eyes to quickly kill their new prey. The Saltbacks closeness to water and land and general living in the shallows make them perfect meals for the Bayou Beetlesand the new development works in their favor quite a lot.Also the additional tail length has been factored into their overall size. The Bayou Beetles can cap out at about a foot and a half or half a meter in length now. All of it being their actual body. They still creep quietly through the Bayou with their needle like legs, but this is often pointless as their bright colors from a previous adaption, one they cannot disown now, prevents their bodies from camouflaging well.
>>19575298Backleg bone structure has changed over time. A bonespur pokes through the skin of the platodile hind legs. The spur is attached in such a way that articulation is allowed and when the creature moves its leg a certain way the spur is forced in or out more.
>>19570872The Swamp Smiler's eyes move up higher on its head, and it develops a tall protrusion on its snout, with the nostrils positioned at the top, allowing them to remain underneath the water with only their eyes and nostrils sticking out.Forgot to save the image before posting the first time.
>>19576431> mfw sumo frogs>>19576495It just gets more and more horrifying.>>19576511Speaking of horrifying. I like how you made it a dangerous critter, but also one with weaknesses. You keep it in moderation, and I like that.>>19576530The Beaver-croc returns at last!
>>19576495The mandibles have increased in size, and the muscles controlling them have increased in strength. Once something is caught in the vice grip of an Ambusher Crab it takes great force to get it free. Often the only way that larger prey manages to free itself is to pull so hard their lose a limb, a fin or a chunk of flesh. It is a small price to pay for life however.
>>19576594Dammit, forgot to attach the picture again.
>>19576343The Bulldog Strider's rolls of skin spread further across its body, and a new layer in formed at the bottom of their face, adding another layer of protection.
>>19576431Frogs now have large calluses at thier joints that act as padding. The frogs internals have shifted to include greater circulation to the legs which are now capable to of jumping extremely fast which would damage unprotected frogs. Femals have lost more of the salt-spikes which is kinda lumpy now. The Frogs have evolved glare reducing coloration underneath their eyes. So I'm new here! This is really my first attempt at this game so what do you think?
>>19576375Spike change again, this time a random evolution which allows it to deal with gathering plant matter from heights with ease. (The spiked edge assists in climbing, whereas the blunt back side allows it to pull plants in close to its grasp)
>>19576692The maximum length of the Ambusher Crab's neck increases even further to snare wandering prey, though when fully retracted it is still approximately the same length. Ambushers have by and large abandoned the "lunge with your whole body" philosophy by this point. They are content for the most part to stay in one place using their highly flexible neck to do all the necessary movement.
>>19576692So the fat folds will interfere less with feeding. The mouth of the naked strider grows longer and more flexible to snatch things off their blade or from their claws.
It's crazy when you think about it, but all these crabs and all the frogs all came from the same creature. The Wiggles. Gaze upon their forefather!
>>19576692During metabolism, Bulldog Strider now produce a light-orange liquid, with a foul taste and smell. Their rolls of skin begin to fill up with it, making a mouthful of Bulldog Strider an even more unpleasant experience, and during mating season they secrete it from their mouth, leaving trails behind, allowing wandering crabs to easily find mates.>>19576733Totally great, nice to see the frogs getting some love.
>>19576804Derp.>>19576791Uh, to be honest, I kinda intended for the Long-armed Strider and the Bulldog Strider to be separate strains since we posted at the same time, but if you'd prefer to combine them I'll quickly combine the current two images.
>>19576804Fat folds, covered in shit, full of vomit. thats... pretty disgusting.
>>19576736The Ambushers, not having used their front claws for ages, have repurposed them. Their mandibles now serve the primary purpose of crushing and subduing prey, but is not as good for tearing prey into bite sized chunks. To this end the front claws have turned into flesh rippers which are used to dismember prey. They are naturally also used along with the spear claw in order to quickly disembowel anything caught in the Ambusher's mandibles.
>>19576733The Greater Saltback Frogs finally turn into a new species, Jumping Saltfrogs. These frogs are fast and can jump a couple yards. The coloration under their eyes has become small sensors which are capable of feeling the slightest change of pressure and temperature that is associated with nearby Bayou Beetles. The frogs also have a slight layer of hard skin on the outside of their eyes which gives them a small defense against the barbs of the beetles. >>19576804Thanks! The beetles are sick!
>>19576822I... I'm sorry, I never intended for this to happen. I just wanted snapping turtle crabs, and it sorta just... went a different direction.>>19576829>Cheese grinder hands
>>19576821Oh sorry. I just thought you didn't notice the long arm. I was just thinking longarms and such would help reach around the vast fattyness of the creature. I prefer them together personally but not gonna force it.
>>19576840You saw snapping turtles, I saw Riptear Evisceration Deathbringer III, Horrifying Rape Turtle of Doom.Never underestimate the power of evolution when it comes to creating horrific nightmare fuel.
>>19576734Remember that one time I said I'd change their name when they became unique enough?Yeah. Hell Climbers!Anyway. Probably my biggest change yet, large limb adaptation which allows a sub-section of big-jawed striders to climb trees, these new offshoots manage to find a completely new niche to fit into comfortably. Big-jawed striders will still exist, but they're more a generalist herbivore compared to this relatively specialist new species, which will probably survive and adapt into new niches when they become available.
>>19576855Nah, don't worry, I think it makes more sense this way anyway.
>>19576833Female Saltfrogs saly backs forms a kind of clay material, allowing eggs to be placed here. As a result, females have a sort of mobile nest on their backs. Protecting the females means that males create small holes in the swamp for the females to rest in. Females have grown larger to better protect their young and males have calluses on their front feet allowing for easier digging
>>19576511Providing a little bit of a side view diagram of the Bayou Beetles. They have a weird ass balancing act that's for sure. The stabbing method while effect doesn't provide quite enough omf to finish off the Saltbacks. Instead they repurpose their mandibles and horns for a charging attack. They move with agile grace still and are surprisingly stronger than they would appear. They will flip a Saltback over or catch them in the air, to stab at their soft under bellies and claw at them until their meal is nice and open to them. They generally leave the salted parts along and just eat the lovely innards.Is there a way for their stabs to be more effective they wonder? They were once used for siphoning, could that be done again? But then they go back to gorging barely recognizing they have had a thought.More of a behaviour change this go around to provide a foil for the Saltbacks, which are getting some much needed love. Thanks Doc, pleasure evolving with you.>>19576585I don't find the idea of making a top tier predator appealing. No fun in it once you're on the top. Weakness provides foil and that makes this game fun for both me and others. I think that's what it's all about really.
Strider mafia boss anyone?
>>19577012God damn, I love my players.
Mainline Saltspike frogs develop longer, but slimmer spikes, allowing them more protection without requiring more calcium.>>19577012It does have the italian hand, come to think of it. I could see it saying 'capiche?'
>>19577007> fun for both me and others. I think that's what it's all about really. I couldn't have put it better myself. Well said.
derp derp. back.So, bog wyverns begin hunting hell climbers. Easy prey, so long as they can topple the crabs over exposing their soft underbellies.
>>19576992Female Saltfrogs are now larger than males and have larger brood patches. Females lay larger eggs and move less. Male saltfrogs are forced to begin digging underground for the tuber of the salt cacti. Males have a claw at the end of the front feet. The simple "whiskers" have changed into a soft spot of fur that frogs rub into each other for communication. The frogs have begun a transition to underground tunnels will eventually lead to some form of colony. The move means the frogs are much safer from predators and the uniquely moist soil of the swamp provides them with the water they need to keep their skin wet.
>>19577007Ooooh making it challenging it seems?
>>19576530Muscle and bone structure continues to change. The rib bones of a platodile have grown longer and using the common reptilian practice of chestpuffing combined with practiced muscle movements they can force their ribs through their skin. This tends to be a last ditch effort, if they are gonna die they want their predators to get as many painful jabs as possible.
>>19576931 Hell Climber's "necks" begin to elongate, the muscles allowing it to pivot its head in many more angles, allowing it to release jets of irritating chemicals at any would be predators. This also allows them to observe a lot more without maneuvering their bodies.
>>19577128>>19577109Oooh good one. Played right into something I had been wanting to do with them for awhile though which is fun for me.>>19577007Strange. There use to be more Saltbacks here than there is now. Why is it every time the Bayou Beetles find a solid source of food it moves on them?The Bayou Beetles have begun a new pattern hunting tactic. They fail to hide and camouflage at all effectively and now that their favorite new food has moved under they have started something new. A hold over from their purely water based life. Before predators would swim under them a snatch them up before they could react. But the fine hairs on their legs began to develop a basic sense of vibrations, when that went off they new to start water striding and fast. Now they use it while striding across the damp earths that house the saltbacks. They stand still and wait for vibrations from their voices or movements. When they are close enough they stab into the earth with their tails, hoping to hit paydirt. If they do they will then climb into the tunnels and drag out their prey to eat. It is a strange sort of ambush tactic, not often are is the predator out in the open while the prey hides.
>>19577109Females continue to increase in size. A small organ analogous to a pituitary gland forms near the base of the salt back. In males, this releases certain hormones into their salt, which when rubs on the roofs of their tunnels, creates a scent pattern. The same gland in females limits female hormones to only the first or second eggs, leaving the others infertile drones. Drones can be either sex, but drone females appear like the males.
>>19577220Damn pheromones will only make this easier for you wont it :D
>>19577106>>19577213the eyelids of the would-be wyverns thicken, and create a second layer, to prevent the salt-spit irritant.
>>19577213When did they get the chemical spray?>>19577238Wow, actually taking time to turn them into a species rather just than saying "we ants now"? THANK YOU! It's so much more interesting to see the steps that lead up to this kind of thing.
>>19577282>>19577238What a cruel twist of fate. The giant bug is eating frogs, a frog species that is an analogue for ants. I find this highly amusing and enjoy how that works out.
>>19577282It's salt. They eat saltfrogs. Store the excess salt in their mouth. Use it as a deterrent.
>>19577282Started as salt spitting in >>19573129Massive drop in sodium intake due to not consuming so many saltbacks and more consuming plant matter mean the system eventually adapted to spitting harmful chemicals found in the plants they consume.Sort of like how some animals on earth do similar, but instead adapting the spitting system for that purpose.I'm guessing some plant matter is indeed poisonous in this swamp, but if there is none then I'll change that.
So. I wanna get on this evolving action.Any critters that don't have much changing I can work with?
>>19577325It's 7 am, I'm piss tired, I missed mentioning I dedicated a post to changing from salt to plant chemical inherited spitting.>>19575463
>>19577355 Well, the spearfish hasn't had much attention for a while.But feel free to edit any creature you like! No one person "owns" the creatures, every one of them belongs to all the players.
>>19577282Your welcome! As relatively simple this game is, its so creative and challenging. >>19577238Ok so the females have grown immobile. Large ovaries have increased their mass to the tipping point. However, the larger ovary trade off is due to an increase in drones. Drones are now exclusively female now, but appear as smaller males. Females only produce two fertile offspring, a single male and female. Males are now migratory in small groups that travel above ground and mate with any females they encounter. (they still do the Frog sumo to determine mates though) Colonies are maintained by a large amount of drones. The increase in drone brood size is due to the new predication tactics of the beetles. Safety in numbers! The Male behavior is based on male elephants and their unique herd structure. I'm leaning more towards naked mole rats than Ants, but divergent evolution has created many examples of colonies with a queen structure.
>>19569424>>19577355the original swamp tick, the original saltbacks, smilers.
>>19577106Bog Wyverns develop jointed back fins, for ease of terrestrial locomotion.Also, cleaned up/went over the image you posted earlier. Removed the forelimbs, added the wing claws and the underscales, got some nicer lines going and coloured it in.
>>19577355>>19576734 is also completely free for you to begin experimenting with, if you want
>>19577382It should be noted, the wyvern's feet are proper feet yet, they're still just flat "flippers".
>>19577382 Stooge, I will suck your dick....right now. With my mouth.Also, I can't use my mouse now, but....tail lengthens to maintain balance for the wyvern.
>>19577434Definitely, hence the awkward way I drew them.>>19577443I get that a lot. Sad thing is, I get it from guys on the Internet.But seriously, don't worry about it, the Spearfish are my babies and I love all of them equally. Even those dirty Cuckoos.Would about this much lenghtening be right?
To assist with foraging, the Smilers develop a retractable claw. This claw is used for sharpening mundane tools and can be used for hunting. However it is unused in mating rituals against other male Smilers. Am I doing this right? I guess I'll call'em Blade Smilers or something.
>>19577368Jumping Saltfrogs are now Smurf Frogs. The Fertile Females have lost the upper parts of their feet. Drones have differentiated into two different types, fast short ones and slow strong ones. Both are roughly equal at doing tasks in the colony, but this will change. Males have lost the spikey aspect of their backs, but have gained considerable salt mass. This plays into a complex mating ritual. Visiting males will "gift" salt to the queens, who will use it to create underground Salt cacti farms. The male with the biggest donation gets to pass his genes on. Males now only wrestle to create a pecking order, with the strongest usually getting the most salt. With different drones, colony size doubles, with the largest recorded reaching an acre. The Farming behavior is similar to how leaf cutter ants culture their own fungus in symbiosis to their colonies
>>19577213Hell climbers slowly begin to change colour, to blend in. Compared to more warning displays of their ground level cousins.I'd change the carapaces colour but I cannot into gradients with the fill tool. (I also am going to sleep so I won't do it manually)
>>19577579Oh and males have lost the eye fold to see better in daylight while females have kept it because there is little light under ground. The runners spikes have grown longer and flatter while the strong ones have thicker calluses
>>19577558Thing is, the original Smilers don't exist anymore. The main line of the species has evolved into >>19576573 and there's two subspecies around in >>19577208 and >>19574575There really isn't any way around having to read through the thread before evolving because chances are the baseline species has changed entirely. That being said, feel free to apply your adaptation to any of the above.Also, the whole 'sharpening tools' thing conflicts with> The only adaptations disallowed are tool use and brain power/sentience.Which isn't the hardest rule and a bit vague, but, well, it's the sort of thing you'd want togo over with FortuneHost before you add it.
>>19571852The Tridentfish begins to expand its skimming hunting style, skimming over the ground and snatching at small terrestrial things such as Bayou Beetles and Saltfrog varieties. Due to this change in habits, two external changes occur - they develop limited joints on their mandibles, allowing them to bend up and down, and their snout shrinks back, allowing them to essentially shovel food into their mouth using their mandibles, foregoing the need to pick prey off from its mandibles before eating. Their brooding sacks bulge out more noticeably due to lower mouth-space.
>>19577579Smurf Frog drones have further differentiated. Each has a unique pheromone trail associated with it. (Clockwise from upper left) Warriors have large claws to stab non-smurfs. Diggers have strong front feet to create new tunnels and bring back new tubers to plant in the central chamber. Matrons are the smallest and they assist the queen with eggs and larvae. Lastly, runners. Very fast, they can carry materials between nests and tunnels, such as larvae, dirt, or food. A unique behavior is the team work between runners and warriors. Runners listen for beetles outside the nest, and when they strike, they run farther down the tunnel. This confuses the beetle and allows a group of warriors to attack the beetle. The beetles body is used to feed more tubers. The runner type is kinda based on Alien 3, oddly enough. The top right is an illustration of salt cacti growing in a mound of salt underground. Ok I'm pretty tired. See you all tomorrow. Or later.
>>19574233>>19577757The Cuckoo Fish adapts from these changes by also shrinking its snout, though it does not become less streamlined due to the different structure of the shorter snout. To simulate the mandible joint, they are born with a circular bulge on their mandibles - as they grow, these bulges expand, adding weight, and force to their dive, allowing them to penetrate even some crab varieties, though this will often stun the Cuckoo Fish.
>>19577806Oh Btw, the way new drones are made is this:Egg stage: all drones the sameLarvae stage: Matrons gather existing pheromones from all the drone types and divide the young drones. Then they apply the hormones on grupoles (Grubs + Tadpoles). A biochemical reaction takes place.Pupua stage: In a salty cocoon, each larvae transforms into whatever type of hormone was wiped on it as a grupole. Adult Phase: Regular drone type, does drone stuff until eventual death.However foreign contaminants or mixing hormones can result in weird drone types like flying, swimming, blind, you name it. Maybe even fertile drones!
>>19577062The Saltspike's carapace disappears, leaving blots of salt separate, each with their own spike. This allows for more flexibility, and the musculature of the back changes to allow them to stick their spikes out in different directions>>19577806Cya, crazy Antman.
introducing the hell hammer: an offshoot of >>19577588They are of a heavier build, and more agressive. Pack based. They will surround their prey, and then beat it to death with lighting strikes from their massive club.
>>19577889Cuckoo Fish flight membrane grows larger, enabling longer/ higher flights to achieve greater distance.
>>19578414the hell hammer experiences a generational mutation that is beneficial. over sized fore limbs. Using its hands It will grapple with a creature, restraining it while it savagely pummels it's face with repeated punch like blows from its club. Hell hammers use group effort to hold down bigger prey while one member will club it to death.----and i've contributed to the nightmare fuel. I leave it in more capable hands now.
>>19578469feel free to call it an offshoot at this point, otherwise, enjoy the latest version. Developing a wider, thin tail the creature can use this to help keep it aloft. It flaps to propel itself forward like a whale uses its tail
>>19578563 adapting to grab things as they scurry up trees, or even having to snatch them out of the air on occasion, the hell hammer becomes slightly more erect. ((this pleases it.))
>>19578687I feel like this is an appropriate place to make some remark relating to Freudian psychoanalysis but nothing is coming to mind for me.
>>19578823>>19577982Salt spike grows a larger beak for eating...whatever the fuck it wants. also deus, you said coming. so haha!
Hey all. I just felt the need to pop in and tell you all how entertaining these threads are. I haven't got time to contribute now but if this thread's still about in a few hours I'd love to chip in.I haven't got involved before but I've followed the last two threads and it seems like great fun. Cheers to Fortune et al for the ideas and I can't wait to have a crack at some of these beasties.
>>19577558Blade Smilers begin to make extended walks on just their hind legs. This lets them see around better, and also intimidates would be predators as well as letting them keep their "blades" more readily available.
>>19578995anon, it takes like 3-4 min tops, maybe 1 min for quick and dirty evo's. download the image. MS paint. pencil tool, second thickness. eraser tool for big chunks, pencil tool right click for fine erasing. use zoom liberally for fine control. Now you are evolving like a champ. Oh, select and copy, or select and cut, with transparent selection is also a boon. now go! go and evolve!
>>19576573The smiling boars develop hooved feet, that have no fur, unlike their former feet, and their smoothness allows them to be pulled quickly out of the sucking mud. They also provide greater damage when kicking a predator
>>19577443wat>>19578995I'm glad we've been entertaining. It's likely this thread will remain after a few hours, /tg/ moves rather slowly, after all.I'm so glad we've got new players! Fresh talent is always such a welcome thing. So welcome, Anons, Doc Roday, Breeder (though from some of your posts I suspect you've been here before, just didn't namefag earlier).Looking great, Fortunates. Keep up the inspiring work. I'm going to try and feign discipline and start working on the next region so that the next region isn't long after this. What next region should we do next?Look here for list of available regions, though, you should know that I'm saving "Valley of the Giants" for last, and that Volcano Island and Pickle Island... well, haven't decided what to do with them yet, so if we choose one of them, we'll have to have a discussion thread before playing. The others we'll just jump right in (assuming I get the new art done).So, what region do you brilliant ladies and gentleman desire to play through next?
>>19579706> http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Parting_of_the_Ways_(Fortune:_Evolution_Game)Herp-derp-derpity-doo. Forgot link.
>>19579014Oh, I should mention, the Bladed Smilers' (knives+smiles, dude, let's call 'em Jokers, y/n?) spines aren't meant for that kind of position, so for now it's only a temporary stand-up.Before they can even begin to walk upright, they'll need changes to the spinal structure.
>>19579706I want to do something aquatic, or Valley of the Giants
Maybe aquatic. Confine to freshwater if that's easier.
>>19579706I'm thinking Arctic, we haven't returned to the icy wastes in a while, since they've shrunken so much. My second choice would be for the Prairie, to diversify that compared to the similar desert and highland. My 3rd choice would be the deep dark abyss.Personally I'd be happy with any of those.
>>19578673The Cuckoo Fish develops this larger tail and membrane throughout their youth, allowing them to be born as similar to Tridenfish as possible. However, as they grow, these changes allow them to glide much more easily, though taking flight out of the water becomes difficult. As such, they spend significantly longer in the air and clinging to trees than Tridentfish, waiting for the moment to strike. They lungs develop, allowing them to remain outside of the water for a few hours, needing only a handful of minutes underwater to adequately recover.Also, these changes allow it to glide upside down, and they will often do so when not stuck to trees. To assist in this, their vestigial top eye bulges out over time, becoming capable of sensing movement on the surface of the water.>>19578563>Hell hammers use group effort to hold down bigger prey while one member will club it to death.Noooope. Man, there is something wrong when the creature I'd least hate to encounter is clawed gorilla otters.>>19578995Feel free to join in whenever, we always need some new players, it would suck if it was just 3-4 regulars bouncing off each other.>>19579706>>19579717Highlands or Arctic for me.
>>19577588Hell Climbers continue to change colour to blend in with an arboreal environment, they also begin using their spear to break apart the top of Asparagus Trees, feasting on the nutritious resin core.
>>19579318The smiling boar develops a small tail, with a bristling end, for cleaning its rear end of fecal matter, and for swatting any airborne insects that come after it. Also shows anoyance, anger, and arousal by straightening
>>19577547The Bog Wyvern's wings move lower down in its body for balance, and it neck becomes thinner.
>>19577220The Bayou Beetles are being preyed upon yet again. By frogs of all things. This calls for drastic measures. In order to ensure the longevity of their race the females begin to produce a poison. It is a mixture of their natural fluids and that of the Asparagus Tree resin/bark that they had fed upon as well. Strangely enough the poison contains itself on the time of their head plate and seeps through looking like a strange skull of sorts. However only the females produce this poison but through breeding the males begin to develop a faux skull to make it difficult for predators to determine if they are male or female and thus try to avoid eating either. However there is still a major difference in the two where the females you breed and produce eggs constantly have their young still held on their stomachs, where males are mostly bare. Astute predators can tell the difference, but nabbing the wrong Bayou Beetle can prove fatal to others.
>>19577806Semi-major redesign. Just aesthetics mostly. Queens now have even stubbier legs, and their entire legs are covered in callus. Males have lost their coloration in their pouches and the salt patch has moved to their heads, which acts as protection. Warriors now have an a spike on their beaks. Frog numbers are in partial decline as their nests have begun to be poisoned by female beetles.
>>19581766A view of a frog colony. Drones and females have lost their salt backs completely. Drone now rely on their feelers and eye sight exclusively. Eggs are still protected in a salt layer, but in several chambers that are handled by matrons
Anyone watch Futurama? This scene ties in pretty well to the game...http://youtu.be/CCYvPUChnIo
>>19580365To maintain better awarenesss of their surroundings, the Smiling Boars develop ears that can turn roughly 120 degrees, and give the Boars an excellent sense of hearing, keeping them safer predators
>>19581856brilliant!>>19569424The ORIGINAL swamp tick's wings develop further, allowing the tick to remain airborne for up to an hour at a time.
>>19581646>that feel when future civilizations will use the skull to indicate poison despite nothing on Fortune having a human-like skull.>>19574575The Clawed Smiler, smaller than its cousins, is now preyed upon by many things both on land and in water, and develops its limbs for better movement in water. In a curious case of convergent evolution, this causes them to resemble the ancestors of the Smilodile, with the addition of webbed limbs. This form allows them to be more mobile, while still retaining their ability to use rocks to split saltbacks and crabs, as well as shorter asparagus trees.
>>19581856That was hilarious, *and* relevant. I actually hadn't seen that one before. Thanks for sharing.>>19581790Excellent stuff, mate! And a diagram too.I love the arms race between the water-strider ticks and the saltfrog colonies. Keep it up!
>>19582212>that feel when there is one creature that I am particularly fond of that does have a skull>justasplanned.jpgI honestly think I've capped out the Bayou Beetles for now. I can't think of anything else for them.
>>19582348Holy... did you plan that?
>>19582392Haha I actually did not, not from the beginning at least. When I was given the opportunity to give the Bayou beetles poison I figured I should give them some sort of sign of danger, as creatures on Earth do. So I put the skull on just because we know it as poison. And then I realized what I had done, so I had the poison an exclusively female thing, and originating from the Asparagus Tree as well. I thought it would be fun for future Civs to have to deal with how confusing and frightening that would be.
>>19581766Queens are now completely blind. Warriors have developed new strategies for dealing with poisonous beetles. Warriors now tell if there are larvae beetles on the underside of the creature. If there are, the beetle is killed with a claw to the head. The larvae is eaten. The dead female body is left out in the open to attract non-poisonous males who are looking to breed. the males are then killed whilst trying to mate. Another variety of drone forms, called swimmers. They have webbed feet and can dive down quickly through water or flooded tunnels to retrieve plants. The smurf frogs have also begun to cultivate other plants besides the salt cacti.
>>19581928>>19581885The Smiling Boars gain more sensitive noses, allowing them to pick through the myriad scents of the swamp, and know which ones mean danger.
>>19582348>Father>skullsHmm, yes, alright, I see where this is going.And yeah, I feel like we're beginning to run out of steam. We should keep going until it 404's, but with under 40 posts to go, I'd say it's time to slowly start wrapping up. There's still some time for specialization, since we didn't end up with Delta's huge number of species, but I wouldn't expect to see another branch-off appear at this point.Did we get a consensus on which region we're doing next, by the way?
>>19582520Yeah I feel the frogs are maxed out. Could you remind me what were the different regions again? I don't really care, I just want to know whats next. BTW, this is a great game. You could actually play this in real life, almost as a teaching tool in a biology class. All you need is some paper and colored pencils and the teacher could be a GM. Hmm, it would make a great group activity that also teaches and is creative!
>>19582637>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Parting_of_the_Ways_%28Fortune:_Evolution_Game%29Everything besides Swamps, Forests, Valley of the Giants and the two Islands.
>>19582637While that sentiment is accurate, this would be an awful way to teach actual evolution.
>>19582637> mfwThat'd be *amazing*... I can see it now!"And what did you make little Timmy?"" A spiky dinosaur hamster!"" hmm, and why did he evolve spikes?"" so he don't get eated by the even BIGGER dinosaurs!"Also... merchandise. Gel Walrus plushies. You know you'd buy one.
I'm back, should I keep evoing or wait for the next thread?
>>19583051Just keep evolving until it 404's if you've got ideas.
>>19576734Going back to the big jawed strider then, which has a slight carapace change which allows larger spiracles (Or the rough equivalent) allowing it to run away faster for the time being.
>>19577208The platodiles gain longer mouths, giving them more teeth with which to hold on to their prey as they drag it into the deep water to drown it.
The bog wyvern develops more curved gripping digits on its appendages. Although they still aren't really useful for footing the backflippers definitely aid in the flipping of crabs and other hunting.god my art is bad.
By now, the wyvern's gills completely close up, choosing to spend the majority of their time on land, still hunting below the water, if they choose.
>>19580110Hell Climbers become leaner in order to climb more quickly.
>>19569424swamp ticks develop a second set of wings to double their acceleration, allowing them to escape the hungry fish much faster.I feel like the arms race of this thread didn't happen as early as it did in the forest.
HOLY SHIT WHAT'D I MISS :OAlso, free bump :D
>>19583878godfather crabs, paladin crabs, and mudcrabs (filthy creatures)wyverns, gliding fish, and trident fishFlesh eating, poisonous beetles bigger that your arm. Fairy ticks that drink blood. A mess of mammals like the feared "platogator".Bone structure in Wyvern thickens, allowing sturdier support when roosting, taking off, and landing.
>>19583153The Big-Jawed Strider's legs get slightly longer, allowing them to move slightly faster when escaping.(I wish I could paint, still.)
>>19584137Don't forget Smurf frogs that live like ants
So I'm kinda in favor of going to the Arctic region next. Or the Taiga
>>19584337yup. Some arctic climate please :)
>>19583290The Platodiles' tail grows even longer and more powerful. It is now the Platodiles sole method of propulsion through the water.
You know, I don't think we have anything quite as suitable for this as the ramel, but a future swamp dwelling civ would have no problems forging a wide variety of weapons out of these crabs. Not to mention the spearfish.Anyway, if this thread is still around tomorrow I'll evolve the mainline Strider Crabs a bit, but for now I can't post images, so I might start on descriptions for some of the species from last thread.
>>19586395I just clicked paste instead of copy after I wrote everything out. Serves me right for trying write at 3 in the morning. I'll redo the Woodpecker Wretch description in the morning, while it's still fresh in my mind.
>>19578687hell hammers gain a more robust legs to support their increased ass beating capacity. It is important to note, that they are not the biggest predator out there, and their soft under bellies hint at their tender meat filled shells. They are team players.
the Cuckoo Fish's leathery membrane grows larger still, making its rear claws vestigial. This allows it to undulate thru the air like a giant flatworm in water. this low speed capability lets it skim the surface of water to gain fresh moisture for breathing. It will still return to the water for breeding season.
The Platodiles>>19584768spine undergones a similiar change as their ribs, poking thru the skin.
>>19576829ambushers have re-purposed their own face. the former horns are now articulated, for pulling things directly into their mouth, their compound eye has dispersed into a less vulnerable radial array around the mouth.long story short, their face is hand that can grab you and pull you into their palm mouth.
>>19588478HOLY *****! You've turned the Platodile into a creature of spikes! Well done!>>19588694CUTHULU MUDCRABS! FORTUNE HELP US ALL!
>>19588768Glad to be of service, i do what i can.
I had the dumbest idea to slowly evolve the smurf frogs into actual smurfs that live in a society run by males and live in mushrooms. But I wouldn't want to ruin a great game like this
>>19582502Smiling Boars adapt to become predatory omnivores. A larger musculature supports a thicker skeleton. The smiling boar has given way to the Smiling razorback. Once more...the rape train has no brakes. These creatures eat roots, plants, flesh, seeds, bones, anything. sort of like the real deal.
>>19589023I wanted to do that, but didn't want to put in the time required to actually make something like that. Anyways, YES! YES!
>>19589063if you want me to dip any other creature into my vat of liquid malice, let me know.
fuck. fuck you 150 image limit. Fortune....i wait with fire coursing in my veins, froth between my teeth for your next thread.
>>19588694As the creator of the Ambusher Crabs I approve and endorse what you have done here.
>>19589424I know nongent, I know.Unfortunately though, it'll have to wait until tomorrow, as now I am headed to bed. Excellent work Fortunates, you've done Darwin proud.
Huh, did we really hit image limit before autosage? I guess that means that we'll be using this as a temporary discussion thread. Once I get back to my computer proper, I'll start writing up descriptions for species from this thread and last thread. Dibs on the Woodpecker Wretch and the Bulldog Strider, or whatever they'll be named in the next part.
>>19592385Hey, if you're doing me the tremendous favour of typing up descriptions, then feel free to name them yourself. With this post we go into autosage, but feel free, even after 404 to post this on the foolz archive of this thread.For those who don't know, foolz is a site that stores all posts from all threads in /a/, /co/, /jp/, /m/, /tg/, /tv/, /u/, /v/, and /vg/, even deleted posts. Unlike suptg, threads are archived automatically, which is a godsend for quests like this one. (Seriously, Rei, if you ever read this, thumbs up aplenty) What it also does is allow you to comment on threads even long after they've died and gone to the great big server in the sky.The foolz entry for this thread is here: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19568525