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    241 KB Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:34 No.8506441  
    Let's make a species, gentlemen.

    Here's how the game works.

    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 out of the first three responses gets selected and then I state the next phase.

    So, please choose one of the following:
    Modern setting
    Fantasy setting
    Sci-fi setting
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/10/10(Wed)08:36 No.8506458
    Modern, we don't have new species for moderns very often.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:36 No.8506460
    Sci-fi setting
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:37 No.8506469
    You forgot the "dice+1d100" in the email field.

    That's part of the fun here.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:37 No.8506470
    rolled 30 = 30

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:37 No.8506475
    rolled 48 = 48

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:40 No.8506497
    rolled 62 = 62

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:41 No.8506499
    Waiting for a third input, and see if it will be higher or lower than 48.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:41 No.8506500
    rolled 23 = 23

    Shit, I didn't see modern.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:43 No.8506526
    rolled 80 = 80

    (what no robots?)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:44 No.8506528
    rolled 14 = 14

    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/10/10(Wed)08:44 No.8506530
    rolled 88 = 88


    Well fuck. Since it is sci-fi, non-sentient.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:45 No.8506540
    Sci-fi it is.

    Next choice:
    Transentient (Sentient raised to advanced levels by technology)
    Uplifted (Nonsentient brought to sentience)

    Sorry for fucking about, folks.

    Go with this instead.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:46 No.8506553
    rolled 75 = 75

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:47 No.8506556
    rolled 86 = 86

    I wish I'd used a freaking trip so I could have changed that roll to modern.

    Fine, uplifted.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/10/10(Wed)08:47 No.8506558
    rolled 43 = 43

    ...damn you. Non-sentient!
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:51 No.8506590
    rolled 51 = 51

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:52 No.8506593
    Uplifted it is!

    Technological Level:
    Energy Age (Borderline Culture/TA level stuff)
    Gravity Age (Think around the level of Tau)
    Fusion Age (Think around Imperial stuff without the highly advanced stuff)
    Digital Age (Around now, really)
    Industrial Age (Firearms)
    Dark Age (Pre-Firearms)
    Stone Age (Easy to explain)

    If it's below Fusion Age, you can presume that either society fell apart or the species is being watched over by some benevolent higher race that uplifted it.

    Make a choice.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:53 No.8506602
    rolled 6 = 6

    Gravity Age
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:53 No.8506605
    rolled 40 = 40

    Going for 3 in a row...

    Gravity Age.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:53 No.8506607
    rolled 95 = 95

    Dark age, fell apart.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:55 No.8506618
    Dark Age it is.

    Gas-based, high altitude.
    Gas-based, average-altitude.
    Gas-based, low-altitude.
    Liquid-based, shallow depth.
    Liquid-based, average depth.
    Liquid-base, deep depth.

    Add the "underground" prefix if you so desire.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:56 No.8506624
    rolled 72 = 72

    Liquid-based, average depth.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:57 No.8506632
    rolled 64 = 64

    Gas-based, high altitude. However, not on the surface of the planet, but rather inside it, since it has no core and is hollow.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:57 No.8506633
    rolled 84 = 84

    Gas-based, all altitudes.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)08:58 No.8506634
    rolled 98 = 98

    Gas-based, high altitude.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:02 No.8506665
    Interesting. Underground, average-depth liquid.

    Now, let's try this:

    Biological Class:
    Chordata (Vertebrae)
    Arthropods (Insects)
    Molluscs (The Slimy Stuff, from slugs to snails to octopi to cuttlefish, etc)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:03 No.8506672
    What? Gas won.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:03 No.8506678
    rolled 100 = 100

    >Underground, average-depth liquid.
    wut? Look up.

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:04 No.8506679
    rolled 54 = 54

    Arthropods (Insects)

    Gas did win, but floating castles would be cool if its dark ages/high alt.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:04 No.8506681

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:04 No.8506685
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:05 No.8506686
    The last of which is gas-based (all altitudes) with the highest roll. If that doesn't count, then there's gas-based (high altitude) with an even higher roll.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:05 No.8506689
    Gas it is.

    Sorry, half asleep today, it seems.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:05 No.8506690
    gas still won

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:06 No.8506694
    Flying jellyfish in the darkages?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:07 No.8506701
    Waiting for one last roll.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:07 No.8506702
    jellyfish flying in the dark ages
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:07 No.8506704
    Looks like it might be that way.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:08 No.8506705
    rolled 90 = 90

    Arthropods (Insects)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:12 No.8506723
    Molluscs it is.

    Gentlemen, we have uplifted molluscs who fell from grace and currently live in the Dark Ages. They live at all altitudes in a gaseous atmosphere. This does not mean that they fly.

    ... yet.

    Gastropods! (Slugs, snails, etc)
    Bivalvia! (Shellfish, mussels, oysters, etc)
    Cephalopods! (Nautili, squid, octopi, etc)
    Chitins! (Well, chitins)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:12 No.8506724
    I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of how awesome that is.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:13 No.8506728
    I have to choose? Can I choose all?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:13 No.8506731
    rolled 64 = 64

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:13 No.8506732
    rolled 97 = 97

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:13 No.8506734
    rolled 98 = 98

    All, otherwise Nautilus.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:14 No.8506736
    rolled 14 = 14

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:14 No.8506738
    i think thats one that is missing and needs to be there >>
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:14 No.8506740
    rolled 56 = 56

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:18 No.8506770
    Oh holy fuck.

    We've got uplifted nautili stuck in the dark ages living in a gaseous atmosphere. The jellyfish got beaten by one point, so I am going to have gas-dwelling jellyfish involved in this somewhere anyway.

    In any case:

    Communication Methods!
    Bioluminescence! (Specify which wave in the spectrum, for the lulz)
    Verbal Communication! (Specify high, low or average decibel, for the lulz)
    Body Language (Insert a detail here if you please)
    INSERT YOUR OWN IDEA HERE (You can add whatever you like here, in case I missed out something that you like)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:19 No.8506781
    rolled 98 = 98

    >Infrared bioluminscence
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:19 No.8506786
    rolled 37 = 37

    All in that order only with pheromones over all else.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:20 No.8506789
    rolled 38 = 38

    Rainbow bioluminescence. ALWAYS
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:20 No.8506791
    rolled 60 = 60

    >The jellyfish got beaten by one point, so I am going to have gas-dwelling jellyfish involved in this somewhere anyway.


    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:21 No.8506801
    rolled 34 = 34

    they communicate via believing!
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:21 No.8506804
    rolled 62 = 62

    biolumincesence in the X-ray band, completely harmless to the citizens of jellyfish and nautali in the darkage land but lights up like a christmas tree on radiation telescopes to anyone observing, probably how they got spotted int he first place
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:22 No.8506806
    rolled 78 = 78

    They communicate only by transferring chemical signals between each other via touch.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:22 No.8506815
    Oh lolz
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:22 No.8506818
    damn yooooooo
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:23 No.8506823
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:24 No.8506842
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:24 No.8506844
    i know rite, I was like...FUCK YES X RAY JELLYFISH AND NAUTALI
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:25 No.8506851
    You know that means that essentially, they use their bodyheat to communicate? As in, actively controlling body temperature, causing it to jump all over the place in patterns? As in, fucking red hot nautili?

    Okay, let's continue.

    Crawling (the most realistic)
    Walking (as in, walking on its tentacles, yeah, pretty goofy looking)
    Gas Jetting (as in, they basically fly from location to location)
    Natural Buoyancy (as in, they naturally float and can propel themselves in a certain direction fairly slowly)
    Buoyancy + Jetting (combination of the two - capable of hovering when resting, but also capable of high speed flying when active)

    Make a choice. I can already guess what will win.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:25 No.8506855
    must be why they fell from grace.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:25 No.8506861
    rolled 39 = 39

    Buoyancy and Jetting is the coolest
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:26 No.8506865
    rolled 74 = 74

    Gas Jetting
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:26 No.8506873
    rolled 64 = 64

    Buoyancy + Jetting
    fuck YES
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:27 No.8506887
    Wait a minute. Didn't we once create sentient molluscs in a thread very much like this one?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:28 No.8506893
    It must be the will of /tg/
    we want blasto
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:28 No.8506904
    Blasto whose very words scream red hot death as he gas jets from castle to castle fighting enemy jellyfish warlords.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:29 No.8506912
    i'm going to have an awegasm here in a minute
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:30 No.8506914
    I...I have to go change my pants....
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:30 No.8506917
    Jetting alone it is. When they are not in flight, they are forced to ground where their only form of movement is relatively sluggish crawling.

    Omnivore (You can choose a preference for this if you wish)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:31 No.8506922
    rolled 46 = 46

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:31 No.8506923
    rolled 79 = 79

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:31 No.8506927
    rolled 100 = 100

    only blood though
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:32 No.8506939
    rolled 45 = 45

    Vampire Blasto.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:33 No.8506940
    rolled 30 = 30

    Carnivore & cannibalistic
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:34 No.8506951
    >Drink blood
    >Used to be technologically advanced
    >Have fallen
    >Generate enormous amounts of heat

    So... the Martians from War of the Worlds, post-War of the Worlds.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:34 No.8506954
    Oh yeah, I remember that. Those were clams, though.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:34 No.8506957
    so these vampiric heat wave blasting nautali/jellyfish jet in out of the clouds and pounce their prey from above draining its blood before it has a chance to break out and run?
    This has potential
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:35 No.8506962
    dude they are way cooler then that shit. They SCREAM X-RAYS!
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:36 No.8506974
    Oh MAN. Blood it is.

    Now, let's see. Let's make this a bit different.

    Out of the next EIGHT (8) posts, the THREE (3) highest posts will be chosen. If the same thing is chosen multiple times, then it is of higher importance to the nautilus society.

    Art (sculptures, paintings, etc)
    Capitalism (a crude form of currency
    Hedonism (sex, wine, food, excess, etc)
    Hunting (the killing of nonsentients)
    Philosophy ('what is life')
    Politics (they love fucking each other over)
    Survival (only about surviving, very little culture)
    Unity (keeping the species together)
    War (fighting their own race or other sentients)

    If you can think of something decent, add your own.

    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:37 No.8506978
    rolled 38 = 38

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:37 No.8506981
    rolled 81 = 81

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:37 No.8506988
    rolled 5 = 5

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:37 No.8506989
    rolled 18 = 18

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8506996
    rolled 64 = 64

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8506998
    rolled 30 = 30

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8507003
    rolled 65 = 65


    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8507004
    rolled 54 = 54

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8507005
    Oh fuck, I did forget religion.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8507007
    rolled 43 = 43

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:38 No.8507011
    rolled 85 = 85

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:39 No.8507015
    rolled 92 = 92

    Art- in the form of music.

    DJ Blasto, in the house1
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:39 No.8507021
    Please, just use every post over 50 in all of the ones made by now. The result will be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:40 No.8507027
    unity and war? that'd be kinda cool...
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:40 No.8507033
    Unity, War, Hunting, Hedonistic Religion and Music.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:41 No.8507034
    Sounds kinda like the brotherhood of nod
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:41 No.8507038

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:41 No.8507044
    brotherhood of nod mind
    >> Psyker Ted 03/10/10(Wed)09:41 No.8507045
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    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:41 No.8507047
    >> Psyker Ted 03/10/10(Wed)09:42 No.8507053
    rolled 54 = 54

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:43 No.8507056
    ignore money
    rape schoolgirls
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:44 No.8507068
    someone better archive this when we are done!
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:45 No.8507081
    I see alot of threads getting archived, but does anyone actually read those threads in the archive?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:46 No.8507094
    rolled 45 = 45

    Ancestor worship.
    The most famed ancestors get sex positions named after them.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:46 No.8507095
    rolled 7 = 7

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:46 No.8507096
    rolled 68 = 68

    The Elder gods
    The Old ones
    all that lovecraft shit!
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:49 No.8507113
    Will do.

    So that's:
    Art (Music)

    In short, they are in a constant state of anarchy. Several tribes or kingdoms fight one another for control over the species. This is a contest so that only the best and the mightiest can come out on top, so that beneath the rule of the mightiest, everyone can drown in glorious blood, semen, infrared light and music.

    They're also religious. So, what is their

    Monotheism! (One True God)
    United Polytheism! (Pantheon)
    Fractured Polytheism (Several "One True Gods")
    Ancestor Worship (They praise their ancestors)
    World Worship (They praise the air they glide through)
    Basic Spiritualism (Something along the lines of Buddhism)
    Ascension (The greatest of their kind become gods in their eyes)
    COME UP WITH YOUR OWN (you guessed it)

    This is back to normal, by the way. Out of the first three posts, highest post gets chosen.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)09:49 No.8507119
    rolled 42 = 42

    living ancestor worship, at a point an elderly member of society or one that has made great contributions can apply for this status and if granted they gain fame, fortune, and ladies as well as optimal hunting grounds
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:49 No.8507123
    rolled 87 = 87

    Ascension and Ancestor Worship
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:50 No.8507129
    rolled 98 = 98

    Godless scum
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:50 No.8507137
    rolled 27 = 27

    ancestor worship
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:50 No.8507140
    rolled 36 = 36

    Ascension. The most powerful ones of every kingdom form the big pantheon.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:51 No.8507149
    rolled 44 = 44

    Ancestor worship and ascension, both related to their lost technology.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:51 No.8507151
    before or after this was re-written?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:51 No.8507152
    rolled 24 = 24

    United Polytheism!! Making up a pantheon for these guys sounds fun.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:54 No.8507186
    rolled 23 = 23

    >They're also religious.
    No they're not.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:54 No.8507189
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:56 No.8507207
    A self centered religion about ones self and only caring for ones self.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:56 No.8507210
    Sorry, mate. Religion was chosen, there has be a religion.

    So, combining:

    Every member of the species who is truly known for his might, glory and hedonism is respected and worshipped. There must be a large agreement as to who is worthy of this honour. While this glorious elder isn't a racial leader, he does, however, possess a powerful name and can call for ceasefires, celebrations and war. His death will be mourn and his name will be remembered forever, inscribed into the Tablet of Eternity. The day of his passing into beautiful unlife and godhood is celebrated with hedonism.

    Considering how many of these great, esteemed elders have died, almost every day is one of these holidays.

    The people are happy.

    Anyway, about to post next poll.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)09:59 No.8507226
    Fuck yes.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:01 No.8507236
    hey suzie, i heard its papa freddie's hedonism day today, wanna celebrate his memory^^
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:01 No.8507240
    Seeded (They do not know their uplifters, but their planet was seeded)
    Experimental (Their uplifters came, saw, experimented, related with them and got the fuck out)
    Benevolent (The uplifters came to bring the strongest native species to glory and the galactic stage)
    Weaponization (The uplifters tried to develop the species as a weapon for them to use)
    Entertainment (The uplifters raised the species to its level to act as entertainment)
    Slave Labour (The uplifters raised the species to act as slaves and provide manual labour)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:02 No.8507244
    rolled 71 = 71

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:02 No.8507246
    rolled 8 = 8

    Who would want jelly fish slaves/soldiers
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:02 No.8507247
    rolled 20 = 20

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:02 No.8507249
    rolled 59 = 59

    This is the only way with hedonism.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:02 No.8507250
    rolled 90 = 90

    Weaponization but also benevolence in attitude
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:03 No.8507252
    You do realise they fly and scream heat? They're pretty effective soldiers.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:03 No.8507254
    rolled 81 = 81

    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:03 No.8507256
    rolled 4 = 4

    at first entertainment but then the creators began to observe in detail how the society evolved, inserting ideas at points down the road here and there, though avoiding contact at all costs in an effort to see how society can evolve down different paths.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:03 No.8507258
    rolled 65 = 65

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:04 No.8507260
    rolled 64 = 64

    come on this is why WE are doing it
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:04 No.8507262
    still hoping we change heat to X-RAYS
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:04 No.8507269
    Nah, I'm pretty happy with infrared. Both are cool, but heat is slightly more cool.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:07 No.8507283
    Perhaps the Nautili did indeed develop along the path that their creators desire. However, how aware are they of those who uplifted them?

    Unaware (they think they came into existance by themselves)
    Informed and Neutral (they were informed by their uplifters and have since not cared)
    Informed and Benevolent (they were informed by their uplifters and are thankful)
    Informed and Hostile (they were informed by their uplifters and are hostile towards them)
    In process of discovery (they are about to discovery their origins)
    Neutral Discovery (they have realized that they were uplifted on their own - and don't give a shit)
    Benevolent Discovery (they have realized that they were uplifted and are thankful for it)
    Hostile Discovery (they have realized that they were uplifted and they are pissed)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:07 No.8507286
    rolled 52 = 52

    Neutral Discovery
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:07 No.8507287
    rolled 69 = 69

    Neutral discovery
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:07 No.8507288
    rolled 72 = 72

    Informed and Hostile
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:08 No.8507291
    rolled 40 = 40

    discovered and pissed
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:08 No.8507293
    rolled 72 = 72

    Informed and Benevolent
    The creators made them for hedonism. They're ok with that.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:08 No.8507296
    >>8507288 here
    can I change mine to this >>8507291
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:09 No.8507300
    And you know why they're hostile? Their Uplifters kidnap them and press them into incredibly hot sexual slavery.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:10 No.8507308
    rolled 94 = 94

    No. Don't fetishize this.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:10 No.8507309
    rolled 53 = 53

    Benevolent discovery. Dudes love life, and are thankful for the gift of sentience.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:11 No.8507314
    They were already sentient.
    You're all focusing on the hedonism part.
    You're ignoring the warring part.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:11 No.8507319
    rolled 88 = 88

    Mixed, maybe? Some are very grateful for the gift of sentience, others don't like the idea that they have been altered as if they were little more than toys?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:12 No.8507329
    Too late. *fap fap fap*
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:12 No.8507330
    WHy they war with the unshelled jellyfish!
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:12 No.8507333
    rolled 80 = 80

    I though uplifted meant they were non-sentient, brought up to sentience?
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:14 No.8507341
    when the nautali realize that all their excess and free will may have not been free will at all their entire society turns upside down. the core concepts of being free to explore themselves (and others) in any way they want is the big tenet of their system. When they realize that it all may infact be a plan, they are shattered and very, very angry.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:14 No.8507344
    Yeah, so, one day, the uplifters decided to come down and say "hey, you guys, you know that we kind of made you what you are, right? You're really kind of funny! Say, can you show off your genitals to this camera? We could use a good laugh for the folks at home!"

    The uplifted nautili made it clear that they were not pets by swarming their progenitors, draining them of their blood and having a blood-stained orgy over their corpses - with the live cameras that the uplifters brought along still running. It's a message.

    For one second, let's forget the uplifters. When the Nautilus race was still in its prime, how widespread was it?

    Still confined to its home planet
    Majority of the species confined to home planet/home system.
    Part of an alliance of species.
    Had its own empire, claimed many planets.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:14 No.8507346
    I thought it was they were lacking technology for space travel so another race helps them either directly (giving them tech for a reason, capturing them and enslaving them etc) or indirectly (leaving tech caches for them to find, they find ruins on their planet etc)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:14 No.8507351
    rolled 6 = 6

    Had its own empire, claimed many planets.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:15 No.8507356
    rolled 1 = 1

    Literal galactic overlords.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:15 No.8507360
    Of course, this might also be another reason for why they do not like it when they're informed.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:15 No.8507361
    rolled 12 = 12

    Confined to their solar system but have a few off world colonies
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:15 No.8507363
    rolled 62 = 62

    I rolled 1d00, this is 1d100
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:15 No.8507367
    rolled 37 = 37

    Confined to their home planet. Maybe they were close to achieving spaceflight, which is why their parents came calling
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:16 No.8507370
    rolled 12 = 12

    small extra planetary influence, most see it as crazy talk though
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:17 No.8507379
    rolled 74 = 74

    Part of an alliance of species.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:17 No.8507384
    rolled 91 = 91

    small extra planetary influence, most see it as crazy talk though

    rollan for over 50
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:17 No.8507386
    rolled 33 = 33

    They stole their uplifters ships and their empire is expanding constantly and without visible stopping point.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:20 No.8507410
    Lying shit.
    System confinement it is. They barely managed to expand before the event happened.

    So, why did their species fall from grace?

    Internal war (species infighting, everyone turned on each other, nuclear war perhaps)
    Plague (hedonism got the better of them, super-aids thinned out of the species)
    Interspecies war (they fought with other species and lost - this is the result)
    Uplifter response (uplifters were not pleased, wiped the slate)
    Servant uprising (Terminator, the Matrix, whatever - robotic servants rebelled, this is the result)
    Natural Disaster (rogue planet, gigantic asteroid, etc)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:21 No.8507417
    rolled 33 = 33

    They where too busy fucking
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:21 No.8507418
    rolled 77 = 77

    Internal war
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:21 No.8507419
    rolled 64 = 64

    Civil War + Uplifter response
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:21 No.8507420
    4e Stats
    +2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma
    Size: Small
    Speed: 2 squares, Flight 5 squares

    Skill Bonus: Religion, History

    Amphibian: Can survive in air, land, or sea.
    Fallen Kings: +5 against charm effects
    Masters of Knowledge: You are trained in an additional skill of your choice

    You have the Blood Hunter or Ruling Hedon encounter power:

    Blood Hunter
    Minor Action;
    Strength +2 or Wisdom +2 vs AC (Additional +2 each tier)
    Damage: 1d6 + Str or Wis

    Ruling Hedo
    Minor Action; Charm
    Wis or Cha (+2 per tier past heroic) vs Will
    Hit: The target is charmed until the end of the encounter
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:22 No.8507421
    >lying shit

    Go check the email, you fucking retard.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:22 No.8507424
    rolled 100 = 100

    dont forget heat screams
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:22 No.8507425
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:22 No.8507426
    rolled 68 = 68

    self imposed technological abandonment, they realized they were becoming too focused, work work work, think think think, they wanted to get back to nature in a way, and threw away everything
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:22 No.8507427
    rolled 91 = 91

    Super AIDS
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:23 No.8507430
    >Can't shoot heat
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:25 No.8507444
    >Minor action
    >charmed till end of encounter
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:25 No.8507449
    rolled 39 = 39

    Mix of interspecies war and servant uprising. Created their own biological servants, they rose up. Shit hit the fan.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:26 No.8507456
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:27 No.8507462
    As they began to expand, they began to fall apart. Eventually, as their capacity for war grew and grew, the destruction became too great and become they could achieve true glory on the galactic stage, they pushed themselves into the dark ages.

    What is left of their old civilization?

    Nothing (there is nothing left - everything has self-destructed or eroded with time)
    Traces (ruins are legendary and often mythological, philosophers and hedonists jump to use the new technology)
    Relatively common (philosophers are working hard to utilize the technology, uncovering new technology at a steady pace, with ruins being nice vacation spots)
    Everywhere (ruins are everywhere and a part of every day life. the philosophers are practically drowning in all sorts of devices they're trying to decipher, one at a time)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:27 No.8507470
    rolled 84 = 84

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:27 No.8507471
    rolled 29 = 29

    Everywhere. Too bad they don't have a fucking clue how any of that junk works.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:28 No.8507473
    rolled 73 = 73

    Traces (ruins are legendary and often mythological, philosophers and hedonists jump to use the new technology)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:28 No.8507476
    rolled 50 = 50

    Traces of ancient dildos.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:28 No.8507478
    rolled 92 = 92

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:28 No.8507482
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    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:29 No.8507483
    each new find causes leaps and bounds in vibrator technology...
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/10/10(Wed)10:30 No.8507492
    rolled 95 = 95

    Stagnation. Too much peace and corruption, infrastructure fails, knowledge base lost due to ignorance. Back to square one.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:30 No.8507494
    I'm sorry, but can you at least check that I did actually type 1d00 and 1d100 in those posts? I'm not asking for a change, it just bothers me that you think I'm lying.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:31 No.8507501
    i gotta ask, what comic is that from
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:31 No.8507502
    Everywhere it is. Junk is scattered all over the place. Some philosophers of seperate nations have deciphered the use of certain artifacts. As nations rise and fall, some of these artifacts and their use are incorporated into other nations, while in other cases, the ability to use them fades with the dead philosophers.

    Let's go back to uplifters for a moment.

    What is their state in the universe?

    Extinct (they no longer exist)
    Small (they're unimportant)
    Average (they've got a pretty large plot of space)
    Important (they're pretty big)
    The Boss (they're the bosses)
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/10/10(Wed)10:31 No.8507506
    rolled 28 = 28

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:31 No.8507507
    rolled 33 = 33

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:32 No.8507509
    rolled 55 = 55

    The Boss
    or like a BOSS
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:32 No.8507513
    rolled 53 = 53

    The Boss, but we're like solid snake
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:32 No.8507515
    rolled 77 = 77

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:32 No.8507520
    rolled 45 = 45

    The vampires wiped them out.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:33 No.8507526
    rolled 92 = 92

    Small. Their civilization too has nearly totally fallen.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:33 No.8507530
    rolled 50 = 50

    Small. They have a few systems under their control, but all the worlds they were cultivating with uplifted species... didn't work out as planned. So they withdrew into their ancient and secure worlds and let everyone else go fuck themselves.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:33 No.8507533
    Hahaha, reading that actually made me laugh, what the hell is this from?
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/10/10(Wed)10:33 No.8507535
    rolled 22 = 22

    Virtually extinct. Some of them still live but they're scattered all over. No breeding in the last thousand years.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:34 No.8507539
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:36 No.8507558
    There are Conan comic books?

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:37 No.8507562
    They're the big daddies. They rule everything. Like, EVERYTHING. They are in charge of EVERYTHING. You do not want to fuck with them.

    How do they view the Nautilus people, though?

    Don't know (they've forgotten about them, completely. they've drifted out of the picture)
    Don't care (they're aware of them, just don't give a shit)
    Amused (they arrange flybys once in a while, so the activities can be observed)
    Funny stuff (they're pretty funny, but it's still a bit of a niche market)
    Hilarious! (the nautilus people are at the heart of the entertainment industry)
    Hunting (they use the nautilus people for target practice and hunting)
    Cautious (they will do their best to keep the nautiloids in their own system)
    Extermination (they're prepping or in the process of exterminating the species)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:37 No.8507569
    rolled 26 = 26

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:37 No.8507571
    rolled 32 = 32

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:37 No.8507572
    rolled 61 = 61

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:37 No.8507573
    rolled 41 = 41

    Hilarious! (the nautilus people are at the heart of the entertainment industry)
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:37 No.8507574
    rolled 17 = 17

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:38 No.8507575
    rolled 84 = 84

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:38 No.8507583
    rolled 73 = 73

    a timeline of how they reacted.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:39 No.8507590
    rolled 39 = 39

    If only that was one of the choices
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:39 No.8507592
    I like this idea.
    1st cautious comes after they kill the uplifters
    2nd when the nautiloids begin pushing the edges of their system
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:40 No.8507602
    The nautiloids are a very, very niche market. Considered a failure, as a whole. There are a few rare vids of them here and there, once in a while some even visit the planet for their own amusement. Otherwise, they just don't give a shit.

    We're coming to the end folks. I'm running out of things to say.

    However, here's the important part.

    Possibly the most important part of all.

    Are you ready for it?

    Of course you are.

    Here we go.


    The uplifters!
    A rival sentient species!
    A prey species!
    A natural predator!
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:41 No.8507609
    rolled 76 = 76

    A rival sentient species
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:41 No.8507613
    rolled 85 = 85

    Bro species
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:42 No.8507621
    rolled 55 = 55

    The blood dispensers.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:44 No.8507638
    Fuck me sideways.

    For some reason or another, the jellyfish are a relatively benevolent sentient species.

    Doesn't protect them from the nautiloids' hedonism and bloodsucking, though - but they're still trying their darn best to remain peaceful.

    One last detail:

    At what stage of civilization were the Nautiloids informed of their uplifting?

    At the beginning of their uplifting.
    During their climb to the peak
    At the peak
    After the peak, when they fell back into the dark ages.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:45 No.8507642
    rolled 49 = 49

    After the peak, when they fell back into the dark ages.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:45 No.8507643
    rolled 53 = 53

    At the peak, its what sent them into the darkages
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:46 No.8507648
    rolled 84 = 84

    on the way to the peak
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:47 No.8507657
    On the way to the peak, then.

    If anything, it made them strive to progress and subject their master race to their own hedonism.

    Right, let me try and right up a conclusion, then.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:48 No.8507664
    >and subject their master race to their own hedonism
    thats hot
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 03/10/10(Wed)10:51 No.8507699
    this should be good
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:53 No.8507720
    rolled 10 = 10

    Do the Jellyfish fire off X-ray bursts? This would make the bro thing make sense. They try to be friendly, but the squids just see it as horrible cancer death so attack them.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:53 No.8507731
    its how they talk
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)10:55 No.8507749
    Yeah, so they try to talk but the squids die radiation death and see it as an attack, hence the burning burning and the drink of warm blood.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:08 No.8507895
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:17 No.8508025
    The Progenitors arrived at a relatively light, low gravity world, rich with life. They saw such entertaining species there and as such, decided to upllift then, just to see what they would do with their sentience. It was an easy project. A wave of a hand, really.

    Two species came out as sentient. One of them was a relatively large and benevolent herbivore race, that mused on philosophy and theocracy as they drifted idly between algae-clouds, absorbing the nutrients into their jelly-like forms.

    The other sentient species observed their actions and said "fuck that".

    And so the strange nautiloids, with shells several feet in diameter and bodies several feet long, rose to dominance. On the soft earth, they were sluggish and slow. But when they soared through the heavens, they were graceful and majestic. Using beak, tentacle and the bodyheat that they had such magnificent control over, they subdued the prey species and drain their blood until they became lifeless.

    As they grew in number, they developed. They began to enjoy the concept of excess - being able to do whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, because they were the masters, and fuck whoever said 'they didn't need to'. They enjoyed sex, fine blood, both fresh and fermented, dazzling shows of heat and flame and wonderful, wonderful music.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:18 No.8508036
    Their culture became a rather odd one as they grew even larger. They swore to war with one another, so that whoever may win and lead a unified people would be the strongest. So, they struggled against one another yet they did so without prejudice. After all, it was just to produce the best outcome. There was no reason to involve hate in it at all. In the end, though, despite the war for unity and peace beneath a truly wonderful leader, hedonism always came first and many a ceasefire was called in order to hold tremendous celebrations.

    They respected one another and praised those who did glorious, truly hedonistic things. The finest hedonists and warlords rose to legendary status, and when all agreed that these warlords were truly great, they were cemented in the history of the nautiloids forever as gods, both before death and after it. Every day of death - or ascension - is celebrated. So many of these magnificent leaders have come to pass that almost every day is a day to celebrate - much to the appreciation of the common populace.

    Of course, however, the jellyfish and the nautiloids could not get along so well. For the nautiloids radiated brilliant heat to communicate, which would disrupt the delicate chemical balances of the jellyfish, while the jellyfish would radiate X-Rays, which would cause their shelled allies to die horrific deaths. Eventually, after almost half of the jellies were slain, it was realized that it was all accidental and instead, the nautiloids made the jellyfish a servitor race, bound to silence so that they would never kill again.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:20 No.8508053
    >For the nautiloids radiated brilliant heat to communicate, which would disrupt the delicate chemical balances of the jellyfish, while the jellyfish would radiate X-Rays, which would cause their shelled allies to die horrific deaths. Eventually, after almost half of the jellies were slain, it was realized that it was all accidental and instead, the nautiloids made the jellyfish a servitor race, bound to silence so that they would never kill again.

    This is what caused the entertainment ratings to drop.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:20 No.8508056
    The cephalopods rose in power. They developed firearms, then nuclear technology. By the time they were ready to enter space they were suddenly... approached by strange beings. The legends do not describe their appearance, except that their verbal words translated into a false heat that radiated their entertainment. Apparently that was all that the nautiloids existed for. To entertain. Like pets. They were not pets. These progenitors, frauds or not, were drained of their blood as an example. No one led and no one controlled their species except for the one leader who would earn the right.

    They grew further. Fusion technology was developed shortly after the encounter with the progenitors. For a short time, the entire species was united to war against them - before it fell into bickering again, as someone challenge the 'true leader' and stated that his leadership wasn't good enough. Weakened by decades of unity, no one expected the tragic war that followed. With at least half of the gas giants in the system colonized and a quarter of them being terraformed, with almost a trillion citizens, the nautiloids tore each other apart, ending the longest peace they had ever experienced.

    Every network was broken. Technology that nautiloids had grown to rely on was made useless and without the specific knowledge of how to fix it due to the lack of specialists, the system fell apart and everything became anarchy. Entire colonies ceased to exist as even regular maintainance became possible. No one knows of the fate of the terraformed gas giants. However, several tribes popped up on the homeworld, barely a million out of the original trillion. Sticking to their original philosophy, they continued to war against each other, remembering their ancestors, remembering their progenitors, remembering everything.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:21 No.8508071
    But they didn't learn a single thing. THey just did what they knew - they fought one another until they had a unified leader, then that unified leader was challenged almost immediately and war came again, everything splashed with sex, heat and hedonism. The wars would force their philosophers to look for an advantage, to study the old technology and utilize it once more - and perhaps even create new tech. Through war, they would have unity. Through unity, they would have war. Through this cycle, they would ascend to the greatness that they had achieved long ago, and rise even higher. They would be truly great.

    What of the jellies? With the fall of the nautiloids, they fell as well. They spread wherever the nautiloids went, as a servant species. When the nautiloids died, they had a brief chance to obtain their freedom - and they took it. They float in clusters, constantly babbling to one another to keep away the nautiloids, remaining relatively peaceful. As long as they're not bothered, they won't bother either. Of course, that is what the majority does. A significant percentage still lives in captivity amongst the nautiloids.

    One last question, /tg/.

    This time, there are no options. Only your input. No dice rolls either. We shall decide together.

    What is the name of this glorious species we have created, the nautiloids?

    Also, name the jellies, if you wish.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:23 No.8508097
    >> Bio !LzFfkxZBAY 03/10/10(Wed)11:25 No.8508114
    Oh, and for your information, I am the same person who GMed Corp Quest, Slug Quest as well as moderated the creation of the bivalvian and chitin species that are on sup/tg/. Shame we didn't get to finish working on them.

    I am, however, glad with the results of this. Good job, chaps.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:26 No.8508133
    rolled 73 = 73

    Keyboard mashing says: bnjhvbb

    Which is a wonderful impronounceable mess appropriate for a species that communicates without vocalizations.

    Their progenitors probably call them something like "Shelled Mollusk Species 17: Dr. Brohm's pets"
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:26 No.8508141
    And with that, the guy who came up with the 'vampire' thing goes to sleep
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:27 No.8508155
    pronounced: Zexy
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:28 No.8508166
    I'm in favour of this.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:29 No.8508177
    rolled 76 = 76

    Button mashing - fanlkjsd.
    Fankjed it is.
    Also, loved how my Dark Age choice won :3
    >> Bio !LzFfkxZBAY 03/10/10(Wed)11:32 No.8508216
    Forever may this species be known as the "Zxyksi", pronounced "Zexy".
    >> Bio !LzFfkxZBAY 03/10/10(Wed)11:33 No.8508223
    Also, when do you folks want to do this again?
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:34 No.8508243
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:35 No.8508262
    >> Bio !LzFfkxZBAY 03/10/10(Wed)11:35 No.8508264
    Technically, I haven't slept in 32 hours.

    Bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:36 No.8508282
    well then take a nap.
    same time tomorrow?
    >> Bio !LzFfkxZBAY 03/10/10(Wed)11:38 No.8508315
    Got lectures this time tomorrow.

    Give or take a couple of hours.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:38 No.8508317

    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:39 No.8508330
    Not OP, I can do something like this in few hours if you want.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:40 No.8508344
    Feel free to take a shot, mate.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:42 No.8508367
    It would be fantastic if we populated a galaxy with this.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:43 No.8508394
    The Nautiloids are called "Two hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit."

    Nautiloids don't use your stupid mammal mouth noises.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:43 No.8508399
    We already created a galaxy dominating leader race as well, so it's kind of difficult to fluff out many other races.
    >> Anonymous 03/10/10(Wed)11:45 No.8508418
    Not really. They are willing to give something sentience for entertainment purposes. There's bound to be a ton of other things around. Hell, maybe we can all band together and defeat the controlling race.

    Inb4 SHAKARA.

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