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    24 KB Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:33 No.4910681  
    Right you fuckers. We're giving this another try. Making a intelligent, and slightly original or not overdone, race like:

    So first up do we make it a vertebrate or an invertebrate?

    And this time I'm not going to post an interesting image that derails it all. Movie Rincewind is all you get.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:35 No.4910689
    make it a plant
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:36 No.4910696
    Invertebrate. But EXOSKELETON.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:36 No.4910698

    Also, I'd always pictured Rincewind as a young guy, honestly. Early 30's maybe, bit of a scraggly goatee, short hair... Though I must admit, I did like the movie version.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:37 No.4910708
    ...Fin then we'll add plants to the categories.
    Yeah, he was a bit too old. Very alike in attitude though.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:38 No.4910714
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    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:39 No.4910716
    It should be a halfsergal halfcutebold halfburmencian ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEEL.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:40 No.4910724
    Make a venus fly trap ambusher
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:43 No.4910735
    I'll count that as a vote for a vertebrate. So far it's
    Plant: 1
    Invertebrate: 2 (Fuck you, I get to vote too)
    Vertebrate: 2
    Original character do not steel: 1
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:44 No.4910746

    Actually, >>4910698 here. Plant sounds better
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:45 No.4910753
    What does it draw sustenance from? I say that it is a carnivorous type of plant. It can only receive it's nutrients from meat. It needs about one 3 pounds of meat every 10 days. Only minimal water is ever required, like a cactus. Sunlight is almost a must though.

    Metabolism is variable and depends on the amount of sunlight received. A lot of sunlight makes it fast. If it doesn't receive much sunlight over a few days, it gradually slows down, like a reptile.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:46 No.4910762
    Right. Well Plant and Invertebrate are neck and neck. I did not expect this. I think if Plant wins this might be harder.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:47 No.4910772

    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:49 No.4910786
    Is this a vote or are you >>4910689 or >>4910746
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:50 No.4910790

    I'm a new guy. I mistakenly thought we already decided on plant. Anyways, I vote plants.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:51 No.4910802
    I like plant, because it gives a lot of opportunity for unique cultural expansion.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:52 No.4910814
    >>4910689 here
    Alright, what would the plant have for armor? Natural armor a la warforged?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:53 No.4910822
    Right. So plant and invertebrates are still neck and neck. I think about 15 more posts until a final decision is made.
    Is this a vote or not? Damn this is more confusing than I thought. Anyway it seems I might have to do a bit of plant research, if they win. To Wikipedia!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:56 No.4910838
    I think plants are winning
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:56 No.4910840


    Just for seeds that make people explode.
    >> Adeptus Munitorum Magus O'Grady 06/17/09(Wed)13:58 No.4910850
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    If it's aquatic or amphibious? Invertebrate, all the way.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:58 No.4910853
    Plant. The only other example I can think of is Triffids.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)13:59 No.4910857
    My post >>4910802 was a vote for plants.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:00 No.4910864
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:02 No.4910876
    Plants leading by a 4 vote lead. Holy shit I did not expect this.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:03 No.4910884
    Whats the matter? This direction too new and exciting?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:03 No.4910885
    I'm currently envisioning a vine-like race. they cultivate themselves in durable pots, grow up a skeleton-like lattice work, eventually take to a second pot, and use those as feet. Once they reach maturity, two flowers bloom on their "face", to appear similar to eyes. This came about as a defensive mechanism, to appear more like humans/humanoids to scare off potential predators
    >> Adeptus Munitorum Magus O'Grady 06/17/09(Wed)14:03 No.4910887
    Wait, are you including fungus as part of the plant category, 'cause if so I'm totally changing my vote to plant.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:05 No.4910901
    Plants sound pretty awesome.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:05 No.4910902
    Motherfucking plaaants. And not tree-people. Fungus and shit, fuck yeah.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:05 No.4910906
    Can the plant be an invertebrate? That would be sweet. If not, I just vote plant.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:06 No.4910907
    fungi are not plants.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:06 No.4910910
    I like the plant fungi idea. FUCK YEAR PLANTS!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:06 No.4910914
    Man, you guys know nothing about taxonomy.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:06 No.4910916
    Oh, plant all the way.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:07 No.4910917
    i vote plants.

    i also vote plants doesn't include fucking mushrooms.

    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:07 No.4910918
    Why not instead of fungus or vines, make the race into a set of symbiotic plants that grow together into one creature.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:07 No.4910927
    Good thing there's still parasitic, regenerative, spore-spewing plants, then!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:08 No.4910935
    Fungus people!
    Fungus people!
    Mushroom men!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:09 No.4910938
    No way. Carnivorous, mobile vines.
    >> Jolbard 06/17/09(Wed)14:10 No.4910939
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    Mon calamari, retards
    >> Adeptus Munitorum Magus O'Grady 06/17/09(Wed)14:10 No.4910941
    I was thinking more along the lines of molds, like asbestos.

    And for most RPGs fungi are considered 'plants' for easy book-keeping of effects/spells/conditions. I just wanted to know if that was the case here.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:10 No.4910944
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    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:11 No.4910947
    You guys are so fucking dumb, don't you understand how totally nonviable a photoautotrophic organism is?

    Look at it this way: if you could gain enough energy just from the sun to produce around 2,000 kilocalories a day (average human intake, so let's just use it as a baseline for simplicity), why the fuck isn't the dominant species on Earth some fucking tree?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:12 No.4910952
    Fuck your pots-as-feet nonsense. That's just cartoony and retarded.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:12 No.4910954

    Because they don't have opposable thumbs.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:12 No.4910955

    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:13 No.4910958
    You're fucking retarded. It would take forever to explain to you how retarded you are.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:13 No.4910959
    rule of cool moron
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:13 No.4910960
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    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:13 No.4910962
    It would start its life cycle with just a carnivorous plant, then is then effected by a parasite that changes the plant to abandon its root structure and increases sensory capabilities. Then the next plant to join, sustained by the blood left by the base plant, is a swamp plant that encases dying animals in quickly growing tough leaves. This would create a "skin" for the creature.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:13 No.4910964
    fucking plant all the way.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:13 No.4910966
    Sure, why not. And plants seem like the clear-winner here. So next vote is...
    Fungus orders:
    Dikarya (Leading to a vote for Acomycota or Basidiomycota)
    Plant orders:
    Green Algae
    Non-vascular land-plants
    Vascular land-plants
    Then we vote if it uses seeds and whatnots.

    Hope you guys know something about this stuff. I sure as hell don't.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:15 No.4910970
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:21 No.4910979
    I think we should avoid the whole "two arms, two legs, one head" thing. It should remain as plant like as possible.

    I'm thinking that instead of just "eyes," it uses a cluster of specialized circular leaves that can detect light in a very primitive and simple manner. It then relies on small pits in it's body to detect heat, and specialized leaf spines to detect slight movement.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:25 No.4910991
    What's that giant fungus, biggest organism in the world? Make it that.
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    Awesome story, bro.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:26 No.4910998

    I'm going to vote plant order. Fungus isn't nearly as exciting as plants; they aren't as specialized.
    >> Jolbard 06/17/09(Wed)14:27 No.4911000
    Well, they would need hands to manipulate things, and something to absord nutrients. They also need to communicate. Without these things, they cannot be sentient.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:33 No.4911032

    I did get somewhat excited at the thought of intelligent algae, but then I realised it would just be a sea-borne Shoggoth. So plant it is.

    Bearing that in mind, we don't just want to make Triffids 2.0 here.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:34 No.4911039
    The plant has no permanent root system. It has powerful tendrils with which is performs locomotion, which can be used as a fairly bad root system, but the plant being prefers to remove other plants from their roots and graft themselves to it instead.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:34 No.4911042
    >Shoggoth aren't sea-borne
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:37 No.4911065

    Well obviously they can be. But algae would be stuck in the water.
    >> Adeptus Munitorum Magus O'Grady 06/17/09(Wed)14:40 No.4911085
    well, they could be sentient, just not very active.

    Fungi are fairly specialized, in an obscure way. I'm going to vote for fungal phylum Zygomycota. Symbiotic to plants, consumes animals.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:44 No.4911115
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    And if you won't do it, then by Garfield's dead hairs I will!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:46 No.4911127
    What are you jerks going to do about cephalization? You can't just logically gap something like that with your rule of cool bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:59 No.4911234
    Just watch us
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)14:59 No.4911236
    Sir, I am not sure you are familiar of the terms of the Rule of Cool. It quite clearly means we can. But what did they do in the Triffids? Although we don't want to make them too similar.

    Also what's the name of that tree than needs fire for it's reproduction? That's pretty awesome.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:00 No.4911246
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:00 No.4911248
    Cephalization occurs in animals. This is a sentient plant. Not required.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:02 No.4911265
    Fire bir
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:06 No.4911300
    Eucalyptus tree, I think. OP here, gonna head off now. Some other guys can continue this, if not I'll post a new thread tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:30 No.4911474
    As the original creator of the Mollusc threads...

    I support this. I tried to continue discussions on the molluscs but the threads died down.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:31 No.4911482
    Mushrooms, fuck yeah.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:32 No.4911485
    vascular plants
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:42 No.4911565
    op even here?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:47 No.4911601
    Fanservice people. Have boners instead of bones.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:48 No.4911614
    Not OP but I'll do the counting.
    3 votes for fungus
    4 votes for plants.

    So plant orders win. If anyone wants to discuss which one, that's cool. But maybe we should just do it tomorrow when the OP makes a thread.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:50 No.4911638
    Man must suck when they eventually become unaroused.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:51 No.4911639

    do both

    they can be at war

    like how dwarfs and elves hate each otehr same applies here/
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:52 No.4911653
    Kinda like the last time we did this? That's cool, it was fun to think of their culture.

    Fungus and plant in an eternal war for... stuff. Water? Space? Light?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:55 No.4911676

    Fungus-people used plant-people as hosts for thousands of years, effectively making the plant-people slaves. Uprising later. Plants threw off the collar of slavery, and left the symbiotic fungus-people to fend for themselves?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:56 No.4911678

    Fungi do not photosynthesize (except for maybe a couple of obscure ones I've never heard of), so competition for resources is unlikely.

    Maybe the fungi are parasites, who use plants as hosts for their young. Since these are mobile, intelligent fungi, we can have them be parasitoids, attached to host plants for the early part of their life cycle before they chestburst out and become independent.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:57 No.4911696
    This is how it worked when I did the Bivalvian Empire and the Chiton Union.
    First Thread: Phylum (Vertebrae, Invertebrae, Mollusc, etc)
    Second Thread: Class (subspecies - for the mooluscs, it was gastropoda, cephalopoda, bivalvia, etc)
    Third Thread: Biology - how they function particular, what their manipulators are, their general shape, etc. All of the physical particulars.
    Forth Thread: Based on their biology, design a culture for the creatures.
    Fifth Thread and onwards: Refining the species until it's something sensible and logical.

    As you can probably guess, things started failing after Thread 5.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)15:58 No.4911699
    Eh.... it's good. But it's also really similar to the bivalvi and chitons. Except the Chitons only had a minor resistance force.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)16:06 No.4911758
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)16:20 No.4911869

    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)16:30 No.4911927
    Alright, so we have Plant people, and fungus parasite enemies. Lets describe the bilogy of the plant people for now. So, are they carniverous plants like venus fly traps, or do they photosynthesize?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)16:32 No.4911940
    Leave that for another day, mate.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/09(Wed)17:36 No.4912366
    symbiotic fungus?

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