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    5 KB Convergence: an Evolution spinoff Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:06 No.18511974  
    This will be a new series of Evolution games by a relatively new DM/not-exactly-drawfag. Let us begin. If you're an oldfag of these threads and/or want to ignore the TL;DR, READ ONLY THE POSTS WITH IMAGES.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:06 No.18511977
    Welcome to Convergence. This is a Evolution Game styled quest inspired by the originals started by from Aether.

    The original Evolution Game had fantasy elements, with gods granting power to less evolved beings. Other Evolution Games by different authors tended to make the setting more grounded in reality, but this thread heads in the opposite direction, with a greater focus on the higher beings in the background and their machinations. The logical conclusion to a setting with randomly placed mysterious gods.

    And in case you were wondering, the logo says "Convergence." Yes, I did invent my own cipher alphabet for this. No, that is not the only preparation of its kind I have prepared. Please, prepare to be amazed. I only hope my preparation was adequate and I do not disappoint your high expectations.

    Now, let us proceed.
    >> Setting Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:07 No.18511984
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    The setting is a postapocalyptic world after the end, tainted and polluted by the dying throes of a previous civilization. The land is blighted by chemicals and radiation, cracked by weapons and erosion. The little terrain which is not all flat and dreary wastes consists of mountainous chasms, or chemical dumping grounds turned swamps, or massive lakes of nothing but filthy mud, or rapidly flowing rivers with no destination in mind. Ruins and the wreckage of technology sparsely dot the land. The sky is dimmed by smoke, ash and the many chemicals that were long ago spewed into the atmosphere.

    What little plant life exists is twisted and withered. A large number of them are carnivorous due to the poor soil. Lichen and fungus are thriving. There are even some fleshlike growths that have spread across the ground, a sort of fungal symbiosis with some other microoganism. The rivers and lakes are full of poisonous water plants and floating microorganisms.
    >> Nanzi Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:08 No.18511995
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    The first race, the Nanzi, are insectoid creatures with three segmented legs and a body surrounded by a shell that is durable enough for their everyday purposes. They start this game as scavengers living on the refuse of the land.
    >> Slygg Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:08 No.18512000
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    The second race, the Slygg, are wormlike creatures that live in the soil and mud, sucking it up and processing any nutrients and microorganisms found within as they wriggle through it.
    >> Foram Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:09 No.18512009
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    The third race, the Foram, are plankton-like creatures living within the polluted waters of the world. They have a soft body contained inside a crystalline, polyhedral shell, and absorb chemicals and nutrients through tiny, invisible pores in said shells.

    Additional subraces may split off of these but it must be an organic process, not someone suddenly deciding to add a bunch of lizards called Berkin or a flock of birds called Grawks.

    Also, roll 1d20 to accompany non-evolution actions.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:09 No.18512016
    All three races start out at around the size of the fingernail on your thumb. You may evolve them in small, single steps as anyone who's participated in one of these Evolution threads before will know.

    You are not permitted to make up previous evolutionary steps that were "missed" due to being away, so don't use that as an excuse for suddenly evolving a creature into a superpredator out of nowhere please. Physical alterations are great but anything too fantastical, by which I mean "not highly feasible in real life" should be left to Events to achieve. Also, if you want to evolve something, don't keep doing the same thing in small, unnoticeable steps i.e. slowly making arms longer and longer. If you're going to do that just condense it all into one step.

    Occasionally, as the DM, I will declare events which have an effect on the world in some way. It may be simply something which changes the environment forcing races to adapt. It may also be something more fantastical which grants the races abilities they can't develop on their own.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:11 No.18512020
    Evolutions are perfectly fine to deal with on your own, though I will intervene if I am present and see something too extreme for my liking. (No YuMell CannibalShoggoths here, please.) Any actual action that involves a group of individuals from one or more races, however, must be accompanied by a 1d20 dice roll to judge success. If one of the races is defending against said action, they are also permitted to make a counter-roll. Attacks/thieving raids/other operations against another race, attempts to find a new area, appeals to higher powers, and adoption of behaviors that will affect other races all need dicerolls to aid them.

    I would appreciate it if you can judge for yourselves what actions need dicerolls, but I will attempt to personally make up dicerolls that people have missed if I deem it necessary. I don't have time to catch everything however so I'd appreciate it if you at least try to judge such things for yourselves.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)09:11 No.18512024
    As a final word, remember that no race belongs to anybody in particular and everyone should feel free to modify any creature currently in existence, so long as it doesn't take OoC hate of a specific race into it in an overt manner, or godmode too much.

    Also feel free to split the races into subraces, but not every time they evolve. And if you do, try to keep the naming methods in simple Adjective-Creature forms if possible. Not that I'm requiring it, but some other threads have gotten rather confusing IMO with all the random made-up names flying around. It's probably better to use descriptive, familiar words to refer to our creatures.

    Now, by all means.

    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)09:19 No.18512066
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    The Nanzi grow antennae, which can smell and feel small changes in airflow, to better detect food and predators.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)09:23 No.18512092
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    The forum evolve a long, flexible extension of their shell - it allows them to anchor onto rocks and other stable structures to keep themselves in the faster flowing water to maximise the catch of food.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)09:26 No.18512117
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    The slygg grow multiple small legs, to better shuffle through the mud and soil, giving them improved speed.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)09:45 No.18512239
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    The slygg develop a type of acidic saliva that helps them break down mud, soil and nutrients faster.
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)09:57 No.18512321
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    One subspecies of slygg (slowslygg) grows a radula and its body lengthens. It's also is a bit slower than its cousin, but still retains the same little legs.

    >great atmosphere for the game. Though I've hinted towards post-apoc in my games you make it very clear and I love that.

    > a bit of healthy critisism; people on 4chan don't like to read alot. I think it would be a better idea in future threads to present the creatures and then slowly introduce setting points. That's the formula that worked for me, but I could be wrong here. Either way, you clearly put a lot into your work.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:08 No.18512399
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    In addition to their arm, the Foram develop small spikes across their outer crystalline shell, to ward off predators.

    >Did OP disappear?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:14 No.18512437
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    The original Slygg species continues to develop - Growing shorter than the Slowslygg subspecies, making it even faster due to less resistance in the mud.

    It also develops a striped, brown pattern, making them easy to distinguish.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:14 No.18512440
    I'm still here, just waiting for a bit to evaluate thread speed before an event. Here's your first one:

    An ancient chemical tank upstream from a river near the area inhabited by the three races bursts releasing toxins downstream. Roll 1d20 for resistance.
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)10:16 No.18512450
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    rolled 10 = 10

    The nanzi gains mouth-parts.

    Rolling for resistance.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:16 No.18512453
    Ah, yes. Future threads will have less text then. Thanks for the tip.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:16 No.18512454
    rolled 5 = 5


    Brown-striped Slygg rolling for resistance.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:19 No.18512477
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    >please don't introduce your own races

    wow controlling much?

    it would be nice if there would be ambient small species that evolve very slowly or at all, they would provide good source of food

    and one more thing, though i like the setting is in an apocalyptic place, the creatures available look terrible
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:24 No.18512519
    Assuming you are not purposefully trolling, I find it becomes rather confusing if people just introduce random new races whenever they feel like it. Doing so also tends to make them overprotective of "their" race and thus encourages That Guy behavior.

    It is assumed that ambient species are plentiful in the forms of small microorganisms and later on small prey animals. There is also plenty of plant and fungal life present as stated in the setting.

    The creatures do indeed look "terrible." They are simplified to allow an easy starting point from which futher evolution might improve them, and to make it so that people without much artistic skill can still edit the pictures without having the results look terrible.

    Do not worry. There will be pictures that are not meant to be edited. Those will be of higher quality.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:28 No.18512543
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    rolled 3 = 3

    Foram rolling for resistance. Their outer shell grows visibly thicker as they attempt to combat the spill
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:28 No.18512545
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    The Foram begin to float closer to the surface, it's crystalline shell offer perfect salvation for algae to grow within it's shell.

    the algae does nothing for the foram
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:31 No.18512558
    my major gripe with the starting species is the nanzi

    it's already insectoid, with legs

    i don't think there is a lot to work with
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:32 No.18512572
    rolled 3 = 3

    Rolling for SlowSlygg resistance.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:34 No.18512578

    Looks to me like the Nanzi came out on top. Any results OP?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:34 No.18512584
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    as the nanzi scavenges through toxic dumps, it develops a mildly corrosive drool, which they use to better breakdown their meals
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)10:36 No.18512589
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    rolled 7 = 7

    The slow slygg's mouth grows larger so it can absorb and swallow more mud at once. Also rolling for resistance.
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)10:38 No.18512593

    You're complaining that there is nothing to work with - you can add or remove limbs, dude. Can we go back to playing a light-hearted game now?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:39 No.18512600
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    this slygg species shrink smaller to better hide in rubble to hide from predation
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:40 No.18512605
    Insectoids with legs may have more significance than you think...hehehehe-

    ...Erm, you didn't hear me say anything. Nothing whatsoever.

    The chemical spill pervades the water and soaks into the land affecting all its denizens.

    The Nanzi, being most resistant to the toxins, have become the dominant predators on land, occasionally feeding upon Slygg that come to the surface.

    The Slygg were affected by the spill to a degree, and occasionally mutants are born with two heads. No other benefits are conferred by this.

    The Foram were hit hardest, being in the direct path of the spill. The few survivors stick close to the shore, in shallow water. Large colonies still exist in isolated mud lakes, which were largely unaffected.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:43 No.18512620
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    The resistant Nanzi begin to grow light, sensory hairs on their read ends - Further improving their ability to detect prey and alterations in their environment.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:44 No.18512623
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    with the foram resorting to shallower waters the small traces of algae begin to be apparent growing more withing the safety of it'e crystalline shell...
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:47 No.18512643
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    I am uploading new images with the core labeled, in case people can no longer tell what it's supposed to be after heavy evolution.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:48 No.18512651
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    the small slygg begin to become more cooperative, willing to share it's hiding place/ dwelling with a few others

    this gives more slyggs more chances to survive from the nanzi and more reproductive mates within reach means a slight population increase
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:48 No.18512652
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    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:52 No.18512670
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    The Cooperative Slygg undergo further colour change to hide from Nanzi predators, becoming almost fully brown.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:53 No.18512677
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    the heavy increase in toxic levels made the nanzi's acidic drool more corrosive, the poison creates a light green stripe upon it's bakc.

    it's drool irritates other creatures
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)10:53 No.18512681
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    The slow slyggs look for mates with 2 heads and over time it becomes the norm. One is a set of eyes to look above surface for the nanzi predators, the other is a giant gaping maw. Their limbs become root-like tentacles to hold them in place.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:54 No.18512682
    what eats the foram?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:58 No.18512704
    The nanzi are hunting with antennae and vibrations through their hair, how is camouflage going to help?
    >> Volcanic Eruption Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)10:58 No.18512709
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    An immense and ancient volcano in the far distance, dormant since before the fall of civilization, erupts. More than that, the volcano itself explodes due to the violence of its reawakening.

    Smoke ascends high into the sky and spreads into the atmosphere, changing its color worldwide. Ashes fall from the heavens like snow, blanketing the world in grey.

    The heavy ash-fall kills off a large amount of plant life. Food is becoming scarcer.

    Any of the other races can attempt it if they wish. Nanzi have the acid thing going for them if they wish to try attacking the ones in the shallows, Slygg haven't developed some of the necessary tools yet.

    They don't currently have many natural predators though, however their number have still taken quite a hit from the chemical spill.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)10:59 No.18512713
    The nanzi develop the ability to spit their drool
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)11:02 No.18512731
    rolled 4 = 4


    The slowslygg begin to hold fungi in their mouth and burrow deeper into the mud. They are hoping they can cultivate some of the mushrooms in their own body. If successful, this will drastically change their behavior.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:02 No.18512734
    that is so quick

    how are the foram going to survive that? i can only imagine the slygg to survive hiding in pits

    not sure about the nanzi
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:04 No.18512745
    Adaptation, my friend. Or, if you like, Evolution.

    Never underestimate the potential of species evolving at a far faster rate than they should naturally.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:05 No.18512752
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    rolled 13 = 13

    The fuzzy Nanzi attempt to begin preying on the shallow-floating Algae-Foram.

    If successful, the Algae provides their acid with a low level of toxicity.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:06 No.18512762
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    the foram develops basic light sensory buds, when there is light they use their buoyancy to float up or down the water table so the algae can grow at the best times of the day.

    the foram digests small bits of algae when they are down below
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:08 No.18512770
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    Using their corrosive saliva, the Nanzi begin feeding on the sedimentary rock between prey to sustain their bodies. This sediment slightly hardens their exoskeleton
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:09 No.18512772
    The Slygg's attempt are largely failures.

    A few of the Slygg were carrying a mutant strain of the fungus in their bodies. After they die it is released into the mud and soil. This new underground fungus proliferates.

    The Nanzi attempt to feed upon Algal Foram in the shallows. Some of them drown in the process. The few that successfully feed gain more potent acid. The Algal Foram have begun to reflexively shy away from the surface of the water when the Nanzi approach, sinking down to the bottom to avoid them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:09 No.18512773
    I've noticed without mention there seems to be 2 Nanzi. One has antennae and is feeding on algae and the other doesn't and is eating ash sediment
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:11 No.18512786
    two species? can we differentiate wiht names please?
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:13 No.18512799
    Indeed. I suspect this divergence will lead to further subspeciation in the future.

    Fuzzy Nanzi and Rock Nanzi, then?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:13 No.18512800
    Are we fine with calling the antennae ones Nanzi and the ones without Nanzana. From what I can tell the Antennae ones are the purer strain
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:14 No.18512806
    This is better than
    This. Less obscure
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:17 No.18512823
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    the rock nanzi (nanzana?) grow long feelers to penetrate mud and under rocks
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:18 No.18512833
    how are forams able to float up and down the water?
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:19 No.18512838
    Buoyancy, apparently. I will permit it. Makes some level of sense.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:19 No.18512842
    they use the oxygen produced by the algae to float up, or use different chemicals, such as oil to displace bouyancy
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:19 No.18512843
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    rolled 1 = 1


    The Fuzzy Nanzi evolve further, dropping their namesake fuzz in order to attempt to pursue the shy Algae-Foram.

    To better suit them for swimming, these new Water Nanzi grow an extra body segment, and a small, flexible rear fin.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:20 No.18512844
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    rolled 6 = 6

    The Rock Nanzi attempt to develop self awareness
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:20 No.18512849
    wow... what a jump
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)11:21 No.18512855
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    >After they die it is released into the mud and soil. This new underground fungus proliferates.

    Good enough for me. The underground fungi becomes the main food source for the Slowslygg. They cluster around the dead bodies of their brothers so the fungi can grow. When it does they mostly become stationary, locking tentacles. If uninterrupted - generations of slowslygg can make vast underground farms from their fallen bodies.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:22 No.18512873
    That is brilliant
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:23 No.18512874
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    rock nanzi's feelers become more sensitive, able to find slyggs better
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)11:23 No.18512876

    whoops. forgot to mention their top head lengthens to scout the surface. But the further down they go, this may prove obsolete. Their tentacles also grow in size, allowing them to lock together to form colonies.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:25 No.18512889
    the slyggs are deep underground, how are they going to get them even if they know they're there
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:25 No.18512893
    Failed. They maintain the same animal level of awareness, capable of basic functions befitting their intellect.

    Congratulations. Slowslygg have become immobile fungus farmers.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:26 No.18512896
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    the cooperating slyggs proliferate. in a surprising bit of behavioural change, they begin to defend each other and their young from the rock nanzi's predation
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:26 No.18512900

    I foresee acidic tunneling methods


    What a roll. My poor Water Nanzi must be bad swimmers.
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)11:27 No.18512911
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    some slygg develop a paddle like tail which allows them to swim through water but still require gills to survive they are now swimmer slyggs
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:28 No.18512913
    Ah, missed this one.

    The Water Nanzi are indeed rather lame swimmers, due in part to their legs not being particularly well-suited for swimming.

    They spend most of their time competing with their brethren for food on the land, aquatic hunting being a last resort.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:29 No.18512918
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    that's an idea. the rock nanzi uses excessive acidic drool to irritate the slyggs out of hiding, underground
    >> FUN GUYS Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:30 No.18512922
    The massive network of underground fungus has developed fruiting bodies above ground. A fungus-based ecosystem begins to develop.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:31 No.18512933
    How many sub species of slygg are there?
    You've got the long slow ones
    You've got the fungi farmers
    You've got swimmers
    And you've got the ones defending youths from rock nanzi
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:32 No.18512943
    A tough lichen has also developed due to the volcanic ash. It covers large patches of ground and is exceedingly hard and tough, limiting the ground available where plants and fungi may grow.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:32 No.18512945
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    the rock nanzi grows stronger forelegs, able to dig up slyggs
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:32 No.18512949

    There are three types of Slygg (I think)

    Farmers, Swimmers and Browns
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:34 No.18512961
    >preset races
    well there goes any sense of user interaction
    Would you like some more rails on your road?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:35 No.18512971
    Dude, if it were a free start everyone would spam their own and then do their hardest to make theirs the dominant species
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)11:35 No.18512972
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    rolled 5 = 5

    The swimmer slyggs develop a basic form of gill which allows it to stay under water up to 2 hours without surfacing.
    >> ... Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:36 No.18512977
    It was like this in all of the other Evolution threads as well. Three races that you start out with and then evolve.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:36 No.18512982
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    rolled 20 = 20

    Having proven themselves useless in the water, the Water Nanzi regrow their fuzz, once again becoming Fuzzy Nanzi.

    These Nanzi attempt to begin hunting their smaller Subspecies, the Rock Nanzi.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:37 No.18512986
    am i missing the point of these threads?
    I thought that was the point of this game
    You mary sue your way to sapience and world domination
    how is competition a bad thing?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:38 No.18512991
    So far I've been trying to improve upon almost every species!

    Kudos OP, this is fun.
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)11:38 No.18512992
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    Due to the abundance of fungi - the Slowslygg colonies will grow a giant slygg by happen-chance. This is not a subspecies, just an effect the surplus has on the population. Still very slow, and almost immobile, its mouth is big enough to swallow any nearby creature walking by. The Giant slyggs spend their lives closer to the surface, with large colonies attached behind them.

    Just to be clear. This is not a 'queen', just a very well-fed individual.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:38 No.18512994
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    Using their strong front legs, slightly toughened shells and the ability to spit their saliva. the Rock Nanzi defend themselves and their 'turf' from the fuzzy Nanzi
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:38 No.18513000
    Nice roll!

    The Titan Nanzi have become the new Apex Predator of the area.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:39 No.18513003

    Forgot to mention, Development of forward-faced eyes, to improve hunting abilities
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:39 No.18513004
    Because instead of people creatively evolving species to make them the best they would just spam their own species improvements to 'win
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:40 No.18513009
    Do not thank me, this whole idea of Evolution games in their present for originated with from Aether who can be seen participating in this thread.

    >capcha: Shippr points,
    Oh dear, it appears capcha has become one of those rabid fangirls. Or is monitoring them for some reason. Both bode very ill for humanity in general.
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)11:41 No.18513017

    There just seems to be a bit more neigh-Sayers than normally in evo games. I've had a few, but ignored them. People bitching about things like this is really stupid. It's just a simple game - you can play it or you can not play it. And if you don't like it and want to improve - you can make your own thread/game.

    These games are a blast, but we have to remind ourselves that we are still on 4chan.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:41 No.18513020
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:42 No.18513030
    If you wish to fight, you are free to roll 1d20 attack and defense whenever you want.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:42 No.18513032
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    A subset of the Nanzi still relatively unchanged has grown a slightly harder chitin. They still scavenge and the armor is for its own protection from its more aggressive relatives.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:44 No.18513046
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    As the Fuzzy Nanzi (Titan Nanzi?) become Apex predators, they grow more legs, speeding them up.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:45 No.18513049
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    the foram grows larger to make room in it's shell for algae growth. more algae means more oxygen to float up and down, but it's downside means that it is an easier target

    the foram also develops it's light sensors better to detect movements
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:45 No.18513051
    please fix legs so it looks not quite so ugly and deformed.
    its so ugly it sort of dont fit inn.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:46 No.18513068

    Please help me fix the legs! I added a third leg, but I am horrible with paint. Please feel free to take matters into your own hands (anyone reading this) To improve upon the legs!
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:47 No.18513069
    rolled 17 = 17

    The Rock Nanzi attack the Fuzzy nanzi
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:48 No.18513078
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    The Foram develop small muscles along their tendrils, to facilitate moving around their habitat to avoid predators.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:53 No.18513109
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    I've done a quick fix. Some updated art and stuff is coming soon.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:54 No.18513115
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    The Foram develop more of these "arms" to move around in their environment.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:54 No.18513119
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    interestingly the brown slyggs have stopped hiding in any hole they find and start building holes themselves.

    specialization seems to be used as some are in charge of construction, a few looks after the young and others watch out for predators,
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:55 No.18513127
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    To help get away from predators the amorzi have taken to hiding in the new fungi fields. To facilitate faster movement their hind leg has moved further back to allow for a scuttle.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:57 No.18513146
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    The thickened Foram cord further evolves - a mouth develops at the tip and hooks develop on it's grasping tentacles. The Forum can now feed on any large solid organic matter it's tentacle grasps.

    Keep the creature images as PNG files, some of these have pretty bad compression artefacts and will need a cleanup now.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)11:58 No.18513149
    Current listing of subspecies:

    Fuzzy Nanzi
    Titan Fuzzy Nanzi
    Rock Nanzi
    Chitin Nanzi

    Brown Slyggs
    Slowslyggs (fungus farmers)
    Swimmer Slyggs

    Algal Foram
    Anchor Foram

    Did I miss any?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)11:59 No.18513160
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    the tendral foram uses it's maneuverability to attack algal forams. using their spikes they penetrate the algal foram's fragile shell taking the algae within
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:00 No.18513166
    Fuzzy Nanzi = Titan Nanzi

    No small fuzzies still around. (I think)
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:00 No.18513168
    The fleshfungus, a fungus/bacterium symbiosis which up until now was rare, has recently undergone a burst of sudden virility. This is because it is capable of growing on the ashen lichen while other fungus is not.

    Fleshfungus plentifully covers the land providing another alternative food source.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:01 No.18513175
    rolled 19 = 19


    Let's roll to see their success
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:01 No.18513177
    rolled 11 = 11

    Yeah, the titans are what became of the fuzzies when they became apex
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:02 No.18513184
    rolled 11, 10 = 21

    You will need to roll 1d20 for attack and someone else must roll 1d20 for defense.

    I will try to make up for this but in the future people should try to remember this themselves.

    [first tendril, second algal]
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:03 No.18513196
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    the tendral foram uses it's maneuverability to attack algal forams. using their spikes they penetrate the algal foram's fragile shell taking the algae within

    tendral forams begin to swim in packs, boding horrible consequences to any swimming creature in their way
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:03 No.18513197
    rolled 15, 7 = 22

    Ah, I see we have a roll for the tendril Foram now. I'll substitute my own for the Algal.

    A new hybrid Foram is created with both tendrils and algae.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:03 No.18513200
    On the note of combat. The Rock Nanzi attacked the Titan Nanzi earlier
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:04 No.18513209
    rolled 1 + 2 = 3

    Rolling defense.

    Titans get a +2, due to size advantage.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:05 No.18513214

    The Titan Nanzi roll was 20.
    The Rock Nanzi roll was 17. (Guess it counts more as a defense than an attack, or?)
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:05 No.18513215
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    Being the bottom feeders that they are the chtinzi have taken to eating the new flesh fungus. In the process some of the flesh fungi have begun to cling to the chitinzi forelegs and mouth.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:07 No.18513228
    rolled 18 + 2 = 20

    My, what an epic failure!

    The Rock Nanzi attack the Titan Nanzi, using their acid to melt through their shells, using numbers and agility to their advantage.

    The Titan Nanzi will now avoid multiples of Rock Nanzi if possible. They will still attempt to predate solitary Rock Nanzi though success is not guaranteed.

    The 20 roll was for becoming the apex predator, not for defending against the attack.
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)12:07 No.18513230
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    Colonies of slowslyggs seems to only want to support their giant brothers. The begin to attach themselves to the much larger tentacles, giving the giants an easy snack when they parish.

    As for the giants, they become a constant mutation in the slowslyggs genetics. Their teeth sharpen, and their eye widens. They are now known as feared predators (even though immobile), but would be nothing without their thousands of brothers supporting them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:09 No.18513252
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    The Anchor Foram absorb even more of the algae through feeding, giving further emphasis to the new merge.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:10 No.18513262
    Once a Chitin Ninzi is greatly covered by the fungus the fungus begins effecting the Ninzi's actions, leading it away from the fungal habitat to other locations where the Chitin Ninzi will die and the spores have a chance to grow in a new location. This complete growth will only happen near the end of a chitin Ninzi's life cycle if it lives a longer than average life
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:11 No.18513270
    The Titan Nanzi begin to eat small pebbles, aiding their digestive system. This increases its efficiency, but over time they come to depend on the pebbles to digest their food.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:11 No.18513271
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    They have also grown a single eye to better spot predators and take advantage of their speed to scuttle away well in advance.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:12 No.18513280
    Oh god.
    Zombie Chitinzi.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:13 No.18513284
    >Are now feared predators
    The only thing in the ground with it are slygg. Swimmer slygg are in water and are thus safe and the farmer slygg are immobile docile farmers
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:14 No.18513289
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    the brown slygg's two fleshy legs move forward to better climb rocks and move objects in the way.

    they also way their arms around to attract predator to them away from the rest of the group, in essence sacrificiing themselves
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)12:19 No.18513330
    rolled 19 = 19


    While this is true, I also stated that they lurk close to the surface, imagining just under the mud. When something comes by, they leap out and grab it. Then retreat to their muddy home to digest it. I'll roll if you like.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:22 No.18513341
    Clouds gather on the distance. A storm is approaching...
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:23 No.18513349
    No, I had forgotten they were just below the surface. Carry on
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:24 No.18513362
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    Some Chitin Nanzi prove more resistant to the influence of the fungus than others. As the fungus infest their bodies, they mutate and form a symbiotic relationship.

    As a result, these new Fungal Nanzi have yellow eyes rather than blue, and sport a fungal-sack at their rear, capable of spraying hazardous spores to ward of predators.
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)12:24 No.18513368
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    A subspecies splits off of the Thickened Foram. This variety has a smaller outer shell, and have become parasitic. With their gripper mouth, they latch onto larger creatures and drink small amounts of the host's bodily fluids.

    Have we had a parasite in any of these threads before this?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:25 No.18513373
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    The Rock Ninzi begin living in 'hives among the decaying buildings
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:25 No.18513377
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    in response to the tendral foram's attacks, algal forams grow thicker shells, however, this intefere's with the algae's ability to collect sunlight so the algal foram surfaces frequently and it's top shell thinned for better light penetration

    better eyesight allows the foram to submerge in an emergency. only at the mercy of the tendril forams
    >> dice+1d20 Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:26 No.18513381
    The new Fungal Nanzi attempt to compete with the Chitin Nanzi for the food source.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:26 No.18513390
    rolled 10 = 10

    Woops, wrong field. Rolling again!

    "The new Fungal Nanzi attempt to compete with the Chitin Nanzi for the food source."
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:27 No.18513392
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    The storm hits.

    Immense purple lightning bolts crisscross the sky as torrential rain pours down.

    Lightning strikes the Titan and Rock Nanzi, giving them updated appearances.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:27 No.18513398
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    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:28 No.18513400
    Lightning struck tiny little bugs?
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:28 No.18513401
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    And here's the Rock Nanzi.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:29 No.18513405
    That is very dope
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:29 No.18513408
    You're an excellent drawfag
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:29 No.18513411
    Struck the areas they were inhabiting, at least.

    It's just a way to weave the updated appearances into the story. The Nanzi were the ones irritating me the most.
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)12:30 No.18513418
    Before I forget, I added this thread to the list in the wiki.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:30 No.18513419
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    There are now two subsets of chitinzi. One that is less resistant and one that has adopted the flesh fungi.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:30 No.18513423
    Thank you. I am not worthy of your praise.

    On a side note, all my art is done in Paint with only a mouse, as I have no tablet or stylus or anything else.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:31 No.18513430
    rolled 4 = 4


    Anyone care to do a defense roll on behalf of the chitin nanzi instead of me? If not here goes.

    Vs the Fungal Nanzi's 10, here's a roll to see how well the Chitin Nanzi compete for the same food source.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:31 No.18513431
    That makes it that much cooler
    >> from Aether !GuYmUwz4mI 03/30/12(Fri)12:31 No.18513433

    Very cool. Shame I have to go to work now, I was really liking this thread. When I get home I want to see an archive, and a popular explosive thread. This was very fun and it reminds me that I need to actually plan/put more effort into my events.

    Shoot me an email some time dude. Agoorigod@gmail.com
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:33 No.18513442

    I meant to say the second one in that picture is the zombified version of the less resistant Chtinzi
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:34 No.18513449
    rolled 11 = 11


    Guy whos been doing the Chitinzi (but not the fungalzi)
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:34 No.18513450

    Ah. Good clarification.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:34 No.18513452
    They aren't zombies, they are just used to carry fungal spores
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:35 No.18513454
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    anyone going to make a evolutionary chart?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:35 No.18513457
    The Rock Ninzi begin using the ash to build enclosed hives
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:36 No.18513461
    Requesting new Sub-Species list. Starting to get a tad confused again.
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)12:36 No.18513472
    Let me get on that.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:38 No.18513488
    rolled 16 = 16


    The Titan Nanzi attempt to burrow into these hives to hunt the Rock Nanzi.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:38 No.18513490
    I believe in the Island Evolution Game by from Aether the jellyfish-like Innu developed a brainjacking parasite variant.

    I guess I'll have to take the first one. Though the second will be taken into account as to the results *ahem*

    The Chitinzi fail to compete with the Fungal Nanzi for food. Instead they form a sort of unspoken relationship, with the Chitinzi accompanying the Fungals so that the fleshfungus on their bodies provides a food source when the Fleshfungus cannot be found.

    If someone else would care to do this I would be grateful. As it is I'm having a little trouble keeping up with the developments and responding with my own.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:38 No.18513493
    Titan Nanzi
    Rock Nanzi
    Chitin Nanzi
    Fungal Nanzi

    Brown Slyggs
    Slowslyggs (fungus farmers)
    Swimmer Slyggs

    Algal Foram
    Anchor/Algal Foram
    Parasite Foram

    I think.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:40 No.18513504
    After the storm dies down the skies seem to have become more clear. A great deal of the toxins have also been washed from the land.

    Occasionally, a deep rumbling sound is heard, as if from deep beneath the ground, further down than any Slowslygg has ever been....
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:41 No.18513511
    rolled 13 = 13

    There is Slow Slyggs and Farmer Slygg. The slow slyggs have those giants remember?

    I'll roll defense
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:44 No.18513537
    The Titan Nanzi assault the hives of the Rock Nanzi. The Rock Nanzi temporarily hold them back with their acid drool, but the Titan Nanzi eventually manage to collapse the hives after dragging out a few of the Rock Nanzi.

    The majority of Rock Nanzi flee the destruction of their hives. The Titan Nanzi manage to salvage some corpses from the ruins and proceed to feed upon them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:44 No.18513541
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    the cooperative brown slyggs evolve hard "claws" in their four front legs, they are able to burrow deeper and defend themselves.

    they have found a slew of slow slyggs, the brown slyggs attack
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:45 No.18513544
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    Looks like Titan Nanzi success.

    The Titan Nanzi grow more fur, which the volcanic ash can cling to, giving them better camouflage.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:46 No.18513552
    from what? not a lot of creature can see images
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:47 No.18513556
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    The chitinzi and the funalzi have formed a strange sort of agreement between the two subspecies. The chitinzi have grown a modified back plate they use to cultivate fungus. In their end life the back plate fungi grow vents and expel spores as the chitinzi give their lives to the fungus.

    Meanwhile the fungalzi provide a sort of protection to their food sources.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:48 No.18513567
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    The parasitic Foram grows a venomous sac that releases toxins that mimic the pleasure endorphin in most animals. This causes the animal to be less inclined towards getting rid of the Foram, but it also makes the host animal less receptive to the flight or fight response when facing predators.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:49 No.18513573
    rolled 2 = 2

    Currently only the Chitinzi have eyes.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:49 No.18513579
    they latch onto hosts who happen to pass by puddles or water with them in it
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:51 No.18513590
    but the chitinzi don't predate titans, since titans are apex. what are titans hiding from? ambushing prey?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:51 No.18513591
    The Rock Ninzi attempt to rebuild their hives higher in the ruins by scaling the sheer faces buildings with their leg hairs
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:53 No.18513607
    That's my point. the apex is developing a trait that only helps it hunt Chitinzi which it doesn't even prey on
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:56 No.18513634
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    Good point. I'll fix that now. How about this?

    The Titan Nanzi begin to carry their egg-sacs on their underbellies for protection. However, this practice aggrovates other Titan Nanzi, wishing to cannibalize the egg-sacks.

    As a result, the Titan Nanzi become fewer, but larger.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:57 No.18513649
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    the large algal flattens out for better surface area to recieve sunlight.

    they primarily stay on the surface now

    they appear to have a fleshy tendril as well that retracts upon touch. no clear use for this
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)12:57 No.18513654
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    A new subspecies of the social Brown Slyggs is born. These "Parasite Slyggs" have stopped digging tunnels and have moved into the Chitin shells of the dead Titan Nanzi that have become porous from acid. They develvop powerful tunneling teeth they use to attack other scavengers, digging into their flesh and laying eggs inside them. The young then devour the host from inside. While inside a dead titan nanzi they tend to make it shudder and shake, possibly enticing other creatures to attack the "wounded" titan.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:57 No.18513656
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    End life stages of both Chitinzi and Fungalzi
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)12:58 No.18513658
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    Nanzi chart done.

    I forgot about those! Guess I was too focused on the Fryc.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)12:58 No.18513659
    The great rumblings from underground begin to get louder and more frequent.

    A great chasm opens up in the ground, leading into the depths of the earth. The immense, dark maw beckons to all the races, begging to be explored.

    [If you wish a race to explore the chasm, role 1d20. Fungal Nanzi get +1 and Rock Nanzi get +3 bonuses.]
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:59 No.18513671
    rolled 7 = 7


    In response to the re-emergence of surface Foram, the aggresive Titan Nanzi attack. Let's hope they're not allergic to algae.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:59 No.18513676
    rolled 12 = 12

    To the depths for more fungus fuel we go!
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)12:59 No.18513678
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    rolled 3 = 3

    The Rock Nanzi leave the protection of their hives to explore the possibilities of the fissure
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)13:01 No.18513698
    rolled 3 = 3

    The Titan Nanzi scitter into the chasms, carrying their young with them. Perhaps this will make a fitting spawning ground?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)13:02 No.18513701
    Technically that is for the Chitinzi but since they move in combined packs not sure what it should apply to.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)13:02 No.18513707
    [Note: I will need to leave for a couple hours or so starting in a few minutes probably, if someone could handle combats for me during that time I would be grateful.]
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)13:02 No.18513708
    Someone else will have to make/update the other charts. I need to catch a bus before I can make them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)13:03 No.18513716
    I'll be taking a break for dinner now. Gone for a good while.

    (Titan Nanzi guy)
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)13:16 No.18513809
    I've archived this thread on suptg in case it dies before I get back. Vote it up if you like it.

    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)13:18 No.18513822
    Also, I'll probably wait till I get back for the next event. It will give the other subraces time to roll for exploration if they want it.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)13:20 No.18513839
    >was too focused on the fryc

    I see you enjoyed my handiwork with the Reapers and Lavos, yes?
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)13:29 No.18513911
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    rolled 18 = 18

    The swimmer slyggs improve better gills and improve eyesight they mainly pick of small creatures, offspring and eggs atm.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)13:30 No.18513917
    rolled 19 = 19

    i guess ill roll for the defense of the algal Foram then.
    >> Trying to keep up with combat. 03/30/12(Fri)13:34 No.18513941
    Looks like Titan Nanzi are defeated quite surely. It seems the massive algal blooms do not quite agree with the Titan Nanzi. They know not to attack these new large Algal Foram.

    Some of the weaker Titans actually choke on large Algal Foram lodged in their throats. a small number of juvenille Titans fall. The population of the Algal Forams grows slightly larger.
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)13:35 No.18513954
    The swimmer slyggs explore the chasm for new water sources dunno what an 18 will do for them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:14 No.18514265
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:27 No.18514332
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    The Brownslyggs that had made their homes in dying/dead Titan Nanzi have slowly begun to change. The ones that feast on brain matter have slowly developed larger brains though successive generations. Meanwhile those that helped to eat through the titan's large shells have slowly begun to form armor plating of their own.

    The defeat of juvenile Titans has only helped to further these mimicslyggs to develop even faster.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:35 No.18514380
    I return in triumph!

    Fungal Nanzi: 12+1=13
    Rock Nanzi: 3+3=6
    Titan Nanzi: 3+0=3

    The Rock Nanzi and Titan Nanzi find nothing in their exploration of the cave, though the Rock Nanzi are able to feed off some of the exotic metals deeper in.

    The Fungal Nanzi are exploring the depths when they notice, due to their eyes, a faint glow deep within the caves...
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:42 No.18514414
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    As the Fungal Nanzi approach the glow, they discover the source: a strange blue crystal, veins of which sprout all about that area of the cave. The crystal outcroppings appear to steadily get bigger, deeper into the cave.

    The Fungal Nanzi, however, receive a nasty surprise upon approaching the crystal: the Fleshfungus cannot grow in its presence, withering in the energy given off by the crystals. The first Fungal Nanzi to touch the crystal has its fungus completely disintegrated.

    The Fungal Nanzi, in a panic, attempt to flee the presence of the crystal. Roll 1d20-2 Stealth. The other two exploring races may roll 1d20 Detection to spot them on the run, with +3 again to Rock Nanzi.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:44 No.18514427
    rolled 6 = 6

    Yo-ho! Titan Nanzi Guy is back.

    Let's roll to pursue those thingies.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:46 No.18514436
    rolled 18 + 2 = 20

    Derp, forgot the Stealth roll for Fungal Nanzi.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:47 No.18514443
    rolled 2 + 2 = 4

    That's the roll to beat if you want to either attack them or find the crystal yourselves. Titans are already out in that regard.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:50 No.18514460
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    Blah, looks like the Titan Nanzi aren't all that great at hunting in low-light conditions.

    Let's have them further develop their eyes to see into the infra-red spectrum.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:51 No.18514467
    what? but they have sensative fibers? can't they sense with those?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:51 No.18514469
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    rolled 20 = 20


    As the Chitin and Fungal Anazi flee the crystal the Fungal Anazi's defensive tail falls apart. Without their fungus symbiotic the Fungalzis are defenseless!
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:53 No.18514480

    Appearently not well enough, since there was no roll bonus for them this hunt!
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:53 No.18514481
    Which of these rolls counts for the fleeing?
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:55 No.18514494
    Depending on the Rock Nanzi's roll it may not matter. Any takers?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)14:56 No.18514505

    Doubt it. Time to move on?
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)14:58 No.18514523
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    The parasiteSlygg strand that develvoped race specific strands develops a hivemind, centric to the brainyslyggs who coordinate the actions of the burlier mimicslyggs and the ambushing, corpseliving parasitic drone slyggs. The race mainly uses ambushing, and they develop a highly tuned tremorsence. The burlier mimicslyggs gain an increase in muscle.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:58 No.18514524
    Very well then. The Fungal Nanzi manage to flee the depths of the chasm unnoticed, though a large percentage have now lost their defensive tails.

    The Titan Nanzi that chose to explore the chasm shoul make a 1d20 roll if they wish to prevent getting lost in the dark depths.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)14:59 No.18514531
    A faint red glow can be seen to the far east during some nights, though the origin point is very far past much impassible terrain.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:00 No.18514532
    rolled 2 = 2


    Titan Nanzi rolling. Let's hope we can find our way home.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:00 No.18514536
    Also, A large group of burly mimicslyggs coordinated by the brains await in ambush outside the cave enterance.

    newfag here, how does rolling work?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:01 No.18514544

    type dice+1d20 in the email field.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:02 No.18514551
    Make one final 1d20 roll to determine your fate.

    Type "dice+xdy+z" in the email field, where x = number of dice, y = number of sides on the dice, and z = extra numbers you want to add to the end product.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:04 No.18514563
    rolled 6 = 6


    Gulp.. Determining the fate of the eggs that were released in the chasm when the adult Titans died, I guess.

    If the roll fails, there should be plenty of tasty eggs there to feed on.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:04 No.18514564
    rolled 17 = 17

    Ambushing anything and everything that comes out of the hole.
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)15:04 No.18514567
    the swimmer slygg tried to find water in the chasm and rolled an 18 any success?
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:05 No.18514573
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    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:07 No.18514582
    rolled 12 = 12



    The young titan spawn attempt to scurry away in every direction! - Benefits of egg-clusters means plenty of spawn to chase!
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:07 No.18514583
    rolled 18 - 2 = 16

    I assumed they weren't exploring. Also yes, there is water in the chasm.

    Defense roll for Fungal Nanzi and Chitinzi.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:11 No.18514602
    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:12 No.18514608
    I'd like to start improving upon the Foram again, but their current model seems difficult to draw more upon.

    Any ideas for an update?
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:12 No.18514611
    rolled 15 = 15

    Which one would this be
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:13 No.18514615
    rolled 5 - 2 = 3

    The Fungal Nanzi come rushing out of the entrance to the chasm in a rushing tide. Neither the Mimicslyggs or the Fungalnanzi were completely prepared for such a sudden and violent confrontation.

    The fungalnanzi make a mad scramble to escape their attackers, while the mimicslyggs attempt to take them down and devour them. In the end many on both sides have died but a sizeable portion of the fungalnanzi have slipped past and have now reformed themselves in a more familiar environment. The mimicslyggs are slightly better off in terms of casualties and proceed to feast upon the now stingerless fungal nanzi.

    Here's an idea: bivalves.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:13 No.18514621
    rolled 5 = 5

    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:13 No.18514625

    irrelevant roll is irrelevant, didn't realize it stayed there
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:15 No.18514642
    By all means, calm down. The roll was meant to be the one accompanying my original post stating the defense roll.

    Some of the Titananzi spawn scutter off into the depths. The others see only the eye of the...thing descending upon them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:15 No.18514644
    So what species are still around? Is it:

    Titan Nanzi (?)
    Rock Nanzi
    Chitin Nanzi +Fungal Nanzi

    Hivemind Slyggs
    Slowslyggs (fungus farmers)
    Swimmer Slyggs

    Algal Foram
    Anchor/Algal hybrid Foram
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:17 No.18514656
    The chasm begins to quiver and shake. It is about to collapse! Species still inside should make a roll to get the heck out. I'm looking at you Rocknanzi.
    >> roll+1d20 Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:18 No.18514665
    Rocknanzi getting the heck out
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:19 No.18514671

    Surviving Titan Nanzi seem to grow more docile after their near-deaths. These continue to further develop their senses to thrive better in the darkness.

    Their eyes can see more clearly into the infra-red spectrum, and the species as a whole seems to have decreased slightly in size to fit into their new cavernous environment.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:19 No.18514676
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:20 No.18514684
    rolled 18 = 18

    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:20 No.18514685
    i was thinking about maybe making the core of the floating algal Foram's emit hydrogen gas allowing them to float but i don't really know where to go from there.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:21 No.18514703

    Make the bastard agressive. He doesn't currently do any interaction xcept get eaten. man eating fungii, anyone?
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:21 No.18514706

    Cool idea. With hydrogen, they can float above the water and use their tendrils to catch small insects perhaps?

    No idea how to draw that though.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:23 No.18514727
    The tremor that collapsed the chasm is the mightiest one yet. For a moment, the entire surface is set trembling by the massive concussion.

    Then suddenly the trembling abruptly ends, and resumes, as softly as it did the first time. But this time, the pulses are regular, and they seem to increase in speed at a regular rate.

    To the east, the red glow has gone out.
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)15:23 No.18514728
    rolled 16 = 16

    swimmer slygg getting out some are still in the lakes anyway
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:25 No.18514744
    rolled 17 = 17


    The new underground Titan Nanzi begin to hunt the Swimmer Slyggs that remain in the pools.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:30 No.18514802
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    The Rocknanzi successfully managed to escape from the crumbling chasm. Their time spent eating metallic minerals in the depths of the earth has given their shells a dark metallic lustre.

    The majority of the Swimmer Slygg easily escape. They had acquired nothing of much value however, save the discovery that there was water in the chasm.

    Oh, and apparently the possibility of another ecosystem down below, that was interesting too.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:31 No.18514818
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    There are now 3 breeds of Titan/Fungal Anazi. The survivors of the cave have been altered by the crystals touch. The fungus they grow no longer grows naturally, instead it creates a flesh crystal.

    The herders/growers now have crystals growing on their back plates. Meanwhile the former spore spewing Anazi have grown crystal spikes. They can use these as a better form of protection. Both however can no longer eat their flesh fungi/crystals.

    The affected individuals who die now create crystal spores that are more aggressive in feeding off the ashen lichen. In time there may be no more flesh fungi to eat.

    The spore spewers still exist and help protect its fellows. Even though doing so means it food supply is running out. (It doesn't know this though)
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)15:32 No.18514823
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    rolled 2 = 2

    the swimmer slygg develop scales and become faster swimmers. (if anyone is a better drawer go ahead)
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:34 No.18514844
    Assuming that the Titan Nanzi successfully fed on the remaining Slygg Swimmers that were left behind, they begin burrowing deeper in search of other underground habitats with more prey.

    Should I roll for results of the search?
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:38 No.18514892
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    The thriving Hivemind slyggs (now official name) have develvoped into 4 specific strands. The Brains, top right, who control & transfer information from one slygg to another. The old Burly ones have grown in size and strength, their larger mandibles approx 50% larger than earlier, and their whole mass another 50%, forming the "Hunters"(bottom right). The old drones have succumbed to the old "standard" burlies (top right), "Drones", and a new strand of "Sensory" Slyggs, (bottom left) who burrow into the ground with their backsides to the surface. They have an extremely strong tremorsence combarable to vision as long as the target is in contact with the ground, (blind if the target flies, no one does that yet) and they have purple and red exposed nerves along their lenght that stick out of the ground to send data to the local brains. The Sensory slaggs prevent the Hunters from attacking too large game.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:39 No.18514908
    Feel free. But beware. Peering too far into the depths of the world is dangerous. When you look into the abyss...


    The abyss looks back into you.
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)15:42 No.18514936
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    rolled 11, 17 = 28

    I wish I was around earlier to say that some parasite Foram rode down the pit on one of the two larger creatures. I'll roll if needed to see if that can be inserted in, if you don't mind. And if allowed, second roll for some parasites attaching to whatever is down there.

    Anyhow, a new strain appears where the shell recedes from its mouth tendril. Small, fleshy protrusions begin to sprout from the core. Their 'venom' isn't really poisonous, only a drug and a weak anti-coagulant.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:42 No.18514944
    rolled 18 = 18


    Very well. The Titan Nanzi can't survive on the few swimmer slyggs that remained for all that long, and thus are forced to burrow further.

    A group of males remain behind to begin building a nest-like hive. Larger females carrying eggs burrow out in search of new habitats, only leaving a few eggs in the care of the males in the relative safety of the new hive.

    Let's see if we find something neat.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:43 No.18514947
    The pulses from underground occur even more regularly now than they did before. They occur repeatedly, like the heartbeat of the world itself. Lately they have been getting faster and faster. In the beginning they occurred about once per hour, but now there is one every few minutes.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:46 No.18514971
    The sensory Slyggs detect this and keep the hivemind posted.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:46 No.18514978
    Hm, guys, I may not have time to continue dealing with all of these dice rolls going on at the same time.

    I think I can trust you to manage the results yourselves from this point, without undue drama. Is that agreeable? I will still deal directly with dice rolls relating to events, but the ones that take place between two species will be up to you to mediate.

    My apologies, as this is only my second time attempting to DM a quest thread.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:47 No.18514987
    The Titans burrow deeper and deeper. They drop into a large cavern, a blue glow in the distance.

    Roll again for final results, please.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)15:49 No.18514997

    I don't mind. I'll atleast manage everything related to the hivemindslyggs, and if it seems no-one else is rolling for defence.
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)15:50 No.18515010
    If not down there already, THIS WILL BE THE PARASITES' TICKET!
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:51 No.18515015
    rolled 17 = 17


    Rolling for Cavern expedition results.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:51 No.18515026
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    The Rock Nanzi develop powerful front mandibles capable of crack exoskeletons and using their strong front legs they begin to burrow in search of caverns
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)15:52 No.18515031
    If no one rolls for defence I suppose it's fine. I suppose that just means no one has a problem with anything you're doing is all.

    The glow is an immense pillar of the same blue crystal from before.

    Touch it? (Y/N)

    I only ask as a formality, of course.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:53 No.18515047

    Curious Titan Nanzi touch the crystal.
    >> NO TRIP FOR THE HIVE 03/30/12(Fri)15:55 No.18515070
    rolled 15 = 15

    Forgot the link to >>18514987
    I suppose I should roll to see if some parasite Foram go down with them.
    >> smokeyprogg 03/30/12(Fri)15:57 No.18515086
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    The swimmey slyggs gain a fin potrusion and grow in size to about the size of hand. (how big are the other creatures?)
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)15:58 No.18515100
    Thumb nails
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:00 No.18515128
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    The spore spewing breed of Anazi have more or less died out. Their cousins the crystalline Anazi are slowly becoming more similar. Instead of feeding on fungi the Chitin Anazi are beginning to draw energy from their crystals.

    Their metabolism has slowed, and they no longer roam as much as they once have. The plus side being that they now have an almost constant source of food/sustenance. As a result they are growing larger and their crystalline structures are growing with them.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:01 No.18515136
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    As the Titan Nanzi make contact with the crystal, they sense a might presence.

    "Hwo rea oyu, oo esek em uot os noso?"

    [The presence cannot be fully comprehended by the Titan Nanzi, due to their still primitive intelligence]

    "Os, ey vahe meco reeh fo royu won tinovloi."

    "Vyre lewl, ti si miet. I halls wderra ryou ciendegli."

    Streams of energy pour out of the crystal, striking each of the Titan Nanzi, sealing them in stasis within shells of blue crystal.

    At that exact time, the pulsation on the surface stopped.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:02 No.18515147
    alongside their crystalline growths their front legs have developed a crystal flesh armor. Also instead of the fleshfungi taking over in death, the Crystal Anazi are now being consumed by their "teenage" years.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:02 No.18515149
    The hivemind sizes differ by job, the sensors being about 15 cm long, brains a bit fatter at 25 (really slow though, tend not to get excersize), drones about the size of two fists together and the Hunters "terriersize" if you calculate the claws into the lenght. the actual bodysize is just about 3 fists together, but the claws add a good footlength :P (I am making the presumption that the titan nanzi are, in fact, titanic)
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:04 No.18515163

    Stasis? Now that is interesting.

    Wonder what will happen once the "stasis" ends. Assuming it ever will.

    Or is this more a cocoon stage where I later decide a large evolutionary leap, perhaps in the form of intelligence?
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:05 No.18515173

    all along the evolution chains the'reve been notes the specie has "grown", just no specifics, xcept for my percentages on the hivemind earlier. I got the impression all but the algaelike Foram have grown conciderably
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:05 No.18515175
    A mighty rumbling begins upon the surface world, as a mighty force approaches the Titan Nanzi's nest from below. It is carried upward at a breakneck pace, the ground seemingly parting above it to make way.

    The nest is returned to the surface, landing squarely upon a blanket of fleshfungus. It is a lucky thing that is is out of the way, as the force below the ground continues ever upward.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:07 No.18515195
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    An immense figure bursts out of the ground and continues ever upward, towering over the surface world and all of its inhabitants. It is gigantic against the sky, seemingly ethereal in nature, its body translucent. It is humanoid in shape, with oddly long limbs that seem to constantly change in proportion.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:09 No.18515212
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    The Giant observes its surroundings for but a moment, then strides off into the distance, seemingly surveying the surface world as a whole. Its size is such that it still remains clearly visible, even when it has walked a countless number of steps into the distance. It seems to ignore the denizens of the surface world, for now.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:10 No.18515228
    [Brb in an hour or so, please continue attempts at evolution for now.]
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:12 No.18515245
    rolled 8 = 8

    Hungry Titan Nanzi immediately start to hunt, searching around for prey. Being near the fleshfungus, they are sure to find some of the Chitin Nanzi.

    They attack. (Do they still have size advantage?)
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:14 No.18515277
    Yes, they should still have that size advantage so feel free to give them a +3 bonus.

    Also, for unopposed dice rolls, 10/11 is average effectiveness, lower is less than average effectiveness, higher is more than average, etc.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:15 No.18515279
    I would say the titan nanzi are still the biggest beasts around.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:25 No.18515410
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    Alright. So the Titan Nanzi have attacked the Chitinzi for a total value of 11 (8+3). Feel free to defense roll at any time.

    Anyway. Evolution time.

    The Titan Nanzi grow a large, sharp stinger at the end of their elongated behinds. They use this to cruch through the armor of prey. However, as they cannot use it without turning around, it is inaccurate.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:27 No.18515425
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    Some crystal nanzi were placated by their new easier lives. Some decided that it was a good time to feed their crystals. The largest of the Nanzi began to cannibalize their smaller cousins. In doing so the symbiotic nanzi were incorporated into their systems.

    These new larger more aggressive Nanzi developed a sac where their fungal systems were protected along with a flesh crystal armor in their middle years. They have diverged from both smaller crystal nanzi relatives.

    >I'm excited for what I do next.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:28 No.18515437
    rolled 12 = 12

    I've left most of the chitin nazi behind for the crystal nanzi but they'll still try something.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:33 No.18515493
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    The Hivemind slygg start constructing rudimentary nests from chitin carcasses by cutting them to pieces with their pincers and melting them back together with their acidic saliva (that i'd totally forgotten). They construct igloo like structures in all sorts of places with only one or two entryways (such as caverns and canyons). In these igloos reside the new MotherSlyggs, the rare females who turn into birthing machines and aren't controlled by the brains. The motherslyggs simply sit around in the nests and give birth to an immense amount of eggs, protected by the drones who make the nest larger and sort the eggs by the "type" to be. The type born is determined by who mates with the queen, except for other queens which are born rarely from brain eggs. The Hivemind slyggs multiply a lot, and become ravenous packhunters. They don't give a damn about the algae, though.

    The motherslyggs are quite large, around a meter in length. They are practically immobile, defended by all other slyggs, and they have sensoryslyggs around the entrances to their hives keeping guard.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:36 No.18515536
    Also, they don't have proper cutting mandibles, just a lot of small claws to stuff a lot of food in their mouths. The drones even cut the flesh for the queen.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:46 No.18515640
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    The Titan Nanzi grow wings and are now able to fly at low altitudes. They have also become very proficient in using their stingers while in-flight.

    As a result, they are also building their nests in higher-up locations where the young are more protected.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:47 No.18515653
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    The titan Nanzi attempt to devour the Chitinzi but they cannot find them in their fungi field.

    Meanwhile the Crystal Nanzi have lost their beaks. They have also developed exhaust vents on their plates, but they only use them for breathing out flesh crystal spores.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:48 No.18515669
    After many days the Giant returns from his walk across the face of the world. He seems...dissatisfied.

    He appears to be searching around for the Titan Nanzi he returned to the surface, and his glance is passing over the areas currently inhabited by each of the races.

    You may roll a 1d20 to try to grab his attention.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)16:50 No.18515678
    Addendum: to grab the Giant's attention, you will need to do something worthy of his attention.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:54 No.18515737
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    rolled 12 = 12

    The Crystal Nanzi fire flesh crystals out of their vents at the giant. A new function but one that has been long coming.

    When they fire their flesh goop it solidifies in mid-air and hits things as a crystal.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:54 No.18515738
    all of the hiveslygg's brains converge to a single location and attempt to give it information similiar to the way they communicate with the other slygg castes; Rudimentary sense-sharing and telepathy.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:55 No.18515749
    Canon Nanzi be back in 7ish hours. Maybe sporadic posting till then.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:55 No.18515752
    The Titan Nanzi attempt to grab the giants attention by flying as high as they can (No higher than 100 yards), to present a dance through impressive formation flying.

    The patterns seem atleast moderately intelligent, though this may be the result of hive-like activity.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)16:56 No.18515756
    rolled 17 = 17

    also the roll for crappy telepathy. prolly with a penalty for unintentional cross species complications? the target doesn't necessarily have the sensory organs for the messages.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:56 No.18515764
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    The Foram evolve further.

    They grow multiple tentacles to better snatch up prey, and the core begind to emit small amouts of lighter-than-air gasses, allowing them to hover above the surface of the water when needed.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)16:57 No.18515773
    rolled 14 = 14


    Roll for the Titan Nanzi
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:03 No.18515823
    The Crystal Nanzi attempt to strike the Giant with their crystals. The Giant only barely notices where they strike Him with a mighty barrage. He looks over at them with a disappointed expression, but does nothing yet.

    The Hiveslygg manage to connect with the Giant's consciousness. It is vastly more expansive than their own, and the sensitive psychic minds of the brain slygg are thoroughly scoured by mere contact. A number of them spasm and die, but far more survive. The Giant seems impressed by their ability.

    The Giant appears pleased by the dance, particularly the fine coordination with which it was designed and carried out. Though it is not perfect he is nonetheless impressed.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:08 No.18515870
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    The Foram continue to evolve. Their cores have begun portruding through their shells, and their tentacles seem to be centered around their lower parts, rather than all around them.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:12 No.18515904
    The Foram are unable to do anything towards the giant at this particular moment.

    The Slowslyggs seem content underground.

    The Swimmers idle about. The Foram has begun hunting them.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)17:15 No.18515938
    After being able to contact a non-slygg mind, the Hivemindslygg undergo a social transformation. The brainslyggs become by far the most common type, and the sensory slygg dies out. The brainslyggs start detecting other species thoughts, predicting their movement and planning even better ambushes. They can even implant basic desires, such as hunger, to lure the prey to a fresh kill, and to dull their minds so they aren't as prone to detecting the impending ambush. They can now also pinpoint flying creatures. The race still has no way of detecting plantlife, except through touch. Using the abilities still requires a great number of brainslyggs in one place.

    The large amount of brainslyggs required to use the new abilities changes the hunting behaviour of the hivemindslyggs. instead of small packs, they operate in fewer, but huge hordes with a number of brainslyggs to coordinate and disrupt the prey.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:16 No.18515945
    Current Species Listing?

    Rock Nanzi (Inactive?)
    Titan Nanzi
    Crystal Nanzi

    Hivemind Slyggs
    Slowslyggs (Inactive)
    Swimmer Slyggs (Need a paint job)

    Tentacle Foram
    Algae Foram (Inactive)
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:23 No.18516005
    The Giant looks around, satisfied.

    "I avhe ense het steb dan wrots sthi dlowr sha ot fofre. rheTe rea sohet ohw tacdtake em tbu ahtt si a tersul fo sith rlowd."

    The Giant stretches out His hand, and the wind picks up as a great howling sound approaches from far beyond the horizon.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:27 No.18516035
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:31 No.18516067
    The wind reaches immense speed, stripping away a large amount of the smoke in the air. The sky is brightened and one can at last see hints of blue.

    At the same time, the earth trembles before eruption in waves of burning light that scour the land. After they have died down, the ground has become largely renewed. The most potent toxins have been purged from it and the ashen lichen removed.

    "sA orf ouy, I notanc wolal uoy ot nuicetno gitannti tish daln."

    The Fungal Nanzi, Chitinzi, and remaining fleshfungus vanish from the ground, reappearing upon a plateau in the north.

    The Giant, however, seems to have been greatly drained by these actions. He has diminished in size, and is slowly becoming more transparent. As he slowly shrinks in size he raises his arms for one last statement.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:32 No.18516083
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    The Titan Nanzi glide on the winds, closer towards the horizon. The species seems to have grown very curious.

    Those that remain in the hives have begin establishing specific routes from nest to nest, leaving faint scent trails that the others can follow.

    This scent is sectreted from a small pheromone gland located at their rear.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:34 No.18516102
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    Good idea. They really resemble them a lot by now!
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:34 No.18516103
    "I tnarG uoY ehT tfiG fO detavelE ssensuoicsnoC."

    [The races now have a slightly higher intelligence level.]

    "Grow, Children."

    The Giant bursts into many points of light, which rain across the world before sinking down into the darkened depths.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)17:34 No.18516108
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    Pictures of the current hivemindslyggs.

    The Hunter hivemind slyggs lose the centipede look and gain powerful backlegs on which they can outrun prey and predators. They start carrying the brains on their backs when traveling long distances. Their acidic saliva develvops further, losing acidity but becoming an adhesive slime that hardens when not inside their mouths. They learn how to spit this adhesive for relatively long distances. The distance comes at the cost of accuracy, though, but usually there are tens, if not hundreds, of hunters spitting. This new weapon is used mainly against flying opponents, and injured Hunters now start making the nest's even more durable by using their saliva as glue. This also enables them to construct inside walls to their nests, enabling more structural integrity, and more space for eggs (several floors).
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:36 No.18516128
    [The world is now ripe for exploration with many natural barriers removed. Remember to roll a 1d20 if attempting to explore new territory.]
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:38 No.18516151
    rolled 17 = 17


    The Titan Nanzi begin to explore towards the horizon, searching for something to satisfy their curious nature.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:41 No.18516188
    Which direction would you like to proceed in?
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)17:42 No.18516202
    rolled 3 = 3

    The Hivemindslygg realize that their increased number require them to be able to gain access to large, large amounts of food. The Drones begin to dig downwards, to farm the algae farming slyggs, While a gigantic horde of hunters and brains embark to hunt for all land- and air based NANZIAE, starting with the titannanzies. (The attack roll). They also attempt to steal as many fertile eggs, as well as capture live young. The brains distract & disrupt the Titans, while the Hunters disable their wings with their saliva, proceeding to kill the hapless victims.

    Around 90% of the brains and hunters are out there, spreading chaos.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)17:44 No.18516213
    rolled 6 = 6

    A few brains mounted on hunters also embark on a journey. They head north.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:44 No.18516215

    When in doubt, head South.

    The Titan Nanzi begin a southward migration.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:46 No.18516232
    rolled 13 = 13


    Defense Roll. The Titans attempt to repel the Hivemind Slyggs and keep their eggs safe.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:46 No.18516233
    The Titan Nanzi discover an expansive swamp toward the south, with much peat and methane gas. Occasional pockets of toxic gas that have not been purified rise to the top where they have a tendency to violently react with the air causing bursts of flame.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)17:47 No.18516240
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    Also, realized I forgot the picture of the "cleansed" world.

    [On a side note does anyone know the new autosage limit? It was increased from 300, yes?]
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)17:48 No.18516256
    rolled 2 = 2

    3 atk vs 13 def.

    Depends on modifiers. Size+ flight against horders, saliva and telepathy. Deus vs machina?
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)17:50 No.18516274
    Ignore the latest roll, newfag here.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)17:54 No.18516305

    After feeding on the Hivemind invaders, some Titan Nanzi have begun to show strange signs that indicate a hightened intellect.

    These individuals have begun flying to the southern swamps to harvest peat, which they bring back to their colonies.

    The peat is kept away from the heart of the hives, and is instead situated in large piles a short flight away from the nests.

    So far, their only use for this seems to be that they feed upon the water drainage from the peat.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:00 No.18516364
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    rolled 6 = 6

    The Canon Nanzi develop hind legs to stabilize when they fire their cannons. They also have pipes going from their sacks to their cannons. Through muscle movement and pressure buildup their cannons fire with enough force to break rocks in two and even kill most creatures their own size.

    Their feeding patterns now have them digest the crystals left on the bodies of their dead target.
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)18:03 No.18516389
    Wow, DMing this was way more exhausting than I expected. This seems like a good point for me to stop, perhaps. By all means feel free to continue with evolution. I may start a second thread tomorrow or the day after.

    To be honest a lot of this was just a preliminary test run to see how well I could manage this with some setup to how things will progress near the end. The next thread will actually introduce some hints at the main storyline I have planned out, once I get around to it.

    I will probably see you tomorrow, unless I decide to pop in again later tonight if this thread isn't dead.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:06 No.18516421
    At least give results for the exploration before you leave.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:08 No.18516439
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    Was fun. Maybe I'll check in tomorrow.
    I'll leave too now. Getting late anyway.

    As a final change to my Titan Nanzi, their forward limps grow spikes that help them snag their prey. They are capable of launching these forward at blinding speeds.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)18:08 No.18516441
    The horde of Hivemind Slygg realize they are losing and retreat to their nests to reproduce. The drones that dug down bring make tunnels around the algaefarmers, picking off slyggs from the bunches just so that the bunches stay alive and prosper, but still feed on their former kin. The drones even bring algae to the slowslygg nests.
    >> Saironimies 03/30/12(Fri)18:09 No.18516450
    Yeah, I'm leaving the hivemind for the night too (to reproduce, lol) :D cya 'morrows, was fun
    >> Deus vs Machina 03/30/12(Fri)18:11 No.18516463
    But of course, just giving you prior notification that I probably will not be here after a short period.

    In the north they find a series of sheer cliffs, and a deep valley which separates the world from the plateau where the Fungal Nanzi and the fleshfungus were sealed by the giant.

    The valley is highly desert in climate. There are occasional veins of mineral ore upon the surface within it, however. Expeditions into the valley must be short due to the burning sun.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:24 No.18516568
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    There was already a multi-armed Foram. >>18513252
    This'll be a branch. Soft arm predators and parasites.

    The protrusions on those that stayed in the parasitic lifestyle grew into two small legs which the Foram can blindly drag itself along with until running into a creature to latch onto.

    Now I think I'll give those other ones some long awaited attention.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:31 No.18516639
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    The canon nanzi with more food have grown even larger crystals. Their blasts are more powerful and their mass coversion rate from crystals they absorb is at a 3:4 ratio. Most of them are growing larger and larger and have taken to following the Titans and other creatures to find more fertile hunting grounds.

    Wherever they hunt crystal fields are left behind.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:40 No.18516737
    The old Tendril Forams Begin to hoist themselves onto their arms and walk around. Their cores sprout tendrils with touch and spread across the outer shell, allowing them to better feel the warmth of sunlight for the algae which the absorbed in the past.
    >> Anonymous 03/30/12(Fri)18:44 No.18516776
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    Forgot pic.

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