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Leisurely Worldbuilding Project

Post  Ramsus on Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:02 pm

So we'll start off with a blank slate of a world. It will be fantastical so that we don't have to worry about how things actually work and can just be creative. Though feel free to make things work as much as you like. You can make places, creatures, plants, whatever. Or just add more onto something that you or someone else has made (though it's rude to change something someone else made without approval). For now at least, let's not make sapient creatures as they kind of make a mess of things. Maybe down the line we'll have separate stuff to see how the world and it's history might develop if sapients were added to the mix... but that's a maybe someday later thing. The other rule I think that'd be good for us to have is not using any real animals/plants completely as is. It'd be cool if we could each do something once per day, but I doubt that'll actually happen. Just hopefully often enough that it's a thing we're doing together would be great.

I'll leave this rest of this post open in case we later want lists of stuff or something.
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Re: Leisurely Worldbuilding Project

Post  Ramsus on Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:26 pm

My first addition to this will be a creature we shall call.... the sheepig. It's a Family (or maybe Suborder) of creatures that have generally combined traits of sheep and pigs. They are omnivores and mostly foragers.

One of the most common types would be the pink sheepig. It has cloven hooves, a pig snout, curly tail, and pinkish skin, and thick coats of fluffly pink wool. They're pretty small, maybe up to 2 feet tall. They are friendly and playful.

A rare type are the giant sheepigs, which are not in fact all giant. They have unlimited lifespans and simply grow with age, perhaps up to the size of small towns. They're fairly slow moving and calm, especially the older bigger ones. They start life regular size. Some varieties are hairless, some don't have fluffy wool but are have more mammoth-like straight hair covering their bodies.

One of the only particularly threatening types is the ambush sheepig. These sheepig's wool are tougher and more wiry almost like steel wool. Depending on the breed they're about 2 to 4 feet tall. They have 3 to 6 inch tusks and they're good climbers, good enough to clumsily climb up trees, though they don't like great heights. Their skin and wool color will change to adapt to their environment over months of time. They are territorial and violent, though also opportunistic and somewhat cunning so they mostly hide and launch surprise charges.

Another rare type are the winged sheepigs, a branch off the pink sheepig line that have wings also covered in wool. They migrate like birds.


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Post  quietkal on Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:54 pm

I don't have anything as formal as that, but I do have sort of nebulous ideas about some stuff, if you other people would like to discuss and help fill out.

First idea is for like, a crab that has a kind of mucous-y saliva. It's small about regular blue crab size, and eats plankton or its equivalent off of pebbles, and then before the saliva hardens it attaches the pebble to its back, so that it ends up having a composite shell on its back. They do have a limited lifespan, maybe like 2-3 year-equivalents before it stops growing in size and strength, and its shell starts getting overheavy for it. Whereupon it becomes easy prey for whatever can deal with its shell at all.
Probably lives in like, ocean or lake shallows, if in fact there are oceans and lakes.

Other idea is for a location, a deep crevasse with a river running through it. Not unlike the grand canyon, but maybe less deep and less wide for now. I was imagining it as more of a sheer environment, wind whipping through and plants on the rare purchase the walls have to offer. The river at the bottom is filled with rapids.

I don't have names for either, but that's not really a pressing matter, I feel
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Re: Leisurely Worldbuilding Project

Post  Ramsus on Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:28 am

The floating hives are a symbiotic relationship between a turtle-like creature that has a shell pockmarket with small holes large enough for the insects that live in them. The turtle-like creature (the one formally known as the floating hive) has an air bladder inside the shell and use this to float around, only rarely using their legs on the ground. The most common insects that live in their shells are long beetle-like insects that will feed the the floating hive leaves and flower petals from nearby plants they pass by. The inside of the holes produce a byproduct that the insects can make into a waxy substance, though in rarer cases certain insects use this and small berries to make a fermented liquid.
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