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Spore NESLife II

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Haseri, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Haseri

    Haseri Chieftain

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    The Idea

    In September, I started a Spore NESLife. But, my computer broke for a month and so that stopped.

    This time, we're going straight on to land, because that would be easiest. As such, there will be some stylistic changes, which will all be revealed below.

    There may be a Sporecast, as well as some adventures.

    Rules

    Anyone can create 1 new species per turn. No more than 1 species per person per update. (Unless I say so)

    A: Brand New Species

    You can start from scratch with an entirely new species, in which case you get 3 T1 parts to start with. Brand new species will be simple creatures, like rodents or small animals.

    These new species will be more and more primitive compared to the most evolved species. I'd actively discourage it at later stages.

    The other, preferred, option:

    B: Evolve a Species

    This is where things depart a bit. Instead of genes, there are parts, which come in four Tiers

    Your options here are (choose up to 3) to
    • Add a Tier 1 part
    • Improve a part by one tier
    • Decrease a part by one tier
    • Replace one T1 part with another in the same category
    • Replicate a part (can be done with anything except mouths - there is no stat change in this instance)
    • Remove a part completely.

    Spoiler Parts List :
    Parts come in 7 flavours.
    Mouths (Mouths are essential. Only one mouth is allowed on a creature.)
    • Reptillian/Carnivorous Mammals (Carnivore, Bite 2-5, Sing 1-3)
    • Insect (Carnivore, Bite 2-5, Sing 1, Health 0-3)
    • Carnivorous Fish (Carnivore, Bite 2-5, Charge max 0-3, Sing 1)
    • Reptilians (Carnivore, Bite 2-5, Charge 0-2, Sing 1-2)
    • Birds of Prey (Omnivore, Bite 1-3, Sing 1-4, Health 0-3)
    • Primates (Omnivore, Bite 1-4, Sing 1-4)
    • Amphibians (Omnivore, Bite 1, Sing 2-5)
    • Radial/Jawless-like (Omnivore, Bite 2-5, Sing 1)
    • Omnivores (Omnivore, Bite 1-4, Charge 2, Sing 1-3)
    • Herbivorous Mammals/Ungulates (Herbivore, Bite 1-3, Sing 2-5)
    • Swines (Herbivore, Bite 1, Charge 0-3, Sing 2-5)
    • Songbirds (Herbivore, Bite 1, Sing 2-5 Health 0-3)
    • Mammals (Herbivore, Bite 1-3, Sing 2-5)

    Sensory Organs (The only difference between the rows is the style)

    Eyes (T1-Monochrome, T2-Dichrome (limited colour vision), T3-Trichrome (what we have - seeing all the visible spectrum), T4- Tetrachrome (beyond visible - IR, UV, etc.). Eyes are useful for spotting creatures with high Sneak (see below)
    • Misc Eyes
    • Arthropod Eyes
    • Style Eyes
    • Mammalian Eyes
    • Reptillian Eyes
    • Eyestalks
    • Weird Eyes
    • Cute Eyes
    • Creepy Eyes

    Other organs (These don't have any statistical advantage, but creatures that have them may get some benefits beyond stats)
    • Noses
    • Antennae
    • Mammallian Ears
    • Other Ears

    Limbs (Limbs change as the appendage they are atatched to improves. We will not be going into the ExoSkeleton limbs - that way lies madness. Just choose the limb type you want. If you don't want them to change, or wou want a different limb but keep the appendage, just say.)

    • Thin Arms
    • Muscular Arms
    • Thin Arms
    • Thin Legs
    • Muscular Legs
    • Bird Legs

    Hands (All hands give the ability to grasp things)
    • Amphibious (Pose 2-5)
    • Dexterous (Strike 1-3, Pose 1-4)
    • Alien (Strike 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Misc/Reptillian (Strike 1-3, Pose 1-3, Health 0-3)
    • Mammalian (Strike 1-4, Pose 1-3)
    • Reptilian (Strike 2-5)
    • Crustacean (Pose 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Weird (Pose 2-5)
    • Cute (Strike 1-3, Pose 1-4, Health 1-3)
    • Creepy (Strike 2-5, Health 0-1)

    Feet
    • Reptile (Sprint 2-5, Dance 1-4, Speed 2-5)
    • Mammal Paws (Sprint 1-4, Dance 2-5, Speed 2-5)
    • Bird/Reptile (Jump 1-4, Charge 1-4, Speed 2-5)
    • Primate (Sneak 2-5, Dance 2-5, Speed 1-4)
    • Hoof (Sprint 1-4, Charge 2-5, Speed 2-5)
    • Insect (Jump 1-4, Dance 1-4, Speed 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Suction (Sneak 1-4, Charge 1-3, Dance 1-3, Speed 1-4)
    • Amphibian (Jump 2-5, Dance 1-4, Speed 1-4)
    • Weird (Sneak 1-4, Dance 2-5, Speed 1-4)
    • Cute (Charge 1-3, Dance 1-4, Speed 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Creepy (Sneak 2-5, Charge 1-4, Speed 1-4)

    Weapons

    • Antlers (Charge 2-5)
    • Horns (Charge 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Bulbs (Spit 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Launchers (Spit 2-5)
    • Clubs (Strike 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Hooks (2-5)

    Details
    • Nubs (Charm 2-5)
    • Misc (Charm 2-5)
    • Crystals (Charm 1-4, Health 1-4)
    • Feathers (Charm 1-5. T1 - Jump 1, T2 - Sneak 1, T3 - Sprint 1)
    • Flora (Sneak 1-4, Charm 1-4)
    • Hair (Charm 2-5)
    • Spikes (Health 2-5)
    • Bumps (Health 2-5)
    • Aquatic (Sprint 1-4. T1 - Charm 1, T2 - Speed 1, T3 - Jump 1, T4 - Sneak 1)
    • Wings (Jump 1, Glide 2 -5)
    • Sprinters (Sprint 2-5)
    • Cute Hairs (Charm 2-5)
    • Growths (Health 2-5)


    Ambience

    All insects, microorganisms, fish and plants are NPCs and are unstatted.

    Joining
    This NES does not require any commitment on your part. To join, you can just post a new species/evolution thing. Its up to you if you ever come back to see how it does.

    New Species Template:
    [reminder: this will be a very primitive species compared to stuff that already exists, you need to be very inventive here!]
    (new species name) : (player name)
    Parts (you can start with three): [reminder: one of these must be a mouth]
    Description: (Behaviour, specific diet, habitat, etc.)

    Evolution Template:
    (new species name) : (player name)
    Evolved from: (old species name)
    Parts added/upgraded:
    Parts removed/downgraded: [reminder: leave at least a mouth]
    Description: (Changes in behaviour, specific diet, habitat, etc.)

    Anyone who does have Spore, feel free to create your own creatures.

    Stories

    Feel free to do 'day in the life' stories and such like. If they are good, I'll make an adventure out of it.

    Questions

    Any queries will go here.

    <Do Not Post Yet!>
     
  2. Haseri

    Haseri Chieftain

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    Spoiler Update 0 :
    Update 0

    The Tropical Forest


    Amphibidon: Haseri
    Parts: Amphibian Mouth T1, Misc Eyes T1, Amphibian Feet T1 (Thin Legs)
    Description: The first vertebrate species on land. It is an omnivore, inclined to eat anything it comes across, mostly small insects and low fruit.

    Possible Biomes

    Polar
    Alpine
    Tundra
    Temperate Forests
    Temperate Grasslands
    Tropical Forest
    Savanna
    Desert

    Stats

    Amphibidon
    Diet: Omnivore
    Abilities: Call, Jump 2, Sight 4
    Attack: Bite 1
    Socialize: Sing 2, Dance 1
    Speed: 1
    Health: 40 (0)


    Update list
    Update 1

    I think that covers everything.

    It is now safe to post.
     
  3. Vertinari118

    Vertinari118 Chieftain

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    False Bird : Vertinari118
    Evolved from: Amphibidon
    Parts added/upgraded: Bird of Prey Mouth T1, Misc. Eyes T2
    Parts removed/downgraded: Amphibian Mouth T1,
    Description:


    Behaviour

    The closest thing this world has to birds at the moment but they are still amphibians and therefore need to live near water. They live in pairs that mate for life and are fiercely territorial. Several pairs may band together to drive away a threat to their spawning pools. In short false birds are vicious little beasts that are best left alone.

    Diet

    If it fits in their mouth or can be cut up so it fits in their mouth and doesn't kill them they'll eat it.

    Habitat

    The tropical forests

    Physical Appearance

    They are slightly larger than their Amphibidon ancestors with a flatter, broader tail that resembles a bird's tail somewhat. They have scattered feathers across their body but mostly have plain skin. They are mostly brown with streaks of green.
     
  4. Abaddon

    Abaddon Chieftain

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    Are we not all going to radiate from that one creation?
     
  5. Haseri

    Haseri Chieftain

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    You don't have to. I'd prefer if you do.
     
  6. Abaddon

    Abaddon Chieftain

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    I will, doesnt make sense otherwise.. :p sorry Vert!
     
  7. Vertinari118

    Vertinari118 Chieftain

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    Did not think of that. I will edit my entry to be an evolution of the Amphibidon
     
  8. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    I am hereby expressing interest, though I'm not too cool about the singing and dancing :) I can understand that you need to keep this tied to Spore to do sporecasts and stuff...

    I wonder if you could allow 'custom' parts in the stats, which are displayed graphically by having wierd combinations of ordinary parts, you know like having mouths inside each other and so on? I seem to remember doing some funky stuff like that in the editor.
     
  9. Haseri

    Haseri Chieftain

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    Yes, I'll allow it, but at my discretion. I know what you are talking about, I've done something like that before.
     
  10. Haseri

    Haseri Chieftain

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    Update 1

    The Tropical Forest


    Amphible: NPC
    Parts: Amphibian Mouth T2, Misc Eyes T2, Amphibian Feet T2 (Thin Legs)
    Description: The direct descendant of the Amphibidon, it is much the same in terms of behavior.


    Aviace: NPC
    Parts: Songbird Mouth T1, Reptillian Eyes T1, Bird/Reptile Feet T1 (Bird Legs)
    Description: Related to the False Bird (below) but the beat is designed for plant matter such as fruit.


    False Bird: Vertinari118
    Parts: Bird of Prey Mouth T1, Misc. Eyes T2, Amphibian Feet T1 (Thin Legs)
    Description: Here we see that the mouth has chitinised and created a beak. Intially used to help break out of the egg, and was lost, the creature now keeps this beak to feed with.


    Reptillido: NPC
    Parts: Reptillian/Carnivorous Mammals Mouth T1, Misc Eyes T1, Reptile Feet T1 (Thin Legs)
    Description: The first pure carnivore. It can only process meat.

    Stats

    Amphible
    Diet: Omnivore
    Abilities: Call, Jump 3, Sight 2
    Attack: Bite 1
    Socialize: Sing 3, Dance 2
    Speed: 2
    Health: 40 (0)

    Aviace
    Diet: Herbivore
    Abilities: Call, Jump 1, Sight 1
    Attack: Bite 1, Charge 1
    Socialize: Sing 2
    Speed: 2
    Health: 40 (0)

    False Bird
    Diet: Omnivore
    Abilities: Call, Jump 2, Sight 2
    Attack: Bite 1
    Socialize: Sing 1, Dance 1
    Speed: 1
    Health: 40 (0)

    Reptillido
    Diet: Carnivore
    Abilities: Call, Sprint 2, Sight 1
    Attack: Bite 2
    Socialize: Sing 1, Dance 1
    Speed: 2
    Health: 40 (0)

    To help speed things along, I've this will be played simultaneously over at Gaming Steve.
     
  11. squid1111

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    Armailliaia : squid1111
    Evolved from: Reptillido
    Parts added/upgraded: RCM Mouth, Reptilian Feet (both now T2), Creepy Feet T1 (thin legs) (now has 4 legs)
    Parts removed/downgraded:
    Description: The Armailliaia is a reptilian species evolved from the Reptillido, and apparently named by the same scientists. It is one of the first animals on its planet to develop four legs. It is a solitary hunter, and in the case of its prey being exceptionally well-defended it jumps on top of them from trees, which it climbs using its the claws on its front legs.
     
  12. Vertinari118

    Vertinari118 Chieftain

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    Raptor : Vertinari118
    Evolved from: False Bird
    Parts added/upgraded: Bird feet (bird legs) T1 (please play down the duckiness of T1 bird feet as much as possible), Wings T1
    Parts removed/downgraded: Amphibian feet T1
    Description: The addition of flying has caused them to move up into trees to nest. They are now even more vicious than False Birds as they can attack from the air. They are now covered with feathers and are dark brown in colour with the belly and neck lighter than the back. Their tail is now almost identical to a Earth bird's tail.

    Spoiler :


    I was wondering if you could make the eyes of the Raptor look more like the eyes of a real-life raptor, such as the hawk included above. I have no idea if this is possible but I would appreciate it if you could at least make them less prevalent and exposed and a little more realistic. Those who have Spore don't complain that I am being too fussy or pedantic as this is a simple request to make the raptor look more like a real raptor before I start to mess it around big time.
     
  13. cindle

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    poisillido: cindle
    Evolved from: Reptillido
    Parts added/upgraded: T2 poison spitters, T2 misc. eyes
    Parts removed/downgraded:T1 misc eyes
    Description: made for a more sedentary lifestyle, the poisillido has
    decided to settle down and feast the advantages of dual poison spitters.
    And what good would they do without better eyes to aim?
     

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