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    46 KB Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:09 No.9322919  
    Let's play a game, /tg/. It's the game of making a fictional species, yet in this game, there are rules. Please read them:

    >I offer a series of possible choices or request input. Respond with one of the possible choices or your own input respectively, with "dice+1d100" in your email field. The person who rolls the highest number out of the first three responses gets selected and then I state the next phase.

    In this case, let us first choose one of the following settings:
    >Sci-fi (soft/average only - I don't trust my scientific knowledge enough to create truly hard science fiction)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:10 No.9322937
    rolled 49 = 49

    Cowboy Sci-Fi.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:11 No.9322949
    Got it. Sorry about deleting the earlier thread - I didn't describe it properly at the start.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:12 No.9322971
    rolled 57 = 57

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:13 No.9322999
    rolled 7 = 7

    Cowboy Fantasy
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:14 No.9323009
    Fantasy it is.

    >Insert your own possibility that I might not have thought of
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:18 No.9323080
    rolled 29 = 29

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:23 No.9323169
    rolled 51 = 51

    Semi sentient like the hive mind on Planet (alpha centauri)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:24 No.9323183
    rolled 90 = 90

    Incredibly, Ridiculously Sentient.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:24 No.9323187
    rolled 57 = 57


    Nonsentient until they consume sentience from another organism.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:26 No.9323228
    They're incredibly sentient then. Makes them feel a bit odd, really. They're just aware of so much and they're capable of doing so much and controlling so many aspects of their psyche.

    Next phase, MATERIAL TYPE:
    >Construct (Built from inorganic materials)
    >Undead (Animated from dead organic material)
    >Plant (Animated from living plant material)
    >Flesh and Blood (You know this)
    >Elemental (Formed of the elements)
    >Arcane (Created by magic)
    >Divine (Created by gods)
    >Beyond mortal understanding (IA IA CTHULHU FHTAGN)
    >Insert your own
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:27 No.9323241
    rolled 78 = 78

    Flesh and Blood!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:27 No.9323247
    rolled 100 = 100

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:28 No.9323264
    rolled 99 = 99

    >>Construct (Built from inorganic materials)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:28 No.9323278

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:30 No.9323322
    >Two high rolls
    >And a 100.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:31 No.9323334

    Next phase, ELEMENT:
    >Whatever. Choose any element you can come up with, god knows how many that I haven't listed.

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:31 No.9323343
    rolled 89 = 89

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:32 No.9323352
    rolled 80 = 80

    Penis element
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:32 No.9323355
    rolled 18 = 18

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:33 No.9323366
    rolled 26 = 26

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:33 No.9323379
    rolled 96 = 96

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:34 No.9323395
    rolled 6 = 6

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:34 No.9323411
    rolled 94 = 94

    elemental emotion determined at creation
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:35 No.9323425
    Well, shit. Looks like we've got highly sentient elementals composed of Light.

    Next phase (back to normal with three (3) first posts too), DO THEY HAVE A STATIC FORM OR ARE THEY AMORPHOUS?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:36 No.9323433
    rolled 26 = 26

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:36 No.9323445
    rolled 28 = 28

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:36 No.9323446
    rolled 42 = 42

    C'mon STATIC.
    They cage themselves in frames of wire and stained glass.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:36 No.9323447
    rolled 28 = 28

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:36 No.9323451
    rolled 22 = 22


    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:37 No.9323461

    eh heh. lowest so far. I kept rollin g 90+ for a while.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:37 No.9323474

    also, THIS
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:38 No.9323478
    They might be made of light, but that doesn't mean they can look like whatever they want. This species has a single, rigid form.

    Next phase, SHAPE:
    >Armature (cannot physically be compared with a biological form)
    >Insert another I may have forgotten
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:38 No.9323490
    rolled 9 = 9

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:38 No.9323495

    Lovecraftian horror
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:39 No.9323508
    rolled 7 = 7

    I support
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:39 No.9323512
    rolled 40 = 40

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:40 No.9323520
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:40 No.9323523
    rolled 74 = 74

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:40 No.9323529
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:41 No.9323537
    rolled 73 = 73


    dont forget to roll mate or your assistance does not count.


    in the email field, no noko.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:41 No.9323538
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:41 No.9323548

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:41 No.9323550
    rolled 11 = 11

    You'll note that I tried. I then tried to fix it, and fucked that up.

    >>9323538 is the roll for it, though it looks to late now.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:42 No.9323559
    So we have a highly sentient insect composed entirely of light so far. Interesting, let's see where we can go with this.

    Next phase, INSECT SHAPE:
    >Fly (from common fly to dragonfly to whatever - feel free to specify the number of 'wings')
    >Centipede (state number of legs)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:42 No.9323560

    Yes, I realize that now. Nicely done XD
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:43 No.9323582
    rolled 24 = 24

    Spider, so they can weave elaborate webs.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:43 No.9323584

    huh? thought that 74 clinched it for Armature
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:44 No.9323598
    rolled 12 = 12


    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:44 No.9323600
    rolled 79 = 79

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:44 No.9323605
    Fish, lovecraftian horror, insect. Insect won.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:44 No.9323606
    rolled 65 = 65

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:45 No.9323628
    rolled 40 = 40


    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:46 No.9323637

    ah, first three responses. Gotcha
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:46 No.9323645
    rolled 78 = 78

    Medium, human size.
    So that they can be a PC race!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:46 No.9323646
    >Diminutive (Rat-size)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:47 No.9323661
    rolled 7 = 7


    >Diminutive (Rat-size)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:47 No.9323662
    rolled 14 = 14

    Variable, average Small.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:47 No.9323666
    Wat op?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:48 No.9323673
    So, we have a species of BEES constructed entirely from light.

    Next phase, SIZE:
    >Fine (Ant-size)
    >Diminutive (Rat-size)
    >Tiny (Cat-size)
    >Small (Halfling-size)
    >Medium (Human-size)
    >Large (Ogre size)
    >Huge (Giant size)
    >Gargantuan (Bus-sized)
    >Colossal (YOU ARE HUGE THAT MUST MEAN etc)
    >Variable (Size varies widely)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:48 No.9323681
    rolled 21 = 21


    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:49 No.9323690
    rolled 49 = 49

    Human, so they can still be a PC race!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:49 No.9323691
    rolled 4 = 4

    Variable, average small.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:49 No.9323692
    each bee is Tiny.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:49 No.9323702
    rolled 97 = 97

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:49 No.9323705
    These three are ignored, because they are based on an incorrect post that I had made. Apologies.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:50 No.9323720
    rolled 70 = 70


    highest of first three posts. Must have slipped by me when I read OP's rules.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:51 No.9323732
    rolled 29 = 29


    Rat-sized light-bees, pl0x.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:51 No.9323733
    rolled 56 = 56


    so close my friend.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:51 No.9323741
    Human isn't a size, but I presume you mean medium, so medium it is.

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323750
    rolled 46 = 46

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323753
    rolled 1 = 1

    Neutral, light bees don't give a fuck.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323757
    rolled 82 = 82

    any non-good
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323758
    rolled 19 = 19


    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323761
    Ignored due to be non-specific.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323762
    rolled 58 = 58

    Neutral. Bees will fucking rape your shit because they can, not because they're evil.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:52 No.9323764
    rolled 62 = 62

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:53 No.9323777
    rolled 37 = 37


    sweet, looks like neutral has a good chance of making it anyways.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:53 No.9323784
    Verily, light bees are NEUTRAL.

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:53 No.9323789
    Hey OP, all of them having the same alignment is stupid.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:54 No.9323804
    rolled 92 = 92

    Isn't "Any Non-Good" fairly specific within the terms usually used in these contexts?

    I say >neutral
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:54 No.9323810
    Racial standard / racial stereotype.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:54 No.9323815
    rolled 98 = 98

    Let's treat it as a cultural tendency, not a hard-and-fast rule!

    Also, anywhere on the law-neutral-chaos axis.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:55 No.9323822
    rolled 82 = 82

    still Neutral
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:55 No.9323835
    rolled 71 = 71


    OP is discounting non-specific posts mate...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:56 No.9323838
    rolled 64 = 64

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:56 No.9323839
    rolled 7 = 7

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:57 No.9323873
    rolled 63 = 63

    So it looks like a supersentient race of true neutral light-bees? imokaywiththis.jpg
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:58 No.9323897
    rolled 95 = 95


    what kind of technology do they have? Is it based on resonance crystals and psionics. Bee's perhaps beeing more sensitive to the radiation given off by the crystals of their home planet? I mean, fuck. Light bee's. Do they travel as fast as light?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)21:59 No.9323914
    Generally, these are true neutral light bees. They don't give a fuck. Where the hell do they live though?

    Next phase, ECOSYSTEM:
    >Elemental Plane of Light
    >Astral Plane
    >Outer Plane of your choice
    >Inner Plane of your choice
    >Prime Material ecosystem of your choice (ie jungle tundra forest desert underwater etc)
    >Something of your own choice
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:00 No.9323919
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    18 KB
    rolled 41 = 41

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:00 No.9323921
    rolled 30 = 30

    Astral Plane
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:00 No.9323928
    rolled 32 = 32

    Plane of Shadows.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:00 No.9323929
    rolled 68 = 68

    >The consciousness of mankind
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:00 No.9323932
    rolled 51 = 51

    crystal caverns near the center of the earth
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:00 No.9323936
    rolled 39 = 39


    They live in hive-cities that float through the skies - either in huge societies, or little ramshackle skyboats consisting of a small family and their friends.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:01 No.9323942
    rolled 32 = 32

    The Abyss
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:01 No.9323953
    Light-BEEs from the Id?

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:01 No.9323958
    rolled 93 = 93

    I've changed my mind.

    Fucking THIS.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:02 No.9323971
    >Light-BEEs from the Id?
    What the fuck is ld?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:03 No.9323996
    That is a capital i.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:03 No.9323997
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:03 No.9324000
    rolled 55 = 55

    High School psychology.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:07 No.9324074
    rolled 89 = 89

    True neutral Metaphysical Lightbees, highly aware that they are constructed from the very base of mankind's intellect. Classy.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:08 No.9324097
    Okay, ladies and gentlemen, we're about to enter BIZARRO LAND, please fasten your seatbelts.

    Apparently, our highly sentient man-sized light bees live in the collective minds of sentient creatures. Might be difficult to work with this, but this makes it pretty fucking interesting, at the very least.

    So, how they communicate?

    Next phase, COMMUNICATION:
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:08 No.9324107
    Don't forget that they are the size of people.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:08 No.9324112
    rolled 76 = 76

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:09 No.9324119
    rolled 2 = 2

    Only one that makes sense for em, so yeah
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:09 No.9324124
    rolled 16 = 16

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:09 No.9324128
    rolled 55 = 55

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:10 No.9324137
    rolled 54 = 54

    Fffuckkkkk youuuuuuuuuuuu

    "hello jim"


    "Jim this is your mind-bee"

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:12 No.9324174
    Does the Id create a sort of 'area' in which the bee exists? Like, a projectional dimension which pokes into the past, future, and material plane?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:13 No.9324191
    Despite the fact that they inhabit the collective consciousness of all sentient beings, they communicate verbally. Christ. So, how do they do this?

    >Possession of a host's vocal chords
    >Host's body eminates high or low frequency sound that they use to communicate
    >They communicate directly to one another in this otherworld that in the psyche of all sentients

    We've really stepped into the world of the surreal now.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:13 No.9324194
    I think that the projected dimension of the human conciousness should be COMMUNAL, so they can actually explore from human to human.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:14 No.9324205
    rolled 37 = 37

    They communicate directly to one another in the otherworld, verbally.

    As fun as "SUP THIS IS YOUR MINDBEE" would be.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:14 No.9324220
    rolled 8 = 8

    It's verbal communication that takes place in the "Id-space", and has little bearing on realspace. Ever hear that highpitch buzzing in your ear? That's spacebees.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:15 No.9324224
    rolled 28 = 28

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:15 No.9324229
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:17 No.9324277
    rolled 90 = 90


    these are almost identical... a different turn of phrase more than anything else.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:18 No.9324290
    Yeah, I think we both wanted the same thing there.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:18 No.9324291
    Someone archive this shit
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:18 No.9324300
    rolled 48 = 48

    True Neutral Space-bees who exist mainly in the alternate metaphysical universe provided by the consciousness of sentient beings (their own highly conscious brains also project this field, allowing them to traverse the universe in places where there are no beings in our universe's analogue position.) They communicate verbally, and the vibrations caused by this in their universe sometimes 'ripple through' to ours.

    Possibly being near to our metaphysical aura allows them to feed on our sensations/experiences/perceptions that they normally can't experience, being in a non-physical dimension. Travelling through null-space uses up their own energy.

    Any of this helpful?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:19 No.9324304
    Wait until it's done.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:19 No.9324316
    So, they communicate directly with one another in this Id-Space that us lesser beings are not aware of. We might here faint whisperings, incredibly low buzzings once in a while - but nah, it's nothing.

    >Not at all.
    >Telekinesis, moving stuff around
    >Telepathy, dominating host and making them do things for them
    >Telepathy, charming host and making them unconsciously predispositioned towards doing things for them.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:21 No.9324336
    rolled 17 = 17


    The actions they perform in the otherworld affect the host in subtle ways, as the otherworld metaphorically represents the mental state of the host.

    So if someone's mind is a garden, lightbees can look after them and keep them serene by tending that garden, if someone is possessed by a demon, lightbees can slay that demon to drive it out.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:22 No.9324350
    rolled 76 = 76

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:22 No.9324358
    rolled 75 = 75

    Continuing with >>9324300,

    They exist only for themselves, rarely coming together except to mate or to bask in the glow of highly emotional 'eras' in the real-space analogues of their dimension. Areas of conscious experience 'glow' to them, and as they feed on different experiences, some of it rubs off on their 'legs hairs', to be carried over and seeded in other conscious beings (thus making empathy possible?) it is thus that they garnered the designation 'bees'.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:23 No.9324371
    rolled 64 = 64


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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:24 No.9324397
    rolled 83 = 83


    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:25 No.9324408
    rolled 33 = 33


    are willing, we could incorporate

    - they upkeep and cultivate our consciousnesses like gardens, to feed themselves and keep emotion flowing and universally healthy?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:27 No.9324444
    rolled 8 = 8


    Yeah, but remember, they don't give a fuck.

    So there are probably wise bees who take good care of people, and there are probably selfish bees who slash and burn through human conciousnesses, using what's in them for their own uses.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:29 No.9324469
    Wow. Most people here seem to be in agreement. Also, the latest summary is quite helpful - although some of it ventures into areas we are yet to discuss.

    Next phase, MATING:
    >Asexual - they split into two upon reaching a certain age.
    >Old fashioned fucking.
    >Physical parasitism (their eggs physically grow in a physical host)
    >Metaphysical parasitism (they plant their eggs in the Id of a host, that the eggs sap 'nutrition' from)
    >The shaping of excess emotional energy into additional mindbees.
    >The shaping of physical light into additional mindbees.
    >The shaping of metaphysical definitions and emotions assosciated with light into additional mindbees - these emotions also define the base personality of the mindbee
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:30 No.9324486
    rolled 28 = 28


    would explain why everyone is not blissful and happy from their bee tended garden. Perhaps have certain sects or divisions that have different thoughts on how to properly pollinate minds?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:30 No.9324494
    rolled 20 = 20

    Metaphysical parasitism
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:30 No.9324504
    rolled 67 = 67

    They're intensely sentient - they're well aware of everything that's gonna be going on around them, and since they're true neutral, they mostly care about what's going to be happening to them. They need to eat, and since they feed off the experiences and emotions of us inferior beings, they need to keep us around, and in suitable 'taste'.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:30 No.9324506
    rolled 40 = 40


    Metaphysical shaping of emotions into additional mindbees, that, to the lightbees, looks like old fashioned fucking.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:33 No.9324532
    rolled 17 = 17

    Excess feeding causes a bee to replicate itself.

    Also, misery happens, and then bees come and feed off the misery and spread it around. The bees are like catalysts - they don't cause the reaction, but they help it along by feeding on it.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:34 No.9324552
    rolled 41 = 41

    excess feeding allows a bee to shape some of itself into new bee? (taking the average, kind of)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:36 No.9324578
    Right. Just want to clear something up first.

    Next phase, FURTHER MATING:
    >The emotions that they shape into additional mindbees is excess emotions gathered from large groups of sentients.
    >The emotions that they shape into additional mindbees has to be 'drained' from the Id of a sentient.
    >Both, with it depending on the number of sentients in the area in real-space.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:37 No.9324598
    rolled 75 = 75

    Both, with it depending on the number of sentients in the area in real-space
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:37 No.9324614
    rolled 85 = 85

    Has to be drained from the Id of a sentient.

    In fact...

    Sometimes millions of lightbees swarm onto one human and fill his mind with light, fostering him to new heights of brilliance to create a new generation.

    He burns very brightly, very briefly, and the new lightbees created from this flock to those near him, creating a wave of inspiration with his garden as the catalyst.

    (It takes a stern, resilient mind to survive the process. But oh, what gets created!)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:39 No.9324645
    rolled 46 = 46

    So again if I may be so arrogant as to sum it up, we have Supersentient light-'bees' that exist in the alternate-meta-space provided by consciousness, communicate by causing ripples in this metaphysical plane which sometimes can be 'heard' on the material plane, and draw energy from the emotions of us mortal kin. They're not really partial to what they eat, as long as it's not tainted (demonic influence? something to that effect), and keep their mind-gardens clean through violent purge. Sometimes a faggot-bee will get hella hungry and just cause shitstorms so it can eat from the resulting chaos. This usually draws other bees, though, and things settle down when they fix it. Bees reproduce by shaping some of their own energy into new consciousnesses.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:41 No.9324680
    rolled 59 = 59

    >>9324645 here,
    Ignore that last part I suck cocks, they reproduce through feeding off the id/emotion of humans, sometimes causing huge shitstorms as many bees gather to partake of his delicious inspiration and conscious spontaenity.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:43 No.9324710
    This is incredible. I really, really like this.

    Okay, let's keep this up. Although, you might not appreciate the next topic, seeing as we've built them up around Id-space.

    Next phase, MANIFESTATION:
    >They are are able to manifest themselves in real space.
    >They cannot exist in real space. They are trapped forever in the Id.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:45 No.9324728
    rolled 17 = 17


    I think they're trapped forever in the Id, just like humans are trapped forever outside the Id. You have whole adventures that are theoretically taking place in the minds of humanity.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:45 No.9324733
    rolled 58 = 58

    They can be summoned to realspace, and some form crafts in order to carry Id into realspace (like we carry air/food into space space). But naturally, they die from lack of food/inhabitable area. They have no real analogue in our plane, and as such can't sustain themselves.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:46 No.9324758
    rolled 71 = 71

    When you dream of an adventure, are you not partaking of a jaunt into the Id? Why, then, should they be so denied our plane. I'm with something similar to >>9324733. Except that their crafts are metaphysical constructs instead of 'spaceships'
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:48 No.9324776

    Hmm. Yeah, that sounds good to me. They have elaborate ceremonies used to dream themselves for jaunts into realspace.

    Oh god damn this feels bizarrely gameable.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:52 No.9324831
    rolled 45 = 45

    Any more questions? How long do they live? Stats? When they manifest, do they have weight, or are they still 'light' (lolpun)?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:53 No.9324840
    So they are capable of manifesting, it's just exceptionally difficult for them to do and survive, and they often wrap themselves in the stuff of the Id in order to survive for prolonged periods.

    >When they 'dream', projections of themselves wander reality.
    >Elaborate ceremonies need to be performed in order to 'jaunt' the subject into real space.
    >The mindbee becomes a physical parasite, inhabiting the body of a highly emotional individual and feeding off of it before bursting out.
    >The mindbee becomes a physical parasite, inhabiting the body of a highly emotional individual and slowly twisting their form into their own
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:54 No.9324849
    Still got a few more questions.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:55 No.9324871
    rolled 36 = 36


    Elaborate ceremonies only - going into the real world is a rare occasion for a lightbee adventure.


    You know how when you dream, often your dreams are wholly unconnected and make no goddamn sense?

    Lightbees watch where they're flying when REM sleep is going on, I think.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:56 No.9324880
    rolled 29 = 29

    >Elaborate ceremonies need to be performed in order to 'jaunt' the subject into real space

    whats an advanced race of light bugs without incomprehensible dance rituals to DANCE INTO OUR WORLD
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:56 No.9324885
    rolled 23 = 23

    The mindbee becomes a physical parasite, inhabiting the body of a highly emotional individual and slowly twisting their form into their own
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)22:56 No.9324889
    rolled 22 = 22

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:00 No.9324958
    rolled 22 = 22

    >having things like 'time' and 'orientation' is super weird, but our rituals put it into something we can understand, and we use them to see your lands, to experience first-hand what we take from you as food. Your universe is exhilirating, and we must have more of it.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:02 No.9324986
    rolled 65 = 65

    Your universe is cold and dangerous, and your ferment its strange machinations into nectar which we can partake in, granting meaning to the smashing of things and the flapping of meat. For this, we are grateful.

    We do not voyage into this land lightly, but if our people are in danger, we must.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:02 No.9324990
    Enshrouding their finest in protective garments sewn from only the most unflinching determination and the strongest mental fortitude, a ceremony has to be performed in order to send their people into real space. They are forced into a coma, and they manifest in the parallel area in reality upon falling into this 'dream'.

    >They do it to learn more about the people in the strange other world.
    >They do it for the purpose of gathering more knowledge.
    >They do it for the purpose of creating more emotions to feed from.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:03 No.9325003
    rolled 75 = 75

    They voyage into the real world only in the most dire of crises.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:06 No.9325044
    rolled 100 = 100

    To observe, to seed ideas, for fun, pretty much anything. This is a race that's sensationally deprived, incredibly sentient, and made of condensed consciousness. They're going to do things just to experience them, and this includes dicking with everything from physics to politics in our universe.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:07 No.9325061
    rolled 1 = 1


    ie the hosts are dying out, and they are losing "land" or ids to subsist in/from. They send out agents inot the world to locate larger, mor stable populations of humans in order to survive.

    Distance means nothing. All that is required is for the adventuring light bee to find a host, perform the ritual of returning, and lay a marker in the new host. From there, the new hosts contact will spread the bee's.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:13 No.9325160
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:14 No.9325170
    This, then. I think we've pretty much covered the topic of manifestation. We could discuss feeding habits, but you guys are pretty settled on emotions. So...

    Next phase, AGE:
    >Standard human age
    >Much longer than human age
    >Functionally immortal (emotion requirement increase exponentially with age, to a point where it's almost impossible to survive outside of a nexus of mental energies - if you choose this, please state standard survival age)
    >Absolutely immortal
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:14 No.9325173
    rolled 13 = 13

    Of a 100 and a 1 in a sequence of 2 rolls of a d100? 1/10,000.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:15 No.9325194
    Well, rolling any two specific numbers on a d100, in a specific order, the chances are simply 100 * 100:1, or, 10,000:1.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:16 No.9325225
    rolled 2 = 2

    Functionally immortal... but usually not longer than ten years.

    (I like ten years because it's about the length of a certain cultural milieu.)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:17 No.9325237
    rolled 41 = 41

    Their lives are connected to the emotional heirs of the event that spawned them - so long as the same conscious resonance of a bloodline exists, so will the bee. I.E., bees born from holocaust survivors will live until the descendants of the holocaust survivors stop having recognizably human emotions, or until their emotions are no longer interactable with the bee. Some bees have been around since the dawn of the universe, others are born and die with the plight of dying species.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:18 No.9325260
    rolled 98 = 98

    >Functionally immortal (emotion requirement increase exponentially with age, to a point where it's almost impossible to survive outside of a nexus of mental energies - days, or weeks for the strongest. Younger, the longer they last. Queens are immortal.)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:19 No.9325278
    rolled 57 = 57

    Bloodline was a bad word, really. Something more basic - soul-line, idealy. The souls of the universal gods, and possibly the universe itself are tied to the oldest and most powerful bees, whereas the bees of a race new to consciousness may be frail as the race itself.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:21 No.9325303
    rolled 81 = 81

    This is mine, and I like >>9325237 so combine the two.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:22 No.9325324
    If queens exist, that is.

    Which brings us on to the next topic. We're slowly running out of them.

    Next phase, HIERARCHY:
    >Democratic - they're all equal and they make their decisions together.
    >Monarchy - they're led by queens who rule over colonies
    >Electoral - they select a leader
    >Individualistic - they only work together for breeding and other purposes
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:22 No.9325330
    rolled 72 = 72

    Thanks <3

    So basically they can't be killed unless their analogues in our universe die out.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:23 No.9325346
    rolled 58 = 58

    Other. Democratic Hivemind
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:24 No.9325364
    rolled 3 = 3

    Generally individualistic, but they're also fairly friendly.

    Things need to get more organized when a hive gets founded (for matin' / warrin' / problem solvin' ), and then they have a queen, but if the tide turns against the queen, everybody just leaves.

    Colony Collapse.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:24 No.9325375
    rolled 59 = 59

    'bee'ist. They work together for the greater good of beedom, but since the only thing important to their survival is that of separate and sometimes unrelated or directly conflicting mind-gardens, the bees are basically loyal first to their food sources, and then to beedom as a whole. They all give deference to the God and Universe bees, who keep all bee-gardens within operating range through their massive influence on their analogues. Other than that, individualistic.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:27 No.9325424

    >Suggestions please.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:28 No.9325431
    Let's talk about the Sting, shall we?

    It takes the life of the Bee that uses it, but it's a weapon without compare.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:28 No.9325435
    rolled 100 = 100

    BEES SO FAR - again if I may be so arrogant as to sum up

    rolled 46 = 46

    So again if I may be so arrogant as to sum it up, we have Supersentient light-'bees' that exist in the alternate-meta-space provided by consciousness, communicate by causing ripples in this metaphysical plane which sometimes can be 'heard' on the material plane, and draw energy from the emotions of us mortal kin. They're not really partial to what they eat, as long as it's not tainted (demonic influence? something to that effect), and keep their mind-gardens clean through violent purge. Sometimes a faggot-bee will get hella hungry and just cause shitstorms so it can eat from the resulting chaos. This usually draws other bees, though, and things settle down when they fix it. Bees reproduce through feeding off the id/emotion of humans, sometimes causing huge shitstorms as many bees gather to partake of his delicious inspiration and conscious spontaenity.

    They travel to our plane through elabourate dream-rituals, for whatever reason striking their fancy at the time.

    Although bees are naturally immortal, they are inextricably linked to the emotional events and emotional successors that spawned them. Sometimes millenia will go by without a bee dying, while other times billions may die with their race. Bees are highly 'bee'ist, as well as individualistic. The bees who are linked to the consciousness of the universe, and those of the gods, are often granted deference and respect - their analogues are so important to the mortals of the material plane (and thus the 'lesser' bees' food source) that to offend them could end in none other than loss of life.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:29 No.9325442
    Hey, 58 and 59...so they're a democratic hivemind who are beeist?

    and how do people react to their existance?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:30 No.9325459
    Ah yes.

    >Outright hatred
    >Outright worship
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:31 No.9325472
    rolled 76 = 76

    The sting could be an advanced ritual, designed to fully destroy or take-over the soul/essence of another being - a one for one trade against any large, singular threat to the bee-cluster's garden. The most noble of sacrifices, to end one's own immortal life to ensure those of your ken.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:32 No.9325479
    rolled 44 = 44

    Depends on quality of Bee guise and level of Bee tact, probably.

    I'm going to say "defaults to flipping the fuck out".
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:32 No.9325482
    rolled 90 = 90

    Curiosity, respect, and tinged with worship and fear.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:33 No.9325492
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:33 No.9325494
    rolled 5 = 5

    It would depend on the level of knowledge others have about them. Curiosity for the scholarly, fear and perhaps reverence from the priestly who know that they have shaped the history of the universe from behind the scenes. Mostly though, I assume that we would react how the bees want us to react (ludic-dream style, as our universe is but a dream to be enjoyed by them). It would have to be judged on an individual basis.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:38 No.9325559
    So, the uneducated often freak the fuck out at the sight or the proof of these strange creatures, while the educated are often curious and respectful, yet also fearful, and praise the creatures for everything that they do for us - even if they do it for themselves.
    This'll do.

    I can't imagine anything else. So, we move on to the final stage.

    Abandon your rolls, people. We will decide on this together. No chance involved.

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:41 No.9325594
    rolled 91 = 91

    Apis consport

    Bees that carry consciousness.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:41 No.9325599
    The Mindhive?


    Apis Lux?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:42 No.9325615
    Apix Cons-luminus

    The lightbringing bees of consciousness
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:45 No.9325646
    By which I meant Apis luminare-animus
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:45 No.9325657
    Or possibly 'mind-tenders'
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:51 No.9325734
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:53 No.9325761
    Any more suggestions? Any out of the suggested that you as a whole seem to like?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:53 No.9325764
    Bee-ligerent overbee-ings.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:54 No.9325776
    Apisentia Bees of Sentience
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:54 No.9325778
    I'm partial to most of the listed latin names, and to 'lesser' being nicknames like 'mind tenders' and 'mind-bees', 'light-bees', 'dreamers', 'those outside', etc.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:56 No.9325802

    It includes Apis, which most people seem to be including, yet it's also fairly catchy. What does everyone think?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:56 No.9325806
    Seconded by summaryfag.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:57 No.9325812
    This. But which one?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)23:58 No.9325826
    rolled 53 = 53

    mind bees! simple and straight to the point
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:03 No.9325921
    rolled 67 = 67

    actually this seems pretty good
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:07 No.9325979
    So public opinion is leaning toward my Apisentia suggestion?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:07 No.9325981
    Summaryfag here, want me to wrap it up with name and everything?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:08 No.9325989
    Aspisentia is great for this. You gonna wrap it up, or should I?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:09 No.9326004
    Again, summaryfag here, OP should do more of these. They're enjoyable, as an understatement.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:10 No.9326029
    Yeah, at the very least we're creating interesting creatures GMs can throw in their games for something new and flavorful.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:12 No.9326055
    That being said, OP what was your original intention for this? If it's for 3.x/4ed, we need to stat it so hard so I can make a campaign of like-creatures in the id-realm.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)00:29 No.9326325
    rolled 52 = 52


    indeed this was a lotta fun. I would love to spring it on my players some day. So, your in the collective conciousness of a small town in west burrow new york. wat do?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)01:39 No.9327687

    I bump a thread
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)06:14 No.9330850
    I'm tempted to run a lightbee quest thread next night actually.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)07:58 No.9331751
    Well, Apis is the species name of Bees and Apis entia doesn't really work.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/10(Wed)11:46 No.9334635
    Do it. Sounds fun.

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