Sup /tg/... heheI'm bored as fuck with nothing to do. I tried one of these last night, but that time it didn't really take off, so let's try again. Also, I've never really run a quest thread before, but it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot.Primordial and Fortune evo were pretty cool as well as that other one that some other guy did. Let's do one of those.The world that our journey is a pristine world, and for the time being, covered in ocean. The twin suns of the world do more than enough to keep the water... watery, and though there is ground, all of it is beneath the waves. The name of this world, I leave to you guys.First, let's go over some ground rules first:- Only one change a creature for every post. The changes should be small so that the pacing of the game can be gradual.- No "alien intervention", "meteors from space" or "cosmic radiation". Unless I, the GM, specifically state, all changes occur only through environmental pressure.- No joke or fetish changes. This is /tg/, which may be /d/-lite, but not /d/. Unless it's actually a dick, it shouldn't look like a human phalus. Also, don't draw dicks, it's a SFW board.- Do not claim creatures. The thread gets bumped more, there are more changes, and the game is more exciting if anyone can make changes to anything.
>>25739703So to start with, we've got three life forms. They are simple life but enough to fill a food chain. You, the player, may name them as you so choose.>The Green GuysA clump of algae-like plant matter which makes its living off of solar energy and transfering water from one to the other. They thrive near the surface where the water is shallow but sometimes will drift off in the current. They reproduce when parts of the clump leave the main clump.>The Blue GuysA race of small detrivores which scuttle around the ocean floor looking for things to eat. They have no eyes and have the sensory capabilities of a planarian. They reproduce by laying eggs.>The Red GuysBarnacle like filter feeders light enough to float through the water sucking up the green guys and the blue guys. They have no senses, but are able to "move" using primitive muscles that can shoot water out from one end through the other (along with waste products). Their reproduction is through spores.
>The Green GuysThe saucer algae emerges. A large clump at the center of its mass is filled with air to keep it buoyant, allowing the algae to float and better propagate.
>>25739703>The Red GuysThey get more muscles along their body, which results in them being able to eject water and waste products faster. This also speeds up their metabolism, requiring them to eat more.
>>25739703The blue guys, now known as the Trunk Crawlers, have evolved through natural selection, a relatively long trunk-like proboscis that allows them to suck up food faster.
>>25740325The Trunk Crawlers evolve to posses longer limbs, which pushes them higher off the ocean floor and allows them to clear obstacles more easily.
>>25739980Saucer Algae evolve string-like roots which reach down into the ocean to better collect nutrients.
The red guys, now known as the muscle barnacles, evolve teeth which allow them to cut the roots of the saucer algae.
>>25740163>The Red GuysMore like the Fleshlights
>>25740951The Muscle Barnacle evolves an enlarged head, which allows it to consume more food at the same time.
>>25740996>vaguely tube-shaped.>This is totaly a fleshlight guiz!
>>25740996Looks more like one of these
>>25741054More like a mix between that and this.
OP here introducing a new mechanic: Survival! Every ten or so changes, each species rolls to see if it survives the time period. There may be catastrophic or not so catastrophic events which affect the survival of species. Each star represents 1d4. Two stars represent 1d6, three 2d4, four 1d12, five 2d6, six 3d4, seven 4d4, eight 3d6, nine 1d20, and ten 1d10.>Saucer AlgaeSurvival Rating: *Population Density 1/3Complexity:Photosynthesis (Basic)Root System (Primitive)>Muscle BarnacleSurvival Rating: **Population Density 1/3Complexity:Locomotion (Basic)Digestive System (Basic)>Trunk CrawlerSurvival Rating: *Population Density 1/3Complexity:Locomotion (Basic)Digestive System (Primitive)By the way, you guys can go ahead and make new breeds.
>>25741396So, do we roll for them now?With new breeds, do you mean off-shoots of these 3, or completely new creatures?
>>25741449Off shoots, yeah. Don't roll yet though.After ten changes are made. By the way, anyone have a name for the world yet?
>>25741154I love the feel of those. Best masturbation tool I've found yet.
>>25741468Right. Well, I believe that off-shoots happen naturally, as people evolve these darned things.So don't worry about it. It shall happen.
>>25740392The Trunk Crawlers evolve light sensors at their tops to better detect food.
>>25741005Muscle Barnacles extend and narrow their butts, causing them to eject water (and waste) at a higher rate, as it has to pass through a smaller hole. Thus increasing locomotion.
Is it just me, or are there rather not a lot of people in this threat?
>>25740752Saucer Algae develop tumorous growths connected to their root system acting as sacks of nutrients.
>>25741825As it seems, it's just you, me, and the lurkers.
>>25741848well, and the guy(s) that are (also) updating blue and green.
>Implying it isn't just you, OP, and OP samefagging.The Muscle Barnacles evolve a second chute specifically for waste disposal.
Off shoot of red barnacle!The teeth have receded and become incredibly small, but have become far more numerous in its place.They act as a filter, allowing smaller creatures in, but not out. Think basking shark or humpback whale.(If this isn't allowed, i'll be happy to delete this post)
This seems cool.>>25741649Trunk crawlers have gained thicker fore legs and nails at the end to better attach themselves to stronger surfaces.
>>25742136The Saucer Algae develops more photosynthetic spots on it's surface, to better collect the suns energy.
>>25742136Is it just me, or do each and every evolution thread (d)evolve into parasitic hanger-ons extremely quickly?
>>25742278I actually just intended it to be able to just crawl on rougher surfaces better. Sort of like how a Sloth has thick nails to grab things.
>>25742297Ah, then by all means, I apologies. It just looked like it for a moment.Ofcourse, now I have mentioned it, it is most likely inevitable that some anon will make one of these a parasite.
>>25742117Sorry for the wait (if you were waiting). Yeah, it's allowed. For now, color changes are free.
>>25742226Saucer algae develop longer roots as well as more to take in more water and nutrients.
>>25742278I think that was just that last game. The big two never had much for parasites. Flying squids and blue plants are quite common though.
>>25742032Muscle Barnacles evolve eyespots which help them tell the difference between food and rocks.
>>25741839Some of the old saucer algae has taken a different evoutionary path. Its little nutrient sacks bud off once they reach critical mass, becoming little wart-saucers of their own, allowing the wart-saucer to reproduce quickly. They are now competing heavily with the other branch of saucer algae despite lacking the other types advantages
>>25742136An offshoot of trunk crawlers evolve called the Saucer Crawlers. They use claws on their hind legs to hand onto the roots of the Saucer Algae. The crawler's green color helps it differentiate from its ground dwelling brethren as well as help camouflage it from the Muscle Barnacle.
Well guys, it's time for the first survival check!>Saucer AlgaeSurvival Rating: **Population Density 1/3Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Mediocre)>Muscle BarnacleSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 1/3Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Mediocre)Eyesight (Primitive)>Trunk CrawlerSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 1/3Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Primitive)Eyesight (Primitive)>Yellow BarnacleSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/3Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Intermediate)>Wart SaucerSurvival Rating: **Population Density 1/3Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Basic)Seeds (Primitive)
>>25743527Actually, the 1/3 should be 1/5. My bad.
>>25742136Trunk Crawlers have developed a sort of shovel-like attachment to their proboscides which allows them to pick up and break down larger detriments.>>25743542Not countin the Saucer Crawler, correct?
>>25743901Oh whoops.>Saucer CrawlerSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/6Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Primitive)Eyesight (Primitive)Shelter (Primitive)
>>25742773The saucer-algae develops and alternative to the new budding of their rival species. Their roots search through the ground till they are several feet away from the main plant. Then they reach upward, and sprout into new plants, allowing the saucer-algae to claim large areas quickly and completely, whereas the wart-algae instead has a greater spread but less density
>>25745456I think the algae are floaters not rooted plants.
The base blue guys now have an alternative descendant. Munchers. They have little jaws that cut up the various algaes into small enough pieces for them to swallow. It's a better life than waiting around for food, that's for sure. They also have little antenaes to help find their food (making up for lost time for these guys, being a derivative of a base species)
>>25745555A retcon then. The new saucer algae roots help to create fully formed algaes that aren't completely eaten, increasing the survivability of the species
>>25743901longer legs for better movement
>>25743066Muscle Barnacles develop tiny protrusions on their undersides which grip the ocean floor and aid in locomotion.
>>25745558Try to keep it one change at a time. We'll keep these two changes though.
>>25745558Munchers develop a mucus-like coating over their antenae which not only protects but also aids in detection of changes in water pressure around them.
>>25745456Saucer algae develop a flat, rigid "sail" in their center. This enables them to be blown by the wind into more nutrient dense areas.
>>25741747I'm not sure that would allow for faster travel, the force it is pushed out is greater for the space, but there is less space. A fan blowing at X speed moves the same air as a fan half as big blowing at 2X speed right?
>>25748670Perhaps this anon thought that the barnacles moved over a surface, in which case it would make sense.I'll be off for the night.
>>25748670Amount moved, yes, but it might be a case of force. You know, like shooting water from a smaller hole has more power than shooting it out of a larger one?
oh look it's one of these.this should be fun.
>>25748881the fuck is that and what did it evolve from and how?
>>25746084The barnacle grows longer and develops a more predatory life style slithering along the ocean floor eating the red, blue, and yellow guys alike.
>>25746595Off-shoot of munchers. Develops to feed off of dirt and other non-organic shit on the bottom via chemosynthsis.
>>25749361a picture would help wouldn't it?>>25749300That would be the chtulfen. It was a squid thing in the water, but then it grew a blimp on it's back and it went around eating entire trees and shit. I might add it's about the size of an African elephant.
>>25749404this is what it evolved from
i don't think you can bring in critters from previous games.
>>25749585I wasn't. It's just sort of tradition to bring up the creepiest looking thing from the last round. then some guy asked what it evolved from so I brought a picture.
>>25749404To defend themselves against a newfound predator, Trunk Crawler's nails have grown in length and sharpness.
>>25749633Oh yeah. There's always a little overlap.Got this and the last new game added to the big list.1d4chan.org/wiki/Evolution_Games>captcha vemjiu coastHey, OP, we've got a name for either a continent or the planet now. Most likely the latter, since according to your opening, there doesn't seem to be any dry land.
>>25739980a deep sea offshoot appears and now sit vertically
>>25750038forgot pic sorry
>>25750038No offense or anything, but how does it feed itself? Chemosynthesis like the grey muncher?
>>25750123volcanic vents fuel its growth
>>25750200Ah, so volcanic particle based chemosynthesis
>>25746084Muscle Barnacles develop smaller, but more numoerous teeth to be able to consume bigger pieces of whatever the hell they eat
>>25750432Whateverthehell being more or less all of the other creatures for now. I think the only case where chewing is all that relevant is with yellow barnacles and cannibalism.
>>25750606then smaller teeth are a good thing, right?
>>25750692Well yeah, I suppose so. I was mostly trying to bring information as to the nature of the whateverthehell they eat
>>25750759Seeing how this is the only thread of this game, it's pretty easy to look this stuff up.I'm not able to do this myself right now, so would anyone else be willing to chart out the evolutions so far?
>>25742773while some saucers set on mobility with their sails, a new offshoot develops hooks to anchor itself in the ground, betting on the chance that enough algae will settle in nutricion-rich areas to ensure their survival
>>25750759whateverthehell should be a species.
>>25749404The muscle snake grows long bristles filled with venom to paralyze its prey making hunting easier. They are also rather sensitive helping to locate prey.
>>25747575The Sail algae, in response to predation, develop small nodules on their roots which concentrate toxins from the surrounding water, making them highly toxic.
>>25742773As the longer roots developed some Saucer Algae got tangled together by the roots and eventually longer side roots developed for the purpose of reaching out for other saucer algae.These mutation would make this species come to be known as Linking Saucers
>>25746595Munchers develop an elongated "head" feature. This allows them to feed more effectively, as well as keeping their antennae out of the dirt.
>>25750057some of these offshoot again with a seed and float in and around shallow water in flocks they provide a food source for other creatures who in turn poo the seeds in new locations to grow. photosynthesis is food sourcethink floating fields of grass
>>25752388The Linking Saucers begin to develop syringe like thorns with a root down the middle, branching off of their evolved root system. These new thorns increase the odds of a Linking Saucer grabbing onto another one and when the thorns of two saucers pierce each other their root systems become linked completely, all linked plants sharing the water and nutrients gather by the roots with all other linked plants. The thorns also serve as a way of discouraging creatures from trying to feed on the plant.
>>25740163an offshoot stands up to create a filter tower that is larger than before
>>25752611The Linking Saucers slowly begin to grow mildly poisonous, their stinging thorns having a chance to inject a would be predator with their toxin if one was to get caught on the barbs, in addition to making the plant in general less pleasant to eat.
>>25752468>>25752686some munchers start to make their home around the filter tower this is the start of symbioses.
can we get an update on the evolutionary tree?
>>25752736The poison created by the Linking Saucers forms a soft sticky layer around the the saucer formations, when in contact with another Saucer they would become stuck together and the algae structures would eventually join together to create a single bigger plant.
OP, are you intending to create different eons and eras and such? If so, I propose we call this eon teegeeikum.
>>25753282Oh shit, forgot Wart Algae
>>25742117These offshoots of the Red Barnacle are cleverly named Yellow Barnacles. They have developed sacks on both sides of their body in which they store digestive gasses. This allows them to more easily float higher or lower.
>>25752468Munchers develop several sets of feelers around their mouth area. These organs act as sensory probes, as well as aiding the Muncher in manipulating food.
Bumping before I go to work
>>25752801Some of these tubetowers develop small, rootlike appendages. These first appeared as small warts along the underside of the tubetower, developed by its immunosystem in response to various microorganisms that feasted on its buried part. Over time, these grew in size and now acts as both a nutrient-absorber and as an anchor in areas of high currents.
>>25751754Due to the unpredictable nature of wind currents, the Sail algae often times find themselves stranded in areas of nutrient poor water for long periods of time. To cope with this fact, Sail algae have lost their small external nutrient pods, and have developed a large internal nutrient bladder, increasing their size.
As somebody who studies paleontolgy, this thread makes me happyy.
>>25750432Muscle barnacles' foot nubs turn into primitive swimming tentacles, allowing for greater locomotion.
>>25754223Muscle barnacle's front tentacles have extended to to grab prey and pull it into its mouth
>>25753425Yellow Barnacles push more and more gas into the gas bladders. As a result, they eventually come loose from the main body, improving their floating abilities.
>>25754497The cells in Muscle Barnacle's eye spots begin to multiply and clump together forming a set of compound eyes.
an offshoot of the blue guysthey burrow into the sea floor and extract nutrients from whatever falls down near them, starting to develop rudimentary filter tentacles
Based /tg/, keeping this thread bumped!>Sail AlgaeSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 1/13Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Mediocre)Locomotion (Primitive)Toxins (Primitive)>Muscle BarnacleSurvival Rating: ******Population Density 1/13Complexity:Locomotion (Advanced)Digestive System (Intermediate)Eyesight (Basic)Arms (Primitive)>Trunk CrawlerSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/9Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Primitive)Eyesight (Primitive)Defense (Primitive)>Yellow BarnacleSurvival Rating: *****Population Density 1/13Complexity:Locomotion (Excellent)Digestive System (Intermediate)>Wart SaucerSurvival Rating: **Population Density 1/13Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Basic)Seeds (Primitive)>Saucer CrawlerSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/13Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Primitive)Eyesight (Primitive)Shelter (Primitive)>MuncherSurvival Rating: ******Population Density 1/13Complexity:Locomotion (Primitive)Digestive System (Mediocre)Symbiosis (Primitive)Senses:Antena (Basic)Feeler (Primitive)(1/2)
>>25755100>Bottom MuncherSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 1/13Complexity:Locomotion (Primitive)Digestive System (Basic)Antena (Basic)>Muscle SnakeSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/13Complexity:Locomotion (Advanced)Digestive System (Mediocre)Eyesight (Primitive)Poison (Primitive)>Algae HatSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 1/13Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Intermediate)>Linking SaucerSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/13Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Advanced)Budding System (Primitive)>Seed PlantSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 1/13Complexity:Photosynthesis (Intermediate)>Filter TowerSurvival Rating: **Population Density 1/13Complexity:Digestive System (Primitive)Symbioses (Primitive)Root System (Primitive)(2/2) I've got to get to class- but don't let the thread die just yet.
>>25749379The bottom munchers develop a hard shell made from indigestible sediment and rock material, allowing them to pass unharmed through Barnacle and Snake digestive systems
>>25755259A new branch is developed known as the stomach bugthe legs have developed into fins which they use to directly swoop into the digestive system of their predators. While in the stomach the eat all the predigested food then eat their way out using the butt as a guide
>>25755087the sediment filtering tendrils on the buried munchers grows further
>>25755317hurr I can't into pictures
>>25753850a widened base and small ''roots'' grow up trying to get more food
>>25755359a strong shell like case develops and the roots look more like fingers so feeder tower is now known as the devil hand feeder
The bottom munchers develop gendered breeding with competition for breeding rights, to offset the comparative lack of predation's dampening effect on evolution
>>25755324the top of the buried muncher grows larger to collect more falling detritus, that and anything else that swims too close
>>25753928As a result of the increased weight of the nutrient bladder, the sail of the Sail algae has almost doubled in size. Now a thin membrane, this larger sail causes a sizable increase in photosynthetic output.
>>25755287stomach bugs become easier to swallow
>>25755429more tentacles and a spear tooth to acquire any larger bit of sediment
an offshoot of the buried muncher, some who feed more on live creatures that get too close to them leave the ground and start to swim upwards, they grab food using their tendrils on the top and funnel it towards their mouthI call it the Mawcher
>>25752520some grow roots on the bottom and when mature a pod detaches and floats off
>>25755663this tactic has unforeseen consequences as some pods wash up on land most die but a few survive
>>25755688I thought the whole world was completely underwater
>>25755688>>25755717>The world that our journey is a pristine world, and for the time being, covered in ocean.
>>25753471Munchers develop a flat membrane over their crawlers. Not only does this allow for more efficient movement across the sea floor, but also acts as a fairly effective swimming appendage.
>>25755429The Hands begin to live in tight clusters on the ocean floor. This comes from both an abundance of nutrition in certain areas and high reproduction. When the nutrient is low in the soil and water, the weakest dies quickly, allowing natural selection to continue.The primitive munchers use these clusters as protection against predators and strong currents as well as eating the dead Hands.
>>25754828Muscle barnacles, in response to the parasitic Stomach bugs, develop a more complex digestive system which is composed of compartmentalized chambers. As a result, they become longer and wider about the middle.
>>25754828the mouth of the barnacle gets a bit more reach and it gains the ability to suck in small prey with quite some pressure
>>25756416>>25756448hmm, well bad luck there. Should we combine or make them offshoots?
>>25756601combine I would say.
Slightly edited pic of >>25756313
the front tendrils on the mawchers start to grow together till it's left with simple arms to grab prey and shove them into its mouth, they also start to get more sensitive to light/movement
HostBro, should we start rolling for some creatures yet? I seem to have lost track of the number of changes.
>>25754754Heh, now you say that, it does look somewhat alike, yes.>>25754694As their food is getting harder and harder to digest, the Yellow Barnacle grows increasing rows of teeth, until his entire digestive tract is filled with teeth.
>>25755443the sail algae grows 2 rudder-like appendages, allowing it to change direction.
>>25756085Munchers develop humps in which they store nutreance
>>25757290Fix and consolidate beacuase damn thats a big image.
>>25756862Mawchers develop a bigger mouth
>>25749750The egg-laying orifice of the Trunk Crawler elongates, so they can hide their eggs better from predators.
>>25757605And ofcourse I forget the picture...
>>25757617they also now get feelers
mawcher develop popper eyes
>>25758013now in glorious MS paint
>>25758127Wait, where's the front and back of that thing?
>>25755487Stomach bugs shrink, so they can fit in the digestive system of more creatures and live off of the stomach content of a given host for a longer period. Additionally, it also makes them less vulnerable to the Muscle Barnacle's teeth
>>25758141you know i'm not really sure anymore
>>25750998The muscle snake grows a large jaw to simply pick up, and eat munchers whole. They tend to curl around filter tower's lower area and ambush prey that fails to see them.
>>25758127a long tongue, equipped with tastebuds settles the whichsideiswhich debate
>>25756699This could actually be considered to be the result of interbreeding.
>>25759066So limited genepool = new attributes>Wtf r u smoking
>>25755487An off-shoot of stomach bugs revert to a mineral and chemosynthesis based metabolism, eating the inorganic debris and indigestible parts of the hosts' food that tends to get caught in the complex digestive system of the Muscle Barnacle and the Yellow Barnacle, forming a symbiosis rather than a parasitism
most of these evolution threads get archived right?we should do something with them.
>>25758286And then they grew smart.
>>25756971The Yellow Barnacle connects its gas bladders with its body, and they continue under the skin. Releasing and building up gas gives the Barnacles a very refined way of controling their floating
>>25758828The tongue develops prehensility, making it useful for pulling food into the mouth
>>25759099It's the combination of >>25756416 and >>25756448. This can be reflected on the chart.
>>25759380Looks like the Yellow Barnacle lifts.
>>25759313and the mouth grew too
>>25759380On my phone butYellow grows side fins to aid in movement
>>25760679Here ya go
>>25757402Not all humped munchers stick to their hebrivorious ways. Some humpers are big, nearly three or four times as large as another muncher, which causes them to sometimes inadverently crush smaller mucnhers with their jaws. Those who like the taste of their cousins become predatory, losing their humps to become a little bit faster while retaining their size. Watch out motherfuckers, a new predator is on the loose
>>25757466we can't see the rightmost path of the blue fellas
>>25756699do to prey becoming harder to keep a hold of, It has developed textured bumps on its front tentacles
>>25760197The more food fits in it's mouth, the fatter it'll get.
>>25760854Thanks based anonThe red armed >>25761033grows claws to better capture food
>>25761033small tendril like organs begin to form around its body, the disperse genetic code into the water and also pick up and receive genetic code from other's. beginning its deviation from asexual reproduction
>>25761206I was thinking suction cups, I figured claws would begin to weigh it down
Alright, get ready for a mass extinction guys. Here are the results so far.>Sail AlgaeSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 4/30Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Mediocre)Locomotion (Mediocre)Toxins (Primitive)>Muscle BarnacleSurvival Rating: ********Population Density 2/30Complexity:Locomotion (Advanced)Digestive System (Excellent)Eyesight (Basic)Arms (Basic)Reproductive System (Primitive)>Trunk CrawlerSurvival Rating: ******Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Primitive)Defense (Primitive)Eggs (Basic)Senses:Eyesight (Primitive)Feelers (Primitive)>Yellow BarnacleSurvival Rating: *******Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Amazing)Digestive System (Advanced)>Wart SaucerSurvival Rating: **Population Density 2/30Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Basic)Seeds (Primitive)(1/?)
>>25761325>Saucer CrawlerSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Primitive)Eyesight (Primitive)Shelter (Primitive)>Humped MuncherSurvival Rating: *******Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Intermediate)Symbiosis (Primitive)Senses:Antena (Basic)Feeler (Primitive)>MuncherSurvival Rating: *******Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Mediocre)Digestive System (Intermediate)Symbiosis (Primitive)Senses:Antena (Basic)Feeler (Primitive)>Burried MuncherSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Primitive)Digestive System (Mediocre)Anchor (Primitive)>MawcherSurvival Rating: ******Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Basic)Digestive System (Intermediate)Eyesight (Primitive)
>Bottom MuncherSurvival Rating: *****Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Primitive)Digestive System (Basic)Antena (Basic)Shells (Primitive)Gender (Primitive)>Muscle SnakeSurvival Rating: *****Population Density 1/30Complexity:Locomotion (Advanced)Digestive System (Advanced)Eyesight (Primitive)Poison (Primitive)Brain (Primitive)>Algae HatSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 3/30Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Intermediate)>Linking SaucerSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 2/30Complexity:Photosynthesis (Mediocre)Root System (Advanced)Budding System (Primitive)>Seed PlantSurvival Rating: ****Population Density 3/30Complexity:Photosynthesis (Intermediate)Root System (Primitive)Reproductive System (Primitive)>Devil Hand FeederSurvival Rating: ***Population Density 2/30Complexity:Digestive System (Primitive)Symbioses (Primitive)Root System (Basic)Shell (Primitive)Social System (Primitive)>Stomach BugSurvival Rating: *****Population Density 2/30Complexity:Locomotion (Primitive)Digestive System (Basic)Antena (Basic)Shells (Primitive)Parasitism (Mediocre)(3/3)
the ocean should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.The Mawtongues arms grow longer for better grabbin'the tongue starts to develop bio luminescence to act as a lure to attract other predatory animals it can eat instead
>>25761275I'm now walking around on this new thing called "land".You've propably never heard of it.
>>25761325do we have to roll per species to see what happens?
>>25761348For the first chapter in the history of the planet, all is surprisingly well. The waters were pristine and the twin suns offered more than enough light to the blue planet. The ripe conditions allowed life to evolve rather rampantly even between just three simple species. The three proliferated into thousands of species creating their own ecosystems and so forth. Such smooth sailing could not last, however. A small white dot appeared in the skies above, Gradually, it began growing in size until it was no longer but a dot, rather a large meteor headed straight for the planet- in fact, it was just about planet sized. Were the species ready for 1st impact?Everybody roll Xd10, where X is the number of stars representing a creature's survival rating. The difficulty is set at 20. Anything below 20 is extinct.
>>257614141 anon can roll for all the species, and after 10 minutes or so, I'll accept the overall highest number.
>>25761414The Linking Saucers begin to grow larger "bulbs" in the middle allowing them to hold more "sacks" of nutrients and capture more sun.
Rolled 5, 1, 4, 6, 2, 4 = 22>>25761437rolling for Mawchers
Rolled 20, 20, 15, 17, 8, 5, 20, 7, 17, 10, 7, 6 = 152Rollan for stomach bug, first five, then seed plant with the next four, then devil hand feeder of the next three
Rolled 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36>>25761437>****Rolling for link sausages
Rolled 8, 9, 6, 2 = 25>>25761470wow, what a terrible roll, anyway rolling for sail Algae
Rolled 10, 7, 4, 9 = 30>>25761489d10s not d20s
Rolled 8, 1, 4, 4, 5, 8 = 30>>25761437Rolling for Trunk Crawler
>>25761410do to no water on land, its redundant propulsion tentacles have become hollow and can be inflated and work as crude lungsstill returning to the water to reproduce
>>25761518there is no land
Rolled 2, 2, 7, 10 = 21Rollan for Sail Algae
Rolled 1, 8 = 9>>25761528>>25761496woo, double safe, rolling for Wart Saucers, c'mon 20
Rolled 3, 4, 5, 4, 9, 7, 1, 3 = 36>>25761546RIP Wart Saucers.Rolling for Muscle Barnacles
>>25761564Hmm... I think I'll wait a bit for all the results. We do have quite a few things. I'll wait a bit longer than.
Rolled 5, 3, 2 = 10>>25761590Okay.Devil Hand Feeder
what else do we need to roll for, i've lost track
Rolled 7, 7, 5, 9, 4 = 32>>25761662What has been rolled for>MawcherSafe>Link SaucersSafe>Sail AlgaeSafe>Trunk CrawlerSafe>Wart SaucerExtinct>Muscle BarnaclesSafe>Devil Hand FeederExtinct>Stomach BugLets find out!
>>25761469The Linking Saucers used to reproducing in the normal way of their ancestors by simply allowing parts of them to split off and form new colonies found this ineffective, the split off buds already connected to the organism by the roots and only serving to make the current colony larger.The Linking Saucers begin to develop larger nutrient sacks that grow as nutrients are gathered. The nutrient sacks grow a tougher "shell" around them than the stick, squishy outside of the rest of the Linking Algae's mass. Eventually this shell would dry up on one side when the nodule got big enough and pop up to form somewhat of a sail that would catch the wind and pull it off the plant to start a new single Linking Saucer elsewhere
Rolled 7, 8, 7 = 22>>25761697Algae Hat now.
>>25761705Is it alright if we kept the evolving to a minimum to make the rolls easier to keep track of?Also we still need:Yellow Barnacles, Saucer Crawlers, Humped Munchers, Buried Munchers, Bottom Munchers, Muscle Snakes, Algae Hat, and Seed Plants.
Rolled 8, 5, 9, 5, 2, 10, 8 = 47>>25761743Yellow Barnacles coming up
Rolled 9, 3, 5, 10 = 27Buried Muncher
Rolled 6, 10, 5, 4, 9, 10, 8, 1, 10, 6, 8 = 77>>25761743First 4 are Saucer Crawler and Last 7 are Humped Munchers. Go!
>>25761697>Devil Hand Feeder>Extinct;_;7Eerily similar to how the first corals nearly went completely extince during the Paleozoikum.
Rolled 7, 8, 6, 3, 8, 6, 7, 1, 8, 2 = 56>>25761743bottom munchers and muscle snakes coming up
Rolled 1, 10, 6, 10, 9, 4, 2 = 42>>25761743ok finally Algae Hat and Seed Plants(3 then 4)
Rolled 6, 7, 9, 7 = 29>>25761348Rolling Seed Plant to finish
woops diddn't see alge hats were already safe, >>25761729ignore this>>25761898
Rolled 1, 4, 4, 1 = 10>>25761898I rolled Algae hat right above HostBro's post. >>25761729
Status Report for HostBro>MawcherSafe>Link SaucersSafe>Sail AlgaeSafe>Trunk CrawlerSafe>Wart SaucerExtinct>Muscle BarnaclesSafe>Devil Hand FeederExtinct>Stomach BugSafe>Algae HatSafe>Yellow BarnaclesSafe>Buried MuncherSafe>Saucer Crawlersafe>Humped MunchersSafe>Seed Plantsafe>Muscle Snakesafe
>>25761518Grows a tail and is able to stand upright using it as balance
>>25761979The entire surface of the planet is ocean. There is no land.
>>25762010maybe it's a really long tail?
>>25761954ThanksA thousand years pass. The impact which hit the planet was certainly devastating, including to populations of the Hand Feeders and Wart Saucers which have gone extinct. The impact was large enough that several rocks flew off to become part of a large asteroid belt, and over a thousand years, a few rocks still close enough to the planet formed into a large moon controlling tides. A moon was not all the asteroid caused.The planet now has a slight tilt on its axis, creating seasons as well as frozen polar zones. Small icecaps form at said poles, causing a gradual global cooling- just enough for small islands of land to form. It begins- time for the creature stage.
As far as I can see, we still need to roll for stomach bugs and the nameless symbiotic stomach bug offshoot that I hereby name stomach cleaners. My rolling skills are shot though so I leave that to someone else
>>25762097Stomach bugs were already rolled for.
Trunk Crawlers gain yellow spots on their bodies which act as a primary vision organ, causing their light sensors to become less useful on the land.These new organs can detect shape and distance, but not color, in a 360 degree radius.
Rolled 1, 3, 3, 2 = 9most Mawcher are quite content to stay in the sea, they just get bigger.a very small amount head to the newly formed shallows/coastline, their tentacles fuse into one larger one for smoother movement on land
>>25762077Could we have an updated tree of life?
>>25755663>>25755688The ones that end up on land slowly begin to move their bulbs closer to the ground, their saucer becoming more like stalk
>>25762397Offshot of this guys (and totally not a Cooksonia):Around the few hot springs that as popped out on land, the Not-Cooksonian plants are growing in numbers. The enormous amount of nutrients from the hot waters allow the plant to focus on absorbing sunlight, evolving pairs of "branches" that then split into a new pair and so forth. The entire plant is photosynthesizing and while they are quite small, they grow in numbers.
>>25762397The lil green felllas did quite well on the early land, their reproductive system they used while in the ocean had to adapt only very slightly to suit their land based life.
>>25758286Remember these guys? When land began to appear, they followed their prey up upon it. However, these guys evolved another kind of strategy. They dig down into the wet sand or mud right below the waterline. When the water receedes during the tides, they extend their head-part, which will be buried underwater along with its now stationary body. They will eat whatever they find and their long neck can grab things that are still wrigling. Their poisonous feelers both help subdue their stranded pray but also feel vibrations through the sand.However, the rest of the body evolved with their new lifestyle. Their anus has elongated in order to dispel fecal matter so that it doesn't concentrate around its buried body. It is by far the most complex muscle on the create.
>>25761518during digestion it produces abnormal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone. it stores these chemicals in an organ near the end of the creature. In another sack it stores two enzymes, catalyse and peroxidise. when threatened by a predator it mixes the chemicals producing a terrible smelling chemical at 212º F at the would be predator.
>>25763265I call him the super shitter
>>25763024*on the creature.
>>25761705The Linking Saucers, content to stay in the water, not that they had a choice being nothing but floating plants and all, continued to grow in size, colonies merging with other colonies, free floating single linking saucers not yet to find a colony, some colonies reaching sizes surpassing the existing islands on the planet, and each one functioning as a single organism, sharing their roots, nutrients and sunlight with one another.As the colonies grew soon only the outer saucers could actually spread their seeds, the inner ones simply not getting enough wind to separate the pods from the plants or not enough to push the pods out to sea. these inner pods instead began to grow on top of their parent colony, roots growing though the soft outside of the algae down to the water, linking this second layer of algae to the main colony and the water below.
>>25761275Of these fellas that remained in the water, some evolved a tail-fin like end. They quickly lost their tentacles and the remaining tendrils helps it move through the waters.Since it lacks a proper jaw, it can only maul soft-bodied organisms.
>>25763558And a picture, of course.
>>25762190Trunk Crawlers, having a new world to explore, have developed a sharp tongue which can pierce skins of other creatures. They have become omnivorous predators.
>>25763597Of course, picture.
>>25763565It developed a jaw and marvelous chin to eat harder bodied prey.
>>25763803I split it into three files to save space.First up, the green fellas.
>>25762649wow they would spread like crazy
>>25763024how big is this thing?
>>25760854The Yellow Barnacle's sidefins split into 2 smaller, but more muscular fins. It also appears that they have migrated to the bottom instead of the sides. Sorry about that, but that is my shitty paintskillz
>>25763024The burrow muscle realizes that grabbing one piece of prey at a time is really inefficient, so it grows a shorter neck. To make up for this it grows eyes all around it's neck for 360 vision and long prehensile tendrils covered in paralytic venom. Also, I have no idea how big the muncher is, so this may not be an accurate depiction.
>>25762643increeased photoshphisis and seed improve life so it can survive without food or water for extended periods of time untill sufficant resources are present
>>25752686some move into the mud and are exposed at low tide become known as sea spitters
>>25764058Today I have seen the epitome of all of creation.
>>25760935The predatory muncher develops better fins, to allow it to catch and consume prey more easily.
>>25763612the crawlers develop eyes at the top of the sensor to see in color and better catch prey
>>25766966the hind legs fuse for better stability and movement on land but the front legs remain
OP heading out for now- keep evolving guys. Remember: You're awesome.
>>25764801Well, they are primitive equivalent to grass, and grass spreads fast.
>>25764265I think the guy making these died... Someone finish the tree for Red and Blue fellas maybe?
>>25765104That looks horrifying.
>>25767105longer body to cover the genitles
>>25767479that was a tail you sick fuck
>>25762643grows taller and develops a thicker body for stability and has seeds and small fibers for absorbing light
>>25759155>>25759166Stomach Cleaners develop four long flexible tentacles with small hooks at the end, allowing them better mobility inside the intestine system of their symbiotic partners.
>>25767786And picture, because I was lame before
>>25757079As the tropical regions became warmer, strange chemical reactions occurred in Sail alga's nutrient bladders. The result was production of a lighter than air gas which propelled the Sail algae into the atmosphere. Here they thrived on the moist, nutrient rich air currents and the sunny clear skies. The Sky algae have emerged.
>>25767451Trunk Crawlers have crown toxin sacs on their sides as a defense mechanism.
>>25767878Stomach Cleaners develop a ring of chemical detector buds around their body. When they detect signs of their hosts' demise, their behavior and metabolism changes tracks to maximize reproduction at the cost of personal survival.
>>25769622and picture, because I am idiot
>>25767492Erhm.. No. No it was not.As seen here: >>25749750Then the next stage:>>25757605 >>25757617
>>25755438Bottom Munchers develop sensory bulbs on their feelers that emit light in the x-ray range and detect the reflected rays, allowing them to look through rock material to a limited depth, looking for the proper minerals for their chemosynthesis.
>>25770965God dammit I'm retarded today. Picture
>>25770970Is there a reason it looks like it belongs in a sweet bro and hella jeff comic?
>>25771022I have no idea what you are talking about at all, so that would be a no. Any resemblance to anything is pure coincidence
>>25769523Trunk Crawlers have a new off shoot exclusive to land called 'Trunk Stingers.' The tip of their tongue is now significantly more durable so it can deliver damaging blows to creatures with thicker shells.>>25771052He is talking about the low image quality.
>>25771075No idea. The previous image was shit like that, and since my MS paint skills are off the charts, I am incapable of producing a higher quality similie or just up the quality on that one.
>>25771153Is it farting lightning?
>>25771163If you want it to, yes.
>>25771163see>>25763265its a smelly chemical that is 212º Fto protect from predators
>>25771256I was just a bit confused as to the lines coming p from the chemicals were.
>>25771274I think its supposed to represent hot.
>>25771288that or stink
>>25771163That sounds like the best natural weapon ever.
>>25769649Stomach Cleaners evolves to live permanently in a given host once they have become adults, therefor loosing the now unnecessary fin.
>>25764847>>25765104For now, I'd assume all life is no bigger than a hand of a full-grown human male, top. Oxygen in the atmosphere is probably still low and the number of species is as well, limiting the size of creatures.
>>25763565As the waters become more crowded, so does competition. One species becomes more grey, making it easier to hide in murky waters near the shore and in darker areas. It's tendrils remain colourful in order to attract prey and females (or males!).
>>25772814And then suddenly fins errywere...
>>25767575The thick body develops a sort of proto-bark, protecting it against UV radiation. Taking advantage of the winds, the small, nearly microscopic seeds of the stronger cocksonia can travel far and wide.
>>25762397As freshwater becomes more common, some grash guys revert back into the water. Surrounded by water, they don't need any roots, but their stem grows thicker to cope with various currents. Along the bottom, they shoot off small tendrils that help keep it balanced.Their reproduction is similar to >>25762649but they can also make use of currents in order to spread further.