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Grendel Man's Genetic Breed Contest!   
Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
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  8/14/2014

Because I'm out of ideas for a genetic breed despite having a new and improved base genome ready for use, I decided to see what ideas the community can give me.

And to do that, I've decided to host a little contest. If you upload an interesting enough creature to either TCR or the Adoptions section, you might have that creature become a full-fledged genetic breed!

And here's how you do that (copy-pasted from my blog):
*This is for C3/DS only - no C1 or C2 submissions!
*Find an interesting creature in your worlds. Appearance and species doesn't matter much, though since I don't have an ettin genome ready quite yet ettins aren't as likely to win as norns and grendels are. That's not to say an ettin can't win, however; an ettin certainly can if it appeals to me enough.
*Upload this creature to either TCR or CCave's adoption center, along with a brief description of how you imagine the breed based on your submission to be like. Do take care to ensure that the breed's features are actually possible in-game! You're not going to win if your breed relies on eating walls (for example).
*Only one submission per user! Also, you will have to upload a completely new creature for the contest - I won't accept already uploaded creatures.
*This should be obvious since I'm basing the breed on an individual creature, but just to make sure: the result of this contest will be a genetic breed - it will not have sprites of its own! I don't have the patience to make a full breed, not to mention my art skills are pretty bad, so I will not make a full breed unless you want to make the sprites for me.

Feel free to ask questions if anything isn't clear. If not, then feel free to submit something - this contest is open until further notice. Once I come to some sort of conclusion, I'll decide on a winner and hopefully make the breed some time later.

Sound appealing? I hope so! If nothing else, the adoptions section should be a bit more interesting now.

Current submissions:
*Kirin and Quilin - Nev

Nev wrote:
I hope these count as one submission since they're a male and female equivalent. I bred these guys carefully over the course of a week recently with kirins in mind, and now they're finished this contest is the perfect push for me to upload them. I'd imagine, if possible, kirin norns would be born already having a full vocab so that they can teach words to other norns (since kirins brought mankind written language) and would have a gentle disposition, especially towards animals and plants (as kirins were said to be careful how they trod among the plants wherever they went, and never took an innocent life).


*Katsuji - CeruleanSilver

CeruleanSilver wrote:
Breed concept: A creature that freely interbreeds with Grendels or Norns without any intervention, and is very tolerant.


*Evoke-the-Dark - Mea

Mea wrote:
...Here are my ideas:

First Trait - The genders would use different sprites. One gender would have the Boney Grendel head, arms and legs, and the Vampyre Grendel's body. The other gender would have the Neko Ettin head, the Vampyre Grendel body, the Pearl Mermaid Norn tail, and the Boney Grendel arms. Which tail sprite they use doesn't really matter to me.
Second Trait - They feed primarily on light and meat (critters or bugs). If they can't get enough light, they can get a bit of what they need from fruit, but not as much as they would get from light. They much prefer meat and bright lights to fruit (story-wise, the reason they have Boney Grendel arms is because they are better armored for hunting then).
Third Trait - They are amphibious to allow them to hunt down those tasty fish that swarm in the water.
Fourth Trait - Darkly colored to make it look like they would absorb more light?
Fifth Trait - They are Grendels rather than Norns. There are already Plant Norns, so why not a type of Plant Grendel?

I'm not sure how easy or hard it would be to do, but what if the females got less nutrition from the light when they are pregnant (story-wise it would be as if their body was channeling all the nutrition from the light, directly to the growing egg instead of the mother's body)? Because they are getting less nutrition from the light, they have to eat more meat and fruit to make up for it and to keep from starving.

I based the idea on both the Plant Norns and an alien race I once made for a friend's game.



~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 
daz

daz
United Kingdom  


  8/14/2014

First entry!

I hope these count as one submission since they're a male and female equivalent. I bred these guys carefully over the course of a week recently with kirins in mind, and now they're finished this contest is the perfect push for me to upload them. I'd imagine, if possible, kirin norns would be born already having a full vocab so that they can teach words to other norns (since kirins brought mankind written language) and would have a gentle disposition, especially towards animals and plants (as kirins were said to be careful how they trod among the plants wherever they went, and never took an innocent life).

 
Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
Manager


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  8/28/2014

So it's the start of the 28th and I've a grand total of one submission.

I'm tempted to just call the contest off completely, but I'm wondering: Is anyone (besides Nev, who was the only one who made a submission) actually interested in submitting anything? Or at least was I clear enough in stating what I was looking for?


~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 
SpaceShipRat

SpaceShipRat
Italy  


  8/28/2014

Oh, I love the idea and a few years ago I'd be on it right away, but I haven't been playing creatures for a while so I have no creature ready, or time to breed a cool one :(
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
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  8/28/2014

Maybe a news post on the homepage will get a better response? This topic is kind of hidden away in the news forum, and more can be done to promote the contest. Your guidelines are crystal clear, though. :) I'm having a long stay up at my boyfriend's house at the moment, and unfortunately I haven't got access to a computer with Creatures installed.

Hopefully you'll get some more interest soon! I think you could definitely try the news post suggestion.

 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  8/28/2014

I love the idea, GM, but we've only just moved and I haven't played Creatures in ages. Most of the ones that have appeared in my wolfling run aren't that exciting - some colour mutations, but that's about it. (Actually, now I've started thinking about it properly, I've had a breed idea - but I have no idea if it's actually feasible. Maybe I'll submit it later, to give myself a break from Grim Work Stuff.)
 
HavenHerbaven

HavenHerbaven
Canada  


  8/28/2014

I would upload a creature :)

Herb


 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  8/28/2014

I've been keeping an eye on the TCR queue, and I've seen nothing of note...

My TCR Norns
 
Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
Manager


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  8/31/2014  4

After thinking it over, I've decided that entries for the contest will remain open until the end of CCSF 2014, whenever that winds up being.

Hopefully that'll give everyone who's interested enough time to breed/splice/whatever something up. :)


~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 
SillySina

SillySina
Finland  

 visit SillySina's website: Sina dot moe
  8/31/2014

Yay, I think that with that sort of deadline, I'll participate!
 
Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
Manager


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  12/10/2014

Just so everyone's aware: this contest isn't like the others for the CCSF.

For one, the deadline is the very last day for the CCSF, not today like the other contests unless KittyTikara is really insistent on saying otherwise. Also, the winner will be whatever entry I personally like the best; it will not be put up to a vote.

The important thing here is that people who are still interested in submitting entries to this contest still can regardless of the state of other contests. Though I'm tempted to extend the deadline again since three entries isn't a whole lot of variety and I'm not entirely sure the time remaining in the CCSF is enough for everyone else.


~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 
KittyTikara

KittyTikara
United States  

 visit KittyTikara's website: The Mobula Ray
  12/10/2014  1

Nah, it's your contest. Do whatever you want. The end of the CCSF is in two days, on December 12th. So that really isn't a lot of time.

The Mobula Ray - My Creatures blog
 
Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
Manager


 visit Yomegami's website: The Realm
  12/21/2014

I mentioned this on my last blog post, but I'm posting it here too for some more visibility.

Entries for this contest will remain open until further notice.

I do have a plan concerning this contest (or at least its basic idea), but since that idea needs some planning I'll just leave it open for now in the event anyone else is interested.

For the people who already submitted something, I apologize for taking so ruddy long with it.


~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 


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