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Creature Making Resources
« on: September 02, 2007, 02:38:56 pm »
Comprehensive Civilization PDF
Dark Grievi's Classifications List
Fanfic Scales [Relative Sizes]

    Creating Your Creature
      Creating Their Planet
        Architecture & Ships
          Creating Their Culture
            Home Planet
            • Name
            • Map & Picture
            • Average Temperature
            • Distance From Star
            • Rotation Period
            • Revolution Period
              Design
              • Ship Picture
              • Architecture Example
              • Creature Picture
                Religion
                • Monotheism
                • Polytheism
                • Technotheism
                • Astrotheism
                  Basic Biology
                  • Breathing Method
                  • Eating Method
                  • Senses
                  • Locomotion
                  • Limb Use
                    Culture
                    • Method of Communication
                    • Writing System
                    • Alphabet
                    Government Types

                    Pretty much, on research of my own, I broke down gov types to these:

                    ANARCHY:
                    Mobarchic (Rule by mob) NOT YET TRIED
                    Capitalist (Private enterprise provides for everything) NOT YET TRIED
                    Communist (Rule by unions) NOT YET TRIED

                    AUTOCRACY:
                    Despostic (Leader is a dictator/despot - NOT HEREDITARY) ROMAN EMPIRE AFTER CAESAR
                    Monarchic (Leader is a king - HEREDITARY) OLD ENGLISH EMPIRE

                    OLIGARCHY:
                    Aristocratic (Elite family groups control government.  HEREDITARY) ENGISH HOUSE OF LORDS
                    Plutocratic  (Elite group determined by social standing) NOT YET TRIED
                    Timocratic  (Elite group determined by money) NOT YET TRIED

                    DEMOCRACY:
                    Representative (People vote for representatives to make laws) AMERICA
                    Direct (People vote on laws directly) SWITZERLAND
                    Monarchic (Ceremonial king/queen) MODERN ENGLAND

                    THEOCRACY:
                    Ecclesiocracegatic (Rule by Church or anologous religious leader) JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS BEFORE HIS DEATH
                    Caesaropapic (Rule by those who claim to rule for their church) THE VATICAN
                    « Last Edit: July 29, 2008, 12:41:14 am by Brandonazz »



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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 02:41:00 pm »
                    If enough people request it, I may possibly in the future make a map-making tutorial, maybe.

                    This looks like it'll be a good list.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 03:31:09 pm »
                    Nice list. Many of these i was not aware of! This should be stickied!

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                    « Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 10:11:22 pm »
                    Oh, I was wondering when someone was going to come around with this. Nice research Brandon.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 11:13:59 pm »
                    Good work.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007, 01:49:11 am »
                    Oh, I was wondering when someone was going to come around with this. Nice research Brandon.

                    Why did you not make one then?

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                    « Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 09:33:43 am »
                    Because I'm lazy... :P

                    (Hey, I just noticed the spell check is back. :D )

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007, 10:41:10 am »
                    Oh, I was wondering when someone was going to come around with this. Nice research Brandon.

                    Why did you not make one then?
                    Because he is just as lazy as you! :P

                    Nice idea Brandon!

                    Btw: Can the "Creature Parts - Ideas for your Creatures" thread be unstickied now that there is a link directing to it in another sticky?
                    There is, of course, a difference between having a laugh with someone, and having a laugh at their expense

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                    « Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007, 10:45:40 am »
                    Probably, it isn't used very often.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 02:36:10 pm »

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #10 on: September 03, 2007, 02:45:57 pm »
                    Subject Ideas for Creature Drawings

                    Shows ideas for thing to make about your creatures.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007, 03:31:10 pm »
                    Yay, first drawing in Gimp, which is actually easier to use then PS, (for me).


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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007, 04:09:51 pm »
                    You should add Bryce 5.5 onto the list.  Its helped me a lot on my creations.
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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #14 on: September 03, 2007, 04:14:48 pm »
                    Alright, added.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 06:51:45 pm »
                    I suggest organizing the links by similarity, usefulness, and/or into an alphanumerical order. Might make it easier to use.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 07:04:58 pm »
                    I was considering that.

                    I'm going to organize them by their purpose.

                    Such as:
                    Making Your Creature
                    Modeling and Architecture

                    Culture and Sciences

                    EDIT:  Done.


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                    « Reply #18 on: September 03, 2007, 07:21:04 pm »
                    Great!  I was looking for that attribute system thread for one of my projects!
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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 07:26:00 pm »
                    It's all in the help menu; just click the button up there ^^.

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #21 on: September 07, 2007, 07:35:59 pm »
                    Here is the government type list from Wikipedia.

                    How many should it be shortened to for classification?

                    Anarchism
                    Anarcho-communism
                    Anarcho-capitalism
                    Eco-anarchism
                    Anarcho-primitivism
                    Anarcho-socialism
                    Anarcho-syndicalism
                    Tribalism
                    Authoritarianism (Autocracy or Oligarchy)
                    Absolutism
                    Enlightened absolutism
                    Aristocracy
                    Corporatism
                    Despotism
                    Diarchy
                    Dictatorship (Not Always Autocracy)
                    Military dictatorship
                    Benevolent dictatorship
                    Constitutional dictatorship
                    Gynecocracy
                    Gerontocracy
                    Kleptocracy
                    Matriarchy
                    Meritocracy
                    Monarchy
                    Absolute monarchy
                    Constitutional monarchy
                    Feudalism
                    Despotate
                    Duchy
                    Grand Duchy
                    Elective monarchy
                    Hereditary monarchy
                    Popular monarchy
                    Principality
                    New Monarchs
                    Self-proclaimed monarchy
                    Viceroyalty
                    Patriarchy
                    Patrimonalism
                    Plutocracy
                    Timocracy
                    Police state
                    Corporate police state
                    Robocracy
                    Theocracy (hierocracy)
                    Totalitarianism
                    Fascism (extreme nationalism)
                    Single-party state
                    Tyranny
                    Technocracy (bureaucratic)
                    Democracy
                    Deliberative democracy
                    Democratic republic
                    Direct democracy
                    Participatory democracy
                    Representative democracy
                    Westminster system
                    Parliamentary system
                    Consensus government
                    Presidential system (Congressional system)
                    Semi-presidential system
                    Presidential republic
                    Parliamentary republic
                    Constitutional republic
                    Democratic political movements
                    Liberal democracy
                    Social democracy
                    Totalitarian democracy
                    « Last Edit: September 07, 2007, 07:38:19 pm by Brandonazz »

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #22 on: September 07, 2007, 07:36:31 pm »
                    Add "Crappy MS Paint".  That is my resources.
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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #23 on: September 07, 2007, 07:37:09 pm »
                    Take out anything with ties to Earth. Islamic republic for instance.
                    Please look at the Miala and their Wiki on the page.

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                    « Reply #24 on: September 07, 2007, 07:38:55 pm »
                    We need to narrow it down to the bare and core basics. :P

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #25 on: September 07, 2007, 07:39:21 pm »
                    I don't know what creature is going to use this, probably my second one, but I plan on making a Darwinary Government.  Basically, the strongest rule, the average are ruled by the strongest, and the weakest are used as a food source for both.
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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #26 on: September 07, 2007, 07:40:00 pm »
                    Perhaps we should make a democracy meter.

                    0=Totalitarian Dictatorship 5=Federal Republic 10=Pure Democracy

                    This of course would leave the type of government to be determined...

                    Here's a simplified list.

                    -Dictatorship/Despotism (Communicants)
                    Complete rule by one or more people, generally through military power.
                    -Democracy (Athens)
                    Rule by every person together. Subgroups of society may be excluded.
                    -Republic (U.S.A)
                    Election of more than one person to determine politics. May lead to Electoral dictatorship.
                    -Theocracy (K'jal)
                    Rule by priests or Gods as per interperetations of priests, unless a false God is ruling.-Monarchy
                    -Agricracy (Suntus)
                    Rule based on power over agriculture.
                    -Electoral Dictatorship (Tal'po)
                    One or more complete rulers is elected for a limited period of time.
                    « Last Edit: September 07, 2007, 07:47:24 pm by Brandonazz »

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                    « Reply #27 on: September 07, 2007, 07:40:44 pm »
                    I don't know what creature is going to use this, probably my second one, but I plan on making a Darwinary Government.  Basically, the strongest rule, the average are ruled by the strongest, and the weakest are used as a food source for both.

                    Then you can make your own icon for that. I'm not making that many of them. :P

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #28 on: September 07, 2007, 07:41:56 pm »
                    I really hate you at the moment Brandon  :D

                    I also purveyed the list.  But wanting a simple system, I chose the core basics.  A dictator and a despot is about the same.
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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #29 on: September 07, 2007, 07:47:57 pm »
                    Any additions to the simlified list?

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                    « Reply #30 on: September 07, 2007, 07:48:29 pm »
                    I actually liked Kcronos' list (why didn't you post it here?). It's more simpler and scaled.

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                    « Reply #31 on: September 07, 2007, 07:49:25 pm »
                    OMG!

                    I lost the list I made a while back, and now you remind me!  Theocracy is on there!

                    brb...
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                    « Reply #32 on: September 07, 2007, 07:51:52 pm »
                    You just posted it in TAA. :(

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #33 on: September 07, 2007, 07:56:12 pm »
                    I'll put it on the front page.

                    Pretty much, on research of my own, I broke down gov types to these:

                    ANARCHY:
                    Mobarchic (Rule by mob) NOT YET TRIED
                    Capitalist (Private enterprise provides for everything) NOT YET TRIED
                    Communist (Rule by unions) NOT YET TRIED

                    AUTOCRACY:
                    Despostic (Leader is a dictator/despot - NOT HEREDITARY) ROMAN EMPIRE AFTER CAESAR
                    Monarchic (Leader is a king - HEREDITARY) OLD ENGLISH EMPIRE

                    OLIGARCHY:
                    Aristocratic (Elite family groups control government.  HEREDITARY) ENGISH HOUSE OF LORDS
                    Plutocratic  (Elite group determined by social standing) NOT YET TRIED
                    Timocratic  (Elite group determined by money) NOT YET TRIED

                    DEMOCRACY:
                    Representative (People vote for representatives to make laws) AMERICA
                    Direct (People vote on laws directly) SWITZERLAND
                    Monarchic (Ceremonial king/queen) MODERN ENGLAND

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #34 on: September 07, 2007, 07:57:15 pm »
                    Its updated now: (I THINK this is what was on my original list.  I may have switched terms)

                    ANARCHY:
                    Mobarchic (Rule by mob) NOT YET TRIED
                    Capitalist (Private enterprise provides for everything) NOT YET TRIED
                    Communist (Rule by unions) NOT YET TRIED
                    Religious (Everyone obeys religious laws (VERY idealistic) NOT YET TRIED

                    AUTOCRACY:
                    Despostic (Leader is a dictator/despot - NOT HEREDITARY) ROMAN EMPIRE AFTER CAESAR
                    Monarchic (Leader is a king - HEREDITARY) OLD ENGLISH EMPIRE

                    OLIGARCHY:
                    Aristocratic (Elite family groups control government.  HEREDITARY) ENGISH HOUSE OF LORDS
                    Plutocratic  (Elite group determined by social standing) NOT YET TRIED
                    Timocratic  (Elite group determined by money) NOT YET TRIED

                    DEMOCRACY:
                    Representative (People vote for representatives to make laws) AMERICA
                    Direct (People vote on laws directly) SWITZERLAND
                    Monarchic (Ceremonial king/queen) MODERN ENGLAND

                    THEOCRACY:
                    Ecclesiocracegatic (Rule by Church or anologous religious leader) JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS BEFORE HIS DEATH
                    Caesaropapic (Rule by those who claim to rule for their church) THE VATICAN
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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #35 on: September 17, 2007, 09:33:17 am »

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #36 on: September 17, 2007, 10:46:09 am »
                    ANARCHY:
                    Mobarchic (Rule by mob) NOT YET TRIED
                    Capitalist (Private enterprise provides for everything) NOT YET TRIED
                    Communist (Rule by unions) North-Korea
                    Religious (Everyone obeys religious laws (VERY idealistic) NOT YET TRIED

                    AUTOCRACY:
                    Despostic (Leader is a dictator/despot - NOT HEREDITARY) ROMAN EMPIRE AFTER CAESAR
                    Monarchic (Leader is a king - HEREDITARY) OLD ENGLISH EMPIRE

                    OLIGARCHY:
                    Aristocratic (Elite family groups control government.  HEREDITARY) ENGISH HOUSE OF LORDS
                    Plutocratic  (Elite group determined by social standing) Old Greece
                    Timocratic  (Elite group determined by money) Ancient Greece

                    DEMOCRACY:
                    Representative (People vote for representatives to make laws) AMERICA
                    Direct (People vote on laws directly) SWITZERLAND
                    Monarchic (Ceremonial king/queen) MODERN ENGLAND

                    THEOCRACY:
                    Ecclesiocracegatic (Rule by Church or anologous religious leader) JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS BEFORE HIS DEATH
                    Caesaropapic (Rule by those who claim to rule for their church) THE VATICAN

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #37 on: September 25, 2007, 11:21:09 pm »
                    I found a PDF to expand a civilization.
                    http://www.elfwood.com/farp/thewriting/liljenbergworlds/civilizationworksheet.pdf

                     :o :o :o

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                    Re: Creature Making Resources
                    « Reply #38 on: September 25, 2007, 11:40:14 pm »
                    I found a PDF to expand a civilization.
                    http://www.elfwood.com/farp/thewriting/liljenbergworlds/civilizationworksheet.pdf

                    Not bad. Seems more geared to the fantasy dudes, and a little limiting for my tastes, but a great place to start for those of us who don't have a knack for culture creation.

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                    « Reply #40 on: April 29, 2008, 07:47:45 pm »
                    I would call the Japanese Zaibatsu to be Timocratic.

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                    « Reply #41 on: June 14, 2008, 07:18:17 am »
                    Spore creature creator?
                    No way dude, you're trolling me.