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gec05:
For those of you who are new...

Welcome to Gaming Steve. Here in the Creation Corner, you can create a journal or written documentary of your creature and it's history, evolution, culture and technology. Providing illustrations of your creature along with scientifically reasonable stats (such as weight and height) are preferable. But certain references to Spore are generally shunned. Why is this? Well since the beginning, back when word of Spore first surfaced in 2005, many people began to create very elaborate and distinctive creatures. Overtime this unique universe exploded into it's own sort of history. A universe very much different from the Spore we know now. Once we've realized the immense amount of expectations put on Spore, and the great deal of detail put into our creations. It was agreed that certain articles or perhaps the entire game should have no interference in our special universe. To put it simply, you cannot recreate the entire Star Wars lore in Spore. End of Story. So if you wish to elaborate your creature outside the limitations of Spore. Here is a list-in-progress of certain details you may wish to leave out.

For you old farts...

Since the release of Spore, it has become a growing issue from time to time when people can't distinguish what is acceptable and what isn't. Especially when references to Spore are used in the creature RPs. At the same time, we have never made a list of these things. But now we need it. So we need to make a list of dos and don'ts for the Creation Corner.
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The Rules

Now, this should not be considered a How To RP thread nor should it force you to follow these rules. But if you expect a relative amount of recognition (with significantly much less hassle from the veterans,) you'd best consider these guidelines.

No Grox

No Spice. (You may use it. But There are more things to trade than spice. How about herbs? Gemstones and minerals? Technology and ideas?)

No Sporebucks. (Each creature has their own native currency. If you wish, you may adopt Galactic Credits as a universal currency)

No Humans or Earth. (Some creatures can have contact with or have reference to Humans and Earth. But this is strictly regarded as canon to the main galaxy.)

No Spode.

No Blue/Red Meteors from Spore Hero.
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About Prefixes in Thread Titles...

So you're probably wondering about the bracketed letters and acronyms for some creature threads. These are indicators of what time period or galaxy they reside. I will describe each of these and what they mean and their background.

[OG] Old Galaxy - A golden age long gone during the youth of this forum. You may not see the tag being used in the older threads because we had no system yet, but pretty much any creature thread in the last pages of this board belong to that age. There are a few remnant [OG] races that still exist today. If you are making a new creature, you are not allowed to use this tag since it throws off the timeline.

[OMYL] One Million Years Later - A period set in the distant future from the [OG] and [RG] time periods.

[RG] Reborn Galaxy - This is pretty much the old galaxy, but with fresh and young activity. This era is for budding new faces wishing to meet and live with [OG] races. A word of advice: new creatures cannot have a history or past that interferes with current interstellar history outside of their system or planet.

[NG] New Galaxy - This is a separate galaxy altogether, perhaps in another universe entirely. Either way, it has no contact with any of the other galaxies and has it's own set of rules to conform to in keeping it neat and clean. Sadly though, it is dead and abandoned now.

[NC] Novus Cluster - A large cluster that hovers over the [OG] with limited contact with the old galaxy. Unlike [NG], Novus Cluster has it's own pre-existing history to be discovered. This is for people with a story-driven motive. Good RP experience is preferred.

[AC] Alpha Cluster - Another different universe, spanning a super cluster of galaxies. Has a reasonable set of rules to conform to, but also great for a fresh start or are new to the Spore RP scene.
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A request to all veterans. Your suggestions are appreciated. If you find something from Spore that should not exist in the old galaxy please let us know.

Tesla:
You forgot one thing...

People will pay more attention to your creature if you have a picture. Don't get annoyed if you post a wall of text and no one comments...

Grangan:
Oh!  If someone makes a reference to common maxis creatures (ie Bananaz)  I'll scream.

Also, is mentioning a Grox-like race (ie very powerful and evil and computerized) ok, so long as it isn't the Grox?  I was planning a story going on involving one.

Kenotai:
One thing that annoys me, and probably shouldn't, is when people describe their planets as "T3".

I hate that.

Why?  Because it's so lazy.  Of course it would be T3 if you're basing it off of Spore.  If people have to classify their planet by habitability, then I think they should use the Star Trek type classification (letters), or, even better, the Galactic Civilizations classification because there was a number for Earth, which would be T3 if recreated in Spore, but there were numbers far higher than Earth's.

UFO King:
Oh dear...I'll fix that right away. Although clarify one thing for me: What are those Star Trek and Galactic Civilizations classifications you're talking about? I've never heard of them before. Can you provide a link?

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