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Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:24:37 pm »
Ok, some of you remember what I said about making a new race, right? Ok, so I'm trying to think up a name for my race, but I'm having problems. The only name I can think of is Meridianites or Meridians. Any suggestions on a name for a squid/jellyfish-like race?


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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 10:21:34 pm »
pick a culture you like and butcher its language, changing the spelling to make it seem more spacey. Thats what I do.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 02:34:36 am »
How about Ikakuragans?

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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 05:28:40 am »
no dude, dont give him a name. help him think of one. nobody wants to take someone elses idea.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 05:52:43 am »
no dude, dont give him a name. help him think of one. nobody wants to take someone elses idea.
It is made up from the words for Squid (Ika) and Jellyfish (Kurage) in Japanese, so it isnt really my idea.

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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 06:07:36 am »
... dont we have enough japanese races already?
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 06:08:02 am »
... dont we have enough japanese races already?
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 06:08:17 am »
well, we do
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 06:09:38 am »
well, we do
Could you give an example?

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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 06:44:19 am »
Hmm... Ok, I'm going to use Meridian-Ika or some variation of that word.

Ok, next thing. Can someone tell me what the lowest possible gravity I can put on a planet? I'm trying to make this race unique, but I'm don't want to majorly **** up.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 07:54:40 am »
I think 0.8 G, more or less...

Anything less and the planet would lose its atmosphere through sheer lack of sufficient gravitational pull.

Also, if you've yet to do so, also take note of the planet's magnetic field and distance from the parent star.

Stellar wind is a massive pain in the rear for making planets habitable.


Could you give an example?

There are some more, especially in the older pages, but this thread is the one on the front page and also happens to contain more than one example.

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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 09:12:24 am »
Alright, I'll go with 0.82 gees, I'm trying to make these guys a floater race.

Since they are floaters, they need something to keep them floating. I'm going with that they breathe a helium/carbon dioxide atmosphere, they use the helium to keep themselves floating while they use the carbon dioxide like we use oxygen.

Did I screw anything up yet?
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 12:36:01 pm »
Don't be too afraid to screw up.

Hmm, I'v been thinking of making a new race too.

I'v been imagining a race of Chaos Space Marines/Covenant/Mandalorians Hybrid... I.E Black spiky armor and wearing lots of skulls. *real skulls, as in trophies* super fanatical and all mixed in with a proud warrior race guy culture.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 12:38:59 pm »
Alright, I'll go with 0.82 gees, I'm trying to make these guys a floater race.

Since they are floaters, they need something to keep them floating. I'm going with that they breathe a helium/carbon dioxide atmosphere, they use the helium to keep themselves floating while they use the carbon dioxide like we use oxygen.

Did I screw anything up yet?

Not that I can think of.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 01:25:45 pm »
whoa, a floater race. props to you sir. floating just makes you seem less tangible and harder to write for. not sure why.

my Thuli was a floater. it worked because he lived on gas worlds and was 80% gas himself. course that was a long time ago and the idea never got off the ground, if you will excuse the pun.
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