Actually no. If I thought about plausibility when creating an interesting life form I'd get nowhere. Also, if we could conjure plausible biological species on a whim, we'd be gods by now.
The truth is that Nature is so diverse that it is actually possible to encounter something like that in the real world. My biology knowledge on the other hand simply drives my interest in interesting living things, and makes it possible for me to speculate IF they would even be possible, or HOW. Go to Comment
First, I took it as a compliment, do not worry about that! :)
Second, I said I could speculate about the plausibility of a living thing AFTER (and only AFTER) I have thought it up. Thinking about it beforehand would make the creation very difficult or impossible.
Finally, I said that I could speculate, but this does not mean that the thing IS actually plausible. All I meant is that it MIGHT be (due to the diversity in Nature).
A very nice expansion of manfred's original idea. Some standouts are your cobblestone mushroom (fantasy land-mines that look like normal rocks!) and the Beardbane (a nice way to nudge the party into contacting the fungus growers -- the party got infected in the last dungeon). I may have to add to this sometime in the future. Go to Comment
...What? Those two statements contradict eachother, first you're saying I'm wrong, then you go on to tell me I'm right? I wasn't being ironic or anything, I was trying to pay you a compliment. I think you misunderstood either my intentions or the word plausible. O.o Go to Comment
Nicely done. Very much like how you used pertinent info from the Falhathian Minotaur culture to describe her current dynamic. Of course I can't help but "feel" for her, hoping she finds that fleeting love interest. And finally, at the risk of sounding overly-simplistic, Minotaur bards are fun to contemplate. Go to Comment
Thanks. I was wondering if the authors of the Minotaur sub will feel that the environment was presented properly, so one less thing to worry about :) And I don't see anything simplistic, but maybe that's a hole in my command of the English language... Go to Comment
I'm happy to spark your interest in our guild! I tried to make the name along the lines of names from the original sub, but it can be changed to fit in a world where minotaurs are named differently. Go to Comment
Nice. I can just imagine her standing on that hill mooing. This started a whole bunch of questions in my mind, mostly related to milking... O.o But seriously though, not trying to ridicule your piece, it was creative and all, as my score reflects. Do you play 4E? Go to Comment
There is a group that believes no good can come of trying to change to future to render a prophecy or prediction incorrect. They believe that meddling will either cause the prediction to be true in the first place, or make something worse or more extreme happen.