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The Human Races of Locastus
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Murometz's comment on 2007-12-04 12:23 PM
Excellent expose. I pretty much agree with the previous comments.

The races are original and pertain to your world, but can be recalibrated with ease to use in ANY world.

favorites:

Grassdancers (I have the perfect place for them in my campaign world)
People of the Autumn Kingdom (fur hats and crustacean enamelled armor!)
Earthroot Tribes (dwarves)

If i were to create something like this, based on my campaigns, it would look very similar. Lots of rich, exotic humans in lieu of the ubiquitous demi-humans. Go to Comment
The Human Races of Locastus
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Murometz's comment on 2008-05-05 09:46 AM
BUMP. really well done. Deserves a spotlight. Go to Comment
The Human Races of Locastus
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valadaar's comment on 2007-12-04 07:54 AM
Wow. Quite the assortment of races!

Many of these are detailed enough to be their own subs - perhaps as time goes by breaking them out and linking them back might be an idea.

Can't _quite_ go 5 - but take a 4.5 plus an HOH! Well Done! Go to Comment
The Human Races of Locastus
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-12-04 05:52 PM
Let me tell you, it was pretty therapeutic to get this one out there.

I´ve had some of these people in my head for ten years or more. The image of a mud-smeared warrior using a turtle-shell for a shield has, for some reason, been with me since the early 90´s. I´ve always wanted to do something with it, and now I have...:-)

Thanks for some nice comments and feedback, guys. Appreciate it! /David Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-11-30 02:40 AM
This sub put me in the mind of the Ohm, from Nausica of the Winds, and I can imagine the fuss that happens when one of these stony behemoths split's it's shell and extends massive wings to lumber off into the sky with all the grace of a boulder with wings.

I added wings in my version, even if there is no mention of the beasts being able to fly in the sub. Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-30 09:12 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2007-12-01 10:22 AM
Dead on and ready to be used. Easily modified to fit any fantasy desert setting. All in all a good solid post. Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Murometz's comment on 2007-11-30 10:26 AM
Some subs impress me for their detail and minutae. Some, simply for the visual and spark of imagination. This is one of the latter ones. I can make up all the details I need, but the concept of behemoth desert beetles alone, makes me happy! Man, i love fanatsy bugs.

(Goat-Skin pavilions are nice too!) Me'thinks we need a few of these in Nesseraum. Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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valadaar's comment on 2007-11-29 07:02 PM
Not bad, but it seems a bit light. A good idea though and conjures a good visual. Puts me in mind of the Jawas and their Sandcrawlers... Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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valadaar's comment on 2007-11-30 07:37 AM
Damn Scras! That comment alone now makes me want to use these...! Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Demagogue's comment on 2007-11-29 06:21 PM
Its a good idea, but I'm not sure how the nomads are any more protected against the elements while riding the beetle's back, which would be the primary issue in a desert notorious for its sandstorms. But then again, perhaps I am misunderstanding the use of the beetles. Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Demagogue's comment on 2007-12-02 09:46 PM
Much improved, good job on the added detail. Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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epsilon's comment on 2007-12-03 05:53 PM
Big bug beasties of the desert, neat! Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-29 06:59 PM
You are correct, of course. I guess their heavy leather tents and maybe a bit of magic takes care of the sandstorms and so on. I more envisioned them being safe from predators on top of what is essentially a big tank. I may have to put that in, though. Thanks!

/David Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-30 08:27 PM
I´ve beefed this one up a bit. It makes a bit more sense now...to me, at least... Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Ouroboros's comment on 2012-06-27 02:53 PM
You might be right, I´m no zoologist :) But hey, I´ve never seen any rootgrubbing animal with mandibles? Boars, tapirs and aardvarks have snouts, but they are mammals of course... I´´ve got an idea: maybe it needs the snout to get to deep moisture pockets in the sand?

Damn, this is five years old.. Where does the time go?

//David Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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Ouroboros's comment on 2012-06-27 02:59 PM
I actually wrote a little of that in a short story:) 6198
I think the inspiration was the Jawas and their Sandcrawlers, always loved those..
//David Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
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olontur's comment on 2012-06-26 03:27 AM
Biologist's note: If it feeds on roots, it wouldn't need snout but mandibles of some sort. :) Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
OmegaDraco's comment on 2012-06-26 10:58 AM
I want to armor them up and ride them into glorious battle. Fun idea! Go to Comment
The Broan
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2007-11-30 03:36 AM
Once again, like from all your Locastus submissions, I'm feeling strong but pleasant echoes of New Crobuzon and China Mieville's Bas-Lag. I like the Broan, especially because they are just the right spot on the continuum between race-so-mundane-its-boring and race-so-bizarre-its-unusable Go to Comment
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