Beasties, Creatures and Links

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Beasties, Creatures and Links

Post by JohnK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:14 pm

Hullo, folks,

As noted in this particular thread, one the folks here suggested a thread pertaining to links for images of various creatures and beasties. I figured that should be in a separate thread, and so here it is.
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Post by JohnK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:16 pm

Hullo, folks,

And I thought I'd start by sharing two of my favourite images for Sinosauropteryx...

Sinosauropteryx, the First:
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Sinosauropteryx, the Second:
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Re: Beasties, Creatures and Links

Post by JohnK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:28 pm

Hullo, folks,

Here are the two images that I use for Compsognathus. Note that this is not the image used for the beastie from Jurassic Park (thank goodness). :)

Compsognathus, the First:
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Compsognathus Comparison:
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Post by JohnK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:34 pm

Hullo, folks,

Here's some imagery that I use for Hesperornis. Enjoy! :)

Hesperornis, the First:
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Hesperornis, the Second:
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Re: Beasties, Creatures and Links

Post by JohnK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:40 pm

Hullo, folks,

A shot of the Columbian mammoth from the episode on the M-25...

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And a shot of a more basic type of Columbian mammoth...

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Re: Beasties, Creatures and Links

Post by Cigarman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:47 pm

Great images. Looking forward to a list of links covering all the creatures in the base and companion books.

Had an idea. How about posting which book and page the stats are for the creature. That way, people can browse the link/images, see a creature they like, and can quickly find the game stats.

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Re: Beasties, Creatures and Links

Post by JohnK » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:11 pm

Hullo, Cigarman,
Cigarman wrote:Great images. Looking forward to a list of links covering all the creatures in the base and companion books.
While I'm not committing myself to doing up such a thing, as a lot of the beasties in the main rulebook have images for them, though not in the Monsters chapter necessarily, definitely will do this with beasties that aren't from the series.
Cigarman wrote: Had an idea. How about posting which book and page the stats are for the creature. That way, people can browse the link/images, see a creature they like, and can quickly find the game stats.
That's a possibility. :)
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Re: Beasties, Creatures and Links

Post by silverfoxdmt73 » Fri May 16, 2014 8:09 am

Elasmotherium
(Thin Plate Beast)
Home Period:
Pliocene - Pleistocene

Elasmotherium is the largest species of rhinoceroses that lived from Pliocene till Pleistocene. It reached 6 meters in length and 2.5 meters in heights, and weighed up to 5 tons. Its main distinction from other rhinoceroses was a large dome-like protuberance on its forehead, probably with an over 1.5-meter long thick horn. Elasmotheria were widespread on the territory from Western Europe to Eastern Siberia.

Elasmotherium ate grass and roots on river and lake banks, such as highly-nutritious starchy roots of sedge, reed mace and cane. In times of local fodder shortages, the animal could walk long distances through elevated steppe strips from one river system to another or even migrate to the south. It is indicative that the northernmost fossils of Elasmotherium are found in river valleys, and not in steppes, as those of purely herbivorous horses or woolly rhinoceroses. Their root-based diet is also evidenced by their extremely hypsodontic teeth, which ensured protection from abrasives on this type of food, such as sand, dirt, etc.

As evident from the brain reconstruction, Elasmotherium remained on a quite primitive level of organization. Large olfactory lobes were located in front of small and poorly-developed frontal hemispheres. Other rhinoceroses advanced their brains as early as Miocene and developed quicker orientation and better mobility which are characteristic for modern species. Elasmotherium was inferior to them; woolly rhinoceros and later species of rhinoceros had better reactions, and were smarter, faster and more aggressive

Awareness 2 Coordination 2 Ingenuity 1
Presence 3 Resolve 3 Strength 14

Speed Slow Size Huge

Maximum Threat 10
Threshold 5 (1-2 Flee, 3-6 Ram)

TRAITS
Armour 3: Thick woolly hide gives an Elasmotherium 3 points of armour protection.

THREAT POWERS
Ram (2 Threat): The creature headbutts a single target, hitting for Strength (7/14/21) damage.
Trample (3 Threat): The Elasmotherium runs over smaller creatures. It inflicts Strength+2 (8/16/24) damage on all creatures that it runs over. Characters can dodge a Trample attack with a successful Coordination + Athletics reaction.

SKILLS: Athletics 2, Fighting 2, Survival 4.

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