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  #152 New June 8th, 2019 12:47 AM
I think that what I am going to focus on in the next couple of weeks is getting a bestiary put together and out on DriveThru for CE/Traveller. I have more than enough animal artwork, both color and black and white, to do several, along with sea creatures and birds, plus some prehistoric animals. I figure the prehistoric one can show up in the Piper-Norton Sector, brought by the Krell, Droyne, the Baldies, and who knows else, as there are a fair amount of ruins in the sector. Then there will also be some extinct animals on Earth that are still around in the sector for possible adventures to catch and/or document. The leaders in that are the Quagga and the Thylacine, along with the Great Auk. It is a long way to Terra, but bringing some of those back to Terra in animal low berths, or maybe not in low berths, might bring the happy collectors a nice size fortune, or at least a small one. Then there would be the mammoth, mastodon, sabre-tooth, and sundry other beasts that would be eagerly sought after by Terran biologists and zoos. Included with the bestiary would be some guidelines on how to develop animals and animal encounter tables.

I do need to think about dinosaurs, as I am not sure I want a space-faring race going that far back. However, Triangle might have a "Lost World" area that groups like the Krell and the Droyne would have been excited to find and spread around. The Great-Grandchildren just would be very careful not to like any tell-tale signs behind. Speaking of which, I should see if I can use the Droyne or not, as I do not think those appear in the Cepheus Engine. A feline race called the Aslan would not be a problem, and I think that Piper's "z'Srauff" might be around. I am thinking of changing their name into something a little more pronounceable. It is a pity that Howard Pyle did not draw more of his Buccaneering Foxes, as those would be fun as well. I am not sure if what he has would be enough for an alien race. Then again, I do not have any pictures of the z'Srauff, so that would be a problem as well. I will have to do some more thinking.
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#1 July 14th, 2019 04:27 AM
SpaceBadger Says:
Aaugh! I wish I could remember what book it was, something I've read within the past year... Anyway, rather than reintroducing them into Earth's biosphere, people in this book set aside some continents on another Earthlike planet (or maybe terraformed) as habitat for prehistoric Earth creatures such as sabertooth, giant ground sloth, and others. I don't remember how they obtained their specimens, whether it was some DNA-magic like Jurassic Park, or cloned from permafrost dead ones, or what.

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