Lovecraftian Aliens

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labgnome
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Lovecraftian Aliens

#1 Post by labgnome » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:07 am

So the works of HP Lovecraft are public domain. As such his aliens are free to use. Anyway I thought I would suggest some traits for them in Free Orion.

Mi-Go
  • Native Species
  • Can Colonize
  • Cannot Build Ships
  • Organic Metabolism
  • Broad Tundra Environmental Preference
  • Good Research
Elder Thing
  • Extinct Species
  • Can Colonize
  • Cannot Build Ships
  • Organic Metabolism
  • Broad Ocean Environmental Preference
  • Great Research
  • Bad Industry
  • Bad Population
  • Ultimate Stealth
Shoggoth
  • Extinct Species
  • Can Colonize
  • Cannot Build Ships
  • Organic Metabolism
  • Broad Ocean Environmental Preference
  • No Research
  • Great Industry
  • Great Population
  • Ultimate Defensive Troops
Yithian
  • Extinct Species
  • Can Colonize
  • Cannot Build Ships
  • Organic Metabolism
  • Narrow Terran Environmental Preference
  • Good Research
  • Bad Industry
  • Bad Defensive Troops
  • Telepathic
  • Telepathic Detection (3)
  • Shared Vision
Flying Polyp
  • Extinct Species
  • Can Colonize
  • Can Build Ships
  • Organic Metabolism
  • Standard Desert Environmental Preference
  • Bad Research
  • Good Industry
  • Ultimate Offensive Troops
  • Xenophobic
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Re: Lovecrafian Aliens

#2 Post by The Silent One » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:43 am

While it is certainly possible to draw inspiration from H. P. Lovecraft's works, or make allusions to it, FreeOrion has a design principle to only have original species.
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Re: Lovecrafian Aliens

#3 Post by labgnome » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:14 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:43 am
While it is certainly possible to draw inspiration from H. P. Lovecraft's works, or make allusions to it, FreeOrion has a design principle to only have original species.
I can see that. I might re-work some of these stat blocks into other species. Maybe change planet types and metabolism.
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Re: Lovecraftian Aliens

#4 Post by Oberlus » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:10 pm

labgnome wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:14 pm
I might re-work some of these stat blocks into other species. Maybe change planet types and metabolism.
More like reworking names and appearances. Metabolism, environment, etc. are less of a Cthulu thing.
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Re: Lovecrafian Aliens

#5 Post by labgnome » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Oberlus wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:10 pm
More like reworking names and appearances. Metabolism, environment, etc. are less of a Cthulu thing.
Well of course they'd get a new name and a different look. I'd of course work out a different backstory, but I'd still try to keep in nice a creepy :twisted:
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Re: Lovecrafian Aliens

#6 Post by em3 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:53 am

There's a typo in the thread title, just F.Y.I. 🐙
[...] for Man has earned his right to hold this planet against all comers, by virtue of occasionally producing someone totally batshit insane. - Randall Munroe, title text to xkcd #556

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Re: Lovecrafian Aliens

#7 Post by labgnome » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:46 pm

em3 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:53 am
There's a typo in the thread title, just F.Y.I. 🐙
Fixed.
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Re: Lovecraftian Aliens

#8 Post by Vezzra » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:09 pm

FreeOrion: Where melancholic robotic submarines singing "Happy Birthday" to each other meet Cthulu. So there :mrgreen:

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Re: Lovecraftian Aliens

#9 Post by labgnome » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Vezzra wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:09 pm
FreeOrion: Where melancholic robotic submarines singing "Happy Birthday" to each other meet Cthulu. So there :mrgreen:
Did you have to mention the scylior ;)
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