So after the incredible success of my last forum game I thought “this is fun!” and had an idea for a forum game. The situation is thus: one day, every single mammal on earth died. I tried to think of a reason but I figured that enough nukes to kill off rats would also kill, like, everything else. Anyways, it is the players job to choose a non-mammalian creature that exists today and choose how they evolve to fill the thousands of empty niches.
Here’s the format and an example.
food source and/or predators: (neither of these needs to be comprehensive and will be filled in by other players)
ancestor: African crocs
location: African forests and grasslands.
food source: any land animal really.
predators: at it’s size and time it had no predator though their corpses are eaten by birds.
adaptations: given the lack of land predators terrcrocs evolved to fill that niche, with long legs under their body and more damage-dealing/less grabby-grabby teeth. these beasts also gain more land-based camouflage and the ability to pounce. This clade varies in size from 2.5 feet (almost a meter) to 7 feet (2 meters).
have fun and repopulate the world with giant lizards!