Probably Not a Species Game: Revival

The third iteration of this game. Developed almost 2 years ago at the species ALRE forum, then revived in the old thrive forum. But today we finally reach the end.

The devonic period is about to end. The first reptiles are starting to emerge. You start off as Hylonomous a 20 centimeter lizard like reptile, eating small worms and insects and devouring them with your sharp teeth. The location is a quickly expanding forest where vegetation and life sprouts.

The rules are similar to other forum games, but I will clarify them for those who do not participate actively in them. Each odd turn (1,3,5,7,9) you can do 2 votes. The votes will be counted in the roll of the die:

1-Opposite of what you asked
2-Slightly inneficient mutation
4-What you asked for
5-More efficient mutation
6-A unique mutation incredibly better than what you asked (or, in a casual manner SUPAH EVOLUTION!)

Odd Vote/Reproductive Vote
1,3,5 - What you asked for happens
2,4,6 - Nothing happens

Waiting List:

Feel free to join, this round is an odd round, therefore you can have 2 votes.


Vote 1: Minor size growth
Vote 2: More agility (idk, musclés or sumthin)

Do you wish for a name for the lizárd

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Do we have to be carnivores and lizards?

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Everyone starts with the same hylomonous species. But you can end up differentiating

Vote 1:thicker scales
Vote 2:Better eyes

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Wait this game returns !?

Vote 1: jumping ability
Vote 2: climbing ability

Vote 1: Major size increase (if possible)
Vote 2: Prehensile Tongue

Vote 1: Grow in size
Vote 2: become herbivorous (if it’s too great of a change become omnivorous)

The post has been up for 17 hours, so I’ll start making Round 1. If someone more wants to join, you’re free to do so, but I’ll cap the game at 7 players.

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Round 1, End of the Devonic
Winds of change go through Terra. You are the first of a kind. To leave the swamps below, and to lay your young far away from all water.

Hylomonous Velocitus (Biologicah)

Minor size growth - 5
Stronger muscles - 4

This strain of Hylomonous used the extra proteins in it’s diet to grow slightly in size. This has allowed for it to eat small newly hatched amphibians, thought it also makes it slightly more easier to sight and kill.

Longevity: 3 years

Appearance: A 24 centimeter lizard with a green pigment.

Status: LC (Least Concern)

Hylomonous Armoratus (Positive Tower)

Thicker Scales - 6 (SUPAH EVOLUTION!)
Better eyes - 1

This particular kind of Hylomonous has chosen to become a living armor over the generations. The small scales that covered it’s body have become dense and multilayered, allowing more heat to be kept in the colder times and proving useful against bites. In the other front, Armoratus has developed a better eye, feauturing a rectangular shape for a pupil. This has allowed it to better control the light coming in from the environment.

Appearance: A 20 centimeter lizard with a dark green pigment. It’s eyes have a strange, rectangular pupil. On touch, it’s skin feels hard.

Longevity: 4 years

Status: Least Concern

Hylomonous Arboreus (serialkiller)

Jumping Ability - 4
Clibming Ability - 6

A clad of Hylomonous who wandered far into the denser forests thousands of years ago, Arboreus has developed the necessary back leg structure to allow it to hop small distances. This is particularly useful to jump to prey, but the added stress on the back legs cause many Arboreus specimen to have their legs break before their life cycle ends, causing them to die off earlier.

Appearance: A 20 cm lizard with a green pigment. Its back legs are visibly bigger and more articulate than the front legs.

Longevity: 2.5 years

Status: Least Concern (-)

Hylomonous Dwarfattus (AgentTine)
Major size increase - 1 (Oops!)
Prehensile Tongue - 4 (Not your lucky day…)

Arguably the most different from it’s original form, Hylomonous Dwarfattus has dimished a lot. It is now easy prey for both amphibians, and bigger reptiles. The only good thing in all this is, it needs to consume a lot less food, thought the only thing it can seem to catch is flies. It is a dire time for this species.

Appearance: A 10 centimeter lizard with a light green pigment.

Longevity: 2 years

Status: Vulnerable (-)

Hylomonous Giganta (KikyGames)

Grow in size - 6 (SUPAH EVOLUTION!)
Become herbivorous - 6

On the opposite end of the scale we have Hylomonous Giganta, the roamer of the non dense forest. After generations of saving up it’s fat deposits, this species has effectively almost doubled it’s size, with the biggest specimen reaching 40 centimeters. Small lizards and amphibian cannot devour it alone, and do not attack in packs. There is virtually no predator to this lone roamer, and it preys mostly on Hylomonous Dwarfattus. With the bigger body, there is a whole bigger food need, thought it does not need to worry about the prey running away…yet.

Appearance: A 40cm lizard with a yellow-green pigmentation.

Longevity: 5 years

Status: Least Concern (Thriving)

I think twas a pretty good first round. Remember, next round, only one vote!

Did the Hylomonous Giganta become herbivores it says its a 6 and u state it prays on Hylomonous Dwarfattus

It was your odd vote.

Vote: become herbivorous

do i vote now?

vote 1 : develop the ability to glide
vote 2: gain feathers for warmth

vote 1: get really small
vote 2: get the ability to dig burrows

Seeing as Rednascar and Animal Army are behind the evolution of the others, I’ll allow both Animal Army and Rednascar 2 votes this time only.
Also these are the last 2 people to enter, for now :smiley:

Vote: spiky back

Vote : get some stronger bones

Also amazing round just like in the past :smile:

Can ya add me to the waiting list plz