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art requests for Dinonykos
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:48:38 PM »
I don't want you to think that you're getting off the hook, Dinonykos. :D

icon requests:
dinosaurs, dinosaurs and more dinosaurs! :D

sprites/character walls requests:
see icon requests above. ;)

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 03:12:59 PM »
Could you perhaps be a little more specific? :)

I assume some classics would do for the beginning (I darkly remember that in these D&D monster manuals, a few dinosaurs are mentioned, too).
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 03:23:51 PM »
I could be more speicific...but I'm not the dinosaur expert. :)

I'm looking for a broad mix, the kind of thing one might come across if they were to travel around a land millions of years ago. :) While carnivores are the obvious type for combat, I envision situations where the party may stumble across giant herbivores and the tactic is to just run away (to keep from being stepped on). :D

If you really want, I can look up the ones named in the MM and MMII, but I would like you to do what you would like to do.

Now, with all of that being said, I do have some personal favorites, left over from my (long ago) yourth. :D Triceratops, Allosaurus, and Diplodychus. (I realize that some of these may or may not be going under new names, but I think you know what I'm talking about.)

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 03:30:59 PM »
:D Triceratops, Allosaurus, and Diplodychus. (I realize that some of these may or may not be going under new names, but I think you know what I'm talking about.)
Funny, I had just started with Triceratops... :D
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 03:40:39 PM »
:D Triceratops, Allosaurus, and Diplodychus. (I realize that some of these may or may not be going under new names, but I think you know what I'm talking about.)
Funny, I had just started with Triceratops... :D

That one was always my favorite when I was growing up. :) I think my brother was a big fan of the stegosaurus. I recall my dad not being impressed that neither one of us preferred the tyrannosaurus rex.

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 08:07:18 PM »
At one point I was also going to do a bunch of dinosaurs (well, their hugeness makes it a bit hard, though, so I will probably not go that route for quite a while... finish dragons first).  But anyway, one thing I was thinking about, though, was which era to do?

For accuracy, it would be nice to have a bunch of dinosaurs from the same general time period...  Then I made a list somewhere, taking from the Monster Manuals, but where did it go?  :D

When I was a wee lad, I liked glyptodonts the best (yeah, not dinosaurs, but very funny-looking)...  Of the dinos, maybe ankylosaurus?
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 05:27:33 AM »
When I was a wee lad, I liked glyptodonts the best (yeah, not dinosaurs, but very funny-looking)...  Of the dinos, maybe ankylosaurus?
Is your preference of heavily-armoured, club-swinging vertebrates somehow reflected in your personal martial-arts style? :D :D :D

Anyway, I also prefer animals with a morphology adapted to self-defence, including armadillos, ankylosaurs, porcupines, some ceratopsids, and animals with chemical defenses, like skunks and bombardier beetles.

Mmh... maybe I should do a giant bombardier beetle! Yes!  :D
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 06:28:59 AM »
No!  :D  My personal style is quite the opposite, being one that uses constant movement, lots of spirals, and so on to out-maneuver instead!  I think I just liked the way that the heavily-armored critters looked (too bad I don't have much armor myself, unless you count the love handle...).

Also, my own personal "skunk defense" is not quite as potent as that of a skunk...

Hmm - I am pretty sure that there is a giant bombardier beetle with stats in 1e AD&D :D  Size might be specified in the Monster Manuals, though...
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 06:44:25 AM »
Hmm - I am pretty sure that there is a giant bombardier beetle with stats in 1e AD&D :D  Size might be specified in the Monster Manuals, though...

The 1e MM says they're size M, 4 feet long.

I expect they'll be a very early add to the monster database.
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 01:46:44 PM »
Uatu, was that finish dragons or Finnish dragons? ;)

Here is what I posit ~ in a world where dragons cavort with beholders, it is likely okay to mix dinosaurs from different periods into the same setting. :D

Of course, my idea was for a time travel design...oh crap, I've said too much. :) But, in that case I would appreciate some type of list of which 1e dinosaurs go together and the what-not.

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 02:53:10 PM »
Of course, my idea was for a time travel design...oh crap, I've said too much. :) But, in that case I would appreciate some type of list of which 1e dinosaurs go together and the what-not.
Well, we can easily add information on the intervals during which the animals lived... so you can decide yourself how "correct" you want to make your time travel... :D
For the prehistoric animals I have done so far:
Eurypteride: 400 to 300 (roughly) MA
Pelycosaur: ca. 270 MA
Therapside: ca. 250 MA
Styracosaur: ca. 75 MA
Ankylosaur: ca. 70 MA
Triceratops (in progress): ca. 66 MA
Phorusrhacos: ca. 10 MA
Mylodon/Giant sloth: ca. 10 KA

Uatu's animals:
"Megalodon": ca. 25 to 1.8 MA
Baluchitherium (or Paraceratherium): ca. 14 MA
Wooly Mammoth: ca. 10 KA
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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 03:19:23 PM »
As I think about it, with a time travel design, I can have dinosaurs from many different eras and still be correct as long as I don't mix them up. :D

Here's a list of the Dinosaurs from the Monster Manual: (exactly as listed)

Apatosaurus (Trachodon)
Ankylosaurus
Antrodemus (Allosaurus)
Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus)
Archelon Ischyros
Brachiosaurus
Camarosaurus
Ceratosaurus
Cetiosaurus
Dinichtys
Diplodocus
Elasmosaurus
Gorgosaurus
Iguanadon
Lambeosaurus
Megalosaurus
Monoclonius
Mosasaurus
Paleoscincus
Pentaceratops
Plateosaurus
Plesiosaurus
Pteranodon
Stegosaurus
Styracosaurus
Teratosaurus
Triceratops
Tyrannosaurus Rex

from Monster Manual II:
Ankisaurus
Camptosaurus
Compsognathus
Dacentrurus
Deinonychus
Dilophosaurus
Dimetrodon
Euparkeria
Kentrosauru
Mamenchisaurus
Massopondylus
Nothosaurus
Ornitholestes
Phororhacos
Podokesaurus
Pterosaur, Giant
Struthiomimus
Tanystropheus
Tennodontosaurus

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 04:35:28 PM »
retrieved these beauties from: http://sms.mike.neir.org/evolutn.htm

How bout these:

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 04:50:27 PM »
Well, if I accidentally enter Bizarro realm when attempting to time travel... :D

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Re: art requests for Dinonykos
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2011, 03:44:32 AM »
Here's a list of the Dinosaurs from the Monster Manual: (exactly as listed)
:D
Well, I don't know exactly for all of these (can probably be checked with some effort in Wikipedia or elsewhere), but I can add the general intervals Triassic (ca. 250 to 200 MA), Jurassic (ca. 200 to 145 MA), and Cretaceous (ca. 145 to 65 MA) quickly, plus upper/younger and lower/older in some cases:

Apatosaurus (Trachodon): That's strange, since 'Trachodon' is the old name for 'Anatosaurus', an ornithopode (Upper Cretaceous), while 'Apatosaurus' is the correct name for 'Brontosaurus' (Upper Jurassic)
Ankylosaurus: Upper Cretaceous
Antrodemus (Allosaurus): Upper Jurassic
Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus): (Upper Jurassic) So, above it is probably Anatosaurus.
Archelon: Giant Turtle from Upper Cretaceous
Ischyros: Ah! Wikipedia says it is an Archelon species - I did not know that... :(
Brachiosaurus: Upper Jurassic
Camarosaurus: Upper Jurassic
Ceratosaurus: Upper Jurassic
Cetiosaurus: Jurassic
Dinichtys: Probably Dunkleosteus (Dinichthys), Giant armoured fish, Upper Devonian, ca. 370 MA
Diplodocus: Upper Jurassic
Elasmosaurus: Upper Cretaceous
Gorgosaurus: Upper Cretaceous
Iguanadon: Cretaceous
Lambeosaurus: Upper Cretaceous
Megalosaurus: May be a mixture of several carnivorous dinosaurs from the Jurassic
Monoclonius: Upper Cretaceous
Mosasaurus: Upper Cretaceous (a varan/lizard)
Paleoscincus: Upper Cretaceous (Palaeoscincus)
Pentaceratops: Upper Cretaceous
Plateosaurus: Upper Triassic (The 'Swabian Wyvern' :) )
Plesiosaurus: Jurassic
Pteranodon: Upper Cretaceous
Stegosaurus: Upper Jurassic
Styracosaurus: Upper Cretaceous
Teratosaurus: Upper Triassic (not a dinosaur, but similar)
Triceratops: Upper Cretaceous
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Upper Cretaceous

from Monster Manual II:
Ankisaurus: probably Anchisaurus from the Lower Jurassic
Camptosaurus: Upper Jurassic
Compsognathus: Upper Jurassic
Dacentrurus: Upper Jurassic
Deinonychus: :) Lower Cretaceous
Dilophosaurus: Lower Jurassic
Dimetrodon: Pelycosaur from the Permian, 270 MA
Euparkeria: Triassic
Kentrosaurus: Jurassic
Mamenchisaurus: Jurassic
Massopondylus: Lower Jurassic
Nothosaurus: Triassic
Ornitholestes: Hmm...Lower Jurassic? Well, Wikipedia says Upper Jurassic :(
Phororhacos: probably Phorusracos, Miocene, 10 MA (see above)
Podokesaurus: Lower Jurassic
Pterosaur, Giant: Well, that can be anything. Pteranodon, Quetzalcoatlus, but all the big species come from the Upper Cretaceous, I think. 
Struthiomimus: Upper (?) Cretaceous
Tanystropheus: Triassic
Tennodontosaurus: Temnodontosaurus is an ichthyosaur from the Lower Jurassic, Tenontosaurus is an ornithopode from the Lower Cretacous...
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