pale horse and rider, perhaps?
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- The Scariest Creature on Earth
- Air Breathing Animal on an all Water Planet
- Guard Creatures at an Alien Prison
- Hunts without Sight
- The Last Creature on Earth
- Terror in the Palm of your Hand (Small Stature/Big Attitude)
- Wasteland Beast of Burden
That's fair, though it was the format as much as the actual descriptions that I was suggesting. I thought it'd be interesting to tackle some design with arbitrary limitations imposed by marketing departments, technology, game design, style guides etc. rather than the creature's natural evolution to it's habitat as that's what we're more likely to have to work with when doing this professionally. 'Nuff chat - there's a new COW to tackle. Whee!Originally Posted by Fozzybar
I donno - I dug what you put up Matt. But I see Fozzy's point.
That said, following along the same lines, how about something like this:
Dust Mite: A cat sized hairless bioform native to the atmospheric moon of Salbao, Spinner. Skin is typically ruddy brown, but can go into the greys. Nasty disposition and very territorial. Habitat is typically desert badlands. The low gravity of Spinner allows the Dust Mite to make jumping attacks when threatend.
I just thought of an idea and wasn't sure if it has already been stated but what if the winner of C.O.W. got to choose the topic for the following week (with Fozzy's approval of course)? Fozzy your doing a great job, I just figured since there was no prize it might give a little more incentive for people to try even harder. It was just an idea, what does everyone else think? Fozzy?
not sure if these have been said...
maker of darkness (same as above)
Sounds ok for me...but this could be another slow-down...usually i do 3 things when the deadline is over:Originally Posted by leckronium
1. Opening the poll-thread
2. Posting the winner piece
3. Starting the next round
All of this happens within 1-2 hours...now, if the winning artist won't look at the results and won't send me the new topic there will be a time between the previous and the next time...
Anyway if a winner wants to pick the next topic i will let him, but i won't send any pm's to ask for...
You're right, I wouldn't want to slow the process down at all. But we usually know who is going to win ahead of time. Maybe if you just left the opportunity for the would be winner to pm you his topic before the deadline is up. That way it wouldn't slow you down. If the voting is close just have the individuals who might win send you their topics. Then go with the topic of the winner after voting is closed. If the winner doesn't send you a pm on time then that's his loss. You can then choose a topic and continue with the next round on time. I would make the winner solely responsible for this privilege.
I'm hoping that most of the winners are able to pick out a good topic. And of course I would always give you the power to veto any bad choices or block any subjects that would change the direction of COW. So not much would change with this as you would have the final say over everything. I just thought it would be a nice privilege to give the winner since there isn't a prize involved.
you can also let the winners choose the topics for 2 weeks later... then there's no rush.
and you will also be able to block out the topics that normally wouldn't have been accepted because they sound too "humano´d" or something
::edit:: and maybe make a page with all suggested topics, so if the winner can't get up with something he can just pick something
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The winner should choose the topic from this thread here, that's why i started it. Members were so kind to post their ideas, so the winners should pick on from them, they may send me an additional idea apart from that...
Ok, so i will add this as a note in the future rounds...
I think this needs a bit more than just a week...
A new creature(or a group of the same creatures) that attacks a big city (like king kong, godzilla and power ranger creatures)
Main focus on the creature but oppertunity to do also an invironment (could be futuristic or present)
How about legendary creatures?
Loch Ness monster
The Abominable Snowman
There's a vague perception of how these creatures may look, but the stories are all a little different which might give us some interesting interpretations plus, of course, there's no reason why our entries have to look anything like the 'traditional' vision of these beasts. There'd be some interesting research to be done, too.
Fozzy, I agree with Mike and Xia. I'm checkin' the COW everyday. Great job here.
I like the idea of winners picking from a "Monster Pool" of approved monsters for the next.
Matt, dig your ideas. I'd love to see more legendary or mythic creatures. I think Davi posted a HUGE list of them on the first page or there abouts. Even some Orcs or Goblins.
Something else fun would be to take real animals and redesign them some how...maybe give them a hundred thousand years of evelotion. Mike, DigitalGannon and I did that for our first TDome way back the in the day.
(I think this is the right place to post this, if it's not, I apologize.)
I had no idea that the winner got to choose the next topic! Now there's all this pressure I read through this whole thread and came up with these three as possibilities (they're in no order):
1. cloud dweller (thanks, Lecronium!)
2. poisonous creature w/ warning coloration
3. creature with urban/suburban camouflage (so it liveth among humans)
I like any of these, so Fozzybar, you can just choose one! I'm not sure they would all be appropriate.
As always i want to thank you for your support buddies! I enjoy this as much as you do...
bluefooted, it's ok this way, but in future the winner should send me a pm
Now, i thought what about all the cool ideas of different topic approaches like names for creatures, special days, descriptions like from a client etc...the winner decides i guess...
If you were Victor Frankenstein what would your "Creature" look like (and how would you bring it to life?) non human parts maybe? I know, I'm reaching.
Shapeshifter other than werewolf
A creature that turns the viewer insane at first glance.
Noseeums (creatures that exist when you're not looking directly at them, invisible when you do.)
A creature that's the source of all life.
A creature that swims in the air. (no wings)
I don't know... I'm reaching on alot of these. I felt I should at least help with the topic pool somehow.
Children of Chernobyl
and i still like "Darwin's Trashbin" so i'm saying it again.
Hey dog. . . . did you see the size of that chicken?!
creatures in unexpected places, for example, a weasel that lives in laundry hampers. animals that make their habitat in places you wouldnt expect life, toilet pipe snake, motherboard fungus, telephone ants, electrical outlet spiders, etcetera.
giant herbivores and the tiny carnivores that feed on them, i.e. a 100 foot tall giraffe like creature and the millions of lion-gnats that swarm them and flay the flesh from its bones.
cheesy sci-fi movie monsters, the cheesier the better, for example, a tentacle bound creature that has a big angry frowny face on it that attacks its victims using poorly animated electrical shocks that come out of no oriface in partiualar. design these creatures as if you needed to build the suit for a movie from the fifties and you were on a really low budget.
camoflaged animals and how they work. animals that blend in so well that they are actually around you at all times. i.e. pencil worm, pillow dog, chair spider, all these things have the capability to look like what they are described as, but can also transform into often hideous, often cuddly, adorable, marketable animals/insects/other-worldly things
animals from the eco-system of a garbage dump. belivable animals that would live within a garbage dump, we arent talking rats and seaguls here, but mold-bats and tin can-hermit crabs and effluent fish and things of the such, most important is that they are somewhat belivable.
muses, creatures that inspire people without their knowing it. for this one it is important to not force the idea, but let it come to you and we will truely see what each of our muses looks like.
evolutions, think 2,000,000 years from now and draw a picture of what your dog or cat would look like, maybe a crow, any animal that you are familiar with make sure to explain the evolution and the reasons for those hypodermic fangs on the chinchilla of the future.
the ecosystem of the brain, small creatures that live within the human brain, they hunt their prey in the crevasses of the grey-matter, they feed on rogue synapses and often times they take a big old dump on your frontal lobe. draw the creature, and explain its routine.
again if i repeat anything...sorry
go to sleep brain...
1 ton terror
creature of art
creature of habit
creature caught in orbit
go to sleep brain...
saddled creature (no riders)
look what the wave washed in (washed ashore)
space station invader
go to sleep brain...
eyes in the jungle
in a cave down by the river
it lies beyond the horizon
ok i really need to go to bed...
My two cents.
1. Freak show creature
2. Slob creature
3. Concept art nerd creature (self portrait gone bad creature style)
4. Clumsy "Oaf-like" predator
5. The brute protector
6. Human virus creature (something inside of us)
7. Sewer beast (flushed pet mutated maybe)
8. Survival of the fittest creature (top of the food chain)
9. New Seasame Street character (but evil and dark)
10. body parts that comes alive and combine (like the reaminator)
Sorry if I repeated some. My ADD doesn't permit me to read three pages of ideas and retain anything.
Self-improvement is masturbation, Self-destruction on the other hand....
mmmmm. suggesting topics is fun!
8th wonder of the world
ancient squid/squid god
It eats chicken
meat eating tree
The emote monster!
Deep sea dweller
Ancient jungle creature
It'll make you die laughing
something thats from the sea!! deep deep deep down!! you know ya wanna!
Crit for a crit!
steed of the grim reaper
(brainbug :p j/k, although I would like to see what you guys can do with my nick :p)
creature based on a domestic equipment (washer, dryer, oven, microwave oven,TV...)
vehicle with 2 means of transportation (tracks+walking legs, flying+wheels,...)
vehicles with a specific task:
tunnel driller, future public transport,...
btw, does industrial design also include buildings, robots, etc?
 IDM: futuristic A-TEAM Van
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