Series 2 theme announcement - Saturday Aug 12!

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  1. Simon Strange

    Simon Strange Sunstone Games Staff Staff Member Forum Moderator Theme Team!

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    Our series 2 theme is here! And it is:

    --Escape from Hollow Earth--

    In 1894, a group of British explorers discovered an enormous fissure in the bottom of a cave. Although a cave of that depth should have been sweltering hot, this fissure brought a cool fresh breeze and a hint of pale light from below. As they made their way deeper, they were astonished to discover a vast network of open caverns with gigantic flora and fauna living within. But their initial fascination soon took a frightful turn, as they began to realize that in this subterranean biome EVERYTHING was a massive predator - even the plants! Now the intrepid explorers need to escape with their lives, and hope that their intrusion doesn't accidentally bring any of these beasts back to the surface world!

    Over the next 3 months, we will be designing & producing two themed decks which represent the forces living within Hollow Earth, as well as additional kaiju who inhabit it.

    AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    In - theme kaiju should broadly conform to the following guidelines. You can stretch these at your discretion, but the theme team has final say over whether or not a given concept is "in-theme" or not.

    1 - These creatures are all organic species with a life cycle. No one-of mutations : they all reproduce and create offspring, which grow and replace the parents. Feel free to be creative with their life cycle details! Giant killer vegetable species encouraged!

    2 - These creatures have not had any contact with the surface world in millions of years. So nothing can relate to humans, or human events. No ancient gods, no myth-based creatures, no abandoned Mechs, etc.

    3 - Everything here is primitive / savage / feral. No genius civilizations or highly evolved dinosaurs. It's all in a "state of nature" as some might say.

    4 - Hollow Earth has a light/dark cycle, has aquatic areas, and is big enough for flying things. But all or nearly all kaiju WILL have the "subterranean" designator.

    5 - MOST IMPORTANT! - Everything in Hollow Earth is part of a food chain. That means that your kaiju species eats kaiju ( can be creative about how "eating" works ) and is eaten by others. This food chain mechanic is meant to be a new mechanic for these theme decks. So there are no "top" predators in Hollow Earth - everything is on fairly equal footing.

    Once we've selected our winners, the Theme Team will be discussing & deciding which winners eat which other winners - the idea is to form a circle out of our winners. So you should NOT design any specific elements about where you kaiju sits in our food chain - the Theme Team will be deciding that for you.... Muwahahahah!
     
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  2. wewewezing

    wewewezing Witch of Salvation Theme Team! Trusted User

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    And so it begins!
     
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  3. SWEGM

    SWEGM Progenitor and Creator of Ghaspar Kaiju Benefactor

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    Oh yeah. Haven't felt this excited about creating something in a while! As much as I loved the space knight theme, there are so many more possibilities with this one!
     
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  4. The-Kaijuenthusiast

    The-Kaijuenthusiast Well-Known Member

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    I might be able to get something out. This is interesting.
     
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  5. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    I'm guessing Kong: Skull Island might have influenced this?
     
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  6. Bambs

    Bambs Princess of All You Insects

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    Oh cool. I like the food chain thing. I'mma make a bug, yee.
     
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  7. Orin The Kaijuborn

    Orin The Kaijuborn The Resident Oreo King and Starco Shipper

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    Now the fun part is not making a generic dinosaur kaiju
     
  8. Simon Strange

    Simon Strange Sunstone Games Staff Staff Member Forum Moderator Theme Team!

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    Genericsaurus?
     
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  9. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    I came up with something that occupies various niches across its life stages. ^_^ I was inspired by cniderians and dragonfly larvae.
     
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  10. spyro1101

    spyro1101 Well-Known Member

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    it was at this moment i realized i shouldve kept obsidious' original origin of him being trapped in the ground
     
  11. LadyWeavile

    LadyWeavile The one who's unpopular

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    I came along to say I really like the sound of this theme as I love animals and the natural environment. This should be and interesting one to watch out for.

    However, I don't think I'll be submitting anything. I have no talent.
     
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  12. Sunny Leung

    Sunny Leung Cuteness is still my power! But no more Kaneki...

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    Hmm... this theme... Gonna make a strawberry Kaiju.
     
  13. Orin The Kaijuborn

    Orin The Kaijuborn The Resident Oreo King and Starco Shipper

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    DUDE! You can rewrite the origin to fit the theme. Just think of Multiverse, there's multiple versions of your kaiju throughout it. So one is Hollow Earth while your original is in its own category
     
  14. Sunny Leung

    Sunny Leung Cuteness is still my power! But no more Kaneki...

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    BTW, when will the submission start?
     
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  15. wewewezing

    wewewezing Witch of Salvation Theme Team! Trusted User

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    Or you could make a new Kaiju from scratch and try something new! ;)
     
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  16. Mexicankaiju

    Mexicankaiju Design Team Axolotl, Clay Master and 80's dude

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  17. Sunny Leung

    Sunny Leung Cuteness is still my power! But no more Kaneki...

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  18. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    It's not the submission thread, but people have been posting their monsters there.
     
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  19. Simon Strange

    Simon Strange Sunstone Games Staff Staff Member Forum Moderator Theme Team!

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    I generally give 3 weeks before I open the official submissions thead, and keep it open for 3 weeks before we select winners.
     
  20. Sunny Leung

    Sunny Leung Cuteness is still my power! But no more Kaneki...

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    OK, thank you!
     
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