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on: March 28, 2020, 04:31:18 PM
The Planet:

Jika is about the same size as Earth and generates 1.09 G.

A single day lasts 31.12 hours and a year lasts 119 days. The planet is made up of 13 continents, which make up 78% of the planet's landmass.

4 moon(s) orbit the planet and Jika itself orbits a red sun in an almost perfectly circular orbit.

The plant-like organisms on this planet are mostly bushes, shrubs and flowers, with a good amount of fungi and grasses but very few tree species. The shrubs and fungi are the dominant organisms on this planet as they grow fast and wide, with many different shapes, sizes and colours.

Reproducing is the most important aspect to ensure the survival of a species. While many species use seeds or forms of pollination to reproduce, others simply grow into more copies of itself, all connected to one parent. However, a few species on this planet do it a little different. Some of them excrete their seeds through their roots, back into the water they normally absorb, allowing the water to carry the seeds further. Some species grow into multiple seeds from the moment they begin growing as a seed themselves. But perhaps the most impressive species is the one that grows around other species and uses their growing seeds and modifies them to become seeds of its own.

If it weren't for the few dozen aquatic plants, the waters of this planet would be nearly lifeless. However, the few plant species that do exist have conquered every part covered in water. Many of them are highly specialized in surviving a specific depth, which gives every depth its own unique ecosystem and all the beauty that comes with it.

By far the most interesting animals on this planet are the reptiles.  Small lizard like creatures inhabit the land mass at lower altitudes, and are quite fierce if cornered.  BUt of greater interest are aquatic reptiles, which graze on the verdant sea weeds. They may not be as fierce as some of the land reptiles, but they are the only species who have a sentient member. Their intelligence is roughly comparable to a seal, in earth terms.  They form huge colonies and actively take care of each other. They even build makeshift homes like Beaver lodges from scavenged material.



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Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 06:20:54 AM
A question on the terrain invisioned would large 2-4 inch game size mushroom types be appropriate for "wooded"areas?



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Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 08:41:39 AM
Yes, absolutely



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Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 10:27:29 AM
How big are the moons? I need to know for nightfighting rules. You can express in terms of 0%/25%/50%/75% illumination for each one at maximum phase!