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(The Conversation)   Giant sea scorpions once ruled the oceans of prehistoric Australia, setting the precedent that evolution followed onto land   (theconversation.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Scorpion, Arthropod, Chelicerata, Dinosaur, new research, sea scorpions, first documented specimen, Eurypterid  
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2020-07-03 9:24:19 AM  
It would sure make "Deadliest Catch"  more interesting when Sig pulled up a cage with one of these things.
 
2020-07-03 10:10:15 AM  
 I'm enjoying the four part series on Nova. If you're into that sort of thing it's well done and worth watching.

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/apr/09​/​nova-australias-first-4-billion-years/​
 
2020-07-03 10:18:54 AM  
Giant sea scorpions...

Sounds like they have a healthy Treasure Type. Probably N... and Q of course.
 
2020-07-03 10:50:27 AM  
Paleozoic NOPE.
 
2020-07-03 1:37:46 PM  
If I ever win the lotto, after I put aside 95% of it for investing and savings and my single splurge car, I want to build an aquatic/atmospheric hyper-oxygenation breeding lab.
Bugs the size of a mastiff? Check.
Sea bugs the size of a car? Check
Rideable dragons? Check and mate.
 
2020-07-03 5:05:22 PM  

Destructor: Giant sea scorpions...

Sounds like they have a healthy Treasure Type. Probably N... and Q of course.


Sorry, but eurypterids (sea scorpions) are of the vermin creature type and thus are mindless. They do not understand or collect treasure, and as free-swimming predators do not even have lairs where incidential treasures from their prey might accumulate.

Stats for eurypterids in sizes Small to Gargantuan can be found here.
 
2020-07-03 5:32:31 PM  

CNichols: Sorry, but eurypterids (sea scorpions) are of the vermin creature type and thus are mindless. They do not understand or collect treasure, and as free-swimming predators do not even have lairs where incidential treasures from their prey might accumulate.


Maybe they like shiny objects and hide them in their rump pouches? Surely a gnome illusionist can dream, can't he?
 
2020-07-03 7:25:58 PM  

CNichols: Destructor: Giant sea scorpions...

Sounds like they have a healthy Treasure Type. Probably N... and Q of course.

Sorry, but eurypterids (sea scorpions) are of the vermin creature type and thus are mindless. They do not understand or collect treasure, and as free-swimming predators do not even have lairs where incidential treasures from their prey might accumulate.

Stats for eurypterids in sizes Small to Gargantuan can be found here.


Says someone who didn't play 1st Ed AD&D. Everything drops a treasure. You can't harvest a row of corn without the DM rolling on the random treasure tables.
 
2020-07-03 7:41:21 PM  

BolloxReader: Says someone who didn't play 1st Ed AD&D. Everything drops a treasure. You can't harvest a row of corn without the DM rolling on the random treasure tables.


I still actually have a copy of the first edition. It's in terrible shape. Even the dice that came with it seem shiattier. It's like they're subliming away... Like bakelite.

2nd edition is the one I grew up with. Dear God, me and my friends had so much fun with it.
 
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