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    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I actually like the third idea you posited Todd. While it may seem confusing at first, literally just split the sophont page into three major sections: Terragens, Xenosophonts, and Transapients. Xeno ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 05-17-2022, 11:56 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Now that I think about it “human and xeno” literally just means “baseline” if they’re in the biont category. I now officially see no reason there has to be a distinction. Human is a subclade of baseli...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 05-17-2022, 11:13 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Baseline originally was meant to include humans and xenosophonts. I’m okay with making it a modifier and I suppose xeno could be a modifier as well…? My biggest reason for making baseline be a major c...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 05-17-2022, 10:54 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

The Astronomer Wrote: (05-15-2022, 08:26 AM) -- Banelord Wrote: (05-15-2022, 08:15 AM) -- -Human: This shouldn’t be a modifier, as Terragens should assume a baseline Terragen is a human -- When I ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 05-15-2022, 09:35 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I don’t have too much time to throw my two cents in but I agree with much of what Todd has said, and I can break down individual thoughts more clearly in a list:  -Human: This shouldn’t be a modifi...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 05-15-2022, 08:15 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-17-2022, 10:05 PM) -- So, getting back to the main subject, and going back up the threads to find the most current posts, does the following accurately summarize our current thin...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-18-2022, 10:46 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I’m fine with all types of virtuals being rolled in as a cultural group! Considering that there are also “downloads” in the setting which don’t have a specific clade this makes sense to me. So six tot...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-10-2022, 03:36 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

So from the above information, it seems like the new primary categories could be the following:  Biont:  1) Baseline  2) Provolve  3) Neogen  Synthetic:  1) Aioid  2) Alife  3) Exotic ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-09-2022, 09:15 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-09-2022, 05:04 AM) -- We don't currently have 'uploads' on this list. Did we decide to class them as a sub-type of Aioid or should they be added under what is currently 'Syntheti...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-09-2022, 09:03 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
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Rynn Wrote: (04-09-2022, 12:28 AM) -- This does seem like a good improvement. One thing that I'm not too sure on is the synthetic classifications. The biont ones present a nice spectrum for how they ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-09-2022, 08:56 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
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terranova210486 Wrote: (04-04-2022, 03:08 PM) -- Are Splices still a thing? -- We’ve been kicking back and forth whether they should still exist given that they haven’t been updated in over 20 year...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-04-2022, 08:40 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I feel like I should define everything else as well while I'm at it:  Baseline: Any species, human or xeno, that naturally evolved to sophonce  Provolve: Any pre-sophont species (and perhaps aio...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-04-2022, 11:27 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-04-2022, 11:02 AM) -- Thanks for keeping this going! I need to shift my focus to another OA item, but wanted to give this a look before I do. Initial thoughts: a) I know th...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-04-2022, 11:16 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

The Astronomer Wrote: (04-04-2022, 03:39 AM) -- Banelord Wrote: (04-04-2022, 03:38 AM) -- More than anything I wanted to just get out a list of clades and modifiers so we can just finalize a list an...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-04-2022, 03:41 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

More than anything I wanted to just get out a list of clades and modifiers so we can just finalize a list and figure out the minute details later, so I present a new possible master list of clades whi...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 04-04-2022, 03:38 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Figured that I would bump this since we got some good progress and just couldn’t iron out exactly which clades fit where.
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 03-31-2022, 02:57 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I know we weren’t really going to revisit this topic until after all the holidays but I just had an idea for organizing an entity’s clades that follows a system of Origin Clade, Current Superclade, an...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 12-30-2021, 01:43 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

We can just use splice and tweak to represent either of these two concepts if we’d like, considering Rianth seems to be the term we’re using for humans/xenos/provolves swapping sophont and animal gene...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 12-25-2021, 04:12 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I really like the chart! I agree with Extherian in their post above and also think Rianth should be tweaked to also say the inverse is true, where provolves can get tweaked with human or xeno genes as...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 12-25-2021, 01:13 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I agree with everything to do with the above, though (and perhaps this is pedantic and a non-issue) I’d like to make sure tweak and nearbaseline are modifiers not exclusive to humans, since in my mind...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,758 12-24-2021, 05:36 AM