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Post by the_revenant » October 30th, 2007, 9:52 am

thespaceinvader wrote:Wasn't there already a giant frog that served this purpose?
Looking back through the thread, that was about 2 months ago so im guessing not really, unless it was added. And i think firemaster wanted to use the frog as a completely different line, not as a scout, hence the fire and ice frogs. Though i could see an elf riding a giant frog or toad as a scout.
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Post by irrevenant » October 30th, 2007, 12:17 pm

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the_revenant wrote:Hmm i like the idea, but would like it alot more if there were more unique sprites in it, for example; for the scout instead of a horse, maybe a terradactyl?
proper spelling: pterodactyl
Yup, though "Terrordactyl" would be a viable fantasy variant...

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Post by thespaceinvader » October 30th, 2007, 1:55 pm

I'd go with a name inspired by one of the myriad pterodactyl species discovered. Coatl sounds good to me - from Quetzalcoatlas, the biggest known pterosaur.
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Post by irrevenant » October 30th, 2007, 6:53 pm

thespaceinvader wrote:I'd go with a name inspired by one of the myriad pterodactyl species discovered. Coatl sounds good to me - from Quetzalcoatlas, the biggest known pterosaur.
It would feel a little weird to have a single Aztec-named unit in amongst a faction, IMO.

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Post by thespaceinvader » October 30th, 2007, 7:09 pm

Good point. There are probably other names which would work, but quetzalcoatlas is the only one i can remember offhand from my dino-obsessed youth...
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Post by FireMaster » October 30th, 2007, 8:57 pm

I'll check in my little brothers Big Book of Prehistoric Creatures.
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Post by irrevenant » October 31st, 2007, 10:58 am

FireMaster wrote:I'll check in my little brothers Big Book of Prehistoric Creatures.
I actually doubt that any of the official dinosaur names would be suitable for a mediaeval setting. Some translations of dinosaur names might be suitable, but they seem to pretty much all be just <something>-lizard. Thunder-Lizard, Strange-Lizard, Heavy-Lizard, etc. etc.

Thematic names might be more appropriately mediaeval: Scalewing, Skytalon etc. etc.

Or maybe you could coin names similar to the official names that sound vaguely mediaeval: Ptero, Tyran, Tricer, Bront, etc.

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Post by jdsampayo » October 31st, 2007, 5:04 pm

thespaceinvader wrote:I'd go with a name inspired by one of the myriad pterodactyl species discovered. Coatl sounds good to me - from Quetzalcoatlas, the biggest known pterosaur.
Coatl - Serpent
Quetzal - Is the name of a bird with precious feathers

Quetzalcoatl - The feathered serpent.
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Post by thespaceinvader » October 31st, 2007, 5:36 pm

I know that the Questzal is a feathered bird. I steered away from that name for just that reason.

Here's some names whih might work...

* Suborder Rhamphorhynchoidea *
o Family Dimorphodontidae
o Family Anurognathidae
o Family Campylognathoididae
o Family Rhamphorhynchidae
* Suborder Pterodactyloidea
o Superfamily Ornithocheiroidea
+ Family Istiodactylidae
+ Family Ornithocheiridae
+ Family Pteranodontidae
+ Family Nyctosauridae
o Superfamily Ctenochasmatoidea
+ Family Gallodactylidae
+ Family Pterodactylidae
+ Family Ctenochasmatidae
o Superfamily Dsungaripteroidea
+ Family Germanodactylidae
+ Family Dsungaripteridae
o Superfamily Azhdarchoidea
+ Family Lonchodectidae
+ Family Tapejaridae
+ Family Azhdarchidae
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Post by FireMaster » November 6th, 2007, 11:23 pm

Just a thought,not from any dinosaur,but how about Dragon Bird? In a medievil setting that would work.........yeah.......
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Post by FireMaster » December 23rd, 2007, 3:51 am

WOHOO! A very nice person has fixed the Swamp Elves! As soon as I compile 1.3.12 they will go onto the mp server.
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Post by Lord Of Weapons And Magic » January 13th, 2008, 4:14 am

FireMaster wrote:WOHOO! A very nice person has fixed the Swamp Elves! As soon as I compile 1.3.12 they will go onto the mp server.
Glad to hear that, but the version for the Mainline doesnt works, problems with some cfg´s 16,17 and 18 if memory doesnt fails me.

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