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Cockatrice

Post by Eternal » October 24th, 2006, 2:24 pm

Is it even used anymore? :?
Well here's a proposal for renewal in any case. :D

It lacks wings... although it looks rather nice even without them... and it might needs some tweaks i can't make out.

... And the tail... of course! :oops: Please comment on all else. :wink:
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Post by wayfarer » October 24th, 2006, 2:27 pm

Replace the old one with this one. What else to say perhaps not bad or even very good. :)

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Post by zookeeper » October 24th, 2006, 3:31 pm

I've always imagined those things to be rather small creatures since they don't have a melee attack at all, but this one looks huge. And yeah, it looks a bit like a giant chicken, whereas I'd think a cockatrice would be a bit more unusual looking (personally I think a thick tail, like a lizard's tail except feather-covered, would be neat). Technically and quality-wise it's really nice. I don't think it needs wings at all.

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Post by Tux2B » October 24th, 2006, 4:33 pm

Quite nice, but a bit big-chicken like. It should look a little more like an invented creature.

But I think the only scenarion they were used in has been deleted.
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Post by JW » October 24th, 2006, 4:53 pm

It looks good, but it does look like a big rooster instead of a cockatrice.

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Post by zookeeper » October 24th, 2006, 5:13 pm

I know this is horrible. But the idea is fabulous, for sure!
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Post by torangan » October 24th, 2006, 7:37 pm

This explains why it's got no melee attack, the two heads can't decide which one should bite. :D
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Post by Zhukov » October 24th, 2006, 8:09 pm

Ditto previous comments: it's well done but needs to be much smaller.

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Post by Flametrooper » October 24th, 2006, 9:19 pm

Serpent-y tail, in case you want, if it's good enough:
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Post by Dragon Master » October 24th, 2006, 10:50 pm

the transition from feathers to snake-tail looks bad, needs to blend more. If I remember from somewhere, the original cockatrice was actually a large chicken, but a bit more gruesome looking since its parents were a dragon and a hen I think. Maybe make it smaller and more scrappy? If all else fails, the generic snake body with feathers, chicken feet and head will do. Don't know if it's used anymore, but the sprite definately needs to be replaced.

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Post by Redeth » October 24th, 2006, 10:56 pm

:P
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Post by Kestenvarn » October 25th, 2006, 12:09 am

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Re: Size: It does not *need* to follow conventions...

Post by Kestenvarn » October 25th, 2006, 12:12 am

In the scenario, cockatrices are the result of arcane experimentation, yes?

Would it be possible to randomly use more than one graphic for the same unit - say, all of the ones in this thread?

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Post by Stilgar » October 25th, 2006, 12:53 am

I like Eternal's or Zookeeper's, but the others have too much of a mismatch between parts for my taste. I don't like monsters that look like someone just took a piece of one creature and glued it right onto something else without any concern for how it looks. (This is in reference to the appearance of the creature itself with that ridiculous green tail, not a complaint against frankensteined units.)

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Post by troodon » October 25th, 2006, 1:59 am

Personally, I prefer the old cockatrice drawings. They look better, even though they are drawn worse.

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