LATEST INFO: A consensus has been reached on creating a turtle monster using the rock element with a magnetism theme, whose abilities will manipulate the battlefield. It will also be a quadruped that will walk on all fours. If you’d like to contribute to the discussion, please feel free to suggest ideas on attack and traversal abilities following these themes, as that is what we are currently focusing on.
I’m making this post with permission from @Jarvis22, who opened up this topic a bit in the Homage to TRS thread: Homage to TRS. I am creating this thread to open up to the community at large to bring forth their ideas to help make a community-created viable monster for future consideration in the game…but not just any monster - this would be a Turtle Rock beastie, to go along with their logo, because we love them so dang much. In order to create this monster, we need to figure out it’s 4 attacks, it’s glow colors, it’s overall personality, hunting and evading strategies, and of course it’s appearance.
We know it’s a rock, earthy, turtle-like beastie, and as for the name I really liked @Jarvis22’s idea of calling it Golem, sticking with the theme we are seeing in taking names from mythological sources; and when I think rocks and myths, I do tend to think Golem. We know we’d like it to be turtle-like, but that doesn’t mean it has to look like Gamera (although I love him! He’s my main Kaiju, baby). It should have obvious turtle-ness but not be a turtle…in the same way Goliath is not totally an ape and Kraken is not all squid.
@Jarvis22 came up with this initial sketch:
I really like the addition of those huge forelimbs! I won’t go too much into the discussion we had in the “Homage” thread since you can go back and read that with the link above; then I came up with this rough sketch:
I welcome everyone’s ideas and opinions in creating something. If you can sketch, feel free to do so. It’ll take a nice while to create something really perfect. Goliath and Kraken were not born overnight and we have seen they went through many iterations to become the loveable monsters they are today. And keep in mind we don’t just need to work out looks, but attacks, and looks can also tie into attacks…like for instance those thick huge limbs could cause some serious knockback or dare I say…digging?
Bring forth all of your ideas! Eventually we’ll start settling on some and start fleshing this Turtle Rock Golem out.