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Daniel Fish
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One minor concern I had was that the individual animals seemed rather... Faceless. Sure I have a climbing long neck forager in front of me... But it still doesn't have a personality.

So I got a few packs of small plastic animals & dinosaurs. Now you can choose and put one in front of your animal boards each time you spawn a new species and say things like "my pack-hunting ambush carnivorous hippopotamuses are going to eat your fat horned long neck ducks!" Adds a welcome dose of extra flavor and laughs
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Where did you get them?
 
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I got some 1-1.5 inch figurines by Animal Planet from Toys R Us. They were 5.99 for ~20 of them
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thefishman wrote:
One minor concern I had was that the individual animals seemed rather... Faceless. Sure I have a climbing long neck forager in front of me... But it still doesn't have a personality.


We struggled with this for a long time.

At one point, we worked on an idea where there were different graphical elements to your species. Swimming would give your species fins. Climbing would give them a tail (or claws). It was really cool with about 25% of the traits, but it worked horribly with the rest.

We tried having the undifferentiated species each have a unique graphic, but this also didn't work at times depending on the traits you played.

In the end, we thought it was best to have the Species Boards be plain, and to have the graphics on the cards help bring out the unique qualities of the species. It's not perfect, but it was the best we could come up with.

But I LOVE that you've come up with your own solution that works for your group. Enjoy!

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Zoomorphs. It would get a bit spendy, but assembling and swapping parts on your critters as they evolve may be a lot of fun.
 
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I just bought these and these to compliment our games of Evolution.

They haven't arrived yet, but my girlfriend and I played a game the other day with a couple odd animal figures I had dug out of the closet. It was a lot of fun!

Will be adding more in the future too.
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