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Subject: Expand + speciate migration rules rss

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If I am stuck in, for example, a single MM biome, can I expand and speciate to a more favourable M or land biome more than 1 tile away?

This requires me to migrate over land, and lose some or all of my MM roadrunner DNA.

Is this allowed in the migration rules?

This is to cope with being completely isolated as a sea creature, and needing to evolve onto land.
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You can't I'm afraid,
what you could do is make a new species that's size 3 and give it only one M dna from the parent (not both M's) then you can move to the single M biome.
(i think that's allowed if you can get a size 3 creature with size 3 that is)
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Phil Eklund
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dwrigley wrote:
If I am stuck in, for example, a single MM biome, can I expand and speciate to a more favourable M or land biome more than 1 tile away?

This requires me to migrate over land, and lose some or all of my MM roadrunner DNA.

Is this allowed in the migration rules?

This is to cope with being completely isolated as a sea creature, and needing to evolve onto land.


I agree with Jorik. Just to add a bit of simulation background: it seems really hard for a marine creature to invade the land. Gills are worse than useless, isotonic salt balance is out of whack, no bouyancy to counterbalance the brutal force of gravity. The design goal was to have MM something of a dead end as a specialization.

While many vertebrates (especially turtles, lizards, snakes, crocs, plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, birds, and mammals) have reinvaded the seas, possibly the lungfish invasion of the land happened but once. And so many marine animals, (jellyfish, cephalopods like squid & octopus, seaweed, sea stars, cucumbers, urchins, & other Echinoderms, nemertine and other marine worms, barnacles, etc. ) have never set foot on dry land.
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Phil's right, although I'll note that the chit pull seems to tend to produce a series of marine lakes rather than a connected ocean, inhibiting the spread of sea creatures.

An interesting variant might be to change the biome placement rules -- sea tiles must go in the lowest climax space that is adjacent to a sea tile (in that or another latitude) [or an empty space if greenhouse is high enough]. If none available, then place according to the standard rules.
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