New Sphere: Fungusspace

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New Sphere: Fungusspace

Post by Dalillama » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:59 am

(based on a suggestion I sawin the archives somewhere)

This Sphere has a distinct top and bottom; all natural portals are in the upper hemisphere. The lower hemisphere is full of enormous mushrooms, several of which are large enough to constitute worlds themselves.

Fungusspace is warmer than most spheres, despite its dim sun being cool enough to walk on. It is also choked with spores; every day that a ship is in fungusspace there is a 5% chance of picking up a fungus (this increases to 10% for ships crewed by lizardfolk or other water loving races). This can have consequences from reduced maneuverability to a yellow musk infestation.
There are no plants or animals native to Fungusspace, but fungi fill most of the same roles. Some worlds also sport introduced species that hacr successfully adapted.

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Omphalotus
The sun is a massive luminescent musroom at the peak of the upper hemisphere. Its substrate covers large portions of the sphere, with smaller mushrooms serving as stars. They all glow and fade in a 12 hour by 12 hour cycle.

The Shelves
Shelf fungi of various sizes sprout around the outside of shell. Most enclaves of outsiders are on these shelves, which are typically cleared of all larger fungal life and replanted in such crops and ornamental plants as will survive the chronic infections from drifting spores. These outposts exist to facilitate collection of various magical and medicinal growths in the interior, but are considered hardship postings by those required to live there.

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Re: New Sphere: Fungusspace

Post by Dalillama » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:08 am

Armillaria
This is a Size D water world, contained within the convex cap of a prodigious brown mushroom. It is a place of shallow seas and deep swamps; the only 'dry land' is mushroom caps that come above the water, which averages no more than 6 feet in depth, save at the center.
A large lizardfolk kingdom, called Ssarisan, has been carved out of the western marshes, with the rest of tge world dominated by amphibious myconids.

Amanita (Death Cap)
A tall, rounded musroom, red in colour beneath the russet soil. The local myconids are the size of ogres and cabable of emitting a spore cloud that causes Feeblemind in all mammals exposed to it who fail a save. Large white protrusions are found across the surface; cuttings from these are a poweful hallucinogen.

The Underlayer
Smaller worldmushrooms abound in the lower reaches.
Lightless but not lifeless, they are dangerous places for most folk to go. Some venture there anyway, in search of medicines, poisons, and alchemical reagents. A few even return. There are rumours of Illithids.

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Re: New Sphere: Fungusspace

Post by Boneguard » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:57 am

Any specific system in Mind?

Because I could easily we the Funglet (from Adventure A Week (Pathfinder & 5E)) or the Agrid (Octopus Apocalyspe (Pathfinder)), both a race of mushroom men, as they would be a great fit thematically.
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Re: New Sphere: Fungusspace

Post by Big Mac » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:52 pm

Isn't there some sort of zombie-like creature that acts like undead, but is actually a creature taken over by some sort of fungus?
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Re: New Sphere: Fungusspace

Post by Dalillama » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:11 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Isn't there some sort of zombie-like creature that acts like undead, but is actually a creature taken over by some sort of fungus?

Yellow Musk Creepers/Zombies, yes. They're definitely endemic to this sphere
Boneguard wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:57 am
Any specific system in Mind?

Because I could easily we the Funglet (from Adventure A Week (Pathfinder & 5E)) or the Agrid (Octopus Apocalyspe (Pathfinder)), both a race of mushroom men, as they would be a great fit thematically.
Fill it with fungus critters from all your favourite editions, sure. Or other games/settings' ones for that matter.

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Re: New Sphere: Fungusspace

Post by Dalillama » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:59 pm

Perlatum
The surface of this world is hilly, with small peaks. Woody fungi grow here,, as well as mosslike carpets. It's quite hospitable, save for the spores. At unpredictable intervals, Perlatum blasts out a huge cloud of spores from its center, causing earthquakes across the world and rendering the atmosphere Fouled for a month.

Morchella
Morchella is a world of high ridges and deep fertile valleys. The rocks are edible and nutritious, with some cooking. It is inhabited by a species of social Shambling Mounds, which strongly disapprove of meat-creatures. No navigational aids of any sort operate on Morchella; all native motiles have an innate sense of direction and are never lost on their homeworld.

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