Habitat preference. How should this look on the card?
1 Habitat preference. How should this look on the card? on Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:57 am
2 Re: Habitat preference. How should this look on the card? on Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:20 pm
I also propose adding an "Urban"
Maybe a good way to show this, is to have an icon for each of these "biomes" and then a color indicator for the preferred temperature (as in red for hot, blue for cold, and green for temperate).
3 Re: Habitat preference. How should this look on the card? on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:41 pm
However icons are laid out they should probably designed so that you can include more than one on the card without squishing. That'll then allow things that are found in multiple environments to be in those environments instead of just pigeonholed in one.
4 Think sideways on Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:04 am
I've actually seen this problem solved pretty handily another way, with iconic illustrations of the habitats drawn in blocks from a side-on view. If the ground is the same number of pixels high at the border of each tile, then they can be seamlessly placed together, indicating a transition from one to the next. You could probably overlay a color gradient pretty easily. For example (forgive the ASCII):
Desert: ..::..::.. (that's sand dunes)
Forest: _||||||||_ (pretend these are stylized tree trunks)
Plains: .:;;;;;;:. (stylized grasses)
So the "habitat" slot on the card of a critter that lives in any of these three could look like this:
Each habitat blends into the next. Plus, it's from the point of view from which we normally experience the world; it doesn't require any sort of bird's-eye-view processing.
Think of a mountain range cross-section illustration, a lá this example, only reducing things to a handful of categories instead of a smooth gradient.
Last edited by ensimismada on Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:11 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added another link for clarification purposes.)
5 Re: Habitat preference. How should this look on the card? on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:35 pm
6 Re: Habitat preference. How should this look on the card? on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:54 pm
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