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This instructable is for realistic extraterrestrial design. Star wars/trek have mostly got it wrong- too much like earth. This instructable is for creating things like the daggerwrist or ...
This step speaks for itself. Just come up with details that could effect life- heat, geography, climate, gravity, air composition, and so on. Remember that this is what ...
There must be an established food chain for any ecosystem to work. this is just common sense.
You don't need to limit yourself to earth's animals, plants, fungi, and single cell organisms- try some things that are a combination of these things- like the plents ...
Animals don't need the same senses earth creatures have. In Expedition the is almost an entirely planet wide lack of eyes, you can have vibration sensors, thermal pits, ...
Remember the first rule. We're not the pinnacle of evolution- not all planets will evolve like us. There is, however, some basic rules for life, creatures, at a ...
There's no need to have jaws when there's so many interesting mouth parts out there. In Expedition the primary method of eating is liquivorious (animals pumping food full ...
You need a way to keep your planet alive so you need to reproduce. Macroscopic animals can't do this asexually without dangerously cutting down on genetic diversity and ...
Planimals are just plants/animals. They exhibit behaviors of both. They may move or may be stationary but they will have a heart, blood, a form of lung, and ...
Plants still work on the same principles that they use on earth. One possible adaptation is gas bladders that allow them to rise above a forest canopy to ...
These are necessary decomposers. They allow the dead life to return to the earth.
These aren't necessary to mention but it's always interesting to have slime molds.
DON'T MAKE IT TOO HUMANOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember the #1 rule and make differences. They only necessary similarity is a way to manipulate the environment. They don't need homes either- ...
I'm lazy and this is just the basics. I'll be updating it later so keep checking.
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