Menagerie Cards: Sets 5 & 6

The Menagerie Cards series continues with new Evolution / Predation / Ethology cards. See the first post about Menagerie Cards for how to use them, and use this link to find all the cards in the series so far.

Set 5: Amoeboid / Ballistic Predator / Defensive Mimic

  • The Amoeboid Evolution suggests a creature that is a one-celled organism, or simply a blob-like creature.
  • The Ballistic Predator Predation indicates a creature that hunts by observing a creature, predicts its motion, and attacks accordingly. These include chameleons with their tongues, archerfish that attack with jets of water, dragonflies, and the like.
  • The Defensive Mimic Ethology refers to animals that look like dangerous creatures when they are most likely not a threat. For example, they may have markings that make them look like other animals that are poisonous, or more dangerous. Some snakes look like their venomous cousins, and some flies look like bees or wasps that sting.

Menagerie Set 5 (PDF)STA-CC


Set 6: Serpentoid / Ambush Predator / Berserker

  • The Serpentoid Evolution suggests a snake-like creature, but you can also make them other serpentine animals, such as eels.
  • The Ambush Predator Predation indicates a sit-and-wait predators that capture their prey by stealth or surprise. They like concealing themselves against being spotted. They may use burrows, or other means of concealment.
  • The Berserker Ethology refers to an animal that might become a reckless attacker if provoked. For example, an elephant in musth.

Menagerie Set 6 (PDF)STA-CC

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