The Mesozoic Zoo Society Introduction: Inspired by the success of some of the fantasy forums most successful threads, I have formulated a thread which encorporates the best aspects of each game. The Mesozoic Zoo Society features the direction of ‘Zoo Decisions’; the free form creativity of ‘Zoo Community’; the interface of ‘The Randomised Zoo’; and most importantly, the dinosaurs of ‘Prehistoric Park.’ The Mesozoic Zoo Society takes it’s name from the Mesozoic Era; which includes the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. It is a society, which will evolve to include multiple facilities around the world, all aimed at preserving captive populations of dinosaurs. Rules: If you want to join the society, comment below to receive a dinosaur related theme e.g. Sauropods. Once given a theme, you must do the following: Choose 5 dinosaurs relevant to your theme (e.g. five Sauropods) and detail the numbers held State the location of your zoo State the name of your zoo After you have done this, you will be asked three questions. Satisfactorily answering all three questions will result in your registration with the Mesozoic Zoo Society. Please note: nobody is married to their allocated theme. After you have registered, you are welcome to trade freely with any other registered member to acquire dinosaurs from outside your theme. Trades must be conducted publicly and fairly. Restricted species: Tyrannosaurus rex and hybrid dinosaurs are considered restricted species. They may not be chosen as your five starter species (even if relevant to your theme). They will become available as prizes to competitions organised regularly by @Zoofan15. Once a breeding pair is held by a facility, offspring may be bred and exchanged amongst members. Additional Guidelines: Dinosaurs may breed only through sexual reproduction (not asexual) i.e. you must hold a male and female of that species to breed them. Since there is great variation in generational gaps and lifespans i.e a Velociraptor would reach reproductive age at 12 months and live up to 15 years; while a Diplodocus would reach reproductive age at 10-15 years and live up to 80 years, it would be impossible to work to a time scale without expecting the Velociraptor holders to update their species list weekly because they’ve died of old age; or expecting the Diplodocus holders to wait months for their hatchlings to reach maturity. Therefore, we will work to the time scale of two weeks = time taken for offspring to reach reproductive age. Species may be bred once every two weeks per holder. The hatchlings will be considered reproductively mature two weeks after hatching, regardless of their species. Newborn hatchlings can be exchanged immediately between registered facilities, but the receiving facility must wait two weeks from their date of hatching to breed them. The age of any dinosaur past the age of two weeks (reproductive age) will be considered negligible i.e. Tyrannosaurus rex would typically die 3-4 years (long before it’s offspring had reached maturity). Instead people will be left to apply common sense to the lifespans of their dinosaurs.