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Man = Anthro

Spider = Arachnid

 

Therefore, Anthrachs. Wait, what do you mean that's already a thing?

Actually it would be anthrarachnoids.

 

Try saying that ten times fast.

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Arachni-humanoid... :wacko: ...nah.

 

But that spiderous dragon idea: the Arachno-Drake?

 

Its breath weapon would have to be the functional equivalent of that old school, caught-in-a-web, MU spell. What did they call that one? Just "Web"?

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We can't call them spider-men, we just can't.

 

And I think I was in error above. I think the Greek would be more like Anthropoarachnoid.

 

Why not leave Greek behind utterly and go for classical Latin?

 

Instead of Homo sapiens, they would be Homo aranea. Or Humanus aranea, since ironically humanus means only "like" a human.

 

Araneahominids?

 

Decapods? (="ten feet" the way "octopod" is Latin for octopus).

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We can't call them spider-men, we just can't.

 

And I think I was in error above. I think the Greek would be more like Anthropoarachnoid.

 

Why not leave Greek behind utterly and go for classical Latin?

 

Instead of Homo sapiens, they would be Homo aranea. Or Humanus aranea, since ironically humanus means only "like" a human.

 

Araneahominids?

 

Decapods? (="ten feet" the way "octopod" is Latin for octopus).

What's latin for elf? You can't put "homo" or "humanus" in it for the simple fact that all the rules lawyers out there would complain that they're ELVES not HUMANS! without looking up the meaning. They're a whiney bunch, those rules lawyers. Complain about anything.

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Just to be difficult if they are not going to be called Drider, I have no problems with them being called Spider Centaurs, it gives a pretty clear idea what they are, or just give thm their Warlord names; Isiri Arachnid Archer and Isiri Arachnid Warrior.

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My old group would've just call them spider guys.

 

Orcs were green guys. Kobolds were little guys. Giants were big guys...

 

Sounds like you play with the "shooty guys" guy.

 

So, I'm really bored tonight and was looking at the KS rewards and the name Spider Centaurs kept catching my attention. I can't get the image of centaurs (regular, horse-human ones) dressed up in red and blue and swinging around their forest on spider webs after being bitten by magical spiders.

 

I propose that henceforth these model be referenced (at least unofficially) as Arachnitaurs.

 

That is all.

 

Reading this thread I keep hearing the classic Spiderman theme:

"Spidercentaur, Spidercentaur,

Does whatever a spider can

Spins a web, any size,

Catches thieves just like flies

Look Out!

Here comes the Spidercentaur.

Is he strong?

Listen bud,

He's got radioactive blood.

Can he swing from a thread

Take a look overhead

Hey, there

There goes the Spidercentaur.

 

In the chill of night

At the scene of a crime

Like a streak of light

He arrives just in time.

 

Spidercentaur, Spidercentaur

Friendly neighborhood Spidercentaur

Wealth and fame

He's ingnored

Action is his reward.

 

To him, life is a great big bang up

Whenever there's a hang up

You'll find the Spidercentaur."

 

Probably hear it every time I see a centaur from now on.

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Well Mikem91, using Pingo's Hulk Smash Latin method, I get "homicidium hoboes".

 

I'm likely to just call the spider centaurs 'Driders' since my group's formative gaming was D&D. It won't even phase us that there are females as well since Lolth doesn't strike me as a goddess that would flinch from cursing any of her followers regardless of gender if she was mad...or bored.

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In the Tortall series, Tamora Pierce calls them "spidren". Though I'm not for certain they are human-torso'd. They may just be human-headed. All I know is they can wield axes so I generally assume that means human hands.

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