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DonM seems to have captured more of the spirit of the original Addaxur from '''''CT Alien Module 4''''' in the MgT version, but the GT version by David Pulver where they are called the Clotho is likewise a very interesting race description.  But both the illustrations and the descriptions of the two are different. What would be the best way to preserve both versions, since both can make a claim to being "canon"?
 
DonM seems to have captured more of the spirit of the original Addaxur from '''''CT Alien Module 4''''' in the MgT version, but the GT version by David Pulver where they are called the Clotho is likewise a very interesting race description.  But both the illustrations and the descriptions of the two are different. What would be the best way to preserve both versions, since both can make a claim to being "canon"?
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* --[[User:WHULorigan|WHULorigan]] ([[User talk:WHULorigan|talk]]) 14:58, 22 May 2017 (EDT)
  
* --[[User:WHULorigan|WHULorigan]] ([[User talk:WHULorigan|talk]]) 14:58, 22 May 2017 (EDT)
 
 
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: Don had some method to his madness. I am still using some of his alien tables to make updates.
 
: Don had some method to his madness. I am still using some of his alien tables to make updates.
 
: I still don't really get the difference.
 
: I still don't really get the difference.
 
: - [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] ([[User talk:Maksim-Smelchak|talk]]) 19:02, 22 May 2017 (EDT)
 
: - [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] ([[User talk:Maksim-Smelchak|talk]]) 19:02, 22 May 2017 (EDT)
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::DonM's description is on '''MgT Alien Module 4: Zhodani''', p.63.  There is an illustration on p.64, which is entirely different from the GT illustration. There is no mention of their silk-spinning or symbols in MgT, nor any hint of their brother-sister pairs as a basis of their psychology & culture.  They have "packs" as the basis of their culture in MgT.  MgT mentions that Imperial diplomats described them as "six-legged armadillos", a description which is borne out by the accompanying illustration, which looks nothing like the Clotho in GT. The MgT and GT descriptions are completely unalike.  But both are interesting.   
 
::DonM's description is on '''MgT Alien Module 4: Zhodani''', p.63.  There is an illustration on p.64, which is entirely different from the GT illustration. There is no mention of their silk-spinning or symbols in MgT, nor any hint of their brother-sister pairs as a basis of their psychology & culture.  They have "packs" as the basis of their culture in MgT.  MgT mentions that Imperial diplomats described them as "six-legged armadillos", a description which is borne out by the accompanying illustration, which looks nothing like the Clotho in GT. The MgT and GT descriptions are completely unalike.  But both are interesting.   
 
::* --[[User:WHULorigan|WHULorigan]] ([[User talk:WHULorigan|talk]]) 21:56, 22 May 2017 (EDT)
 
::* --[[User:WHULorigan|WHULorigan]] ([[User talk:WHULorigan|talk]]) 21:56, 22 May 2017 (EDT)
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: I have seen that illustration. Don's Mongoose-vision and the Pulver's GURPS- vision are at loggerheads.
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: So we have two Clotho:
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# Spider-like Clotho
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# Space beetle-like Clotho
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: - [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] ([[User talk:Maksim-Smelchak|talk]]) 11:01, 7 July 2017 (EDT)

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Addaxur vs. Clotho (2017)[edit]

There are two contradictory "canon" versions of the Addaxur/Clotho:

  1. MgT Alien Module 4: Zhodani (The Addaxur, p.63-64)
  2. GT: Alien Races 1 (The Clotho - p.113 - this name is first introduced here for the Addaxur)

DonM seems to have captured more of the spirit of the original Addaxur from CT Alien Module 4 in the MgT version, but the GT version by David Pulver where they are called the Clotho is likewise a very interesting race description. But both the illustrations and the descriptions of the two are different. What would be the best way to preserve both versions, since both can make a claim to being "canon"?


Don had some method to his madness. I am still using some of his alien tables to make updates.
I still don't really get the difference.
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 19:02, 22 May 2017 (EDT)

DonM's description is on MgT Alien Module 4: Zhodani, p.63. There is an illustration on p.64, which is entirely different from the GT illustration. There is no mention of their silk-spinning or symbols in MgT, nor any hint of their brother-sister pairs as a basis of their psychology & culture. They have "packs" as the basis of their culture in MgT. MgT mentions that Imperial diplomats described them as "six-legged armadillos", a description which is borne out by the accompanying illustration, which looks nothing like the Clotho in GT. The MgT and GT descriptions are completely unalike. But both are interesting.

I have seen that illustration. Don's Mongoose-vision and the Pulver's GURPS- vision are at loggerheads.
So we have two Clotho:
  1. Spider-like Clotho
  2. Space beetle-like Clotho
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 11:01, 7 July 2017 (EDT)