I didn't want to derail the thread where this was mentioned, but we were discussing several adaptations that were tried by different species in history, such as the numerous separate evolutions of Sabre teeth, and a time when mammals were evolving horns like crazy.
Another example is how the armored dinosaurs evolved tougher and tougher defenses, while predators developed tougher and tougher attacks. My own game world has an example of this in the area ruled by dragons.
This got me to thinking, what about fantasy? Surely certain fantasy adaptations might crop up more than the MM would have us believe. Magic or damage type resistance is one idea, but a little boring, I think. Anyone have any ideas for some interesting fantasy adaptations along the lines of horns, sabre teeth, or armor plating? I have a friend who says everything should have wings , but that's only to tick me off.
This is the Thread that inspired this one:
http://www.goodman-games.com/forums/vie ... d=78#pid78