Graboids, like from the movie Tremors.
If you haven’t seen Tremors, go watch it.
If you have seen it, then you realize how awesome a concept they are.
Basically, they are giant subterranean worms that hunt by movement and vibration
You can hide from them by standing on rocks.
You will need to craft seismographs to be able to track them.
If they come up and eat you, they store all your inventory in their belly, so if another group of people want to hunt one down, BOOM, extra lewt!
And you can craft bombs on strings, and little RC cars to strap bombs onto, to try and hunt the underground worms. (the worms track through vibrations and movement in the ground.)
And I’m sure there are a lot of other awesome things you can do with them.
If you haven’t, watch the movies, and just realize the awesomeness.
if you have, add to the conversation, what would you like to see added in as game mechanics/craftables for fighting giant underground worm beasts.
Obviously you’ll need to tweak them a little bit, make them mutated from the radiation or whichever yawn origin story you need to make.
Get amongst it, it’ll be awesome
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