Kiddo is designing a D&D style campaign that's in the Fallout world. It's set in an irradiated Pacific Northwest. He's trying to think of some good irradiated bad guys to include
Foxglove (used to make poisons for combat, heals when crafted with other ingredients)
Salal berries (combine with meats to make jerky)
Chanterelles (bioluminescent, so easy to find day or night)
Blackberries (should be everywhere)
Fiddlehead fern (heals rad poisoning)
Giant lichen (ingredient for healing powder)
White truffle (found under Doug firs, valuable trade item)
@interneteh Consider this an official submission: The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Northwest_tree_octopus
@interneteh Do the orcas badass enough to subsist on saberawooh salmon count as animals or NPCs? (That is, can you talk to them?)
@interneteh "Mountain-eater" goats. Will eat and can digest pretty much anything, eventually. Produces new grinding teeth the way sharks do cutting teeth; worn-out ones are shed, ruminated upon, and swallowed. You don't want to know how many stomachs they have.
Natural predators of giant English ivy, among many others.
Drops: Skeleton may be harvested for rare minerals. Horn exteriors are made of whatever metal is most available for gnawing on in the vicinity. Meat is poisonous.
@interneteh Giant English ivy that can grow faster than kudzu if it wants.
It does not hate you. But your bodies' nutrients could be used to make more of itself, therefore you are delicious. It tastes your scent on the wind, feels your footsteps when you compress the earth over its roots. And it grows towards these things. Rapidly.
Birds, bats, and bugs seem to be beneath its attention. Perhaps they are too small. But the fox and the hind stay well clear. You should, too.
@interneteh (Weaknesses: Fire, herds of mutant mountain-goats that can literally eat anything which fits in their mouth. Drops: Metallic equipment of previous unlucky adventurers.)
@interneteh Ok, might have a few ideas, but first have you considered checking out the old Gamma World books? They were fairly light hearted takes on the post-apocolypse, so good for kids. Sentient bears and things.
@interneteh PNW animals that would be cool:
-Intelligent spirit bear colony on one of the islands
-Blackberries with mutations to make picking them REALLY suck.
@interneteh Have the native and invasive deer in Vancouver Island at war. They have stolen the weapons from CFB Comox.
@interneteh Potential ally, if you can contact it: Coordinated public transit AI whose computer core is autonomously maintained in a bunker somewhere below the bombed-out ruins of the metropolitan area. It still enjoys helping people get to where they want to go.
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.