, or The Speculative Dinosaur Project
, is a massive, massive
world-building work in progress. It's basically an attempt to imagine how the world would be if the K/Pg Extinction Event hadn't happened 65 million years ago as seen from the perspective of dimension-hopping explorers and scientists from our world ("Home-Earth").
The best thing you can do is just start reading
Specworld was almost nearly finished, but then, new palaeontological discoveries (especially this little feller
) changed a lot
of what we know about dinosaurs. The project has stalled out since 2008
, and there are many lost illustrations and broken links. But the imagination, wonderful creature designs, good biology (hallelujah!) and offbeat humor more than make up for it.
The project isn't entirely dead, as the Yahoo club below shows. Also, some DA pictures from the staff like this
suggest that, once the main site is updated, things will get very interesting...
(A summary including some of the new ideas can be found here