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Bare your talons, Grounded! (Formerly Podotheca!) Now with optional tail feathers!

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Podotheca: (n) the scaly covering of the foot of a bird or reptile.
TEMPORARY UPDATE: With the update to Starbound 1.0, the .modpak format doesn't work anymore. Thankfully, Kyo21943 on Steam has, in my general absence, brought the mod into line with the new Steam Workshop-supported system! Currently, it's only the full package of Tailfeathers AND podotheca on hands and feet, but as far as I can tell, that's the setup everyone seems to prefer. In the coming week or so, I'll get things updated here and over on the CMDB. In the meantime:

Get it here! <<(click me, I'm a link!)

Being as artistically gifted as a rock tumbling through a puddle of wet paint, I naturally nitpicked the hell out of the fact that the Avian
race have feathers on their hands (as evidenced by the sprite color.)
They aren't analogous to wings; Avians see wings as a separate body
part. (The whole deal with ritual plucking and loss of flight and all
that I'm still not entirely able to wrap my head around.)

All that said, I've seen some nifty fan art wherein Avian hands and a
portion of their forearms were, rather than feathered/colored like the
rest of their bodies, covered in skin and scales akin to how their feet
are. So, I summoned the full extent of my vast history in the art of
pixel-coloring (IE the grand total of an hour I spent in Mario Paint
before playing with the music maker) and gave them the skin-and-scale
hands that I felt they deserved.

After that, I thought it would be a good idea to extend the podotheca
for the legs, which wasn't hard to do within tolerances for silhouettes,
but giving them a "scaled" appearance was a bit of a challenge.

(I'd have an easier time of it if we could sort out how to get the game
to draw higher resolution sprites at comparable scale, but that's just
me nitpicking.)

TL;DR: Bird hands with feathers made no sense to me (lawl sensemake in space birds and plant people and fish
with boobs) so now they've got skin/scales on their hands like their
feet, which now have longer legs! They even change color to match! (What
little color change there is.) And now you can have your drumsticks AND
eat them too tailfeathers!


Unzip "Drumsticks and" and pick your version of choice:
With or without Tailfeathers, and with or without taloned hands. Then,
just drop it in your "giraffe_storage\mods" folder!
(Note: Having multiple versions in there will needlessly drag out your
load order, and I have no idea which one it'd wind up picking.)

Uninstallation from there is as simple as deleting the respective .modpak file.

And if you're enjoying the version with Ryuujin's Avian Tail Feathers, go endorse it! Send some love his way!

Incompatibilities: Anything that modifies the malebody.png,
femalebody.png, frontarm.png and/or backarm.png files for the Avian race
will conflict with this. You'll have to pick and choose. Legs are tied
to the body sprite, so unless you feel like making some edits yourself,
you'll have to take one or the other.

The base sprite sheets I edited belong to Chucklefish. The podotheca are
my handiwork, and the Tail Feathers and merged version were done by
Ryuujin. Please don't upload somewhere else and claim it as your own.
You'll find this mod on Starbound Nexus and the Official Chucklefish
Forums' mod database.

If you want to implement podotheca like these on your own custom sprites for your personal use, edit away! (It's
probably far easier to edit this mod's textures than trying to snip the
legs off and fit them on another set.)

Other permissions:
If you want to add Drumsticks to a mod compilation, go for it!
Attribution would be greatly appreciated, though. (Also, feel free to
ping me with a link, I'm always curious to see where my works are

Version history:
0.1.0: Whoops, I deleted some things and overwrote the wrong others.
1.0: So that's fixed!
1.2: And now thanks to suggestions from Terkup, approximately 40% less glove-like!
2.0: Forearm podotheca slimmed, slim leg podotheca added!
2.1: Updated for Angry Koala and fixed a missed sprite! (Thanks to SiliconSlyWolf for the catch!)
2.1.2: Now available in a merged form with Ryuujin's Avian Tail Feathers!
2.1.01: Whoops, left the background on the body files.
2.1.02: I should probably name the file by its new name, shouldn't I?
2.1.03: Furious Koala!
2.2: Now in handy .modpak format!
2.2.1: Maybe I should throw in a version of each without the hands for those who'd rather have wingy-fingers too.

Planned (dates not set, 'cause I've got a hundred irons in the fire):
- MODULAR Avians in the world! I wanna be able to have feathery and
talon-y and tailfeather-y and none of the above all at once. Why not?
Should be relatively easy with the inheritance functions, but we'll see.
- Extended player race options! (To go hand in hand with the modular NPCs!)