The Prehensile Tail Gene and Climbing Skill
I've always thought about this gene and I think it would be pretty cool to add to the game ^^!
The prehensile tail gene would be a fairly rare gene found primarily in the jungle islands and rarely recessive in other tree baring islands. The tail would come with a new skill, climbing.
The climbing genes would allow creatures with the skill to climb trees of different sizes accordingly (I may make another post for climbing limbs etc). An oak tree/acacia could have a climbing requirement of 1, a palm tree 2 and a jungle tree 3. Perhaps genes like the big body could decrease the ability by 1, as it does for flying, because hoisting a massive creature into a tree wouldn't be easy on a thin tail.
I imagine it could look like a mix between a medium tail and a fishing tail, being long, curled but also strong, maybe like a jungle vine >o<
I think it would add an interesting dynamic where creatures that aren't too strong can climb up trees to escape, much like flying but a bit more limited ^^!
Just a suggestion and I thought it'd be cool to get my idea out there, leave any other suggestions below, I'd love to here what you think about it!