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For many years I’ve thought about how to design believable aliens. When we’ve only seen life on Earth, how can we even begin to imagine the otherworldly? Aren’t we predicted to just come up with variations on existing species? I realised a new approach was needed. I wanted to break my ingrained views of what an alien looks like. Around the same time, I explored the concept of science fiction in the 1920s. I dreamed of propelling humanity to the stars, decades earlier than in the real world. I wanted to combine these ideas – so I created something new. My next gam
I am in the process of creating a space-opera-like setting for use with M-Space, but with my own twists that lead away from that Traveller-like setting assumption. At the moment, I have a couple of vague ideas for some of my aliens, remnants of cool concepts I laid down some 35 years ago as a teenager who hadn't even heard of roleplaying games (in Germany...) but did his world building and solo-roleplaying nonetheless. At the time, Lego produced models for a hard-SF line I couldn't afford, and they published a booklet with models suggesting at integrating a more space-opera setting. A cou
With M-space out. Thought thought it would be fun to roll up some alien races from Alien section. Add whatever other info you think necessary to really give them depth. Some of the questions I ask myself so they don't feel flat or one-dimensional are? Technology lvl?Home planet gravity and conditions.Unique inventions?What are they look like?Their size compared humans?Motivations?Society norms?Most common societal structures?Most common habits?Family matriarchal /patriarchal /monogamous /do they raise there children?Courtship /mate for life /Mate and run /mate and get eaten / mate a
129 downloadsI was running a BRP Star Wars campaign using the rules downloaded from BRP Central. I needed a few more alien creatures, so I used a Perl script to convert the Warhammer 40000 statlines (M, WS, BS ... etc) to BRP. I've tried to keep the layout to a similar format to the BGB. Hopefully some will find this useful. Colin