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  • #13098
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Work is progressing nicely on No Stars in Sight, the scifi counterpart to No End in Sight.

    Getting to the point where I can start thinking about alien troops for people who want that.

    Obviously xenomorph/bugs are in but I’d like to have 4-6 archetypes of aliens that can be dropped right in without a lot of work. There’ll also be a list of alien traits to build your own.

    So things like “Honourable collectivist warrior society” (ala Turians in Mass Effect).

    Probably will have a space orc equivalent as well. Any other suggestions?

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    #13102

    Weedy little aliens with huge brains and advanced technology (little grey aliens).

    Humaniod race that are excellent traders\merchants.

     

     

     

    #13108
    Mike
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    Robots. Terminator style unthinking machines of death?

    #13109
    shelldrake
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    The usual suspects from film & tv: nasty face-hugging aliens, bug aliens (the type a star ship trooper would fight), earth invading grey aliens, robotic death machines,  and bipedal aliens of various types.  Ooh – and clone robots that look just like humans, but have special traits.

     

     

    #13112
    Spurious
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    Well, as long as the system can handle things like:  http://www.15mm.co.uk/collections/loud-ninja-games

    And not just entirely human-like things and oversized insects. That’d be good. Just go nuts and see how far away from human-with-a-different-hat you can push the system. And then include that one as a demonstration.

    #13114
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Interesting suggestions, much appreciated.

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    #13265
    Eli Arndt
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    Might I suggest a useful way to cover lots of aliens in a small space?

    With each category provide a list of quick options that alter the theme slightly. All you would need  is a simple chart under each heading and your basic listing for Space Warriors could be morphed into Turlans, Orcs, Klingons, or any other variation on the warriors.

    This could be repeated through several themes and allow you to cover a universe full of aliens in one book.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    #13266
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Oh, very nice. I like that.

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    #13279
    Nathaniel Weber
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    There should be zombies as well!  But for my purposes, mind-control zombies…the walking dead don’t do much for me from a narrative perspective. I prefer the idea of an advanced alien force–maybe the greys?–coming to earth and spreading a genetic mutagen that makes humans suspectible to their telepathic mind control, giving them an army of millions of meat puppets.

     

    ….because, you know, a galaxy-spanning civilization would need such strategies to beat us…

    #13280
    kyoteblue
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    And Kzin  cause Scream and Leap is fun….Sides I want to do Tales of Known Space…

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    #13282
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Maybe “tech zombies” ala the bad guys from Quake 2 and 4?

     

    There’ll be some cat people in there 🙂

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    #13319
    sologamer
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    Maybe “tech zombies” ala the bad guys from Quake 2 and 4? There’ll be some cat people in there :-)

    or something like the Husk from Mass Effect link

    #13320
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Yeah, exactly.

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