[Ennead Games] Lifeform Maker

By on 30 October 2017
[Ennead Games] Lifeform Maker Ennead Games

“Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity.”
Wernher von Braun

This publication covers the generation of the base-forms, what the species look like and their natural abilities and so on. What their societies and technology will be covered in a separate publication, but the two will be designed to work together.

Inside you’ll find…

  • A Quick system for modifying an existing creature
  • A Detailed set of table for creating a new alien creature or base species
  • Example creations using both methods

There are tables that cover…

  • Size
  • Age/Lifespan
  • Colouration
  • Communication
  • Diet
  • Height/Length
  • Intelligence level
  • Limbs
  • Movement
  • Pain Tolerance
  • Reproduction
  • Senses
  • Shape
  • Sleep/Activity period
  • Skin/Hide
  • Strength
  • Terrain
  • Temperature Tolerance
  • Weight

as well as…

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Quirks

And if you need some base-lines to work with…

  • Animal – Aquatic
  • Animal – Avian
  • Insect
  • Invertebrate
  • Mammal/Animal
  • Plant/Fungi
  • Reptilian
  • Rock based/types

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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