I should add that there is nothing wrong or prohibitive with building your own alien races. There's even a section in Back Alleys, Bright Lights which help you do so. It's really handy,,I'll take a stab at bringing it up to the No Limits series of attributes.
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The Kabasu appear in Under a Hishen Sun. They're Rift Walkers. They only appear when double sixes are rolled on the activation dice. When doubles are rolled again on the activation dice, they phase out taking the highest Rep character with them.
I'm not surprised you've forgotten them, they were rare & you wrote about them 12 years ago.
Ok, thanks. I thought Ikwen were a genuine 5150 alien race.
So are there only four main alien factions in 5150 apart from basics?
There were the original 5150 rules with a few core races. Somewhere along the lines, Illegal Aliens supplement was printed giving stats for a lot of the miniature ranges available at the time. Then more were added with other supplements, some unique to the 5150 universe and others ported in from existing miniature ranges.
I seem to remember Cephelopods, and Night Terrors (very predator-ish) from somewhere.
Somebody should compile an updated supplement book.
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Thank you guys and gals for all the info! But I should have explained better, sorry.
What I am looking for is an original 5150 alien nation other than Hishen or Zhuh-Zhuhs. I am not interested in an alien such a Lycaon, but in alien civilizations like Spugs or Dranktahs.
An original and official 5150 alien civilzation with fleets and armies and not just a few alien guys. Not a few Graths, Razors or Lycaons, but an empire of them. Is there any? Maybe Saurians? it's the first time I hear about them...
you will see several alien polities that span multiple systems. Saurians certainly are one. Spugs, Bugs, Wormic, Scrunts, and Drantak all seem to have organized political heirarchies, with a primary system, secondaries, and colonies. Each of these would plausibly have some sort of military. The numbers and types of systems provide a rough guide to their economic resources.
Even the Grath hold a cluster of systems, although they apparently have no multi-system political structure. Lots to choose from.
Although I really wouldn't want to take on an all-Grath army!
Post by Ed the Two Hour Wargames Guy on May 16, 2020 16:49:37 GMT
Oh the Razors are not just s few. They use the Hishen and Grath and there are tons of Grath. Razors want to slowly wear out Gaea Prime and Hishen are clone races and Grath are multiple organisms, both easy to replace.