Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Boarding Action: Alien Species - Sylphix

While not my cup o' tea, some space fantasies just wouldn't be the same without a bunch of space elves traipsing about the stars. So I give you the Sylphix.
I will add these as a download later today.


SYLPHIX

Sylphix  are  human-like  aliens,  that  stand just below the average human height  and  have  slight frames with slender arms and legs. Their ears are elongated and come to a pointed tip. Their eyes are large and almond shaped, and are typically colored a sky blue or metallic gray. Sylphix are long-lived, and typically live for 300 years of age.

Sylphix gather in extended communal tribes that live their lives amongst the stars
aboard elaborate world ships. These world ships contain biospheres that reflect the
the Sylphix home world that was lost long ago.

Sylphix are very intelligent and agile, though frail in body.

SYLPHIX AS PLAYER CHARACTERS

Restrictions: There are no restrictions for playing a Sylphix.

Attribute  Adjustments:  Sylphix  add  +2 to their Intelligence and Agility rolls (to a maxi­mum of 18), and must take a -2 to their Physique roll (to a minimum of 5).

Bonuses: Sylphix receive a +2 to any saving throw vs. Agility or Intelligence.

5 comments:

  1. Sorry for the layout of this post, sent from an email and don't have access to edit it from work. I will clean it up later today.

    Mike D.

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  2. Looks good but like you, I it is not my cup of tea either. Spritely aliens is one thing, but in my own projects I think I'll avoid direct analogs to fantasy races.

    Although Spock and the Vulcans do come across as a bit of a Tolkien elves in space.

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  3. I'm cool with it. Additional options are always cool. To me Gamorreans from Star Wars were Orcs in space and it worked fine.

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  4. I'm with Eli Arndt is not really going with direct analogs, though I didn't read the description and think Faeries/Elves automatically. I suppose that's because I play Sci-Fi games like Traveller, Star Trek and Star Wars more often than anything of a fantasy nature.

    I imagined them looking like a cross between the classic Grey 'Saucer Men' and the Arkenites from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    http://database.holo-con.net/ufp/members/Arkenite.jpg

    http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Arkenite

    I'm a pretty good artist and a big Star Frontiers fan if you'd like me to do a quick pic of it for you.

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  5. @Barking Alien:

    Heck yeah! I would love to see a pic or two. I may be asking for submissions soon for art and articles anyway. Send whatever you have to trampled.dwarf AT gmail.com

    Mike D.

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