I’ve been collecting my own list of species over the last year or so, so I thought I’ll write them down and share them. Please note that this is largely not original content but rather compiled from other sources, mostly Memories Alpha and Beta and the Star Trek Adventures books.
The document contains 47 species for your enjoyment. You probably know a lot of these species already thanks to the awesome community work of other users here. Originally, none of my species had any talents, but thanks to the Species' derived from existing talents thread I was inspired and gave them all existing talents, some slightly modified to fit better.
You can download it from here:
Great work! Skimmed through it, especially liked your choice of talents for the Romulans, Pakled (“Fool’s Luck”!), Takaran, Tamarian, and many others.
Also: Very nice layout!
What is this?
Into the Breach (Lurian)
I can’t seem to find the description anywhere.
It’s from the Lurian species in the Gamma Quadrant sourcebook.
Oh, this is brilliant! And timely! Thanks for all the work!
Great stuff. I love that you include the visuals for the species. I can’t tell you how much I hate seeing a new species block in an ‘official’ book with out SOME sort of visual. Star Trek alone has been out there 50+ years and that’s before you mix in countless other sci fi series (It’s not like we watch just one) So species that aren’t “The biggies” are easily forgotten visually in one’s memory. A simple pic like you’ve included does WONDERS to remind us whom we’re talking about.
In setting up a species template for myself and any species my group or myself may come up with, I tried it out with Alpha Centaurans. I included variants in both black and white backgrounds, as well as both Voyager uniform and First Contact uniform variants.
Hopefully they’ll be useful for someone!
New Version. Change log:
- Automated Personnel Unit (Cravic/Praylor)
- Brekkian & Ornaran
- Knowledge Equals Profit → A Better Path
- Thermal Regulation → Nimble
- Regimented Mind → A Better Path
- Particle Engineering → Time Refraction
- Species 116
- Positronic Brain → Mental Imaging
- Infectious Nature → Charming Demeanor
- Fixed typos
- Updated some images
Edit: Even newer version.
I don’t mean to offend by asking this, but is there going another update for the Unofficial Species Companion?
The release of the Discovery Campaign Guide covers two species that were featured in your document (the Barzan and the Saurians), plus with the Xahean as a playable species their “Camouflage Field” talent can be used and renamed as “The Shroud” for the Jem’Hadar.
Yeah maybe. I currently don’t own the Discovery Campaign Guide, but if it features new species that are already covered here, the update would actually be to just remove the Barzan and Saurians from my book.
I’ll have to check out the Camouflage Field, but it sounds similar to Shroud. I’ll update as soon as I have anything substantial.
I can make a PDF for you listing the talents by the new species introduced and then link to Dropbox.
Don’t share the link here; let’s keep piracy to a minimum, thanks.