HISTORY OF THE SUBRACES
Humans are the only intelligent species in the galaxy, but they are no longer the same. During the reign of The Pax, there were several instances of humans transformed to fit their environments. In the early days of colonization, this was easier and faster than terraforming worlds. It is from these stock that all the known subraces descend.

Earth-type humans or ‘Terrans’ are the largest group. Other subraces (each with their own names) have spread out over the galaxy, moving to appropriate worlds in the 20,000+ years of expansion and recovery from the Fall. Of course, in the last 20,000 years, standard Terrans have had some cosmetic changes two, with changes to hair, skin and eye coloration, as well as new, blended facial features. Evolution has not stopped. Neither have radical cosmetics.

The created subraces could adapt to new environments, but were always able to live in Earth normal environments. The psionic genegineers creating them, tended to leave things like hands, mouths and faces alone. This has resulted in a ‘funny forehead’ effect for many races (or funny fur, or limbs). Because the genegineers used the biological codes of terrestrial life, the subraces have ended up looking like part human, part animals.

Psionic genengineering can result in unstable creatures. With the loss of the Psions during the fall, many terraformed worlds mutated rapidly under the effects of untrained Type II and Type III psionic minds. It is also possible the plague itself caused changes. These mutations affected some subraces as well, moving the further away from the Terran base.

CREATING A SUBRACE

Players may choose to play a subrace from one provided, or create their own using the template using the following rules:

Standard
No growth/shrinking
Cannot decrease Comeliness maximum
Maximum Dexterity maximum of 22
Maximum Speed maximum of 4.5
Maximum of 30 on all other base characteristic maximum
Maximum (+10) character points on all other figured characteristic maximum
Minimum Speed maximum of 2.5
Minimum of characteristic maximum of 15 on all base characteristic maximum
Minimum (-10) ‘character points on all other figured characteristic maximum

Mutated
Can have a level of shrinking or two levels of growth always on
Can have decrease in Comeliness maximum
Distinctive Features can cause repulsive reaction
Dependence or Susceptibility
Maximum Dexterity maximum of 22
Maximum Speed maximum of 4.5
Maximum of 30 on all other base characteristic maximum
Maximum (+10) character points on all other figured characteristic maximum
Minimum Speed maximum of 2.5
Minimum of characteristic maximum of 13 on all base characteristic maximum
Minimum (-15) character points on all other figured characteristic maximum

Races should have no more 25 points in racial powers. Changes to stats counter each other (i.e. +10 Strength is balanced by -5 Constitution). Changes to the characteristic maximum lowers or raises the base value of the stat on the starting character.

Racial disadvantages COUNT against the total number of disadvantages (expect for running and swimming reductions).

Scope: The whole of known space. . .
Races
SubRaces Template
Society Template
Makara
Martian