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Star Frontiers Alien Races

Alien Races By the Numbers

Table I. Ability Modifiers Upon Creation Race STR/STA DEX/RS INT/LOG PER/LDR Dral +5 -5 - - Human - - - - Humma +10 - - -10 Ifshnit -5 - +5 - Osakar +5 +5 - -10 Saurian +10 -10 - - S'Sessu - - +10 -10 Vrusk -5 +5 - - Yaz -10 +5 +5 - Zethra -5 +5 +5 -5
Table II. Comparitive Sensory Acuity Race Sight Smell Taste Touch Hearing Notes Dral - +2 - +1 - Can identify people by smell and recognize familiar smells on objects; black & white vision Human - - - - - Sight is more developed than their other senses Humma - -1 -3 -1 - Taste is completely dull Ifshnit - -3 - - - Can't smell; can't be blinded by flashes of light Osakar - +3 +3 - - Can identify and remember even the weakest odors Saurian +1 +1 - - - Can see normally under water S'Sessu +1 -1 +1 - - Superior vision due to double pupils; +2 IM Vrusk - +1 - - - Can see more short wavelengths (blue and uv light); smell with their antennae Yaz - - - - - Can see in dim light Zethra - - -3 +1 - Sense heat, light, and electrical energy; can sense vibrations; can't smell; black & white vision Note: The numerical values assigned to the senses are gleaned from the descriptions of the races and are considered relative values. These are not established values but are offered as a scale of comparison. They should be interpreted as a scale of +3 (very very good) to 0 (human level) to -3 (very very poor). Dashes denote senses that are roughly the equivalent acuity level of a human's.
Table III. Racial Reaction Modifiers PC Race NPC D H Hu I O Sau S'Se V Y Z Dral +10 0 -10 +5 -5 0 0 +5 0 ? Human 0 0 -10 +15 -15 -5 0 -10 -5 ? Humma -10 0 +10 -5 +5 ? 0 -5 +5 ? Ifshnit 0 +5 -5 +15 0 ? 0 0 +5 ? Osakar -5 -5 0 0 +10 ? 0 -5 -5 ? Saurian +20 0 ? ? ? +30? -20 0 -15 -5 S'Sessu 0 -5 0 0 0 -5 0 -10 0 ? Vrusk 0 -5 -5 +5 -5 0 -5 0 0 ? Yaz -10 -5 0 +10 -5 -10 0 0 0 ? Zethra 0? 0? 0? 0? 0? 0 0? 0? 0? 0? Sathar -30 -20 -20 -40 -10 ? +5 -10 -30 ? Mech -15 -10 -5 -10 -5 ? 0 -5 -20 ? ? = indicates that no information was written about these statistics. Zebulon's Guide was published after the articles on the Saurian, S'Sessu, and the Zethra.
Race Size Mass Walk Run Hourly Life Span (m.) (kg) (m/turn)(m/turn)(km/hour)(years) Dralasite 1.3 tall 1 wide 65 5 20 3 250 Human 1.9 80 10 30 5 200 Humma (walk) 2.5 90 10 35 6 210 Humma (leap) - - 25 50 - - Ifshnit 1 30 4 15 2 150 Osakar 3 100 25 60 10 225 Saurian 2.1 100 (m) 90 (f) 10 30 5 240 S'Sessu 3.5 long 55 10 20 3 Unknown Vrusk 1.5 tall 1.5 long 85 15 35 6 175 Yazirian 2.1 50 (m) 60 (f) 10 30 4 140 Zethra 1.5 diam 60 15 35 6 (same as slither) Mechanon 2.2 100 8 25 4 Unknown Sathar 3.5 long 55 10 20 3 Unknown


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