Races

Summary

Humanity has made no contact with any alien races as of yet. However, with humankind spreading across the solar system, and the advent of genetic engineering, humans have begun to develop in some very different ways.

Races

Baseline Human

The baseline human form is the one that evolved naturally on Earth. Those living on Earth and those who have recently immigrated to the other planets fall under this category.

Martian

Notable Dexterity: +1
Weak Strength: -1
Breathing: Martians have been genetically modified to breath Martian air. They are required to wear breathing apparatuses when in Earth standard atmosphere.

2nd generation Martians and beyond began to develop differently than baseline humans. Growing up in an environment with greatly reduced gravity led to enhanced height and dexterity, while strength and endurance were reduced compared to their earth-born counterparts. Martian natives typically stand between 6 and 7 feet. Martians have also been genetically modified to breath the thinner, carbon dioxide filled atmosphere of Mars. Their lungs can’t properly handle the Earth air, and so they are required to wear breathing apparatuses when in an Earth atmosphere.

Jovian/Titanian/Tritonian Colonist

Notable Dexterity: +1
Weak Strength: -1
Weak Endurance: -1

Large moon colonists, much like Martians, developed under the influence of much weaker gravity. Because of this they are more lithe and dexterous, but have underdeveloped strength and endurance. They stand between 6 and 7 feet tall.

Jovian Gas Miner

Notable Strength: +2
Weak Dextery: -2

Although most of the Jovian system’s population grow up and live primarily on Jupiter’s moons, a small cadre of citizens are born, raised and live entirely on the gas trawlers flying through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Because of the high gravity experienced in this environment, Jovian Gas Miners have quite different physiology from baseline humans. Genetic modifications and the nature of their upbringing have given them much higher strength than normal humans, although their stocky frame has made their dexterity suffer. They stand between 4’5" and 5’5".

Floater
Notable Dexterity: +2
Weak Strength: -2
Weak Endurance: -2
Innate Skill: Zero G 2
Starting Equipment: Exo-Skeleton suit, allows the wearer to function in environments with gravity. Deactivation or loss of the suit usually renders the wearer unable to walk. Any form of powered armour can duplicate this effect.

A “Floater” is a casual term for an individual who grew up in an environment entirely devoid of gravity. Without the effects of any gravity on the body these individuals tend to develop in strange ways, and without extensive training regimens they are unable to function in environments with strong gravity. Even those who do take gravity training are forced to constantly wear computerized exo-skeletons to grant them the strength to move their own bodies.

Uranian
Notable Education: +2
Notable Intelligence: +2
Weak Strength: -2
Weak Endurance: -2

Free from the laws and regulations of Earth society, many Uranian and Neptunian parents began to experiment with pre-natal genetic engineering in an attempt to breed smarter and stronger offspring. Many experimental procedures have been undergone, with successful ones providing the children born of them with above average intelligence and fitness. Unfortunately the extremely low gravity of the outer gas giant’s moons means that children born there will develop similar to Floaters, but because of the genetic engineering the effects are usually not quite as intense. As well, the academic focus of Uranus and Neptune means that children born there have the finest in education.

Races

Traveller Campaign JamesMarshall