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Using Lifeform Maker in a fantasy genre or setting

The Lifeform Maker (which you can get HERE) was designed with sci-fi settings in mind. The thought did occur to me though that it could easily be used to give some tweaks to an existing creature or monster in the fantasy genre. So today I’m going to show you just how this can be done.

To make this easier, I’ll be using for the base creature something almost everyone is familiar with – An Adult Red Dragon. A base creature is used so you have a baseline to work with. This makes design a LOT easier. Even starting with a simple creature like a chicken can result in something truly alien. It also makes it much easier to describe to people “It looks like a chicken but….”

You know what this creature looks like – Big, Red scales, wings, can breathe fire etc.

In LFM, there are two main ways of cha...

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Lifeform Maker PDF details and the RPG Round Up

Lifeform Maker

“Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity.”
Wernher von Braun

This publication covers the generation of the base-forms, what the species look like and their natural abilities and so on. What their societies and technology will be covered in a separate publication, but the two will be designed to work together.

Inside you’ll find…

  • A Quick system for modifying an existing creature
  • A Detailed set of table for creating a new alien creature or base species
  • Example creations using both methods

There are tables that cover…

  • Size
  • Age/Lifespan
  • Colouration
  • Communication
  • Diet
  • Height/Length
  • Intelligence level
  • Limbs
  • Movement
  • Pain Tolerance
  • Reproduction
  • Senses
  • Shape
  • Sleep/Activity period
  • Skin/Hide
  • Strength
  • Terrain
  • Temperature Tolerance
  • Weight

as well as…

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Quirks

And if you need some base-lines to work with…

  • Animal – Aquatic
  • Animal – Avian
  • Insect
  • Invertebrate
  • Mammal/Animal
  • Plant/Fungi
  • Reptilian
  • Rock based/types

Available now at –

DrivethruRPG

Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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