The Cosmozoan Cards series is now complete, with 20 sets of Awareness / Energy / Morphology cards. You can now randomly create 20x20x20 = 8,000 cosmozoan creatures.
There are three kinds of Cosmozoan Cards:
- Awareness (type of thought)
- includes Communications, Computers, Command, Conn, Crew, Values, and a special rule;
- illustrated with an icon.
- Energy (energy used in metabolism; often what it eats and also what it emits)
- includes Traits, Engines, Sensors, Security, Engineering, Power, Scale, Resistance, Shields, and two attacks;
- Shields is dependent on the Morphology Card, so the final value is not calculated – but it should be easy to obtain the value with the formula on the card;
- illustrated with a particle.
- Morphology (cosmozoan physical type)
- includes NPC category, Structure, Weapons, Science, Medicine, Immunities, Focuses, and another special rule;
- Cosmozoans are (almost) always immune to Vacuum and Cold;
- illustrated with an image resembling the morphology.
Pick one of each kind, and you have your cosmozoan creature! Some combinations may take creative license from the GM, but that’s a feature, not a bug – and might even inspire you to come up with interesting ecologies.
Also, an online generator version will be completed soon, allowing you to generate cosmozoans on the fly, or pick specific combinations and print the creature you need.
Here is an index:
Set 1: Hunger-Driven / Polaron / Two-Dimensional
Set 2: Curious / Antiproton / Gaseous
Set 3: Extratemporal / Dekyon / Silicon-Based
Set 4: Malicious / Omicron Radiation / Organic
Set 5: Conspiratorial / Baryon Particle / Metallic
Set 6: Empathic / Graviton / Planetoidal
Set 7: Unstable / Radiogenic / Protoplasmic
Set 8: Parasitic / Negative Energy / Photonic
Set 9: Hyperintelligent / Verteron / Non-Corporeal
Set 10: Biomimetic / Tetryon / Solanogen-Based
Set 11: Childlike / Sporocystian Energy / Energy-Based
Set 12: Programmed / Plasma / Vessel
Set 13: Patient / Nadion / Multidimensional
Set 14: Gestalt / Chroniton / Cybernetic
Set 15: Rational / Electromagnetism / Crystalline
Set 16: Unfathomable / Metreon / Swarmlike
Set 17: Telepathic / Tachyon / Spatial Distortion
Set 18: Adaptive / Alpha Particle / Psychic
Set 19: Vengeful / Cometary Ion / Dark Matter
Set 20: Symbiotic / Thoron / Transtemporal
If you missed our Menagerie Cards series, check out:
- Menagerie Cards, The Full Set
- Online Menagerie Card Generator 1.0 (an updated version with images is forthcoming.)
Fantastic idea, along with the Menagerie Cards. I love the way you’ve included layers of detail for each type of creature, to make them more than just a “big, scary monster”. Great work!