Alien Evolutions is a line of books intended to bring outlandish alien creatures to life in your game. Each book will explore myriad topics regarding creatures from distant planets, whether that be playable races, monsters to encounter, world descriptions, or various other things related.
The Cosmic Race Guide is a book intended to give the GM and players 25 new playable races with unique physiologies and abilities. These creatures are artwork inspired by the late Jack Kirby’s wonderful work in comics. Creatures from the aerial Abrial to the free-floating-nervous- system-encased-in-armor Uavaryon should present something enticing for anyone to play. Take a look inside at the colorful, comic inspired creatures!
August 28th, 2017 would have been the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby. Being the fans of various kinds of nerdery that The Fattest Goblin Himself is, Rick Hershey decided that he wanted to do an homage of sorts to the late, great comic legend. The Goblin Hoarde, Rick’s stable of writers and editors, fully supported this and immediately commenced on pontificating about their favorite Jack Kirby creations (and co-creations). Eventually he just said, “Ok, we’re doing it!” and Alien Evolutions: Cosmic Race Guide was born.
The release of the Starfinder Core Rulebook also came and made a natural arena for the development of this book and the creatures further in. Astute readers will definitely be able to see the inspiration from the various Jack Kirby creations, fans of science-fiction and science-fantasy should see some of their favorite literary and small screen species show up in some form or another. The genre(s) are vast and these 25 creatures are far from representative of all of them, we’d love to hear from readers what creatures you want to see in a future installment!
When you see images like these though, its hard not to be inspired:
The task fell to Kiel Howell, whom did the well-received Cosmic Odyssey: Service Bots & Synthetic Companions, though Rick, Troy, and myself all had a hand or three in these.
Regardless, we hope you'll enjoy these 25 new additions to the Starfinder Roleplaying Game!