Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #22: The Roggi

Last week I revealed the Krithi, cousins to the Skaali, and members of the Venandi. This time, we’ll talk about the Roggi, a companion race to the Krithi. (Both of these races made their debut in an adventure I ran at SaltCON a few weeks ago.) Design Thoughts – the Roggi Before the Dread devastated…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #21: The Krithi

Though we released a new playable alien race in The Tahlken Prison Colony, there’s always room for more aliens in the universe, right? Well, in the adventure I wrote for SaltCON 2019 — Into the Fire — I created two playable races that are among the Venandi or “hunters” of the Aliens & Asteroids universe…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #20: The Complete Dread List

Crazy enough, we’ve covered all of the Dread since we started the Creature of the Week effort a year ago! So it’s time to pull all of them together into one complete list of links for easy access… Design Thoughts As we’ve spoken about multiple times through this series, the Dread are the worst type…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #19: Dread Lord

Amazingly, we’re hitting the end of our high-level exploration of the Dread. All that’s left after the Dread Queen is the Dread Lord – a creature so theoretical that it’s never actually been seen. Design Thoughts If the Queen is the heart and intelligence of the hive, the Lord is essentially the nerve center for…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #18: Dread Queen

Last week we talked a bit about the Dread Harvester, the creature in the Dreadverse that takes poor unsuspecting living beings and turns them into Dread Hollows. Well, this week we’re going to talk about the queen. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! Design Thoughts Of all of the Dread creatures, the Queen is definitely the most…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #17: Dread Harvester

A few folks have asked about the Dread, so I thought it was time to talk about them in a bit more detail. We cover a number of Dread varieties in the book — The Monarch, Queens, Brutes, Soldiers, Lords, Harvesters, and Hollows. Though we cover them at a high-level, we really only provide stats…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #16: Werewolves

Recently, in our “weird western” campaign using the same system as Aliens & Asteroids, I had the opportunity to create what is essentially a supernatural creature. And I began to wonder how it might translate to A&A in a slightly different form. Design Thoughts Not everything can be explained through science. At least, not yet. And…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #15: Carrion Wyrms of Gend

A while back, our brave Space Marines battled weirdness on a Jurassic World of sorts, populated by alien dinosaurs and radioactive ghosts. But one of the more creative things I threw in were what I called the “cleaning worms.” Design Thoughts Every world must have its own clean-up crew if there’s life and death. On…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #14: Volare Spica

While sitting at the edge of a soccer field this past weekend, I had an odd thought for a creature for Aliens & Asteroids… A low-gravity flying critter that has adapted to its environment. Design Thoughts These low-gravity fliers will cause some grief to any Space Marines traveling to the stormy skies of Illunium in…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #13: Dread Harvesters

A few weeks ago, I provided a bit more about the Dread — the big baddies in the Aliens & Asteroids universe. We talked about Brutes and Hollows. Design Thoughts Unlike the creatures of Alien, I wanted to give the Dread a bit more of an “infestation” aspect. Sure, the classic Alien had eggs and face-huggers to…

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