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…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #12: Praepostero

The last couple of weeks was all about drones… but today I have something weird from the depths of my warped mind… This one has not appeared in any adventures yet, but has a lot of promise. I see it as a weird adaptation of alien life that could be terrifying in an ocean-based story.…

Creature Creation 101

For some reason, I’ve had creature creation on the brain of late. It started out as pondering a way of randomizing mutations and morphed into something better… Every world has its distinct flora and fauna. We’re still discovering new species of plants and animals all around the world and you have to wonder what sorts…

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