Galactic People,Centauri Alliance (D20 Modern Race)

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Galactic People[edit]

In the final years of the Twenty First century the first humans arrived to Alpha Centauri.There they found new species with space travel technology, and soon the Centauri Alliance was born with hopes of peace and solidarity in the middle of a galaxy full of turmoil and evilness.

Psychosocial Data[edit]

Humans are the newcomers of this side of the galaxy, they are usually reckless stubborn people with primitive behaviors.But they are also astoundingly daring, incredible creative individuals with a strong will that makes them believe they can beat the odds in the worst scenarios.
Valkyryns are breed for science, science has allowed them to survive and prosper, science was their shield in awful times, science is their main reason to live.To them, seek for solutions more than a task is a prize by itself.
Praktorians used to distrust strangers to their societys but thanks to their time as part of this alliance they have become friendlier, some of their behavior can seem odd, but it is just an extension of their metamorphing capabilities that have extended to their social interactions.
Donsais think that honor and loyalty are the main things everyone of them must learn on the virtual battlefields were they spend most of their younghood.There they gain their entrance to the many casts of their society.Disciplined teamwork is a thing they learn very well from their battle training.
Manstraks are tough people that live in a hard environment, and except for extreme cold they seem to be afraid of nothing.They are pragmatical individuals that like the things done fast and even though they never get amused with long dissertations, from time to time they have amazingly deep thoughts.
Arcturians have great deals of patience but they are not slow.Some humans have summarized them as "advanced zen socialists" because of that and their great loyalty to the Hive.What is good for the Hive is good for them.

Xenobiological Report[edit]

People of the Centauri Alliance are air breathing bipedal humanoid life forms with opposable thumbs, and because those species are from different planets, each one has different characteristics:
Humans of Lunabase are descendants of the first crew that came from Earth, they are very agile and have learn to deal with space creatures.Their natural survival skills and their technical cunning are a great asset to the alliance.
Valkyryns are genetically enhanced birds with facial plumage and predatory eyes.Their training on science begins as soon as they hatch because they born with advanced language and motor skills.From time to time they need to add some clay to their diet and they avoid to eat meat because they can't digest that very well.
Praktorians have small bodies made of organic cells based on silicone, they have no skeleton,and their main organs are encapsulated.This unique anatomy allows them to change their shapes pretty easily.They can eat most of what humans eat plus glass and plastic, but large doses of Earth's chocolate are mortal to them.
Donsais are mammals very similar to humans with no facial hair and pointy ears.They used to be a carnivore and violent specie, but because a cataclism they became vegetarians.Still there are traces of a primitive violence inside them, but they control that by learning the arts of war from very early.
Manstraks are strong,bulky reptiloid beings native from Centauri.Manstraks have notable engineers among their race.They born from eggs as the Valkyryns, but they grow more slowly, also because of their reptilian past they feel more comfortable on hot environments than on cold ones.
Arcturians insectoids with a hard exoskeleton, years of evolution have given them a very humanoid appereance in spite of their faceted eyes.Different from the rest of the species of the Alliance, they choose their gender at maturity.

Alliance Status[edit]

The first members of the Galatic Free Trade Agreement welcomed the friendship of the mankind with the Alpha Centauri Defense Pact, both organizations eventually joined in the Centauri Alliance, and since then their sharing of technology, resources and manpower have made them richer on knowledge and happiness.But there are also enemy civilizations that attempt to break their unity and destroy them.

Social Geography Scan[edit]

Humans and Donsais have strong believings about religions, human religions are linked to teachings from men born milleniums ago.Donsais instead have cults around weapons, each sacred weapon is the aspect of a god, that placed pieces of his wisdom on that weapon, of course nowadays that relationship between weapons and knowledge is seen as metaphorical, but in the old days it was meant to be literal.The worlds of both civilizations are very similar (1g, yellow sun,etc.) but there is sligthly more environmental toxicity on the Donsai world.
Valkyryns are space birds, they live on spaceships because their home planet was engulfed by a star.More than religions, they venere philosophies, man is important but the knowledge by itself is even more important.In that aspect they are pretty similar to Arcturians, the insectoid specie that live in a planet with large volcanoes, and acid storms that spend long time improving the power of the mind inside their big Hives.
Manstraks planet is bigger than Earth, that's the reason why they are the strongest species of the Alliance, this planet also has a very thin ozone layer that gives it a warm, tropical like weather on most of its extension.Manstraks religions and rituals are more about seasons and agriculture than about moral or political rules.Humans find this similar to the old druidism.
Praktorians are from Praktor, a world with more silice than carbon, mainly they venerate the Great Trinity (Change All, No Change,Change Sometimes), and Hurutark(mythical being that is a kind of living Universal Solvent).

Racial Traits[edit]


  • Size: As Medium Humanoid creatures, human's gain no benefits or penalties as a result of their size.
  • Ability Modifiers: +1 to Dexterety and +1 to Charisma
  • Speed: 30 ft
  • Bonus feat: A human receives an extra feat at first level
  • Skill Bonuses: +4 at first level, +1 skill point every level afterwards
  • Free Language Skills: Native Language


  • Size: As Medium Humanoid creatures, valkyryns gain no benefits or penalties as a result of their size.
  • Ability Modifiers: +1 to Dexterity, -1 to Constitution,+1 to Intelligence
  • Speed: 30 ft
  • Bonus feats: Builder and Far Shot
  • Running Bird: Can use an extra move action a number of rounds a day equal to his dexterity modifier.
  • Free Language Skills: Native Language


  • * Size: As Small Humanoid creature, praktorians gain a +1 size bonus to Defense, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks. They suffer a –4 size penalty on grapple checks. Small humanoids must use smaller weapons than humans use, and their lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a medium character.
  • Ability Modifiers: -1 to Strength, +1 to Wisdom and -1 to Charisma
  • Speed: 30 ft
  • Shapechanger: Praktorians get a +4 bonus to disguise
  • Metamorph form: At first level the praktorian learns one metamorph form.A metamorph form is build by spending three mutation points in one or more Mutations.
  • Metamorphose: A praktorian can use his metamorph form a number of rounds equal to his Constitution modifier plus four.A praktorian can metamorphose a number of times a day equal to half his class levels plus one.
  • Metamorph feats: Instead of a bonus feat the praktorian can learn two new metamorph forms.A praktorian can't learn more metamorph forms than his Wisdom modifier.
  • Free Language Skills: Native Language



  • Size: As Medium Humanoid creatures, manstraks gain no benefits or penalties as a result of their size.
  • Ability Modifiers: +3 to Strength, -2 to Wisdom, -2 to Charisma
  • Speed: 30 ft
  • Bonus feats: Strong Plus and Toughness
  • Free Language Skills: Native Language


Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Aging Effects
Species Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
Humans 40 years 60 years 80 years +2d20 years
Valkyryns 50 years 70 years 90 years +2d20 years
Praktorians 50 years 70 years 90 years +2d20 years
Donsais 35 years 50 years 70 years +3d10 years
Manstraks 30 years 45 years 60 years +3d10 years
Arcturians 50 years 70 years 90 years +3d20 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.


Centauri Alliance was an early experiment to make a futuristic roleplaying video game for the Commodore 64, one of the last game creations of Michael Cranford ("Bard's Tale"), more about the game can be found on: Hotud Centauri Alliance

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