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A new scifi race?
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:12:28 AM »
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The problem we have with it is... well, we have no idea what it is! I don't think 'Kev's Brain Itch #264' is a good name/race/idea for a mini so we need some other ideas. Anyone fancy taking a crack at deciding what on Earth Kev has made? Is it a new Sci-Fi race to add to our burgeoning Sci-Fi Universe? Is it a modern mutant? A post-apocalyptic apeman? And just as importantly, do we want more? Thoughts and comments below please!

Copying text anyways, so I just copied my reply from Frothers as well:
Looks like a Neanderthaler/ Goblin crossbreed. Would work well as mutant too, could even add rudimentary horns to the head and use them as somesort of devilkin halfdemon thingies.
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 08:34:55 AM »
Add pointy ears and it could be Panthro from Thundercats.
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:49:45 AM »
A Bohkobin? (As a Hobgoblin is to a Goblin, a Bohkobin is to a Bohkin.)

Whatever it is, I want one.

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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 09:54:07 AM »
Based on their temporary name, I'd go with:

Species 264: better known as 'Itchers' as they make your skin crawl :)

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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 10:01:28 AM »
I was thinking something along the lines of species 264 as well!
It is very cool looking.
How about troglin, kind of like a space troglodyte/gremlin

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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 12:44:37 PM »
A Bohkobin? (As a Hobgoblin is to a Goblin, a Bohkobin is to a Bohkin.)

Whatever it is, I want one.

My initial thought is that it was the Bohkin's big cousin type thing too, so I can see them in the same force but an unrelated name would be cool too

"Species 264" would make a great name for how another race (eg Grymn) would refer to them, but not what they would call themselves. Unless they are a failed experiment by the Sleiti ... ? It has possibilities :)

Varga or Kutag or something else short but guttural could work too. They look like they don't want to talk in too flowery terms

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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 01:15:55 PM »
I like him!  :thumbup:
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 02:57:01 PM »
That really reminds me of an orc type of race

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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 03:40:02 PM »
Boghoblins.
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 04:05:14 PM »
Junglor.
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 10:33:10 PM »
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 07:32:46 PM »
Looks like it's related to the model Kev sculpted for that kickstarter campaign a while back  :whistle:. Perhaps the name should be related too  :shrug:.
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 01:25:18 PM »
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 05:21:38 PM »
Looks pretty cool whatever it's called  :thumbup:
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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 06:06:54 PM »
How about "Antrop 264," which denotes that this particular lifeform is antropic (or humanoid), one of many, and it's an anagram of "Pantro," as well.   muahahahaha


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Re: A new scifi race?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2013, 06:24:16 PM »
Engineered from ape and recovered Neanderthal DNA the species was intended for manual labour on colony worlds with a sub-optimal environment where human labour was contra-indicated.
After the facility on Caliban was destroyed by kinetic weapon bombardment during the Third Rim War the labourers were presumed destroyed but a later survey mission proved quite the opposite. They had survived and were thriving, the climatic changes caused by the ill aimed bombardment proved beneficial and they had bootstrapped themselves using the resources left in the facility. Recognised as a independent species they soon became a common sight all over the rim, willing and able to perform manual or unpleasant labour in order to send funds to their homeworld. After a surprising defence, defeating a raider band in the chaos that followed the Fifth Rim War they became common as mercenaries. Well regarded for their tenacity and loyalty they most famously form the bodyguard of the Perpetual Emperor of the Eternal Empire of Dreen.
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