The challenge to Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century is playing an alien whose mindset is completely different from anything you are used to playing. It is the interaction of these races, in a hostile environment, that most people find to be the biggest draw.
We've got a race for everyone to play: from the Eridani, with their strict code of honor, to the fun loving Orion, to the huge but dimwitted Ram Python who's favorite saying is "If it moves, kill it. If it doesn't move, pick it up and kill it." Some races wield matrix powers, like the Mutzachans, allowing them to affect the fabric of time and space. Each race is deep with history and culture, so you can climb into the mind of an alien.
Each race has 4+ pages of deep material to give you everything you need to create a character that is a complete individual. The highly popular Fickle Finger of Fate (FFoF) and I Was Just Growing Up (IWJGU) tables will guarantee no two characters are ever the same. Sci-fi is not sci-fi without aliens, and our aliens are not just blue Humans.
Each race has it's own generalization about the others, and getting along with each other is often a difficult challenge.
This is real sci-fi, why play Humans?
Small lizard beings with the unique ability to grow back limbs.
Sentient energy being that exists inside previously dead host organisms.
Four armed masters of strategy and tactics with a natural spatial sense.
Short, obnoxious, and paranoid with powerful empathic powers.
Cat-like quadruped; agile and fast, but enjoys the finer things in life.
Stoic, arrogant warrior with a twisted code of honor and a love of the blade.
Genetic experiment gone wild: searching for their place in the universe.
Cunning and deceptively cute little fur balls.
Peaceful silicon-based life with innate powers over matter and nature.
Genetically improved Human.
Short, stocky, bizarrely omnivorous tinkerers and explorers.
We're still around: one of us primitive beings.
The pinnacle of artificial intelligence, yet company property.
Masters of biotechnology and the harnessing of nature's energies.
Hulking explorers and archeologists who can enchant objects.
Bitter, militaristic tools of the Eridani with a natural ability to displace.
Shape changing blob, that can ooze with the flow.
A seer of unparalleled ability who can only foretell events through dreams.
Hyper-intelligent beings with incredible powers, feeble bodies, and oversized heads.
Thrill seeking traders-extraordinaire who enjoy the "seven-fingered discount."
Bipedal squid with four tentacles, a taste for Human flesh, and a bad attitude.
- Python Lizard
Powerful, bipedal water lizard with an incredibly tough hide.
- Ram Python
Me smash things!
Strange being from another time with the power to raise the dead.
Tri-ped that worship cybernetics and share a collective mind.
- Tza Zen Rigeln
Non-pacifist Zen Rigeln cast out of Zen society.
- Zen Rigeln
Pacifist, emaciated-looking beings with healing powers.