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    Creatures

    Picked up a copy at GenCon, and was impressed. My only complaint is that a number of critters were sans illustation and/or adequately detailed description.
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    Is it possible to give us a list of what is in Creatures?

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    Yes, please, I'm interested in finding out what has been covered.
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    Just recieved my copy of Creatures this morning from Orcs Nest here in the UK - see my entry on the Creatures Manual Thread.

    I haven't had much time to go through it in any detail but it seems to be packed with entries (over 60 according to the splurge on the back cover). Included within it are both creatures seen on the TV Shows themselves (such as Targs, Corvan Gilvos and the Mugato), some that were merely mentioned (the Rectyne Monopod and Klingon Sark, for instance) and some that originally appeared in LUG products (like the Nausicaan Ripperworm). Tribbles ARE included too, as are - for some reason I can't quite fathom - the Exocomps (the little robots that appeared in the TNG episode The Quality Of Life). Like RaconteurX, I would like to have seen more illustrations in the book, possibly in the form of a pull-out section.

    As to whether it's worth the money (£15.99 here in the UK), I'm in two minds about. I may well post this on the Creatures manual Thread once I've read it further.

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    Originally posted by Lt Cmdr Matt
    Is it possible to give us a list of what is in Creatures?
    Unless someone beats me to it, I'll post the list tonight when I get home from work.
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    Here's the list, folks!

    Introduction (Includes additional information on creature creation, including TN Equivalents and Activity Modifiers)
    Terrestrial Creaures
    Ape
    Arachnid, Venomous
    Bird of Prey
    Cat, Predatory
    Dog, Large
    Herd Animal
    Reptile, Large
    Snake, Venomous
    Aldebaran Serpent
    Andorian Forest Spider
    Algorian Mammoth
    Alvanian Cave Sloth
    Alvanian Spine Mite
    Alverian Dung Beetle
    Arbazan Vulture
    Ba'ku Rhyl
    Banerian Hawk
    Bardakian Pronghorn Moose
    Barrowbug
    Bazgan Floater
    Bezerker Cat
    Bulgallian Rat
    Caldorian Eel
    Carnivorous Rastipod
    Cave-rat
    Ceti Eel
    Circassian Cat
    Consciousness Parasite
    Corvan Gilvos
    Cralluck
    Dalvin Hissing Beetle
    Degebian Mountain Goat
    Denebian Slime Devil
    Denevan Neural Parasite
    Dikronium Cloud Creature
    Drathan Puppy Lig
    Dryworm
    Dytallic Laser-Beast
    Eel-birds
    Exocomps
    Fan-fern
    Flitterbird
    Garanian Bolites
    Gettle
    Glob Fly
    Grint Hound
    Grishnar Cat
    Hanonian Land Eel
    Hara Cat
    Interphasic Organisms
    K'karee
    Kavarian Tiger-Bat
    Kazaloth
    Kerosh
    Klabnian Eel
    Kolar Beast
    Krallinian Eel
    Kryonian Tiger
    Kurlian Bear
    Lala'vel
    Lavaflies
    Le-matya
    Ligorian Mastodon
    Lycosa Tarantula
    Lynars
    Mellitus
    Mugato
    Norpin Falcon
    Orillian Lung Maggot
    Orion Wing-Slug
    Plasma Gator
    Quasi-Energy Microbes
    Rakonian Swamp Rat
    Ra'tar
    Rectilian Vulture
    Rectyne Monopod
    Reeta-hawk
    Regalian Fleaspider
    Regulan Blood Worm
    Ripperworm
    Sabre Bear
    Sand Bats
    Sark
    Sehlat
    Skin Frog
    Smog Wasp
    Spawn Beetle
    Talarian Hook Spider
    Tarchee Cat
    Targ
    Targhee Moonbeast
    Tarkalean Condor
    Tarkalean Hawk
    Tarkassian Razorbeast
    Teleraptor
    Ter'ak
    Tiberian Bat
    Tika Cat
    Toxic Slug
    Trayken Beast
    Trelka
    Trellan Crocodile
    Tribble
    Two-Headed Malgorian
    Valit
    Vicarian Razorback
    Vole
    Vorian Pterodactyl
    Wanoni Tracehound
    Wentlian Condor Snake
    Wompat
    Yak Bear
    Yridian Yak
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    Got my copy yesterday.I'm running a few games at the LGS annual mini-con and when I got there the manager gave me a copy for free because I'm running Trek games !Can't beat that price!

    Would have liked more illustrations,but the book has a lot of info for its size.Haven't had a chance to read the expanded creature rules bbut it seems like they expanded on the NG rules nicely. Already have a couple of episode hooks in mind using whats in the book (DIRKONIUM CLOUD CREATURE-OH YEAH).Not a book that will figure as heavily in my game design work as Aliens or SS, but I like it.I'll give it a 7.

    Would have gladly paid 25 bucks for it.I'm glad I don't have to buy it in Canada.
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    Originally posted by Lowly Uhlan
    ...the manager gave me a copy for free because I'm running Trek games !Can't beat that price!
    I'd pick one up at that price. Have to say, this book really didn't interest me; I'd much rather see the Worlds book. Hopefully, they'll get it out the door soon.
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    What, no "Dog, Domesticated, Small, Beagle"? Or is that coming out with the Enterprise sourcebook?

    Sorry, Doug, I couldn't resist. I was told that the book was slowly making its way out west (warehouse by warehouse, it seems). It should've reached the Left CoastTM as early as yesterday (Friday), according to my FLGS's distributor.
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    Originally posted by Sea Tyger
    What, no "Dog, Domesticated, Small, Beagle"? Or is that coming out with the Enterprise sourcebook?

    Sorry, Doug, I couldn't resist. I was told that the book was slowly making its way out west (warehouse by warehouse, it seems). It should've reached the Left CoastTM as early as yesterday (Friday), according to my FLGS's distributor.
    Nah. They make a note in the description of "Dog, large" indicating that with a little tweaking and you can have everything from a poodle to a mastiff.
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