|doc the grey|
Orang-pendak, androids, and Ghorans are all awesome new additions out of B5 that have seen a lot of play and use in my homegames alongside skinwalkers.
Orang-pendaks basically act as an offshoot species of playable bigfoots in my home game that also have a penchant for breeding Megaprimus in the few large mountain strongholds that exist. Meanwhile, most live in the great plains surrounding the area, living as migratory hunter gatherers that look to avoid a lot of the other human races.
Androids get a whole lot of use after the excellent ecology article in Iron Gods and get to fill this niche as the last inheritors (or projects) of this civilization that existed long before the rise of man and though many don't remember it their existence is a continuation of that legacy.
Ghorans are just cool since their whole design brings up a lot of interesting ideas about predation, predator prey dynamics, the mindset of plants, taste, and narcotics all in this one package. They are a plant race that originated as food stock that tastes so good creatures have an easier time holding onto them with their mouths. Their is a lot to unpack their that I'm interested in exploring both in characters and from a sociocultural narrative standpoint.
Beyond that I'm also really into hobgoblins as a player race since from what we know of them I'm really excited to see more. I mean, they are a meritocracy that doesn't demarcate their society down gender lines and assigns tasks without care for gender or sex. That's cool and leads to a lot of interesting questions like are they agender, what does gender and sex mean to them, how did their culture remove the reliance on the gender binary across the board from their culture? I got a couple more but that feels like enough to show off the possibility in unpacking those questions.
Also, totally with you in thinking the Lizardfolk are cool. Really wish we had more stat blocks for them that made them 0 HD and gave them some more diverse abilities to represent the plethora of reptiles that they can be inspired by.