The Ascension Project
Humans, from the planet Earth, are the newest sentient species of notable size to enter the galactic stage and are hands-down the most rapidly expanding and developing.
Biology: Humans have a fairly robust physiology. Their internal makeup and reproductive processes are typical of most bipedal mammals, and their size and proportions give the appearance of being strong, fast and agile.
Random Height and Weight
|Gender||Base Height||Height Modifier||Base Weight||Weight Modifier|
|Male||4 ft. 10 in.||+2d10 in. (5 ft – 6 ft. 6 in.)||120 lbs.||+(2d10×5 lbs.) (130 – 220 lbs.)|
|Female||4 ft. 5 in.||+2d10 in. (4 ft. 7 in. – 6 ft. 1 in.)||85 lbs.||+(2d10×5 lbs.) (95 – 185 lbs.)|
Humans can live to about 150 years, and recent medical advances have eradicated almost all known diseases that afflict them. However, as humans only emerged on the galactic stage within the last thirty years, it is highly likely that the introduction of new technology into their society will greatly increase their average lifespan. Humans reach physical maturity at eighteen years of age, at which point they have usually finished their academic education and either directly enter the workforce or begin training for a profession.
It has been noted that humans are unusual in the galactic community, because they have far greater genetic diversity compared to other species with more peaks and valleys. This makes human genetic material useful in biological experiments, as a control group.
Physical characteristics: a human gains a +2 bonus to one ability score at creation, representing their varied nature.
• Medium: As Medium creatures, humans have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
• Normal Speed: Human speed is 30 feet.
• Quick to Master: A human gains a bonus feat at 1st level. They are quick to master specialized tasks.
• Skilled: Humans gain +4 skill points at 1st level and +1 skill point at each level thereafter. They are versatile and capable. (The 4 skill points at 1st level are added on as a bonus, not multiplied in).