I can never quite figure out if this forum is the proper place to discuss this. So any staff feel free to correct me and move it. Sorry for any inconvenience. How does everyone handle creating a unique race for a setting? Do you find a template and build off of that? Make it all up from scratch? Are humanoids overdone, or a grand blank slate on which to build? Maybe take in reality to keep them believable? Lately I've been a part of a multi-world setting with a particularly delightful writer and the speed bump of keeping up with unique races has me a bit bogged down. Mind you I've few qualms about straight ripping fictional races from another setting for the sake of speed, but it feels a bit like cheating. Would also like to ask a bit of advice for a character and his particular race. I'll make it bullets just cause bullets. Straight up appears human, though thicker in musculature and build. Bones are equivalent of iron/stone from having evolved/grown on a high gravity world. Muscle fibers are incredibly dense and capable of extreme strength at a high caloric cost and heating. The idea being human muscles can't perform at 100% efficiency because we may literally snap them if we could. Stronger bones = higher efficiency? A sort of overgrowth begins at around middle age, making joints stiff at first before becoming solid. Think the disease the older folk had in Nausicaa. Not as rapid in sedentary individuals or women. Think that about covers him.