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Starfinder – Turtles In Space!

In days of yore, all the way before the internet was a thing, one of the first table top rpgs I played was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness by Palladium Books. I was a fan of the comics, and loved the bizarre mix of mutated anthropomorphic animals and wuxia martial arts action that they delivered. But reader, the comics were wild. For a significant part of that early run the turtles traveled through space and had adventures out in the galaxy. Of course, there was a TTRPG supplement for that (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guide to the Universe) with a selection of aliens, blasters, and other sci-fi trappings to take your game into space. I loved it!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2023)

Now, many years later, we have the old turtle gang hitting the silver screen again. Not to mention all the uplifted animal action we had earlier this year in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. In celebration of that, and those crazy days back in the late 80s when a band of radiation warped earth animals did battle against a spasmosaur while opposing the Triceraton empire, let’s look at how we can capture some of that magic for Starfinder. There are a ton of alien species already in the system that roughly analog terrestrial animals (see below) but if you don’t find the match you are looking for then Interstellar Species has you covered with the Custom Species Builder on page 42 (also here). So you can gather together your own band of animal heroes, get some basic martial arts training, and take on the galaxy!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guide to the Universe

All of these species can be found on Archives of Nethys

Alkainan – Badgerfolk

Astriapi – Beefolk

Bolida – Centipedefolk

Brenneri – Otterfolk

Dromada – Camelfolk

Embri – Slugfolk

Espraska – Other Birdfolk

Formian – Antfolk

Gathol – Pangolinfolk

Ghibrani – Beetlefolk

Gnoll – Hyenafolk

Gosclaw – Other Catfolk

Grippli – Frogfolk

Haan – Spiderfolk

Hanakan – Raptorfolk

Huitz’plinas – Porcupinefolk

Ijtikri – Squidfolk

Ikeshti – Other Other Lizardfolk

Ilthisarian – Other Serpentfolk

Ixtangi – Chameleonfolk

Kalo – Mantafolk

Kiirinta – Mothfolk

Kitsune – Foxfolk

Maraquoi – Monkeyfolk

Morlamaw – Walrusfolk

Megalonyxa – Slothfolk

Neskinti – Other Monkeyfolk

Nuar – Cowfolk

Osharu – Seaslugfolk

Pahtra – Catfolk

Ramiyel – Serpentfolk

Reptoid – Other Other Other Lizardfolk

Screedreep – Lemurfolk

Scyphozoan – Jellyfishfolk

Shirren – Bugfolk

Strix – Birdfolk

Telia – Turtlefolk

Tromlin – Triceraton Dinofolk

Uplifted Bear – Bearfolk

Vesk – Lizardfolk

Vlaka – Dogfolk

Vulkarisu – Squirrel/Foxfolk

Woioko – Eelfolk

Wrikreechee – Shrimpfolk

Xulgath – Other Lizardfolk

Ysoki – Ratfolk

And from Solo Run Studio, we have the following:

Sekmin Serpentfolk

Nanauiloid / Sharkfolk

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Jeremy Corff

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