When playing as a particular race, you should take advantage of
your race’s special abilities. They can have a drastic effect
on your decisions. A winning strategy for one race can spell quick
defeat for another.
Alkari — The Alkari
are descended from large birds and are still capable of limited
flight. From an early age Alkari learn to master the subtleties
of flight and three dimensional motion. As a result, Alkari make
superior pilots: their ships are very difficult to hit and, given
equivalent designs, their ships will move before any others except
the Mrrshan. Alkari pilots add three levels of defense to any spacecraft
they pilot in combat and add +3 to their ship initiatives.
To take full advantage of the Alkari’s combat bonus, Alkari
players should build small and medium ships. The defensive bonus
tremendously reduces the amount of damage taken.
Bulrathi — The Bulrathi
are a fierce bear-like race that possess incredible strength and
constitution. No other race can match the Bulrathi in personal combat,
giving the Bulrathi a +25 bonus in all ground attacks.
Bulrathi players should always attempt to take colonies with ground
forces even if outnumbered.
— The Darloks are a ruthless race of shape shifters
capable of taking on the form of nearly any living being.
This unusual ability to change forms makes them superior spies
and allows them a bonus to all sabotage, espionage, and security
functions. Darlok spy networks cost only half as much as other
races’ spies. The Darloks add +30 to their Spy Fate
rolls and add +20 to their security. Of course, no one trusts
Darlok players should concentrate on one or two areas of
technology for a technological advantage and steal the rest.