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Of Friends and Foes...

Tiring of the blandness of empires in the VBAM Campaign System? Not any more! The Menagerie provides a custom race design system that allows players to create their own, unique empires, selecting from a combination of over one hundred racial traits and nearly a dozen government types. The number of trait/government combination make it so that no two empires are exactly alike.

In addition to the custom race design system, The Menagerie also includes a group of thirteen sample custom races. Each of these pre-generated races comes with its own force list, which is compatible with those found in the VBAM Campaign Guide! Yes, that means you can play with these races "right out of the box" with no additional setup required. A random race generator is also included, which will allow CMs to quickly and easily generate new custom races on the fly -- perfect for those playing in Exploration campaigns with NPEs!

SPECIAL BONUS! - As a special bonus, The Menagerie electronic release is accompanied with a 20-page bonus supplement that provides "Lost Traits" (four that we pulled for lack of space), and sample custom races for the races from the VBAM Campaign Guide, The Wars of the Boltians and Kuissians, and The Escalation Wars: Empire Rising. This content is not included in the print version of the book!

 
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July 2nd, 2007
Another excellent VBAM product. I do wish I could find some players in my area for a sci-fi campaign using their rules and supplements. LIKED: Interesting ideas for aliens, particularly the non-humanoid ones. QUALITY: Excell [...]
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November 6th, 2005
An excellent expansion on the VBAM line and well worth getting :) QUALITY: Very Good VALUE: Satisfied [...]
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October 21st, 2005
I found the Menagerie to be a fast and fun way to develope colorful Player Races and Non Player opponents who have a good feal and a challenge to them. Especially the special abilities that have to be accounted for when at war. It is not just luck, but [...]
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Product Information
Pages
98
Edition
1.0
ISBN
0-9764048-4-2
Publisher Stock #
VBM-106
File Size:
4.32 MB
Format
Original electronic
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August 31, 2005
This title was added to our catalog on August 31, 2005.
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Victory By Any Means Games
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