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Stories of beast men have terrified and thrilled mankind since before written history but werewolves and ape-men have always been the stuff of legend... until now. The miracle of genetic engineering has now created 8 different human-animal hybrid races:

Perfect for any sci-fi or Modern setting.



Half-human, half dog, canine hybrids have been bred for loyalty and domestication but are still feared and despised because they look like werewolves.


Created by mixing human and dolphin D.N.A. to build the ultimate aquatic soldier, delphinines turned out too playful and mischievous to reliably follow orders.


Enhanced strength and agility, along with being not quite bright enough to question orders, this new ape-man species may be the perfect warrior but is still too bestial to be accepted by humans and too human for other hybrids.


Laboratory rats + human genes = nocturnal masters of stealth and assassination. Able to squeeze through opening too tiny for a human, the only place they can never reach is center stage.


Not your daddy's stuttering cartoon character, these half-human, half swine are tough and ferocious. They could easily become the masters of all other hybrids if they weren't also delicious.


Smaller and less powerful than their hominid cousins, these monkey-men are faster, at home in the trees, and possessed of an overwhelming curiosity. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?


Transgenics are an attempt to add select animal traits to otherwise human D.N.A. Able to pass for human most of the time, their versatility and inconspicuousness more than makes up for their relative lack of raw power.


Few creatures are as powerful or fearsome as an angry bear. The ursine combines these qualities with thumbs and a capacity for abstract thought making them incredibly dangerous opponents – if only they could stay awake during winter.

All of the above are potential player character races (with GM approval, of course) and can be customized with alternate racial traits. Don't want your ursine character to have the “Intimidating Prowess” trait? Feel free to swap it out for either “Dancer” or “Terrifying Roar.”

Mals: A Human-Animal Hybrid Sourcebook helps you to build exactly character you want to have.

GMs! If your players have learned not to corner your murine assassins, you can keep them guessing up by trading in their next foe's “Cornered Frenzy” ability for “Close Quarters Combat Training”, “Plague-proof”, or “Prehensile Tail.” Also includes genetically created "monsters" like the tenacious bat-hounds and creative tinker rats and plot hooks for introducing genetically engineered creatures into your campaign.

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Andrew P May 25, 2016 1:11 am UTC
Nobody has written a formal review yet but I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have, either here or via email at
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May 25, 2016 10:21 am UTC
Thanks. I don't have any formal questions though, just a desire to see what others have thought about it. (While I definitely want a copy of the book I have to find a way to budget for it... I'm a father before a gamer despite having been a gamer long before being a father.)
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May 24, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Are there any reviews of this product? I can't find any discussion about it other than here and your website...
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Nicholas P November 08, 2014 10:15 pm UTC
Howdy Ronald, Thanks For Your Question! I'm not familiar with Justifiers. I did a search and found some basic information. To answer your question: This could be used to simulate the milieux. Our focus at paNik is on modern/current era, but far future space is a short jump. Justifiers appears to be its own system, which we do not support, so you would have to run/use this product in one of the other 8 systems we support.
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Ronald C November 08, 2014 4:57 am UTC
Is this like Cliff Van Meter's Justifiers? Or, could it be used to simulate that milieu?
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