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Alien Body Plans: Hexapods and Other Ecdysozoa

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It's easy to make aliens: take a person or a dog, slap some antennae on 'em, maybe some ooze and some spooky talons, and then put some random letters together in a nigh-unpronounceable combination. 

As I said, it's easy to make aliens. What isn't easy is making them well

Even when you're working hard to be creative, it can sometimes be hard to get out of the rut of familiarity, to go beyond four limbs and two eyes and venture into the realm of, well, the alien. 

This series is about exploring the diversity of forms already lurking around us, breaking them down into short summaries so that you can use them as a jumping-off point for new forms of life and talking about some of the ways that they could be twisted around. By the time that you're done, nobody will guess that your original inspiration was a spider or a velvet worm. 

 
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Derek H October 02, 2017 2:25 pm UTC
Lice are not crustaceans, they are insects. Sea lice are crustaceans, but that doesn't seem to be mentioned by the preview.
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James G May 12, 2018 6:29 am UTC
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Woodlice, too. Between them and sea lice, I must have had a brain fart and forgotten to make a clearer reference that couldn't be confused with the insect variety.
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steve F September 08, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
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I have a question for the Author, R. James Gauvreau, in your book, Alien Body Plans, you mentioned another book you wrote, " Species Shock," I looked for it here on RPGNOW.COM and didn't see it, so I did a Google search and found out it was a Kickstarted project:

Funding period was from Dec 26, 2016 - Jan 25, 2017 (30 days) according to the site

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/825176040/species-shock/description

It looks like it was successfully funded...so my question is...when will it be published and uploaded to RPGNOW I am interested in buying this book...
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James G September 08, 2017 9:26 pm UTC
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Thanks for asking! Species Shock is going to be released close to the end of this year, in either November or December.

As the Kickstarter campaign mentions, it'll be free to download, with no purchase necessary.
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steve F September 08, 2017 11:03 pm UTC
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WOOHOOO...Awesome...Looking forward to it
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James G May 12, 2018 6:30 am UTC
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I apologize for forgetting to let you know earlier, but Species Shock is now available: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227722/Agloanikoi-The-Gameplayers-Species-Shock?manufacturers_id=10909
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