This (hopefully) will become the first of a series of mods bringing the 41st Millenium to Starbound. General race-unspecific changes will be in a Universe-mod. I thought it would be easiest to begin with the Imperium of Man. Although there are Humans already, they don't even slightly resemble the Imperium of Man. So one could either mod the existing one and break a lot of stuff or assume the vanilla humans are just human cultures that weren't brought into contact with the Imperium yet. So instead of modding the existing race, we'll have to make a new one including - race specific furniture and decoration - race specific villages, dungeons, microdungeons and spacestations - race specific ships and vehicles - race specific weapons and armor/clothes - race specific Intro-Quest (if possible) - race specific Lore-Items Thanks to https://community.playstarbound.com/members/c0bra5.185091/ for their list. green = done orange = not done yet red = not possible yet Minimum to implement character body identic to human Male Female character head identic to human Male Female character emotes identic to human Must work on both genders. character hairstyles identic to human maybe add more Male Female character body color identic to human Must work on both genders. character hair color identic to human Must work on both genders. SAIL / AI Wallmounted servitor Starting with a vanilla one and making your own later, is an option A ship Currently working on it Starting with a vanilla one and making your own later, is an option Teleportation animation missing skills Starting with a vanilla one and making your own later, is an option Some of them are in a color replacement string in the .species file. respawn animation missing skills Starting with a vanilla one and making your own later, is an option Introduction animation missing skills Starting with a vanilla one and making your own later, is an option flag on my plan, but which one? imperial army or imperial navy? http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Astra_Militarum#Origins_of_the_Astra_Militarum Lore rough sketch Minimum for originality Custom armor Flak Armour; Black Plate; Carapace Armour; (on back slot)refractor field/reductor field Graphics Recipes Stats/Balancing Might differ on gender. Starting with a vanilla one and making your own later, is an option Custom style clothes different uniform types? Custom weapons Graphics Recipes Stats/Balancing Custom ship working on it Custom quests Custom NPC I hope you like writing, you either use the terrible default one, or make your own and here are all the options for text used for a simple villager: Many new alien races and civilisations are discovered by Imperial Explorators every year. For the most part, these aliens are ignored, contained, or if they present a threat to mankind or the Imperium, eradicated. your race -> human friendly your race -> glitch friendly, mistaking them for tech priests your race -> avian neutral your race -> floran neutral to cautious your race -> hylotl neutral your race -> novakid neutral human -> your race friendly glitch -> your race as glitch -> human avian -> your race as avian -> human floran -> your race as floran -> human hylotl -> your race as hylotl -> human novakid -> your race as novakid -> human consider having a minimum of 5 unique lines for each type of interaction. Custom tenants recommended to at least have a custom and random variation for: Villager Chef Merchant Guard Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Custom furniture Graphics Recipes Stats/Balancing beds chair tables lights spaceship equipment What will not be in this mod: - Adeptus Astartes (Space marines) and their armoury as they'll be their own male only race (2,10-2,30m tall) No Spacemarine Weaponry for imphuman "Like other Space Marine weaponry, Astartes boltguns are designed around their superhuman physique. The weight of each weapon would require most humans to use a supporting brace, with hand-grips larger than any normal human could manage. However, even if a normal human were to fire the boltgun, the resulting recoil would rip their arm from its socket.[10d] Normal humans found to be in possession of even a single Astartes bolt round, much less a boltgun, can expect a swift justice for their crimes." http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Boltgun#Adeptus_Astartes but don't despise, there are boltgun designs for "normal" humans http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Bol..._Imperial_or_human_factions_and_organisations No Spacemarine Armour for any other race Whilst power armour is most commonly associated with the Adeptus Astartes, the Sisters of Battle and many Inquisitors also use powered armour of one sort or another. Typically however these armours may not contain the same strength-enhancing properties or life-support functions of Space Marine power armour, nor do they provide the same amount of protection. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Power_Armour#Overview The most distinctive implant, it resembles a film of black plastic that is implanted directly beneath the skin of the Marine's torso in sheets. It hardens on the outside and sends invasive neural bundles into the Marine's body. After the organ has matured the recipient is then fitted with neural sensors and interface points cut into the carapace's surface.[2a] This allows a Space Marine to interface directly with his Power Armour. Without the Black Carapace many of the systems of the power armour will not function. While driving the vehicles of the Chapter, special spinal interface plugged into power armour and Black Carapace to provide the Space Marine an intuitive 'feel' for vehicles systems and controls, literally making him a part of his vehicle. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Creation_of_a_Space_Marine#Black_Carapace Recruits must be fairly young, because implants often do not become fully functional if the recipient has reached a certain level of physical maturity. They must be male because the zygotes are keyed to male hormones and tissue types. Only a small percentage of people are compatible to receive the implants and hypno-suggestion to turn them into Marines. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Creation_of_a_Space_Marine#Requirements tl;dr: The Space Marines' Power Armour is only compatible with human males because it requires special implants and genetic modifications which only work on male genes. so far i tried these mods and as i advance through my modding, i will ask them for permission to integrate those (with due credit) or make them as compatible as possible "Starbound 40k: Weapons of the Imperium" http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=748635826 "Kasrkin Armor" http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=837348067 and "Warhammer 40K Dreadnought Mech" http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1186372054 As a tiered ship, i think it would be easiest to have a downsized ship and as it is damaged, you can only use the bridge and every tier repairs another section of the ship, until it is fully repaired or there are sections left that cannot be repaired - also it leaves room to expand to tiers 9 and 10 or higher... to get a good scale, i think a Claymore-class Corvette or the Viper-Class Scout Sloop would be good ships, http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Claymore-class_Corvette http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Claymore_Class_Corvette http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Viper-class_Scout_Sloop http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Viper_Class_Scout_Sloop I use this artwork to build a prototype. https://leinglo.deviantart.com/art/Claymore-Class-Corvette-434970069 https://leinglo.deviantart.com/art/Viper-Class-Scout-Sloop-431733556 I chose the ships because they are the smallest (Clamore "Dimensions: 1.4 km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins approx." and Viper "Dimensions: 0.95 kilometres long, 0.25 kilometres abeam at fins approx.") known ships with a warp-drive (which is the Imperium of Mankind's only means of FTL-Travel besides short range teleportation). but please discuss - this shall be a community thing.