The Tcho-Tcho, or Tcho-Tcho people, are a human-like race that resemble Asiatic peoples most common to southeast Asia, though they sometimes range as far as Tibet and Malaysia. They are small in stature - few of them are taller than five feet. Old myths have it that they were created by malign gods who interbred a race of evil dwarves called the Miri Nigi with the human worshipers of the god Chaugnar Faugn. To retain their human form, the Tcho-Tcho must eat the flesh of humans lest they mutate at an alarming rate.
In the 51st century, the Tcho-Tcho are a powerful force within The Cruel Empire of Tsan-Chan where their skills in sorcery are greatly respected. In fact is is an elite clan of Tcho-Tcho warrior-priests who use the decadent Liao drug to astrally visit the past and future, waging a temporal war with The Great Race of Yith (future article pending)...
The Tcho-Tcho are a diminutive, human-like race that resemble Asiatic peoples most common to southeast Asia. They are slightly built and have a somewhat androgynous appearance that is often thought to be alluring to some. In ancient times the Tcho-Tcho interbred with an inhuman race granting them magical skill but causing their genetics to destabilize if they do not occasionally eat human brain matter. Lawful Tcho-Tcho will instead use gene therapy.
Tcho-Tcho are medium creatures (though short) with a base speed of 30 feet per round. Quick and nimble, they add one point to their starting dexterity scores. Because of their size, they lose one point of their starting strength. These modifications cannot take a score above 18 or below 3.
Halflings have darkvision to a range of 30 feet. They can cast aura sight once per day, and they have a knack for the chemistry and hypnotize skills.
Tcho-Tcho speak Chinese and Naacal. As with humans, they might learn virtually any other language.
In the 51st century, Lengites make for excellent grunt soldiers, heavy laborers and other jobs where brute force is more important than subtlety. Lengites can be found on colony worlds, asteroids and in the lower slums of mega-cities. They particularly enjoy dwelling in underground, buried colonies such as those on the Moon or Mars.
Lengite characters modify their starting ability scores as follows:
Lengites are medium-sized creatures with a base movement of 50. Savage and powerful, Lengites gain a plus two to their strength scores and plus one to their constitution scores. Unfortunately their bestial nature and uncouth demeanor causes them to suffer a minus one to their intelligence and charisma scores.
Lengites have darkvision to 60 feet and increase their Armor Class by +1 due to their fur and thick skin. They can bite for 1d4 points of damage.
Lengites speak Chinese and Naacal. As with humans, they might learn virtually any other language.
This material is using the Grit and Vigor roleplaying Game by John Stater. John has been kind enough to allow me to see the playtest version of the rules, and this gives me more than enough to begin work on the Dark Space setting.