Template:SophontData

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This template defines the table "Sophonts". View table.

{{{name}}}
Classification {{{type}}}
Size {{{size}}}
Weight {{{weight}}}
Status {{{status}}}
Homeworld {{{home}}}
Multi-world
Extinct
Psi Potential Standard
Canon
Reference {{{ref}}}
{{{footnote}}}
This template is used for articles about races, or alien creatures who are considered Sentient (sophonts).

Parameter: Name[edit]

Please insert the name of the alien species (race), intelligent sophont creature.

  • Whenever possible, article names for alien species (races) should be in singular form, not plural. (e.g. Aslan, not Aslans)
  • It is understood that many names for alien species only come in a collective, plural form, or that some words are the same in singular or plural forms.

And that sometimes, the best known form of the name of an alien species (race) is in the plural.

Parameter: code[edit]

The internal code used for this sophont creature. For the Canon creatures this is the first four characters of their name (e.g Huma for Humaniti, or Droy for Droyne). For the non-canon creatures, used the same code, but may be changed for if the code overlaps with an existing canon one.

Parameter: Image[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Insert an image of the alien species (race).
    • Please ensure that the image is used legally by permission of the user, an open copyright, a free-use image, or other legal means.

parameter: Caption[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Please write a brief caption, that describes the image (e.g. A typical Hiver).
    • Please do not over-describe the image. There is limited space.

Parameter: Status[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Major Race
  • Minor Race
  • Minor Human Race
  • Ethnic Group
    • An Ethnic group is a large group of Sophonts classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background. This may include divisions within a Race, e.g. Vargr have many different cultural groups. Or an ethnic group may include members of several races with a shared cultural background, like the Darrians.
    • Please see the Ethnic Groups entry, for more information.
  • Unknown

Parameter: Classification[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Herbivore
  • Herbivore/filter
  • Herbivore/grazer
  • Herbivore/intermittent
  • Omnivore/gather
  • Omnivore/hunter
  • Omnivore/hunter-gatherer
  • Omnivore/eater
  • Carnivore
  • Carnivore/chaser
  • Carnivore/pouncer
  • Carnivore/trapper
  • Carnivore/siren
  • Carnivore/killer
  • Scavenger
  • Scavenger/hijacker
  • Scavenger/intimidator
  • Scavenger/carrion-eater
  • Reducer
  • Reducer/scavenger
  • Reducer/autotroph
  • Reducer/phototroph
  • Reducer/chemotroph
  • Reducer/radiosynthetic-autotroph
  • Reducer/plasmosynthetic-autotroph
  • Ergivore
  • Ergivore/parasite
  • Unknown
  • Or other entries as appropriate.

Parameter: Size[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Please enter a height, using SI metric notation (e.g. 1.6 m).
    • It is acceptable to also enter an Imperial height as additional information to the SI metric entry (e.g. 1.6 m / 5'2"). The Imperial measure may be rounded to the nearest whole number.
    • It would be ok to use unit of volume as well.
  • Unknown
  • Or other entries as appropriate.
    • Please see the GURPS Traveller book for information on the cribbed version of the SI metric system used for GURPS Traveller.

Parameter: Weight[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Please enter a weight, using SI metric notation (e.g. 6.0 kg).
    • It is acceptable to also enter an Imperial weight as additional information to the SI metric entry (e.g. 6.0 kg / 13 lbs). The Imperial measure may be rounded to the nearest whole number.
  • Unknown
  • Or other entries as appropriate.
    • Please see the GURPS Traveller book for information on the cribbed version of the SI metric used for Traveller.

Parameter: Homeworld[edit]

Use one of the two following values for this parameter:

  • The Template: World with their homeworld: {{World|<world>|<sector>|<subsector>|<hex>}}
  • The text "Unknown"

Parameter: Multi-world[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unknown

Parameter: Canon[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unknown
  • Or other entries as appropriate.

Parameter: Extinct[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Yes (Extinct)
  • No (Extant)
  • Unknown
  • Or other entries as appropriate.

Parameter: Psi[edit]

Psionic potential of the race, relative to the standard set by Humaniti. Values are: None, Low, Standard, High

Parameter: Reference[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Single definitive source of information from the source entries - Recommend using the {{Ludography cite|name=xxx|page=yy}}
  • Unknown
  • Or other entries as appropriate.

Parameter: Footnote[edit]

The following entries are suggested for this category:

  • Please enter any necessary footnotes.
  • Or other entries as appropriate.