Here I come with a wall o’ text.
Most of these are just ideas that pop around from time to time so I won’t consider them stolen if somebody makes anything really similar to any of them and doesn’t give credit
Race name: The Haerkym
Theme: Cyborg, ancient, stone-made
Bonuses: High integrity but low speed and high cost. They do not need crew for their ships.
Backstory/other: Ancient Haerkym ruins have been found scattered around the whole universe. It’s unknown for the young races who they were and what wiped them out, their only knowledge about them is that they date back to a million of years before the Empire creation and that none of the most preeminent scientists have been able to understand how their technology works. What none of them know is that in each of those “ruins” there’s Haerkym guardian; sleeping, waiting until The Watcher falls to awake in order to protect the universe from its destruction.
Race name: The Seorgshi
Theme: Organic, insectoid, fish-like
Bonuses: Low integrity hulls with increased speed. Their modules require high crew amounts (organisms) but have lower power consumption. They have a wide variety of sizes.
Backstory/other: There are many myths about monstrosities roaming the centre of the galaxy. From swarms of small shark-like creatures which are said to slowly devour a hull and then feed with the remains of its crew to colossal monstrosities rumoured to be able to devour entire leviathans; the Seorgshi are normally conceived as exaggerations created by the few survivors from the armadas sent to the central systems in order to control those territories. They may be just products from traumatized imaginations but nobody has managed to recover much more from those systems than escape pods covered in sticky goo.
Race name: The Dargion
Theme: Dark, undead, macabre, gothic
Bonuses: They have great shield systems but their ships have a hard time producing power.
Backstory/other: Directly native from the “Madness dimension” known as Insoid, this characteristic legion enjoys suddenly opening a dimensional rift near civilian ships and colonies and terrifying the crap out of everything with their noisy weaponry. They aren’t that bad guys, really, they are just a bit bored over there.
Race name: The Crysdei
Theme: Crystal, gems
Bonuses: Really low integrity but their ships are able to reflect most enemy fire (high armour). Their ships are somewhat small.
Backstory/other: Another race native from the Insoid dimension, the Crysdei is a race of art lovers which just ended up in the wrong place. They handcraft every one of their ships, weapons, modules… and each one of them is considered a piece of art. They also consider art each explosion, and each death, and… well it’s called the “Madness dimension” for a reason. Due to the dangerous nature of the dimension they lived they had to find a resistant material in order to avoid constant griefing to their work. Nobody would have thought that damn crystal could withstand the strongest beams and even bounce them back.
Race name: Unnamed D: (apocalypse race)
Theme: Demonic, bloody, red, horns and spikes everywhere
Bonuses: Heavy boosts in every field, really expensive ships that can only be fielded one by one. Their ships are colossal.
Backstory/other: The self proclaimed rulers of the “Madness dimension” Insoid and many others, they are feared in every corner of every existing dimension despite their low numbers. Is rumoured that a single one of their ships is able to wipe out an entire universe on itself. Only a fool would dare to oppose them with only a couple of ships
Race name: The Fallen
Theme: Transparent, ghostly, mix of races
Bonuses: Absurd quantities of integrity and power output. They are completely unable to use shields nor armour and they are really slow.
Backstory/other: Every race has religions which considers the existence of a soul in each living being and a place for it to rest (or suffer). Some ships captains go further and even believe that their entire ship has a soul. It may be a bunch of nonsense, but the existence of a race of angry howling spirits which suddenly break into this dimension with fleets formed by billions of ghostly versions of ships that were destroyed in the battlefield (some of them being ships that were reported to be without a single scratch until yesterday) gives them some credibility. The existence of detractors to this theory may be because nobody has managed to get close enough to ask them without joining them shortly after.
Race name: The Geom
Theme: Ideal geometric shapes layered like a temple, stone-made
Bonuses: Improved shielding and armour but considerably increased costs.
Backstory/other: The Geom is a bizarre race formed in its entirety by mathematics teachers. Their main goal is to force the other races to learn their every one of their calculations and then use them as calculators for getting all the decimal numbers of Pi and several other numbers. Anything that opposes them is obliterated in a matter of seconds thanks to their completely exact calculations and ideal geometric ships.
Race name: The Champions of Doom (CoD)
Theme: Villains and infamous characters from any book, comic, film, videogame… using a ship looking like or symbolising them
Bonuses: They are supposed to be OP
Backstory/other: CoD is formed with the most terrifying, macabre, evil, badass or really dumb beings in the entire existence. They have endangered dozens of times their worlds with their actions and most of the time they have nearly been successful countless times. They’ve also been beaten countless times too. Completely tired of always being defeated, all the evil masterminds, minions and every existing being which is just fed up of those damn heroes has united under a single banner. Bowser and all the Koopas (Super Mario Bros); Ridley, Mother brain and Metroids (Metroid); Creepers and Ghasts (Minecraft); Ganon/dorf (The Legend of Zelda); GLaDOS (Portal); Dracula (Castlevania) and many more have united to achieve their ultimate goal, score a victory against those heroes for the first time.
Race name: The Bringers of Hope (BoH)
Theme: Heroes and saviour characters from any book, comic, film, videogame… using a ship looking like or symbolising them
Bonuses: They are supposed to be OP+1
Backstory/other: BoH is formed by the most benevolent, brave, honest, morally “good” or really naive beings in the entire existence. They have managed to save their worlds dozens of times from evil against all odds. They are the good guys, but alone they can’t defeat the new threat of CoD so in order to avoid that their enemies achieve their goal, all the heroes, friends and every existing being which thinks evil is bad has united under a single banner. Mario, Luigi and Yoshi (Super Mario Bros); Samus Aran (Metroid); Steve and a legion of farm animals (Minecraft); Link and Zelda (The Legend of Zelda); Gordon Freeman (Half-Life) and many more have united to achieve their ultimate goal, quick the ass of the villains again.
About these 2 last ones, the idea was to make ships inspired in those characters featuring symbols or characteristic shapes from them. They would also use weapons inspired in their weapons, actions or movements. It’s something I wanted to make someday when I got a good amount of time.
That’s lots of stuff. Many of those would probably need to wait for GSB 2 and the improved moddability I expect the sequel of such great game would bring.
It should be clear now why I can barely focus in a SINGLE mod…