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United Federation of Planets


Despite the vast distances separating their homeworlds, many humanoid species have been found to share a remarkable commonality in form and genetic coding. These similarities [are] believed to be evidence of a common ancestry, an ancient humanoid species, who lived in our galaxy's distant past some four billion years ago.--Humanoid - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki

After Humans—Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites are the dominant species within Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets. Most starships, starbases, and worlds are primarily populated by a single dominant species, although there are exceptions.

Species of the Federation

The assumption is that all species conform to Human norms; exceptions are noted within each species' description.

Sapient Species
Species Appearance Zorksi Group Behavior Talent U.B. (Psionic) Cost Template Cost
Humanwarm-blooded primatesI-ainnovative and adaptableJack of All Trades50/-20Memory Alpha
Andorianblue-skinned with antennae, four sexesIII-bemotional and passionateAcrobatics, Body Sense, Body Language, Detect Lies, Observation522/14/4/-1Memory Alpha
Tellariteshort, stout, and porcineIIimpatient and argumentativeArmoury, Diplomacy, Electrician, Fast-Talk, Mechanic5-7/-7Memory Alpha
Vulcanpointed ears and upswept eyebrowsIII-anatural touch-telepaths devoted to logicAutohypnosis, Body Control, Meditation, Mental Strength, Mind Block028/14Memory Alpha

Common Species

  • Humans (0/-20 pts): the most outworldly, idealistic, and expansionistic race in the United Federation of Planets
  • Andorian (22/14/4/-1 pts): emotional and passionate race with blue skin, antennae, and four sexes
  • Tellarite (-7/-7 pts): argumentative and obstinate, they are stout and porcine in appearance
  • Vulcan (28/14 pts): natural touch-telepaths devoted to logic, they have pointed ears and upswept eyebrows

Uncommon Species

Rare Species

  • Arcturian (FASA--Arcturan, G:PD--‘Elves’)
  • Argelian (FASA)
  • Betazoid: The Betazoids broke the warp drive barrier with their first warp the 22nd century.
  • Bolian: Starfleet Academy was accepting Bolian cadets as early as the 2270s. (Decipher)
  • Brecon: four armed humanoids (G:PD)
  • Coridan: The Babel Conference in 2268 was to consider their admission into the UFP.
  • Cygnan (11 pts): an affinity for science and technology, they are gregarious albinos with black eyes [G:PD]
  • Cygnian (FASA)
  • Joridian: humanoid telephaths (FASA)
  • Kaferian: intelligent insectoids (FASA)
  • Medusan
  • Mynieni: nonhumanoid race (G:PD)
  • Prellarian (G:PD--‘Dwarves’)
  • Suliban
  • Trill: (the fact that some Trill exist as a joined symbiotic species is widely unknown in the 23rd century)

Very Rare Species (not available as a PC without a 5 point unusual background)

  • Bajoran: not involved with the Federation until 2369
  • Benzite: not involved with the Federation until the 24th century
(22/14/4/-1 pts)
(-7/-7 pts)
(0/-20 pts)
TL11 Everyman Lens
(5 pts)
S.F. Academy
(8 pts)
Martial Arts