We know the races in EotE, and now the species in AoR.
Humans (Both), Bothans (Both), Droids (Both), Gand (EotE), Rodians (EotE), Trandoshans (EotE), Twi’leks (EotE), Wookiee (EotE), Duros (AoR), Gran (AoR), Ithorian (AoR), Mon Calamari (AoR), and Sullustan (AoR)
So I wanted to speculate on the races that might come out with the last game, I know it’s over a year before we even hear much about it, but I just wanted to toss my own ideas out there.
Human for sure, they are the most populous of species and they produce a high percentage of force users. Not to mention the players are human and a lot of players like to play humans to learn the game most of all.
Next I was thinking another iconic Jedi race, the Zabrak (or Iridonians), Darth Maul was one but also a bunch of other well know force users have been Zabrak, and they also can fit into the other two games easy.
Another race that is known for its Jedi is the Kel Dor. They have a strong force tradition and had some of the great Jedi of the past from their race. Plus they have that alien factor like the Gand.
The Cerean are another obvious choice in my mind depending on how much they want being a Jedi to be the focus. If they expect only a few PC's or all the PC’s to be Jedi then the Cerean’s fit really well as they are well rounded like the Zabrak but still have that, “I’ve seen these guys as Jedi before,” factor which is a good thing.
The last of the Jedi focused races could be the Iktotchi. They have natural force affinity and are well known as Jedi, but this one is a group I’m less certain about.
The Twi’leks could make a return I think, several well known Jedi but with the option to be something else too which I’m sure the book will have some rules for playing none force users, which leads me to my next option…
Droids. I know they can’t use the force (unless you are pulling the really obscure EU out of the air) but still I think they might have a great place, after all, R2 and 3PO were still integral to Anakin in 1-3 and Luke in 4-6 doing their things. Another reason I see the Twi'leks and Driods coming back is that they had three return from EotE to AoR and I see them carrying over a three returning species idea, but I doubt that the Bothans would show up again, they don't have a strong force tradition and have showed up in two games already thanks in large part to their history as spies.
As the 8th race I’ve not decided my idea, but I’ve narrowed it down. I think either Torgruta (a few well known Jedi but still have that option to do other stuff), Ewok (because of where the book may fall in the time line, they are a curious race and learn quickly and they do spread out into the galaxy at large after Return of the Jedi, not to mention the fan factor), Nautolan (a well-known Jedi in Kit and have a cool look and some options beyond the force), Chagrian ( the least likely in my mind of this list but they are integral to the New Republic and had some force history, some of the more disciplined Jedi in the past were Chagrian), or Devaronian (not only do they have a force tradition but I think they would be highly backwards compatible to the other games, even better than the Zabrak who are really the only other race I can think to add that really should have a place in EotE and AoR, plus they are a fav of mine, lol).
Edited by TCBC Freak, 26 August 2013 - 11:01 PM.