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Custom Species Builder / Mechanics

Species Versus Individual

Source Interstellar Species pg. 43
It’s important to keep in mind that you’re creating a species, not an individual character (though, of course, the hope is that you and others will create characters of your new species). As such, paint in broad strokes; among individual members of a culture, there will be plenty of exceptions to the overarching trends. Also keep in mind that individual members of the species whose life experience is of an entirely different culture (or cultures) won’t necessarily have strong links to that of their species’ home world.
The most interesting part comes when creating a character of your species; you can decide how exposed they were to their home world’s culture and what pieces they strongly identify with and which they might resist.