As I slowly make headway on my campaign for my SWN hack, I realize that I should eventually tackle what races I'll allow. As is common in many of my "kitchen sink" settings, I tend to allow a very wide array of character races for the players to choose from and the same will be here as well. However, unlike in many instances of running sci-fi games where I have a monster tome of races detailed for the system that I slap down on the table before the players with just marginal details outlined, I'm going to go with a more modest approach this time around. Since the campaign material is written largely from the point of view that they players will start out in Galactic Concord space and will be members of one of the various member species, I'm going to keep the races limited to those cultures that are members of the Galactic Concord. Plus, since this setting is a homage to my favorite sci-fi/fantasy settings, I'll further limit the choices. While this still makes for a long list, it's nowhere near the total amount of species that I would consider playable.
Here's what I have so far:
Humans (various cultures like Terran, Martian, Corellian, etc...)
From Mass Effect: Asari, Salarians, Turians Edit: Drell, Hanar, Volus, Elcor
From Star Trek: Vulcans, Andorians, Tellarites, Caitians, Bajorans, Edosians, Bolians, Betazoid, Deltans, Saurians, Napeans, Trills, and Talaxians
From Babylon 5: Narns, Centauri, and Minbari
From Farscape: Delvians, Ilanics, and Luxans
From Warhammer 40K: Eldar
From D&D: Dwarims (Dwarves), Gnorri (Gnomes)
From Star Wars: Wookiees, Cerean, Bothan, Rodian, Biths, Caamasi, Chagrians, Twi'leks, Duros, Ithorians, Kel Dors, Miraluka, Mon Calamari, Nautolans, Nosaurians, Quarrens, Sullustans, Zabraks, Shistavenens, and Zeltrons.
From Alternity: Fraal, Aleerins, Weren, T'sa, and Shesheyans
From D20 Modern: Moreaus
Finally, there are a selection of droids to choose from and mutations that can be applied to many species.
So 56 races that are considered "core" for the setting (not counting droids and mutants). I still need to get details written up for many of the species, but this at least allows me to focus myself. More species will be added as I go along and detail out the galaxy. It's a huge galaxy, and plenty of room for all sorts of creatures!
A quick edit, I forgot about 4 Mass Effect races that I'm going to allow.