Gunkers are gritty, hard-working and like big guns.
A while back Mike D. over at Sword +1 brought up the idea of adding alien PC races for the X-Plorers RPG. The basic setting of XP makes no allowance for alien PCs and even downplays the existence of sentient aliens in the setting to mostly encounters. This is fine as the setting for XP is very much a "man in the stars" sort of setting whre humans are mostly alone in their adventures. Mikes ideas were pretty cool and established a nice D&D sort of way to insert aliens into the game.
Will over at Green Skeleton Gaming Guild and I took these initial ideas and ran with it, creating several species for a setting we hoped to turn int oa full fledged RPG setting with a more populace version of the galaxy. We worked out several core races for our setting but unfortunately the task of creating a setting from the ground up was a bit more than either of us was able to manage at the time. Rather than let the ideas and art die, I asked Will if it would be cool if I posted some of it here and he agreed, so I am.