Today I was thinking over my old Stars Without Numbers games, one with my old Sunday group at Mindy's and the other that I ran with Nathan and Dan. In each of those games, a new species was brought into the setting by the actions of the characters. I decided that next time I run SWN, both of these races will be available as PC races.
...one race, however, doesn't really have any special abilities beyond absorbing minerals and light for food instead of the normal digestive processes most humanoids have to do. It begs the question: Will players play a race entirely for flavor? Must every race be designed with powers and ability modifiers?
An interesting thing to consider before my next foray into SWN or some similar game.