Who or what are the Gorlians? Discussion here: http://www.starfrontiers.us/node/8309 Please comment

    A Yazirian Clan (SFman #8)
    17% (1 vote)
    A playable race (SFman #8)
    17% (1 vote)
    A cadre of thugs ala Zebulon's Guide cadres
    17% (1 vote)
    A miss translation of Garu (Guna Garu) resulting in a cultural stereotype refering to things from Guna Garu: Gorlian thug or...
    50% (3 votes)
    A bio-engineered combat version of the Sape humanoid (Bugs in the System) fresh from a corporate lab.
    0% (0 votes)
    Other; post your idea in the comments
    0% (0 votes)
    Total votes: 6

    jedion357's picture
    September 8, 2014 - 7:11pm
    I want to be the first to comment and state that we're holding the poll in conjunction with a review article on the possible answers to who the gorlians are and will post results of the poll in the fan zine. Please comment on your poll choice as we are looking for the feedback.

    I like or have liked all of the above options at one time or another but I'm going to go with Guna Garu as I feel that it captures the essence of the orginal comment in the rules. It was presented as an example of a PER check and had the feel of a speed bump tossed in by the referee. Almost all of the options would be something special added to the setting while a Gorlian thug is just a generic thug from Guna Garu, a stereotypical mean tough customer. They are not from any particular clan just a generic thug from Guna Garu with a bad reputation.
    I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

    TerlObar's picture
    September 8, 2014 - 7:17pm
    And for the record, the discussion can be found here:

    Refer to: Gorlian Thugs?
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    Ascent's picture
    September 9, 2014 - 8:05pm
    For the official record, it's "Gruna Goru". (Per the original rules.) And it is not a "mistranslation". I suggested that "Goru" is simply a base word for Gorlian.
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    jedion357's picture
    September 15, 2014 - 6:40am
    Ascent wrote:
    For the official record, it's "Gruna Goru". (Per the original rules.) And it is not a "mistranslation". I suggested that "Goru" is simply a base word for Gorlian.
    Noted, and my bad on the spelling. I wont edit the poll because I believe doing so zeros out the votes.
    I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

    thespiritcoyote's picture
    October 12, 2014 - 3:34pm
    A large Yazirian Racial Clan, and playable character template, that has settled on Guna Garu, and is highly competitive with the rest of the Yazirian Industrial, Political, and Religious sectors... amongst Yazirians they have a reputation for being scum-bag pirates and rebellious terrorists -- the rest of the frontier knows them as very capable merchants, mercenaries, and medical responders... if they know anything about the politics and business in Yazirian Exclusionary Space at all.

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    JCab747's picture
    April 13, 2016 - 8:36am
    Well, I've seen this poll question for a bit. Personally, I decided to use the playable race idea using the Gorlians and having them come from a planet in a star system on the Frontier map. The species in Star Frontiersman magazine would be great on heavy gravity planets such as New Pale.

    I also understand the point of view about it being a cadre of thugs or a mistranslation for Guna Garu...

    But I vote for a playable race.

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