RimWorld Mods

Vanilla Races Expanded – Lycanthrope Mod

Authors of the Vanilla Races Expanded – Lycanthrope Mod: Oskar Potocki, Sarg Bjornson, Reann Shepard

Vanilla Races Expanded is a brand new series of mods to enhance Biotech features, add to the storytelling and the world-building of RimWorld, and to introduce new, cool types of xenohumans, complete with their own unique genes, behaviors, mechanics and items.

Vanilla Races Expanded – Lycanthrope aims to bring a unique new archite-powered being into existence. Lycanthropes are seemingly simple baseliners with a unique ability to morph into a powerful lycan form. These lycans look similar to werewolves and excel in unarmed combat. Their rage and rapid regeneration allows them to sustain severe damage, while their claws and bites will shred even armored enemies to pieces.

The functionality of the morph gene is extended further, allowing the Morph gene to appear in any genepacks, and morph into any of the existing xenotypes.

Vanilla Races Expanded – Lycanthrope Mod features

Vanilla Races Expanded – Lycanthrope adds following mechanics to the base game:


Q: Will this mod work without Biotech DLC?
A: No. It uses the new gene system to work with Biotech.

Q: Will you make a HAR version of this race?
A: No, this is exclusively for the Biotech DLC.

Q: Can we create ‘Morph’ genes for custom xenotypes we make in xenotype editor?
A: No, Morph genes are generated only for xenotypes added to the game via xml – it works for base game xenotypes and modded xenotypes, but won’t work for xenotypes you make yourself in the xenotype editor. You can use the Custom Xenotype Exporter mod to add your custom xenotypes in a way that our mod will recognize.

Q: Do these genes appear in genepacks in the game?
A: They do! You can find the individual genes and apply them to any pawn!

Q: How can I get my own Lycanthropes?
A: A new quest is added that will have you help a group of lycan refugees. Agreeing to help them will allow you to turn one of your colonists into a wolfman!

Q: Can I add it to an ongoing save?
A: Yes, but I don’t think you can safely remove xenotype mods, so don’t come crying when your game breaks if you remove mods!

Q: I have a suggestion!
A: Excellent! Pop it in the comments section.

Q: CE compatible?
A: No idea. If it is, I’d appreciate if someone from CE let me know.

Additional credits:

Graphics are created by Oskar Potocki.
Code work by Sarg Bjornson.
Storyteller artwork by vitalii.
Xenotype description by Reann Shepard.

(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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