In the Rogue of Luther world, there are six main sapient species: The primate(oid) humans and cusuans, the bat-like lukmorians, the dinosaurish lagairtians, and the kangaroo/bird garmair, with their hawken bondbirds.
Each species has strengths and weaknesses. We also heavily based our magic system on Final Fantasy’s— with black (offensive), white (healing), blue (where you steal spells from others), summoning (bring gods to your beck and call), and time/space (it’s complicated).
Cusuan: Good physical strength, excellent olfaction and night vision, but poor color vision. Middling in the magic department, they utilize summoning and black magic. Average lifespan 80 years.
Garmair: Far, far stronger than they look; excellent sight and hearing. They cannot perform magic, but make up for it with telepathic bonds with hawken. Sensitive to heat and cold extremes, and extremely sensitive to magical effects. Lifespan 100 years.
Hawken: Resistant to magical effects; cannot perform magic themselves. Fast and clever, but cannot survive without a garmair that they’re bonded to. Lifespan 80 years.
Humans: Decent physical strength, middling in the sensory equipment department. The best healing stats of the lot, and the second-strongest in terms of magical ability. Strong in black, white, time/space and summoning magic. Lifespan 85 years.
Lagairtians: Tough hide soaks up damage like a sponge, but actual grievous injuries (like the loss of a limb) are often lethal; they heal very slowly, if at all. The physically strongest of the species. They can eat magic (using blue magic), and learn spellery that way. This is alarming. Lifespan 100 years.
Lukmorians: Physically frail, and prone to bloat, torsion and other gut problems. Amazing spatial awareness, and able to sense changes in barometric pressure. Easily the most kickass mages ever. Time/space and sometimes white magic. Lifespan 70 years.