The LIFE cards provide you with the characteristics of an organism that inhabits the world that you create. You can interpret this characteristic in any way you like, but it should connect to some form of life that exists on Earth. This is the basic premise of astrobiology: imagining what Life beyond Earth may look like by extrapolating from Life that we have observed on our own planet. Most importantly, the organism (or organisms) that you create must fit their environments. Think about how the planet and the life form evolved together. How do they change each other? How do they respond to each other?

Planet Earth hosts plenty of creatures that look out of this world, so you’ll have plenty to inspire you.


Click here for information on your life form’s characteristics.


Click on the cards below for some inspiration and thoughts relating to each alien bodyparts.