Being a 4X title, picking the faction for you is very important. Yes, 6 might seem small in comparison to other titles in the genre but, what Planetfall lacks in quantity they by far make up for in character, diversity, and unique feel. These factions are the militaristic Vanguard, the dinosaur riding Amazons, the space Dwarves called the Dvar Consortia, the faithful insects known as Kir’Ko, an undead cyborg race referred to as The Assembly, and a ruthless merchant faction called The Syndicate.
Each one of these factions has their own base abilities, strengths, weakness, and bias. But, it doesn’t stop there. Once you have set your mind on a faction, you can flesh them and your commander out. These include background traits, supplements for your colony, and equipment for your commander. You can even give them a vice giving them an additional weakness but allowing you to pick more perks. Secret tech is also on the table that you can employ during the game to give your faction a big advantage if you can successfully implement them.
So, building a faction from the ground up on a foundation of an idea is a very exciting and enticing prospect. Pick a tick in this box if you love that idea too!