Mutations

While a mutation can assume many forms, it typically signifies an abnormal trait or ability not common to the species. Mutations can be pronounced or unnoticeable. They may grant extraordinary abilities or effect subtle to grotesque changes in a creature’s physiology.

Mutations may appear only at birth or manifest as consequences of radiation exposure or some horrible physical trauma.

Ordinarily, a GM should allow players to select appropriate mutations and drawbacks for their characters using the Mutation Point (MP) system presented below. However, for GM-controlled creatures and supporting characters, the GM can determine mutations randomly. Whenever a creature or supporting character gains a mutation, the GM may roll percentile dice and consult Table: Mutations below, then select an appropriate number of drawbacks with a total MP value equal to or greater than the MP cost of the randomly determined mutation.

All special qualities granted by mutations are considered extraordinary abilities. Using an extraordinary ability is a free action unless noted otherwise.

Mutation Points

Mutation Descriptions

Ability Decay

Acidic Saliva

Adrenaline Jolt

Blood Hunger

Brittle Bones

Claws

Combat Fear

Cybernetic Dependency

Darkvision

Echolocator

Elasticity

Energy Absorption

Energy Diffusion

Enlarged Form

Exoskeleton

Extra Arms

Extra Digits

Fangs

Festering Sores

Fins

Force Barrier

Forked Tongue

Frailty

Gazing Eye

Gills

Great Horns

Heat/Cold Susceptibility

Horns

Hypersensitivity

Leaper

Lethargy

Light Sensitivity

Lost Arm

Mindslave

Neutrad Dependency

Pheremone Attraction

Pheremone Repulsion

Poisonous Blood

Prehensile Tail

Prickly Pear

Radioactive

Rapid Aging

Reduced Speed

Scaly Armor

Scaly Skin

Scent

Second Wind

Skeletal Reinforcement

Smokescreen

Stinger

Tail

Telekinetic Mind

Telepathy

Tentacle

Thick Fur Coat

Thin Fur Coat

Thin Skin

Ultra Immune System

Ultraviolet Allergy

Unnatural Eyes

Unnatural Hair

Unnatural Skin

Unnatural Voice

Venomous Bite

Vexing Voice

Wall Crawler

Weak Immune System

Webbed Digits

Wings

X-Ray Vision

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