Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"L" is for "Liposucker"

Liposucker


No. Enc.:  1 (1)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  45' (15')
Armor Class:  7
Hit Dice:  13
Attacks:  1 (barb, or smother)
Damage:  1d12 + Special, or Special
Save:  L13
Morale:  11
Hoard Class:  XXI
XP:  9,600

Lurking in derelict medical facilities and ruined health resorts, liposuckers are pulsating, trundling blobs of sentient fat.  They reach heights of 6' and weights in excess of a ton.  Sandwiched between a liposucker's two sensory nodules is a barbed appendage that stretches up to 20'.  A cavernous, dripping mouth slurps obscenely.

Liposuckers impale their prey to leech out the lipids and fluids within.  Anyone struck by a liposucker's feeding nozzle takes an automatic 2d6 draining damage per round until removed (requiring a successful STR check at a +5 penalty).  Liposuckers also smother adjacent targets with a successful melee attack, and their victims endure 1d20 damage per round until pulled free.

Being comprised of greasy, gelatinous goo, liposuckers are only harmed by electrical-, laser/light-, or acid-based attacks.

Liposuckers flirt telepathically with horrifyingly lascivious come-ons.

Mutations:  Metaconcert, Neural Telepathy 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

"F" is for "Frisbee Fungus"

Frisbee Fungus

No. Enc.:  1d6 (1d6)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  3' (1')
         —Fly:  180' (60')
Armor Class:  5
Hit Dice:  2
Attacks:  1d6 (tentacles)
Damage:  1d3 per tentacle
Save:  L1
Morale:  12
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  65

Frisbee fungus is a levitating, bioluminescent organism found in tropical jungles, fetid swamps, and mouldering ruins. It generally floats docilely above the landscape, drifting with the winds...but upon sensing prey, the creature rockets with frightening speed.

Frisbee fungi feed off psychic energies, and target those with 3+ Mental Mutations and/or WIL scores of 15+.  They fixate on the head, lashing out with probing tentacles that invade any and all orifices to leech the brains within.  Those struck by 3 or more frisbee fungus tentacles in any given combat round not only take the appropriate damage, but lose 1d4 WIL points upon a failed Saving Throw Vs. Stun.  Anyone reduced to 0 WIL collapses in a drooling, brain-dead heap.

Lacking minds proper, frisbee fungi are completely immune to Mental attacks.

Mutations:  Flight, Free MovementUnique Sense ("Cerebro-Sense")

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"R" is for "The Rax"

The Rax  ("Webrustler")

No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d6)
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement:  180' (60')
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  11
Attacks:  3 (2 claws, 1 bite) or 2 (2 kicks) or 4 (4 spine-volleys) or 1 (lasso)
Damage:  1d3 / 1d3 / 1d8 + poison, or 1d10 / 1d10, or 1d4 / 1d4 / 1d4 / 1d4, or See Below
Save:  L11
Morale:  9
Hoard Class:  XXII
XP:  7,800

The Rax (singular and plural) are nightmarish arachnoids that stand 10' tall atop six spindly, spike-festooned legs.  They possess another set of stunted limbs that ends in manipulative digits.

Nocturnal, silent, and terrifyingly fast, The Rax lurch from the darkness (which they often generate themselves...), Surprising on a 1-4 on 1d6 and attacking in a flurry of claws and spines.  They hurl these spines ranges of 60' without penalty.  A rax bite injects Class 11 paralytic poison.

The Rax primarily use their "hands" to weave and hurl lariats made of sticky webbing.  It takes 1 round to spin a lasso, after which it can be tossed up to 45'.  Anyone struck is trussed up on the spot, and falls helpless to the ground.  The web-cords are nigh-unbreakable, and require 15 points of cutting damage from an outside party, or solvents (which invariably damage the prisoner).

The Rax are religious fanatics, and their bizarre faith fixates on "the liquids of life"...so their rituals involve blood, battery acid, gasoline, and android fluids.

Mutations:  Control Light Waves, Enhanced Vision (Night), Mind Thrust, Shriek, Spiny Growth (Small), Toxic Weapon (Venom)


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"E" is for "Eyecone"

Eyecone

No. Enc.:  3d12
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  120' (40')
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  3 hp
Attacks:  1 (bite)
Damage:  1d4
Save:  L1
Morale:  11
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  7

Eyecones are small, parasitic insects that infest larger plants (usually conifers...and often of the killer-mutant variety) to leech the fluids within.  They are virtually indistinguishable from vegetative growths, and Surprise on a 1-5 on 1d6.

Aggressive and opportunistic feeders, eyecones drop on passersby en masse.  If an eyecone makes a successful attack against a target, it burrows into the victim, and does automatic damage each round until removed or killed.   Those wearing metal- or plastic-based armor are resistant to this effect.

Eyecones are also far quicker than they have any right to be, and sprint after foes on spindly "branches".

Mutations:  None



Monday, July 28, 2014

"H" is for "Hippoid" [Metamorphosis Alpha Version]



Hippoid

Number Usually Appearing:  1-3
Armor Class:  3
Movement (Yards / Turn):  8
Hit Dice:  9

Mutations:  Heightened Brain Talent, Heightened Intelligence, New Body Parts (Photosynthetic Skin), No Sensory Nerve Endings [D], Telekinesis

Hippoid (Hippopotamus):  This gregarious, creative biped stands a beefy 7' tall and is wholly immune to pain.  Hippoids are skilled body modification artisans, and each sports numerous tattoos, piercings, implants, and decorative scars / brands.

The creatures are psionically attuned to electrical current, and with minimal concentration, can pinpoint the location of any functional artifacts within a one-mile radius.  Hippoids are also photosynthetic, and heal 4x as quickly in lit environs; conversely, they move 50% slower in the dark, and suffer -2 to Saving Throws versus temperature-related attacks.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"H" is for "Hippoid" [Mutant Future Version]

Hippoid

No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  120' (40')
      —Swim:  60' (20')
Armor Class:  3
Hit Dice:  13
Attacks:  1 (bite, punch, or weapon)
Damage:  2d8, 2d6, or by weapon
Save:  L13
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  XVIII
XP:  6,900

The creative and gregarious hippoids are beefy, 7' tall bipeds that are wholly immune to pain.  They are skilled body modification artisans, and each hippoid sports numerous tattoos, piercings, implants, and decorative scars / brands.  They're the only race in the Mutant Future that doesn't blanch at the words "recreational dentistry".

Hippoids are psionically attuned to electrical current, and with minimal concentration, they can pinpoint the location any functional artifacts within a 2-mile radius.

Mutations:  Epidermal Photosynthesis, Increased Willpower, Neural TelekinesisQuick MindPain Insensitivity [D]Unique Sense ("Electro-Sense")



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"C" is for "Czarfish"

Czarfish

No. Enc.:  1 (1d4)
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement:  18' (6')
      —Swim:  60' (20')
Armor Class:  3
Hit Dice:  5
Attacks:  2 (spine-shards)
Damage:  1d6 / 1d6
Save:  L5
Morale:  9
Hoard Class:  XXII
XP:  2,300

Czarfish are 1'-diameter echinoderms adorned with glowing, crystalline growths.  They can launch 2 shards per round at a range of 20'.

The megalomaniacal czarfish embed themselves in targets (animals, humanoids, and even sentient plants), then slither headwards to be worn as "crowns".  A czarfish's Parasitic Control requires only 1 round of contact to be effective, instead of the usual 3.  Psychic leeches, czarfish drain 1d3 WIL points from their hosts per day.

In melee combat with a czarfish and its "mount", the Mutant Lord should apply all damage to the host first; only called shots with natural To Hit rolls of 18-20 hit the czarfish.  But mental attacks apply against the parasite first, which has a Willpower score of 15+1d4.

Czarfish ordinarily live marine existences, but can survive on land (attached or otherwise) for 5 days.

Mutations:  Energy Ray (Laser / Light), Force Screen (Greater), Increased Willpower, Metaconcert, Mental Barrier, Mind ReflectionMind Thrust, Neural TelepathyParasitic Control (Modified), PrecognitionSpiny Growth (Medium)


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"L" is for "Luminoid"

Luminoid

No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  90' (30')
         —Fly:  45' (15')
Armor Class:  -3
Hit Dice:  10
Attacks: 1 (weapon)
Damage:  by weapon
Save:  L10
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  XXII
XP:  5,900

The otherworldly invaders nicknamed "luminoids" are vaporous beings contained within neon-infused membrano-suits.  Other than being nocturnal, almost nothing is known about luminoid biology.

Luminoids require their skeleton-like garb to maintain cohesion, and it's presumed their abilities derive from the tech instead of mutations proper.  Most physical attacks pass harmlessly through the suits' permeable shells, but electricity-based assaults scramble the circuitry and target as if against AC 1.

Feared across the Mutant Future, luminoids capture wildlife and sentients alike for study and experimentation, and plunder all Ancient tech they find.

Mutations:  Control Light WavesEnergy Ray (Laser / Light), Enhanced Vision (Night, Thermal, Ultraviolet), Plane ShiftTeleport