Saturday, December 4, 2010

Field Guide Updates

In addition to today's newest mutant, a few notes:

1)  It's making the rounds, but Mutant Future gets a revised edition at year-end.  This blog wouldn't exist without Mr. Proctor and the Goblinoid crew, and I'll happily give them more money.

2)  I've gone back and added additional pics to many of the previous entries.  Take a gander!  (I'm particularly happy with the loaded-for-bear Meen'go.  Firepower-wielding, five-limbed flamingos are exactly why I fell in love with Gamma World in 1983.)

3)  I've also added "Reaction" buttons.  (I'd like to say it's for the noble purpose of figuring out what my audience likes, but it's really just to appease my vanity.  I'm not made of stone.)

4)  I'm thinking of statting up some of these critters for Gamma World 4e (or 7e, for us purists).  Just something to keep in mind.

"S" is for "Stiltfin"


No. Enc.:  1d4 (2d8)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  150' (50')
      Swim:  90' (30')
Armor Class:  6
Hit Dice:  3
Attacks:  1 (bite, or kick, or gore, or trample)
Damage:  1d4 or 1d6 or 2d4 or 3d4
Save:  L2
Morale:  8
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  80

Stiltfins are freshwater fish that reach lengths of 6'-9' long, and measure 3'-5' from pelvic fins to spines.  They are encountered in lakes, rivers, and even underground caverns.

While primarily aquatic, stiltfins can travel over land by elongating their fins (so as to attain total heights of 12'-15') for use as makeshift legs.  This allows them to not only reach fruits and leaves in tall treetops, but also chase down live prey.

During rainy seasons, large schools of stiltfins (containing from 1d00-3d00 members) migrate across the plains to spawn in isolated lagoons.  Such throngs of the graceful fish are a wondrous sight indeed, but they can leave swaths of devastation in their wake, stripping vegetation bare and devouring wildlife.  And settlements dread few things more than a stiltfin stampede (whose members naturally use the Trample maneuver).
Mutations:  Aberrant Form (Gills and Lungs), Aberrant Form (Locomotive Fins)