Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mutants In The News — Gimme Shelter Edition

Over at the always astounding and amazing Retronaut gallery, there's an entry chock full o' pics of an unearthed 60s-era bomb shelter.


The photos, credited to a Rogers Turner, are AMAZING.  Check 'em out.

"F" is for "Floral Snake"

Floral Snake

No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  75' (25')
Armor Class:  7
Hit Dice:  3+2
Attacks:  1 (bite)
Damage:  1d8 + poison
Save:  L3
Morale:  9
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  240

Floral snakes are 10'-12' long ambulatory plants with sinuous stem-bodies, leafy "tongues", and flowery "hoods".  While able to draw nutrients and moisture from the soil with their tail-roots, they favor live prey.

The type of poison injected by a floral snake's thorn-fangs is determined at random on the Poison Class Table [p. 50 of the Mutant Future Core Rules].  And being masters of camouflage, floral snakes Surprise on a roll of 1-5 on 1d6 when encountered in wooded or overgrown areas.

Floral snakes "bleed" a nutritive sap, and the pulpy remnants (which taste like a mixture of melon and copper) of a deceased specimen provide enough liquid to hydrate an adventurer for up to 3 days.

Mutations:  Animal Limbs Or Organs (Serpentine Body), Free Movement, Full Senses, Thermal Sensitivity [D], Toxic Weapon (Venom)