Friday, 30 June 2017

Axis Mutatis: Failed Mutation Tables


This has been a mess for several years so I present a bunch of stillborn failed and unfinished tables. My current mutation system working well and will be basis of the class I eventually create. I may still try a mutation spell list one day because the robot abilities as a spell list worked. I will do a cyber mutation list in style of recent mutation series which could be for cyborg or tech monsters. There are salvageable ideas here and feel welcome to have a crack at stealing stuff or let me know if any bits worth working on. I will put new comments in [Brackets]. Four years of failure here.

These are for benign mutations with limited possible utility.

Ive meant to do Robots, Mutants, Cyborgs and Psion as a character classes just for Psychon. My "Psionics as just another spell list system" has worked without a class for several years. Robots (half done) and Cyborgs will use same "spell list".

I also have mutants in my fantasy dnd game so I'm including some mutant variant tables for various strains of mutant bloodlines. Plus a standard d100 for non-allied mutants.

[Some of these worth expanding in current format but this could be a shorthand till then]

d12 Master Mutation Bloodline Table 
1 Cthonian
2 Dagonites (Fishy or Ichthyoids)
3 Amphibians
4 Plagued
5 Necronic
6 Serpentine
7 Insectoid
8 Arachnid
9 Worm eaten
10 Fungal
11 Vegetable
12 Bestial

d12 Cthonian Mutation
1
 Squid face
2 Hairless
3 Slimy
4 Bioelectric sense
5 Beak 
6 Popout eyes
7 Claws
8 Tentacle polyp
9 Tentacle limbs
10 Tentacle fingers
11 Flexible body
12 Luminous skin

d12 Dagonite Mutation
1 Webbed digits
2 Scaly skin
3 Slimy skin
4 Blubbery
5 Googly eyed
6 Fish lips
7 Claws
8 Night vision
9 Jagged spines
10 Jaws
11 Gill slits
12 Cancerous polyps
d12 Amphibian Mutation
1
 Deep breath
2 Hopping +d4" move
3 Night vision
4 Faceless
5 External Gill
6 Slimy
7 Poisonous
8 Elongating tongue
9 Narcotic skin
10 Leaping +1d4 feet
11 Sucker digits
12 Elongating mouth

d12 Plagued Mutation
1 Stink of decay
2 Green or grey skin 3 Peeling skin
4 Exposed gastric system
5 Flatulent
6 Spit acid d3
7 Plague carrier
8 Venereal disease
9 Blubbery
10 Poisonous flesh
11 Claws
12 Cyclops

d12 Necrotic Mutation
1 Stink of decay
2 Albino skin
3 White hair
4 Thermal vision
5 Fangs
6 Claws
7 Painless
8 Night vision
9 Stabilize wound
10 Track by scent
11 Trance
12 Endurance

d12 Saurian Mutation
1 Scaly skin
2 Thermal vision
3 Poison bite
4 Contortionist
5 Fangs
6 Claws
7 Track by odour
8 Snake limb
9 Snakes growing from body
10 Climb
11 Elongated mouth
12 Shed skin

d12 Insectoid Mutation
1 Multiple eyes
2 Chitinous skin
3 Jaws
4 Claws
5 Antenna
6 Track by scent
7 Altered diet
8 Extra limbs
9 Glider membrane wings
10 Horns
11 Chem incendiary
12 Chem irritant

d12 Arachnoid Mutation
1 Chitinous skin
2 Venomous stinger
3 Necrotic bite
4 Fangs
5 Spinneret
6 Climb
7 Claws
8 Extra limbs
9 Night vision
10 Hairy 
11 Extra eyes
12 Motion sensitive

d12 Worm Eaten Mutation1 Stink of decay
2 Albino skin
3 Luminous skin
4 poison skin
Worm infested
6 Glowing eyes
7 Phosphorescent vapour
8 Transparent flesh
9 Infectious touch
10 Echolocation scream
11 Track by scent
12 Hook claw hand

d12 Fungal Mutation
1 Choking spores
2 Non central intelligence
3 Non central organs
4 Altered diet
5 Hibernate
6 Toxic spores
7 Regenerate limbs
8 Budding offspring9 Narcotic spores
10 Slimy flesh
11 Disease resistant
12 Edible growths

d12 Vegetal Mutations
1 Leaves
2 Bark skin
3 Photosynthetic
4 Fruit bearing (nuts, fruit or vegetables)
5 Poison sap
6 Regenerate limbs
7 Thorns
8 Narcotic berries
9 Hibernation
10 Non breathing
11 Carnivorous
12 Resin sap

d12 Bestial Mutations
1 Fur
2 Claws
3 Fangs
4 Climbing
5 Running
6 Track by smell
7 Berserker
8 Blood drinker
9 Sonar hearing
10 Night Vision
11 Regenerate limbs
12 Glider Membranes
Minor – for those hidden mutants and basic humanoids
Webbed toes, foreshortened thumbs, pointy ears, lumpy forehead, coloured hair, buck teeth, coloured skin, hairy, hairless, sharp nails, coloured eyes, big nose, forked toungue. Minor psychological aversions and preferences like nocturnal are common

Major – for hideous hybrid monster 10+ mutations
Horns, fins, plastron, claws, hooves, backward knees, no neck, pincers, tentacle hands, squid face, prehensile feet, flippers, trunk, tail. Various mental compulsions of greater severity like bloodlust, violent, carnivorous, constantly aroused, polymorphous sexuality, fear or dark, fear of robots, fear of sky.

Horror – for those devolved into shambling protoplasm 20+mutations
Tentacle, eye clusters, transparent flesh, tentacle growths, mouth clusters, eye stalks, bag of flesh, feeding tube, fold out jaws, extra limbs, extra face, brain growths, enlarges sexual characteristics, glowing organs, plastic flesh, huge membrane, mute, shed skin, slug foot, slime covered, dribble slime constantly, plague carrier, urge to produce offspring, urge to contaminate others, reproduce with anything. Mental problems include moronic, constant need to eat, constant need for sex, homicidal, unreasonable pacifism, multiple personalities.

Mutation Tables

I decided levels like spell then body location best way to do this.

Choose default on d10 or roll d100

d10 Mutation Location
1 Dermal default skin colour
2 Hair default is coloured
3 Cranial default is horns
4 Cerebral default is neurological phobia
5 Sensory default is eye colour
6 Limbs default is shrink 1d10cm
7 Body shrink d10cm
8 Respiration
9 Metabolic
10 Circulatory

Ideas for Mutation by levels

0 Zero Level is for mostly cosmetic features
1st Level provide some minor bonus, usually physical
2nd Level start getting to be minor superhuman  with mostly physical
3rd level start getting more spectacular Alpha class energy or psionic powers
4th level increasing powers over matter, some monstrous chimera
5th level powers like teleport, disintegrate
6th level increasingly weird abilities
7th level self resurrection, time travel, stasis field, alchemist touch, create life, gate

d100 Mutation by Location
01 Dermal skin colour
02 Dermal texture rigid, bumpy, rocky or scaly +1AC
03 Dermal toughness like leather +1AC
04 Dermal layer reduces dehydration
05 Dermal layer slimy membrane like frog
06 Dermal layer transparent like glass
07 Dermal layer luminescent
08 Dermal layer extra grip for climbing or smooth and frictionless
09 Dermal layer fatty +1HP and cold resistant
10 Dermal layer disgusting sores, boils, lumps and creepy mole fur
11 Hair coloured
12 Hair rapid growth
13 Hair hairless
14 Hair hairy body
15 Hair hairy faced
16 Hair luminescent
17 Hair furry soft
18 Hair feathers
19 Hair vegetable symbiote
20 Hair colony of small creatures
21 Cranial horns
22 Cranial face plate +1AP
23 Cranial Beast face
24 Cranial feeding tube like lamprey tongue or bug
25 Cranial elongated toungue
26 Cranial bite. big jaws, beak or extra teeth
27 Cranial squid face tentacles and beak
28 Cranial bugface feeding parts
29 Cranial antenna like a d4 1=snail 2=moth 3=butterfly 4=ant (extend range of a sense)
30 Cranial neck d10cm longer or shorter
31 Cerebel neurological compulsive phobia
32 Cerebel maths sub-brain
33 Cerebel additional brain possibly hostile
34 Cerebel nuerological compulsive behavure
35 Cerebal nuerological compulsive attraction
36 Cerebal memory able to rote learn boring data
37 Cerebral navigation compass sense
38 Cerebral addiction
39 Cerbral non violent pacification gene
40 Cerebral prone to occasional hysteria under stress
41 Sensory one eyed
42 Sensory many eyed
43 Sensory eye colour
44 Sensory protective eye membrane
45 Sensory IR vision
46 Sensory ears structure change
47 Sensory ears enlarged
48 Sense nose structure change
49 Sense nose enlarged
50 Senses taste poison
51 Limbs digits number of fingers and toes
52 Limbs longer or shorter 1d10cm
53 Limb extra set of smaller arms or legs
54 Limbs extra tentacles
55 Limbs digits are tentacles
56 Limbs all tentacles
57 Limbs cloven hooves feet
57 Limbs webbed feet
59 Limbs claws like crab, bear  or bug
60 Limbs ambidextrous
61 Body amrmored ribcage +1AP
62 Body built like barrel +1HP
63 Body built like Skeleton needs less food
64 Body built like athlete +1 Move
65 Body potbellied stores weeks food
66 Body hump backed store weeks water
67 Body tail growing from lower spine
68 Body fat is nutritious super food +1d3 SIZ
69 Body altered reproductive characteristics
70 Body hideous lumps
71 Respiration hold breath for CON in minutes
72 Respiration filter keeps out dust and smoke
73 Respiration can sprint for CON minutes
74 Respiration make loud noise can use as  signal
75 Respiration bellow breathe
76 Respiration allergy causes wheezing, coughing and choking
77 Respiration singing voice
78 Respiration mute cant speak properly
79 Respiration allergy causes dribbling puffy nose and headache
80 Respiration choking fibre growths in lungs increase exhaustion
81 Metabolic vegetarian can eat any kind of plant even wood
82 Metabolic carnivore can eat any kind of animal
83 Metabolic vampire feed of own kinds blood
84 Metabolic disease resistant +1CON 
85 Metabolic poison resistant +1CON
85 Metabolic vomit acid 2d6 3m once a day
86 Metabolic requires less food
87 Metabolic requires more food
88 Metabolic allergic to certain foods
89 Metabolic vulnerable to common colds
90 Metabolic eat garbage without harm
91 Circulatory self sealing -1 damage from edged
92 Circulatory mend wounds +1 HP per day healing rate
93 Circulatory can heal +1d3 HP once a day if in combat
94 Circulatory secondary pump can last longer with zero HP
95 Circulatory adrenal burst +3 DEX for reactions once a day
96 Circulatory covered in scabs from blood poisoning
97 Circulatory butterball sweat like a pig
98 Circulatory eyes bleed when you cry
99 Circulatory blood tastes bad
100 Circulatory blood has strange colour

d20 Skin 
1 - monochromatic change
2 - polychromatic change (piebald or striped)
3 - light absorbing skin +2 Hide, nightvision
4 - chameleon skin +4 hide
5 - slimy, require moisture
6 - albino with night vision -2 in light
7 - fur all over
8 - hairless all over
9 - scales all over +2AC
10 - hard leather callous all over +1AC
11 - shark skin +1AC, barehanded attackers take 1hp damage
12 - Shiny pretty skin +1 CHA
13 - Pimply Ugly skin -1 CHA
14 - No nerve endings
15 - Doubled pain +1 damage per dice taken from attacks
16 - Horrible scent/taste +2 CHA
17 - Delicious scent and taste +2 CHA
18 - Flammable Skin
19 - 1HP dam per hour in sunlight
20 - Glows in the dark

d20 Head 
1 - Hair Colour and style (natural punk or bald)
2 - Spectacular facial hair
3 - Evil eye +2 CHA
4 - Exotic Eyes - night vision
5 - Exotic Eyes - thermal vision
6 - Exotic Eyes - night vision
7 - Exotic Eyes - black and white vision
8 - Exotic Eyes - night blindness -2 night oor dark
9 - Exotic Eyes - poor vision
10 - Albino eyes - night vision -2 daylight
11 - Exotic Ears - enhanced hearing
12 - Exotic Ears - sonar hearing
13 - Exotic nose - track by scent like animal
14 - Exotic nose - no smell
15 - Exotic mouth - enhanced taste
16 - Exotic mouth - alternate diet
17 - Head Shape - dumber -1d3 INT
18 - Head Shape -smarter +1d3 INT
19 - Head Horns
20 - Head hair

d50 Body
1 - Extra back up organs and blood control +1HP per Dice
2 - Self resurrect as flesh crazy zombie on death
3 - Self resurrect as sentient zombie on death
4 - Self resurrect as flesh crazy ghoul on death
5 - Self resurrect as sentient ghoul on death
6 - Self resurrect and reroll all mutations on death
7 - Twisted spine -1STR
8 - Spiked spine +1 STR
9 - Interlocking rib plates +2AC
10 - Huge shaped +1STR
11 - Breathe water
12- Gas mask quality filtration
13 - Poison food and water filtration
14 -Vulnerable to poison
15 - Heal 1hp per hour in radiation zone
16 - Lose 1hp per hour in radiation zone
18 - Regenerate 1 hp per hour
19 - Bleeder +1 damage from kinetic edged weapons
20 - Blood Control -1 damage from edged weapons
21 - Seizures
22 - Altered chemistry - immune to animal poison, coloured blood
23 - Water Dependency
24 - Fat cell accumulator
25 - Hyper metabolism need to eat twice as much
26 - Slow metabolism need to eat half as much
27 - Desert adaptions vs sunlight and loses little water
28 - Aquatic Adaptions hold breathe 5 times longer, full move swim and see in water
29  - Endurance boost - double normal person, run or work longer.
30 - Limbs+20% running speed

Type 2 Beta Mutants
Increasingly deformities, more physical mutations, appears to be cross hybridization. Between 10 and 20 physical and mental mutations or for Mutant Human, Unstable Mutant, Mutant Animals, Dwarfs, and Giants.
01-40 Cosmetic
41-80% Physical
81-100% Mental

Type 3 Gamma Mutants
Unrecognisable as
01-25 Cosmetic
26-90% Physical
91-100% Mental

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