Mental Mutation Drawback: Compulsion to Kill

Chris Van Deelen

Compulsion to Kill (drawback)

Type: Mental

Frequency: Common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant


The mutant suffers from a powerful desire to kill other living creatures. Many scholars believe that this mutation was present in the Ancients, due to the number of serial killers and other homicidal maniacs that were, sadly, not all that uncommon before the end. After the end, it became more and more common as the generations passed. The mutant can go a number of days equal to 30 – the power score without killing. Each day that the mutant goes past this period of time without killing a living creature (of at least one hit dice or more), it has to make a save vs. poison. The mutant suffers a penalty equal to the power score modifier (in this case a low modifier will give it bonuses to the save). If the save fails, the creature loses complete control and is forced to attack to kill the nearest creature. Once it has killed the creature, it regains control and is able to act normally once again.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.