Physical Mutation Drawback: Atrophied Natural Weapon

Chris Van Deelen

Atrophied Natural Weapon (drawback)

Type: Physical

Frequency: Very common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: +1

Damage: None

Uses: Constant


One or more of the mutant’s natural weapons (claws, horns, teeth, etc.) did not develop properly. As a result, one of the mutant’s natural attacks is reduced. This means the creature suffers a penalty of one plus the power score modifier to hit, and the damage dice is considered one size category smaller or the damage inflicted is one plus the power score modifier less. For example, a humanoid-sized creature has a less than optimal bite and a power score modifier of +1. This translates into the creature suffering a -2 to hit and instead of doing 1d6 damage it does 1d4 damage.

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