Physical Mutation Drawback: Crepitus

Chris Van Deelen

Crepitus (drawback)

Type: Physical

Frequency: Very common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Power score in feet

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant


Whenever the mutant moves its joints crack and pop quite loudly. The sound can easily be distinguished at a distance and whenever the mutant is attempting to move stealthily, it suffers a penalty of three plus twice the power score modifier to the roll. Many games do not use a Stealth system, and for those which do, this translates into 5% per power score modifier. So this would be 15% plus 5% per power score modifier.

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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.