Physical Mutation Drawback: Enhanced Insomnia

Chris Van Deelen

Enhanced Insomnia (drawback)

Type: Physical

Frequency: Common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant


The mutant finds it exceedingly difficult to sleep. Whenever the mutant attempts to sleep, it must make a saving throw versus stun with a penalty equal to 3 plus the power score modifier. If the save fails, then the mutant does not get any sleep that night. The mutant is automatically considered moderately fatigued for the next 24 hours. If the mutant goes another day without sleep, it is considered heavily fatigued. For each day afterwards the mutant loses sleep, it will suffer a cumulative -1 to its intelligence and Will Power scores, and to hit rolls. Once either Statistic hits 0, the mutant falls unconscious, and will remain so until her statistics return to at least one. This will not happen until the mutant has had a full 24 hours sleep, at which point the statistics will heal a number of points equal to the mutants natural healing rate. The mutant can choose how to disperse the healed statistics. While unconscious, the mutant cannot be woken, even if damaged. It needs to be noted the mutant cannot fall asleep due to the fatigue! On top of this, the mutant must continue to sleep, and requires eight plus one hour for each day missed of sleep. Once this has happened, the statistics will return to their normal values and the negatives will disappear.

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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.