Physical Mutation Drawback: Epidermal Dependency

Chris Van Deelen

Epidermal Dependency (drawback)

Type: Physical

Frequency: Common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant

Epidermal dependency table

Roll

Type of Dependency

Effect

1-2

Air Currents

The creature has to be exposed to moving air of at least 10 miles per hour.

3-4

Cold

The creature must be exposed to temperatures below 32 Degrees Fahrenheit (freezing).

5

Darkness

The creature has to be exposed to darkness.

6-7

Earth

The creature must cover itself in dirt, mud, soil etc.

8-9

Metal

The creature has to be exposed to any type of metal.

10

Organic Material

The creature has to be exposed to any type of organic material

11-12

Plant Material

The creature has to be exposed to any type of plant material.

13-14

Plastic

The creature has to be exposed to any type plastic.

15

Sonic

The creature has to be exposed to sound (normal conversation, etc.)

16

Sunlight

The creature has to expose its body to direct sunlight.

17

Thermal

The creature must be exposed to temperatures above 90 Degrees Fahrenheit.

18-19

Water

The creature must remain completely submerged.

20

Choose

Choose one of the above or creates a new type of requirement.

 

The mutant’s skin requires a specific element and must be immersed in or be in direct contact with for one plus the power score modifier hours each day or it will suffer damage until the creature perishes, or comes into contact with the required substance. For each hour the creature is out of the element after a 24 hour period, the creature suffers 1d6 plus the power score modifier damage per hour. Damage suffered this way can be healed normally. Roll on the above table to see what the mutant has a susceptibility towards.

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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.