Physical Mutation Drawback: Increased Caloric Needs

Chris Van Deelen

Increased Caloric Needs (drawback)

Type: Physical

Frequency: Uncommon

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant

This drawback requires the character to eat at least twice the normal amount of food daily. As such, the mutant must consume one plus the power score modifier times the usual caloric intake. For example, a mutant with a power score modifier of zero requires double the intake, where one with a power score modifier of thee needs to consume five times the usual amount of food! During times of vigorous activity, this need becomes more acute. For every twenty rounds minus the power score of vigorous activity, the character must eat for 1 round or lose 1d10 plus the power score modifier hit points and one plus the power score modifier point of Strength each melee round until he eats again or until the activity stops. All losses will be regained at an equal rate for each round that food is consumed, until all loss of hit points and Strength is regained.

Note that if the mutant also possesses the dietary requirement change drawback, the amount of food it requires to meet its daily need is also multiplied.

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