Physical Mutation Drawback: Vulnerability

Chris Van Deelen

Vulnerability (drawback)

Type: Physical, plant

Frequency: Common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant

 

Vulnerability Table

Roll

Condition

Effect

1

Attractor

The mutant’s body tends to attract a certain type of attack the way a magnet attracts metal. Roll on the overall vulnerability chart below to determine the type of attack the mutant is vulnerable to. Anytime the mutant comes under attack, the attacker gains two plus the power score modifier as a bonus to hit the mutant.

2-3

Damage Multiplier

The mutant takes additional damage, based upon the type of attack. See the following charts to first determine the type of damage, and then the multiplier.

4

Decreased Resistance

The mutant is more likely to fail saving throws. The mutant automatically gains one plus the power score modifier penalty to any saving throw.

5

Frailty

The mutant takes additional damage from a particular type of attack. The mutant automatically suffers one plus the power score modifier per dice. For example, a mutant with frailty (laser) has a power score modifier of +2 and is struck by laser taking 5d6 damage. The mutant automatically sustains 5d6+15 damage as a result.

6

Weakened Cerebellum

The mutant is especially vulnerable to mental attacks and as such takes additional damage. Use the damage multiplier table below to see how much damage the mutant sustains.

 

Overall Vulnerability table

Roll

Attack Type

1

Cold

2

Energy

3

Kinetic

4

Laser

5

Poison

6

Radiation

7

Slashing / Piercing

8

Sonic

9

Thermal

10

Toxic

11

Kinetic

12

Choose one type

 

Damage Multiplier Table

Power Score

Additional Damage

01-12

150%

13-14

200%  (double)

15-16

250%

17-18

300%  (triple)

19-20

350%

21+

400% (quadruple)

 

The mutant is quite susceptible to a particular attack, condition or substance. This can manifest in several different ways. Consult the above chart to see what type of vulnerability the mutant possesses and the overall effects.

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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.