Plant Mutation Drawback: Retains Leaves

Chris Van Deelen

Retains Leaves (drawback)

Type: Plant

Frequency: Uncommon

Power Score: No

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant


This mutation is found only in deciduous plants in temperate and subarctic regions. Instead of shedding its leaves before the onset of winter, the plant retains them. During this time, the plant takes double plus the power score modifier per dice from cold-based attacks, and its natural healing rate is reduced to half of its normal rate. If it has any bonuses to healing due to high Construction or other mutations, this is further reduced by the power score modifier. Note the natural healing rate can never drop below one per day. This also increases the plant's need for liquid water to 100% plus 20% per power score modifier and it requires twice the normal amount of food or light to keep it healthy.

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