Plant Mutation Drawback: Splinter

Chris Van Deelen

Splinter (drawback)

Type: Plant

Frequency: Uncommon

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: Constant


The plant's shell (wood, bark, other) is unusually brittle. The drawback is that the plant suffers a one plus the power score modifier to its armor class. Strangely enough, this also tends to be somewhat beneficial to the plant, because for every five points of damage it takes in melee combat by being hit with a weapon, the attacker takes 1 point of damage from the flying splinters. If the attacker uses a natural attack (such as a bite, claw, etc.) the attacker will take two plus the power score modifier damage for every five it inflicts.

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