Starfinder: Dragon Gland (modified)

Chris Van Deelen

Dragon Gland, modified

In many ways this particular piece of biotech is overpowered, as my group and I found out, since three of the PC’s purchased it. All it requires is for the character to expend a single resolve point and they are able to use it round after round until they run out of resolve. Many players would argue that this is not all that bad…. Until the GM uses it against the players.

Our solution to this problem was to force the user to rest for ten minutes and use a single resolve point, just as if they were attempting to regain stamina. If the PC needed to regain stamina as well, they would have to spend two stamina points.

In addition to acid, cold, electricity and fire, allow the PC’s to take arachnid, disruption, laser, plasma and sonic. As with the other types of glands, the damage would be 3d6, 9d6 and 18d6 depending on the type of gland, but the damage type can vary.

Note that the Arachnid gland is based on my conversions from Starship Troopers, which is a fire-based acid, which burns and melts anything it touches.

Lastly, in the case where the save is a natural 1, allow critical effects to take place, with the effects based upon the level of the gland in question. For critical effects such as blind, deafened, staggered, stun, the duration is as follows – Wyrmling 1 round, standard 1d3 rounds, Wyrm 1d6 rounds.

 

Gland Type

Damage type

Special

Acid

Acid

Wound

Arachnid

Acid / Fire

Wound

Cold

Cold

Staggered

Disruption

Acid / Sonic

Deafened

Electrical

Electrical

Stun

Fire

Fire

Wound

Laser

Fire

Blind

Plasma

Fire / Electricity

Wound

Sonic

Sonic

Deafened

 

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