Rappaccini's Daughter: the future possibility of poison-themed characters

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Rappaccini's Daughter: the future possibility of poison-themed characters

Postby QuarrelBlue » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:48 am

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PoisonousPerson
Poisonous Body, and its drawback Harms Everyone In Contact is strong and recurring theme for horror or esoteric fighting stories, but is it possible to introduce it into Torg Eternity?
Can it be a Perk, or must it be NPC-only Special Ability?

I think giving a character poison-themed power will be fairly easy if you have the right to introduce some new perk, but the drawback option is...or, more accurately, keeping it dramatic enough without becoming silly or stalling gameplay is the harder part.
We'll have Horror, Pain, Biotech, and Ninja in future sourcebooks, and Witchcraft in very near future, so it can open some great opportunities if we can handle the associated problem...is there any good idea?

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Re: Rappaccini's Daughter: the future possibility of poison-themed characters

Postby Atama » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:24 am

Razor Scales is a Perk for Edeinos in the LL book that’s close. There’s no poison involved but anyone who strikes the person with an unarmed attack suffers their own Strength+1 in damage. That’s not far off from the “poison skin” trope you linked to.

I could see this sort of thing being a new LL Perk for Edeinos, or maybe a flower you eat that temporarily makes an Edeinos poisonous but with side effects. Or it could be some curse in Orrorsh or a mutation in Tharkold (where maybe it’s radiation instead of poison) or Pan Pacifica (where the mutation could be a disease or the result of a Kanawa experiment).

The kind of poison a ninja would use is already in the game. Again in the LL book there are a variety of poisons you can apply to weapons.
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Re: Rappaccini's Daughter: the future possibility of poison-themed characters

Postby Kanaris » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 am

This reminds me of the ermordenung from Ravenloft. Our DM, that Orrorshan sorcerer, loved them. We became paranoid about anything habitually wearing gloves!


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