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Appendix 08: Mutations

Peeps on Oith might occasionally find themselves mutated in some unexpected way, either through contact with nukular or poisonous emissions, interaction with the transmogrifize power, the bite of some unnamable mutagenic monstrosity, or a panoply of other bizarre circumstances. When they do, the Boss may choose to roll on the following chart to determine the result of such happenings.

 How to Use this Chart

It’s very simple. Just roll some dice and fill in the first blank in the following sentence with the result of Chart 9.1 and the second blank with the result of chart 9.2.

 

The Sentence: _________ become(s) _________!

 

If the mutation doesn’t make sense for the peep or critter in question (such as a limbless werm losing an arm) nothing happens. The Boss gets to determine the precise implications, penalties, bonuses, and whatnot involved, but some guidelines are listed below.

Savvy peeps might, if they are thusly inclined, use the more detailed random mutation generator at www.muthaoithcreations.com instead.

 

Chart 8.1

2d20    Affected Part

02                    Belly Button

03                    Lips

04                    Tongue

05                    Left Leg

06                    Right Leg

07                    Left Eye

08                    Right Eye

09                    Nose

10                    Primary Arm

11                    Off Arm

12                    Right Knee

13                    Left Knee

14                    Right Elbow

15                    Left Elbow

16                    Primary Thumb

17                    Off Thumb

18                    Right Foot

19                    Left Foot

20                    Toe

21                    Finger

22                    Butt

23                    Chest

24                    Tummy

25                    Guts

26                    Unmentionables

27                    Back or Wings

28                    Two Arms

29                    All Eyes

30                    Hair

31                    Teeth

32                    Facial Hair

33                    Body Hair

34                    Antennae

35                    Tail

36                    One Ear

37                    All Ears

38                    Top Half

39                    Bottom Half

40                    Whole Body

 Chart 8.2

d100    Affect

 

01                    Destroyed

02                    Useless

03                    Mostly useless

04                    Reflective

05                    Encrusted

06                    Crippled

07                    Impaired

08                    Hindered

09                    Cheese

10                    Worsened

11                    Snazzier

12                    Fused to _____ (roll again on Chart 9.1)

13                    Replaced with ______ (roll again on Chart 9.1)

14                    Filthy

15                    Abscessed

16                    Occasionally luminescent

17                    Itchy

18                    Stinky

19                    Slimy

20                    Sticky

21                    Unpredictable

22                    Independent

23                    Moderately enhanced

24                    Duplicated

25                    Existent

26                    Able to speak on its own

27                    Really cold

28                    Really hot

29                    Swollen

30                    Greasy

31                    Identical to somebody else’s

32                    Hairier

33                    Tentacular

34                    Prehensile

35                    Scabby

36                    Doubled

37                    Tripled

38                    Awesome

39                    Bigger

40                    Humungous

41                    Covered in eyes

42                    Covered in ears

43                    Covered in mouths

44                    Covered in noses

45                    A bit stronger

46                    Considerably stronger

47                    Much stronger

48                    Switched with _______ (Roll again on Chart 9.1)

49                    A lot hairier

50                    Delicious

51                    Covered in tongues

52                    Bumpy

53                    Leaky

54                    Painful

55                    Obese

56                    Emaciated

57                    Mustardy

58                    Perpetually luminescent

59                    Valuable

60                    Membranous

61                    Moderately weakened

62                    Severely weakened

63                    Intimidating

64                    Colorful

65                    Tough

66                    Worshipped

67                    Flat

68                    Acidic

69                    Sexy

70                    Vegetal

71                    Translucent

72                    Transparent

73                    Invisible

74                    Detachable

75                    Motile

76                    Freckled

77                    Poisonous

78                    Unpallatable

79                    Velvety

80                    Contanimatronic

81                    Intangible

82                    Stretchy

83                    Nukular

84                    Triangular

85                    Clawed

86                    Fused with a random object

87                    Cremefillian

88                    Spiky

89                    Thorny

90                    Petrified

91                    Two dimensional

92                    Rectangular

93                    Bony

94                    Chitinous

95                    Twice as long

96                    Sharpened

97                    Horned

98                    Horny

99                    Super powered

00                    Nonexistent

So, for example, if after wallowing in the runoff from a contanimator’s workshop, Grunthulus Poxtongue rolls a 13 on Chart 9.1 and a 55 on Chart 9.2 his left elbow will become really fat. The exact effect of this is up to the Boss, but maybe a -1 penalty to actions with that arm is appropriate. As a general guideline, bonuses or penalties of -1 to +3 are appropriate, as are certain Edges and Hindrances. Unless he’s a jerk, the Boss should avoid the outright death of a peep unless it’s the only viable option (such as a roll of 00 on Chart 9.2 combined with a 40 on Chart 9.1). This is supposed to be fun.

Bennies may be used to reroll the result of either chart.

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