Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Mutant Epoch Greys

I've been digging through my Mutant Epoch books lately, played some Fallout and that always puts me in a Post Apocalyptic frame of mind.  Got some great feedback on my Feral Chihuahuas post so I thought I'd work up something else for The Mutant Epoch.  This is the first race I've built from scratch for the game so I may need to tweak it a bit, I haven't play-tested this race yet, so if you use them I'd love to hear your feedback.  Anyway without further ado I present The Greys!

TME Grey Alien Traits
Endurance +7
Strength 10+2d6
Agility +2d6
Accuracy +d20
Intelligence 60+3d20
Willpower +20
Perception +20
Appearance 2d4
Racial Abilities:  All Greys possess the following Mental abilities as per the mutation: Advanced Mind (TME pg. 60),  Night Vision  (TME pg. 71), Mind Crush (TME pg. 70)
     Grey Aliens or as they are more commonly referred to simply as Greys are an alien race that has been visiting the Earth for untold centuries.  Prior to the collapse of civilization there were reports of Greys abducting humans and conducting experiments upon them. Across the globe strange U.F.O.'s were reported in the skies.  Centuries later Greys continue to observe and discreetly interact with the denizens of The Mutant Epoch.  They are very rare and it is believed that their numbers are quite limited but some can be found in small enclaves scattered across the world.  Eerie lights are still reported in the skies, but with all the debris still orbiting the planet it is hard to determine if these are the U.F.O.'s of legend or just space junk burning up in orbit.  Those few "experts" that are even aware of the Greys existence have speculated that the few remaining Greys still on the planet are in fact stranded here and are trying to find the means to escape this mutated and devastated world.  Others say these aliens have a more sinister purpose and that perhaps they in fact triggered the horrific mutations and devastation that destroyed the golden age of humankind in order to better subjugate the denizens of The Mutant Epoch . Physically they are short slender somewhat frail looking humanoids, with large heads, spindly limbs, and grey skin. Most are described as having large black almond shaped eyes but some have been reported to have white eyes.  All reports about them described them as using advanced technology and they are believed to have highly advanced intellects.  Grey's physical characteristics are very similar to each other and no female members of the species have ever been reported, leading some to believe they are in fact some form of vat grown test-tube race.
     On rare occasions a lone Grey will abandon his enclave and seek out interactions with the native races of The Mutant Epoch, most such groups that the Grey joins never realize the Grey is in fact an alien, they assume he is a mutant of some kind and give the matter little other thought.  Those that learn or realize the Grey is in fact not of this world tend to distrust them and question their motives. 
Due to their unique physical forms Greys cannot wear advanced armors made for humans, indeed their poor strength often limits them to being able to wear only lightweight armors.  
 Enclaves of Greys have access to advanced energy weapons and possibly even starcraft, but  lone Greys that have left their kind rarely have such advanced gear.
 Inspired by a certain encounter in the Fallout Video Game! 

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