Monday, March 4, 2013

The Tears of a Clone

Vat Goon
Requirements: INT and CHA cannot exceed 10
Prime requisite: STR
Hit Die: 1d8

Welcome! You and your vat brothers are the property of Alamo Industries, Inc. Our award winning proprietary genetic recipe, as well as this brief training video, will prepare YOU for an exciting career of hard labor under harsh planetary conditions. We’ve also supplied you with a diminished prefrontal cortex to relieve you of complex burdens such as moral decision-making or feelings of existential worry. Happy birthday!

-orientation video, Alamo Industries.

Vat clones (often called Goons) fight and save as Fighting Men. They have large simian frames and sloping foreheads. Their dense musculature and heavy skeletal frames give them a +1 bonus to unarmed combat.

Goons are always male, and are decanted in groups of nine. They are bred for unfailing loyalty to their corporate sponsors, but recent events (i.e. a full-scale galactic apocalypse) leaves them without purpose. Thus, many take up the adventurer lifestyle either out of boredom or the need to pay for chems.

Cloning is expensive, thus the corporations responsible for their production usually install a recovery protocol in their DNA hack. Any time a Goon PC is killed, the nearest clone brother will be alerted to take his place and carry out any remaining assignment. The new clone is telepathically alerted to the location of the corpse and will show up by the next game session.

When the new clone arrives, randomly choose an attribute (using a d6) and reroll it. If you end up breaking the INT or CHA requirements, your new clone is free to choose another career path like Science Priest or whatever.

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