Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jazz for Mutants

I have a half dozen half-formed posts in my head, but mostly I've been skimming through the just released Mutant Future. I'm waiting for my print copy to give it a proper sit-down read, and may write a proper review. In brief: it's great, and it takes retro-cloning in a fresh direction. It has leech rabbits, mansquitos, and spidergoats and if that doesn't impress you then frankly I'm a little disappointed. No time to say much more than that tonight, so I'll sign off with some mutant jazz.

(Oh, and like the good Doc Rotwang I did take the time time to roll up a character, a scrappy little mutant raven called Edgar Allen Crow. Stats below the cut.)

MP3: Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Scenes from Childhood: 1. Bombshelter Beast [album out of print - no downloads available]

MP3: Roland Kirk, Rip, Rig & Panic [Compact Disc - Download]

MP3: Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra, Absurd Bird [album out of print - no downloads available]

artwork by Charles Ermine Hall; click through for gallery
Edgar Allen Crow

STR: 8
DEX: 11
CON: 13
INT: 10
WIL: 12
CHA: 7
HP: 47
AC: 6
Natural Weapon: Beak attack D 1d6-3

Aberrant Form (Enlarged Parts):
Decided that enlarged and strengthened wings would allow Edgar a slow, clumsy flight, at a movement rate equal to his STRx10: 80'.
Dwarfism: only 1' tall, smaller even than his ancestral stock Corvus corax. +2 to hit targets human-sized & larger, -2 damage. +2 bonus to AC.

Mind Reflection: When affected by any mental attack, able to reflect it back at the attacker.

Heavy cloak (AC 8)

Brace of 4 daggers (all but ineffective due to his damage penalties, but he's not above using poison...)
Light Crossbow and 40 quarrels
Flask, flint & steel, mirror, spyglass

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