Monday, October 5, 2015

Cryptogram: Dralasite for the Cypher System





"Dralasites are short, rubbery aliens that have no bones or hard body parts. Their skin is a flexible membrane that is very tough and scratchy. It generally is dull gray and lined with dark veins that meet at the Dralasite's two eyespots. The internal structure of a Dralasite is very different from the other races. The Dralasite's central nerve bundle (brain), numerous small hearts and other internal organs float in a pudding-like mixture of protein and organic fluids. Dralasites breathe by absorbing oxygen directly through their skin, so they have no lungs. They are omnivores, but eat by surrounding their food and absorbing it, so they also have no digestive tract or intestines.

All Dralasites go through male, female and neutral stages during their lives (they may choose to control these phases with pharmaceuticals). Males release spores into the air, which drift until they become attached to a female. A young Dralasite then sprouts from its mother, eventually maturing and dropping off."




DRALASITE 3 (9)


Motive: Explore
Environment: Anywhere
Health: 9
Damage Inflicted: 3
Armor: 1
Movement: Short
Modifications: Communicate 2, Sense Lie 2, Smell 4

Combat: Giant amoebas that can "grow" extra arms and legs with strange senses of humor.
Elasticity: They may inflict 2 damage to 1d6 enemies within in Close range.
Use: The characters witness a "falling star" and seek it out, only to discover it to be a craft piloted by dralasites.
Loot: --


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