Monday, June 2, 2008
Bonus Edge: Humans are multi-talented and receive a free Edge at character creation.
Weaker Gravity: Earth has a stronger gravity than Barsoom, and humans are commensurately stronger on that planet: all humans start with a d6 Strength; a human can increase his Strength to d12+1 through normal level-ups, then up to d12+2 or d12+3 with Legendary Edges. Furthermore, a human's Load Limit is 8 times his Strength on Barsoom (Humans with the Brawny Edge multiply their Strength by 10); throwing ranges are doubled. Humans can leap a number of inches equal to their Strength die, or half that vertically; to make a jump of this distance takes a full action, like running. Humans can leap over enemies as part of a normal horizontal jump.
Alien Mind: For some unknown reason, the mind of a human can block attempts to “read” it. Humans gain the benefits of the Arcane Resistance Edge against psionic powers.
Barsoomian: The one language of Barsoom is mostly telepathic with only a limited number of spoken words. Humans can pick it up rather quickly and within one month of contact with the language gain a d6 in Knowledge (Barsoomian).
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