Quills

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quills
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Category

Physical

Cost

4

Takes up

Body

Exclusions

Carapace

Creation Code

bs

ID

Quills

Reality Distorting?Reality distorting mutations
cannot be used under
the effects of normality.

no

quills

Hundreds of needle-pointed quills cover your body.

(max quills) quills
May expel 10% of your quills in a burst around yourself (((Level-1)/2) ♥1d3)
Regenerate (Level)d4 quills every 10 rounds
+(Floor(Level/2)+1) AV as long as you retain half your quills ((AV - AV penalty) AV otherwise)
Creatures attacking you in melee may impale themselves on your quills
Cannot wear armor
Immune to other creatures' quills

Max Quills[edit | edit source]

At level 1, Quills starts with 300 max quills. At level up, the next max number of quills is randomly chosen:

Math.Max(300, this.nMaxQuills + (NewLevel - 1) * Random(80, 120))

(For the non-code-literate, this formula simply means that, at each level-up, the player’s max quill count is increased by a random number from 80 to 120)

Advancement Table[edit | edit source]

Mutation Level Max Quills Quill Burst Damage Quill Regen / 10 rounds AV Bonus (≥ 50% Quills) AV Bonus (< 50% Quills)
1 Avg: 300

Range: 300 - 300

0 ♥1d3 1d4 Quills ♦2 ♦1
2 Avg: 400

Range: 380 - 420

0 ♥1d3 2d4 Quills ♦2 ♦1
3 Avg: 500

Range: 460 - 540

1 ♥1d3 3d4 Quills ♦2 ♦1
4 Avg: 600

Range: 540 - 660

1 ♥1d3 4d4 Quills ♦3 ♦1
5 Avg: 700

Range: 620 - 780

2 ♥1d3 5d4 Quills ♦3 ♦1
6 Avg: 800

Range: 700 - 900

2 ♥1d3 6d4 Quills ♦4 ♦2
7 Avg: 900

Range: 780 - 1020

3 ♥1d3 7d4 Quills ♦4 ♦2
8 Avg: 1000

Range: 860 - 1140

3 ♥1d3 8d4 Quills ♦5 ♦2
9 Avg: 1100

Range: 960 - 1260

4 ♥1d3 9d4 Quills ♦5 ♦2
10 Avg: 1200

Range: 1040 - 1380

4 ♥1d3 10d4 Quills ♦6 ♦3

Advantages & Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

  • Quills provide a moderate AV (as long as the player retains at least half of their quills) which scales with mutation level while also having no DV penalty or weight
  • Quill burst hits all adjacent tiles
  • Makes the player immune to other creature’s quills
  • Hits flying creatures

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

  • Quill burst has fairly poor damage and penetration at all levels
  • Quills prevents the player from wearing any body Armor.
  • Quills lacks elemental resistance that normal high tier body armor provides
  • Relatively high mutation point cost at character generation
  • Quill regeneration speed does not scale using willpower
  • Quill fling only attacks adjacent squares. If the quilled creature is engulfed, quill fling will not damage the engulfing creature.