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Toon Tuesday: Snow Bison the Mastodonoid Animal Shaman (Rifts)

Brace yourself for a huge post! I’ve decided to leave the starting fetishes out of this character write up because a Mastodonoid is powerful enough in its own right, so they probably would not see the point in bothering the spirits for a bonus they dont really need. According to Mr. Siembieda, author of the Mastodonoid race, once they find a mate, they are typically together for life. Therefore, I decided to write up a second Mastodonoid as a Lifemate to this one, rather than going the easy backstory route of their mate dying. This pair would be optimal for the role playing couple, something my spouse and I have tried out in the past with quite a bit of success. To any couples who want to play a couple in game, remember to keep the campaign and your personal life separate, and also, try to play characters that complement each other. The Lifemate (mentioned in more detail below) can be found here.

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts World Book 30: D-Bees of North America, Rifts Book of Magic, and Rifts World Book 15: Spirit West (hereby refered to as SW).
Recommended Setting: Incredibly unsuited to any hot or warm climates (no deserts or tropics), but well suited to any arctic environments. Due to their simple nature, they are better suited to a traveling party that does not spend much time in large towns or cities, but very suited to an indigenous style campaign. Would be best set in a party involving their Lifemate, though this can be altered. Mastodonoids are ridiculously powerful and should not be paired with average adventuring parties.


General Information
Nickname: Snow Bison
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Animal Shaman (see SW)
R.C.C.: Mastodonoid
O.C.C.: Animal Shaman
Alignment: Principled
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: Not applicable.
Charm/Impress: Not applicable.
Health Points: 18 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: Not applicable.
M.D.C.: 69 (+3D6/lvl)
P.P.E.: 40 (+2D6/lvl)
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror Factor: Not applicable.

IQ: 10
ME: 18
MA: 10
PS: 43 (Supernatural, Lift/Carry: 4300/2150 lbs)
PP: 14
PE: 18 (Supernatural)
PB: 6 (by Human standards)
SPD: 11 (Run: 7.5 mph)
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