A simple but fun O.C.C., the City Rat has a few variations on its archetype that each offer a unique perspective for different city dwellers. I haven’t written many, but each one has been singular in their abilities and specializations.
I wish I had the Rifter issue with the optional rules for parkour, it would have fit well with this character. The bicycling pilot skill is also quite overlooked, I think, and in a city or small area setting has the potential to be much more useful than other pilot skills. However, there are no stats that I can find for bicycles! So, I made up some maintenance rules and general M.D.C./S.D.C. ratings – a City Rat O.C.C. starts off with a higher end, heavy duty bicycle, so I opted to give it a low M.D.C. rating. This also means that an M.D.C. bicycle could potentially work for supernaturally strong races, too. This particular character has the M.D.C. Mountain Bike version, but I hope to post all of my custom/homebrew items and materials in a collective fashion soon.
Due to new developments at home, I will have even less time for writing than usual, and I have to cut down my character posts to a biweekly basis. This is unfortunate, but hopefully I’ll be able to post on a weekly basis for awhile yet. Rest assured, I don’t think I could abandon Toon Tuesdays – it’s one of my best stress relief tools and also one of the only ways I still get to participate in the RPG community. I will grant more updates and details as they develop.
Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts Bionic Sourcebook.
Recommended Setting: Best suited to inner city campaigns, this character can work well within or outside of a gang or organization. Can play either good or evil aligned campaigns, not recommended for pro-CS groups/campaigns.
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Maze Rat
O.C.C.: Maze Rat
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: 50%
Charm/Impress: Not applicable.
Health Points: 19 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: 44 (+1D6/lvl)
M.D.C.: Not applicable.
P.P.E.: 31 (permanent)
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror/Awe Factor: Not applicable.
PS: 15 (Lift/Carry: 300/150 lbs.)
SPD: 35 (Run: 23 mph.)