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Toon Tuesday: Ferret the Human Maze Rat (Rifts)

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.

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'Yeah, I know the guy you're talkin about, but anythin North of Ferris is a minefield of piggies just waitin to pluck me off the streets, you know? Oh, I'll still do it, but you're lookin at 100, no 150 extra. Take it or leave it, man.' - Ferret

General Information
Nickname: Ferret
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Maze Rat
R.C.C.: Human
O.C.C.: Maze Rat
Alignment: Anarchist
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.

Stats
IQ: 12
ME: 15
MA: 18
PS: 15 (Lift/Carry: 300/150 lbs.)
PP: 16
PE: 19
PB: 13
SPD: 35 (Run: 23 mph.)
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