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Toon Tuesday: Topher the Grackle Tooth Merc Soldier (Rifts)

Grackle Tooth are one of my all time favorite races; being big, Southern mannered reptiles with a passion for heavy weapons and blowing things up pretty much made them reigning champs in that arena for awhile. I’ve played one before (nothing like this fella, except for a mutual love of grenades and rail guns), and some of my most memorable gaming moments were a result of that. I really got into writing him – you might be able to tell by the style and wording, quite a bit of his mannerisms were projected onto the write up! I hope you enjoy another take on the “badass lizard warrior” character type.

Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism and child abuse.

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts World Book 30: D-Bees of North America, and Rifts World Book 19: Australia (only used for body armour.)
Recommended Setting: Any starting adventuring group who could use a gunner with a fondness for explosives that can also punch like a tank. Not recommended for pro-CS campaigns. Would do well as part of a mercenary or rescue group.


General Information
Nickname: Topher
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Merc Soldier
R.C.C.: Grackle Tooth
O.C.C.: Merc Soldier (Pigman/Heavy Weapons MOS)
Alignment: Unprincipled
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: 80%
Charm/Impress: Not applicable.
Health Points: 23 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: Not applicable.
M.D.C.: 102 (+3D6/lvl)
P.P.E.: 6 (permanent)
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror/Awe Factor: 12; good or bad, Grackle Tooth are mighty impressive.

IQ: 13
ME: 15
MA: 24
PS: 33 (Supernatural, Lift/Carry: 3,300/1,650 lbs.)
PP: 20
PE: 23 (Supernatural)
PB: 8
SPD: 32 (Run: 22 mph.)
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