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Toon Tuesday: Jadesky the Human, Earth/Air Elemental Fusionist (Rifts)

I’ve played an Earth/Air Elemental Fusionist in the past, and she quickly became one of my favorite characters. It was easy to pour my own personality onto the page, and the combination of opposite elements and their powers have truly made it one of my favorite caster O.C.C.s in all of Rifts. Fusionists do not begin play with a salary or much in the way of credits, but given her occupation, I figured a small working wage was applicable. Given the nature of her job (mining, excavations, and underground rescue) and her power class, it’s a relatively easy and quick way to make some extra cash, plus she often gets to keep any gemstones she uncovers. She also begins play with two insanities, one to start with and the other a result of childhood trauma (detailed in her backstory.)

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts Book of Magic.
Recommended Setting: Any starting level adventuring group, though it is not recommended she be played in a group/campaign which takes place in or frequents cities, or one which is pro-CS.

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'It's like none of you have ever worked a mine before; it's all about support! Without supporting the structure, you run out of breathable air, and then I have to come in here and dig your sorry asses out!' - Jadesky

General Information
Nickname: Jadesky
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Elemental Fusionist
R.C.C.: Human
O.C.C.: Elemental Fusionist
Alignment: Unprincipled
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: Not applicable.
Charm/Impress: 30%
Health Points: 19 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: 46 (+1D6/lvl)
M.D.C.: Not applicable.
P.P.E.: 119 (+1D4+4/lvl)
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror Factor: Not applicable.

Stats
IQ: 13
ME: 18
MA: 13
PS: 21 (Lift/Carry: 840/420 lbs.)
PP: 15
PE: 19
PB: 16
SPD: 16 (Run: 10 mph.)
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Groups, Troupes, & Crews: Harpoon’s Folly, a River Pirate Crew (Rifts)

This is a full write up for the villianous pirating operations run by Captain Reed. Below you will find quick stats for key crew members, main race/class breakdowns, essential gear and spells, collected wealth and hoard, base of operations, a few adventure ideas, and some basic history for these ‘brown water brigands’.

This is my first crew write up, so let me know if you’ve got any advice. Trying to keep the information as comprehensive as possible without getting too far outside of the quick stat layout, which means no spell descriptions, but I am including more information than usually found in the text. Although, one of the high ranked crew members has psionic abilities, of which the ranges and damages are listed in parenthesis because they are an essential member; any lower ranked members with spells shall only include the cost. Also, please note that listed M.D.C. from armour is totaled between all parts (head, torso, both legs and arms).

This undertaking got a lot bigger than first anticipated, so it’s a bit late, but I think the sheer amount of content more than makes up for it. Enjoy!

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed for Further Information: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts World Book 30: D-Bees of North America, Rifts Sourcebook 04: Coalition Navy, Rifts: Book of Magic, and also some items borrowed from Kitsune’s Palladium Web Page (fan made, Palladium Books O.C.C.s/items/spells/etc.)
Recommended Setting: This group is recommended either as a collection of villains set against a party of adventurers, or as potential contacts and point of interest, or even as a starting point for an evil-aligned party as crew members.

Harpoon’s Folly

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Crew: Leader
Captain: Maryanne Reed, Bayou Ursine (Miscreant, 10th level River Pirate O.C.C.)
IQ: 17 ME: 14 MA: 16 (40% trust/intimidate) PS: 24 PP: 16 PE: 17 PB: 12 Spd: 15 (×2 swimming) HP: 87 SDC: 945 PPE: 56 Attacks: 6
Arms: Kisentite Sword: 2D6+3 MD +1D6 SD. Firebolt Musket: 6D6 MD, 1600ft. Gladiator Full Environmental Armour: 215 MDC.
Abilities: Underwater breathing, ultrasonic hearing, and night/infared/ultraviolet vision.
Spells/Psionics: None.

Crew: High Rank
Quartermaster: Charlie Wicked the Gracketooth (Abberant, 9th level Pirate O.C.C.)
IQ: 13 ME: 10 MA: 24 (80% trust/intimidate) PS: 35 PP: 14 PE: 24 PB: 10 Spd: 20 HP: 55 MDC: 156 PPE: 41 Attacks: 7
Arms: NG-P7 Particle Beam Rifle: 1D4×10 MD. C-18 LASER Pistol: 2D4 MD. Pirate’s Cutlass 3D6. Improved Huntsman Armour: 156 MDC.
Abilities: Horror Factor 12, prehensile tail, MDC recovery of 2D6 per 12 hours, impervious to heat and carcinogens.
Spells/Psionics: None.

First Mate: Rackham Reed, Bayou Ursine (Miscreant, 8th level River Pirate O.C.C.)
IQ: 11 ME: 13 MA: 15 PS: 28 PP: 19 PE: 20 PB: 10 Spd: 18 (×2 swimming) HP: 75 SDC: 912 PPE: 43 Attacks: 6
Arms: Firebolt Musket: 6D6 MD, 1600ft. Kisentite Sword: 2D6+3 MD. Pirate’s Cutlass 3D6. Gladiator Full Environmental Armour: 215 MDC.
Abilities: Underwater breathing, ultrasonic hearing, and night/infared/ultraviolet vision.
Spells/Psionics: None.

Second Mate: Abernathy Reed, Bayou Ursine (Miscreant, 8th level Burster O.C.C.)
IQ: 16 ME: 16 MA: 19 (55% trust/intimidate) PS: 19 PP: 14 PE: 14 PB: 10 Spd: 13 (×2 swimming) HP: 70 SDC: 893 PPE/ISP: 32/196 Attacks: 5
Arms: Firebolt Musket: 6D6 MD, 1600ft. Pirate’s Cutlass 3D6. Improved Huntsman Armour: 156 MDC.
Abilities: Underwater breathing, ultrasonic hearing, night/infared/ultraviolet vision, impervious to fire and heat (no damage, even from MDC/magic), resistant to electric attack (SDC has no effect, MDC damage is half), Sense Fire, can breathe in smoky conditions, and recovers ISP at a rate of 2 points per hour of activity or 12 per hour of rest/meditation.
Psionics: Extinguish Flame (4), Flame Burst (4/8, self, 6D6 SD/1D4 MD) and Flame Burst Body Protection (78 MDC), Fire Bolt (2/4, 360ft, 2D6/4D6/6D6 SD or 2D6 MD), Fire Eruption (10/20, 260ft, 1D4/4D6/1D4×10 SD or 2D6/4D6/6D6 MD), Super Fuel Flame (8, 800ft, 160ft area of effect), Bio-Regenerate (6, self), Suppress Fear (8), Deaden Pain (4), Deaden Senses (4), Mind Block (4).
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Toon Tuesday: Banjo the Kwarla Demon Hunter (Rifts)

Happy Veterans Day to any of our dice rolling veterans that may be reading this!

I really like the Kwarla; not because the basic R.C.C. is relatively easy to write up, but because the whole “gruff, wandering demon slayer” vibe just grabbed a hold of me, and I really like his signature weapon. Fun fact: “Banjo” is considered a traditional Australian name after the bush poet/journalist Andrew “Banjo” Patterson.

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts World Book19: Australia.
Recommended Setting: Best suited to Australia, though they could have traveled to other continents somehow (but would prove difficult to understand as they only speak Aboriginal and Australian English, which is heavy with slang and accent). Kwarla are a moderately primitive race (they know of technology, but don’t understand its use and most find it to be too removed from nature to bother with), and are noted as possibly difficult to play; they should be approved by the DM to be utilized as a PC. They also make good NPCs as guides, or as surprising allies when fighting a supernatural creature or demon in the Outback. Can be played in any good aligned group, though the primitive nature of the race makes technology and interaction in cities uncomfortable for role playing. Good for any skilled role player who wants a challenge.

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‘I’ve wand’d far from m’ tribe ‘nd homeland – killed many demons, broken bloody evildoers with m’ claws – ‘nd you an’na call me “cute and fluffy”?’ – Banjo

'I've wand'd far from m' tribe 'nd homeland - killed many demons, broken bloody evildoers with m' claws - 'nd you an'na call me

General Information
Nickname: Banjo
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Kwarla Demon Hunter
R.C.C.: Kwarla Demon Hunter
O.C.C.: Not applicable.
Alignment: Principled
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: Not applicable.
Charm/Impress: Not applicable.
Health Points: 21 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: Not applicable.
M.D.C.: 27 (+1D6/lvl)
P.P.E.: 44 (+1D6/lvl)
I.S.P.: 20 (+1D6/lvl)
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror Factor: 8 alone, 11 if 3 or more Kwarla are present (only applicable to evil sorcerers/supernatural beings.)

Stats
IQ: 10
ME: 20
MA: 12
PS: 29 (Supernatural, Lift/Carry: 2900/1450 lbs.)
PP: 19
PE: 21 (Supernatural)
PB: 14
SPD: 19 (Run: 14 mph.)

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