Shapeshifting

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Characters OF CHAOS start with the basic Shapeshifting ability “Shapeshifting:Demon Form”.

Other characters that gain the Shapeshifting Stunt will start with “Shapeshifting:Disguise”. they will be able to gain “Shapeshifting:Demon Form” only after learning “Shapeshifting:Alteration”

Shapeshifting:Disguise
You can use this ability to change your outward appearance a little. You still appear as a member of your own race but can change hair colour, eye colour, skin colour and perform minor modifications to height and weight. It does not affect clothing and equipment or grant any special abilities (breathing underwater, climbing, flying etc). The Disguise fades when you sleep and requires a Roll to maintain if you are struck or shocked. The difficulty of the Roll is based on the Pattern Axiom of the current Shadow. Pattern wants to force everything into its true form.

Shapeshifting:Alteration
If you already have “Shapeshifting:Disguise”, you can learn “Alteration”. This allows more significant changes of height, weight, apparent race. You can’t alter your actual clothing and equipment, but, if you are naked, you can change your skin to simulate clothing (like Mystique in the X-Men movies).
You can make significant changes such as gills for underwater, gekko-like pads to allow climbing, wings for gliding (but not true flight unless your natural form or Demon form already has wings). You can also change your structure enough to be a superb escapologist or contortionist.
The Alteration fades when you sleep and requires a Roll to maintain if you are struck or shocked. The difficulty of the Roll is based on the Pattern Axiom of the current Shadow.

Shapeshifting:Demon Form
After learning “Alteration” (or if you are OF CHAOS) you may have “Shapeshifting:Demon Form”. This lets you instantly switch into an alternate demonic form. This is a fixed form (always the same Demon) chosen when you first gain the ability. It does not have to look humanoid but it always looks demonic – could be a giant insect or a demonic-looking animal
It can be upto 100% larger than your normal form or upto 50% smaller.
If larger it gains +2 to Forceful Approach
If smaller it gains +1 to two other Approaches
It gains 3 of the following additional features…

  • +2 Natural Armour vs physical attacks
  • Darkvision
  • Resistance +2 to two types of damage
  • Immunity to one type of damage (eg. Fire, Cold, Electricity, Magic, Bullets, Swords, Daggers, Arrows/Bolts, Hammers, Falling, Acid, Poison)
  • Flight
  • Faster Movement and +2 to the Quick approach
  • Climbing ability (no chance of falling and move at normal speed)
  • Aquatic ability (water-breathing and good swim speed)
  • 1 Cantrip from the Warlock Spell List
  • A Breath weapon
  • Gaseous Form (heavier than air)
  • Camouflage

The Demon form is an alternative natural form so you don’t lose it by being struck or surprised and even stay in that form when sleeping.

Shapeshifting:Partial Demon Form
If you already have “Shapeshifting:Demon Form”, while in other forms, you can gain one of the Demon Form’s special abilities. You choose which ability and it remains fixed.
You can learn this stunt again to be able to manifest two abilities. Again you have to choose and stick with it.

Shapeshifting:Regeneration
If you already have “Shapeshifting:Alteration”, you can gain this Stunt.
At the cost of 1 FATE point and 1 action, you can heal 1 Stress or 1 mild physical Consequence.
With no FATE cost but 10 minutes rest, you can heal 1 mild physical Consequence or reduce a medium to a mild or a severe to a medium .
At the cost of 1 FATE point and 1 hour of rest, you can heal any poison or disease or other physical consequence- even regenerating limbs.

Shapeshifting:Beast Forms
If you already have “Shapeshifting:Alteration”, you can gain this Stunt.
The only limit is up to the size of a polar bear or down to the size of a spaniel or a buzzard.

Shapeshifting:Unlimited Forms
f you already have “Shapeshifting:Beast Forms”, you can gain this Stunt.
Want to become a wardrobe?
The only limit is up to 4 x mass or down to 10 pounds.

Shapeshifting

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