Hello everyone. Seems to be a calm forum so far. I have played most of mutant chronicles since the old books was out when i was a kid and it all was written in swedish for me. I loved the game but the rules sucked so hard donkeyballs it was literally impossible to play it without a massive amount of house rules. The new 2d20 system is amazing and it manage to capture the action packed game. Yet i have felt that some of the rules are either kinda poorly written or either pointless or confusing. So after playing the game for a long time i figured i had to remake some talents for my group. They enjoyed the changes and one of them suggested i should post them here for people to use or to discuss if they feel other things needs changing or if the changes i have added might need looking more into.
(disclaimer) english is not a native language for me and im to cheap to get me a spelling program and to lazy to download one so im sorry in advance for the many spelling and grammar errors.
If you wonder why the changes i can always elaborate my thinking but it felt like if i made this wall of text much higher trump would come and steal it.
anytime the character is called upon to make a treatment or medicine test upon an animal, he may instead substitute his animal handling skill. Character with this talent may also substitute their animal handling skill for treatment tests on humans.
rigorous training may only be taken once
The character never drops or surrenders an object unless he has chosen to do so. Any dark symmetry costs for disarming the character have their cost doubled.
After successfully executing a Parry respone action, characters with this talent may immediately pay one Dark Symmetry point to make a standard melee attack against the foe they parried. This is a base difficulty of D2. Momentum from the parry may be carried over to the attack.
The character is always preperad for melee combat. The character lowers the time it takes to draw a melee weapon, from standard action to restricted, from restricted to free action.
When selecting this talent, the character must also select a specific type of melee weapon. one-handed, unbalanced or two-handed. When using weapons of that size, the first Dark Symmetry point paid to gain additional dice provides two dice instead of one. This talent can be taken up to three times, one for each weapon size.
characters that continue their focus with a specific weapon become particularly proficient with it. When selecting Weapon Master, the character must choose a specific size of melee weapon that he has already chosen as the size from the Specialist talent. When wielding weapons of this size the character generates an extra momentum from a successful attack. This talent may be taken three times, once for each size of melee weapon.
This talent gets its difficulty lowered by the Network talent.
Way With Words
The character is familiar with the idioms and speech patterns of a broad range of different populations. This talent can be taken several times, each time the character takes it the character learns a new language. Subject to GMs approval.
Slayer of Darkness
The character has learned how to most effectively harm and kill the creatures of darkness. As a restricted action, the character may nominate a single creature of darkness and attemt a D1 Mysticism test. if this succeds, then the characters next attack against that creature inflicts one additional point of damage, plus one extra damage per momentum spent.
Find the weak spot
As a restricted action, the character may nominate a target and attemt a D1 observation test. if this succeds, then the characters next attack against that creature inflicts one additional point of damage, plus one extra damage per momentum spent.
Increase the difficulty to D2.
The character is skilled at identifying behavior and motives with his patients. When interacting with people the character can substitute Persuade and Insight with psychotherapy.
Gun in hand
The character is always prepared for a gunfight. As a Respone action the character can respond to an attack with an attack of his own with any ranged weapon he can wield. This attack has a base difficulty of D2, and is resolved before the enemy attack. If this reaction kills or otherwise incapacitates the attacker, then his attack is prevented.
Speed Loader (Fastest Gun)
Reworked to Fastest Gun.
The character is always preperad for ranged combat. The character lowers the time it takes to draw a ranged weapon held in one hand, from standard action to restricted, from restricted to free action.
Through and Through
When the character spends momentum on a secondary target effect for a ranged weapon with burst mode or above, it only cost one momentum instead of two. In addition, the character can select a number of secondary targets equal to his ranks in Through and Through. Through and Through can be taken up to three times.
Just a scratch
The character has a knack for shrugging of minor injuries and quickly recover from wounds. When resting or recovering naturally, the character heals one light wound per rank in Just a Scratch per day. This talent can be taken up to three times.
The characters physique is particularly resilient. When suffering from heat and cold, hunger and thirst or sleep deprivation, the difficulty of the resistance test to resist the negative effects is reduced by one step per rank of Resilient. This may reduce the difficulty to zero, removing the need for a test. this may be purchased up to three times.
The character have built up an strong resistance to diseases and have now built up an impressive immune system. He reduces the dificulty of diseases with one per rank in Fever dreams. This talent can be taken twice.
The character has intensely studied the physical sciences, conducted independent research, and has formulated advanced theories about the core nature of reality. He may reduce the difficulty of any research test by one per rank of scientist. This may eliminate the need for a test. Scientist may be taken up to three times.
The character is not only familiar with the different organisms that dwell in the solar system, he is also comfortable creating new forms of life and operate on living beings. If the character has access to laboratory facilities, he can create life, effectivly substituting science for Medicine.
The character have been adept at using terrain effect and social cues to remain unnoticed by observers. When attemting to remain unseen or unnoticed, the character may add 1d20 extra on the roll.
The character has studied different security systems and has developed a broad range of different techniques to mitigatetheir effiency. Any time a character with Bypass Security attempts to pick a lock or overcome a security system - regardless of whether it is mechanical or electronic - if he gets atleast one success on the initial roll he may roll an additional d20s equal to his ranks in Bypass Security. Any success is added to the initial success and Reprecussions on these additional dice may be ignored. Bypass Security can be taken up to three times.
The character has had to work with very limited resources in the past, and has learned to take full advantage of them when available. Each dose of coagulant from a medkit or automed ads two momentum on the test instead of the usual one.