Aberrant form

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The power to temporarily transform into a fleshy alien insectoid.
Used by Normand Ulmann, Created by bubblevomit.
(Anyone who witnesses you activate this Effect or for its duration is very likely to be disturbed to see their head splitting apart and turning into a mouth. )

Normans body rearranges into something much more spindly and skittering. Their ribcage inverts and lances of bone jut out of a newly grown thorax into vestigial limbs. They crawl on all fours, carried by fingers elongated so far that their skin can barely stretch to accommodate them. Their head splits in half, morphing into something halfway between the mouth of a shark and the pincers of an ant.


Exert your Mind (unless you win a coin flip) and spend an Action. Whenever you fail or botch a Trauma or Self-Control roll, you must activate this Effect.

You transform into a fleshy alien insectoid for 3 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are a fleshy alien insectoid, and you can use your equipment. Your Battle Scars, Injuries, and physical Liabilities are carried over between forms. Reverting from your Alternate Form cannot cause your existing Injuries to kill you. Instead, you remain Incapacitated.

While transformed, your Brawn is increased by 1. You do not suffer any Stress while transformed.

Your alternate form is its own deadly weapon. Unarmed attacks made in your alternate form deal +3 Weapon Damage (instead of the typical -1).

Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation or for its duration will almost certainly be disturbed to see their head splitting apart and turning into a mouth.

Your alternate form renders you unable to speak any human language and incapable of fine object manipulation. You can only hold or grasp objects in a crude, clumsy way.

  • Reminder: Weapon Damage from multiple sources does not stack. Instead, the highest value is used.
  • When narrating disturbing content, be cognizant of your group's tone and accommodating to those who would like to "fast forward" through the description.
  • When activating this Effect due to a failed Trauma or Self-Control roll, you must still pay the activation cost.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

Community Alternate Form Gifts

Exert your Mind (unless you win a coin flip) and spend an Action. Whenever you fail or botch a Trauma or Self-Control roll, you must activate this Effect. You must make a Trauma roll when you use this Effect. Its Difficulty cannot be reduced by any means.

You transform into The Monster for 30 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are The Monster, and you can use your equipment. The Injuries and Battle Scars of your Alternate Form and your true form are tracked separately.

While transformed, your Dexterity is increased by 1. You do not suffer any Stress while transformed.

Your body is adapted to running. You receive +3 dice on non-attack rolls related to running.

If you take a Severity 4 or higher Injury while transformed, you change into an even larger beast. All dice rolls are at -1 Difficulty for the next minute or until this Effect ends

If you are restricted, restrained, dazed, sleepy, or stunned, you may activate this Effect to break free or end the negative effect. You cannot free yourself by transforming more than once a minute.

Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation or for its duration will almost certainly be disturbed to see a transformation into a monstrous, bestial form.

Your alternate form renders you unable to speak any human language and incapable of fine object manipulation. You can only hold or grasp objects in a crude, clumsy way.

After this Effect ends, you cannot move quicker than a walk (15 feet per Round) for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.

Whenever you enter Combat, roll Self-Control. If you fail, you cannot choose which targets to attack and cannot stop fighting until there are no targets remaining.

While transformed, you automatically fail any Mind roll to resist an impulse and suffer -3 dice on all other Mind rolls.

  • When narrating disturbing content, be cognizant of your group's tone and accommodating to those who would like to "fast forward" through the description.
  • When activating this Effect due to a failed Trauma or Self-Control roll, you must still pay the activation cost.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

Someone who has shown themselves a worthy representative of a god's power may be blessed with more fitting abilities.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are wearing this Artifact.

Your Stress from Injuries and Mind Damage is reduced to 0.

You may move at your normal speed and still maintain Concentration. Taking an Injury less than Severity 6 no longer interrupts Concentration.

Exert your Mind and spend an Action.

You transform into ________ for 3 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are ________, and you can use your equipment. Your Battle Scars, Injuries, and physical Liabilities are carried over between forms. Reverting from your Alternate Form cannot cause your existing Injuries to kill you. Instead, you remain Incapacitated.

While transformed, your Brawn is increased by 1 and your Perception is increased by 1. You do not suffer any Stress while transformed.

Your alternate form is its own deadly weapon. Unarmed attacks made in your alternate form deal +3 Weapon Damage (instead of the typical -1).

Your alternate form renders you unable to speak any human language and incapable of fine object manipulation. You can only hold or grasp objects in a crude, clumsy way.

While transformed, you automatically fail any Mind roll to resist an impulse and suffer -3 dice on all other Mind rolls.

  • Reminder: Weapon Damage from multiple sources does not stack. Instead, the highest value is used.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

A single path lies Infront of you, no left or right turns, the only choice is forward. And there in front and above you, just high enough to jump up and punch, is a box labeled with a glowing question mark. You hit it, and box ceases to glow, but out from the top, a mushroom falls. As you approach it, remembering vaguely some sort of cautionary song or rhyme or mnemonic device the boyscouts used to teach, it looks almost inviting. Then suddenly it rotates, revealing grotesque eyes, a slobbering mouth, and upsetting knobby feet.

Your eyes pop open, exacaping you from this dream.

You jolt up in a cold sweat, and there on the floor at the foot of your bed is a perfect-looking mushroom gliding peacefully and bouncing softly from wall to wall. "Super Mushroom," you whisper instinctively to yourself, and you feel the power inside of it. "Ya-hooo"

Use up this Amanita muscaria mushroom and spend a Quick Action.

You transform into The same but larger and taller for 3 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are The same but larger and taller, and you can use your equipment. Your Battle Scars, Injuries, and physical Liabilities are carried over between forms. Reverting from your Alternate Form cannot cause your existing Injuries to kill you. Instead, you remain Incapacitated.

While transformed, your Brawn is increased by 1.

Your body is adapted to Mario movement (jumping, running, etc). You receive +3 dice on non-attack rolls related to Mario movement (jumping, running, etc).

If you become Incapacitated or suffer an Injury Severity 4 or greater, you revert from your Alternate form.

  • This consumable is destroyed when used and cannot be used again.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

After Angel had an experience of attempting to drink olive oil to "bulk up" as a replacement for other sources of calories, a distinctive feeling came over her; a clear switch presented itself in her head to exchange the calories she took in exchange for temporary gains. She also discovered that the switch only presents itself after taking 1200 or more calories, the amount of calories needed by the transformed body for a dietary snack.

Exert your Mind and spend a Quick Action to activate. You must use up 1200 calories of food 5 minutes prior to transformation in order to activate this Effect.

You transform into Were-Hyena for 30 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are Were-Hyena, and you can use your equipment. Your Battle Scars, Injuries, and physical Liabilities are carried over between forms. While transformed, your Attributes are the same.

Your alternate form is its own deadly weapon. Unarmed attacks made in your alternate form deal +3 Bonus Damage (instead of the typical -2).

You do not suffer any Penalty while in your Alternate Form.

After this Effect ends, you cannot move quicker than a walk (15 feet per Round) for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.

You are incapable of fine object manipulation while transformed and can only hold or grasp things in a crude, clumsy way.

  • Reminder: Bonus Damage from multiple sources does not stack. Instead, the highest Bonus is used.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

Stock Alternate Form Gifts

Exert your Mind and spend a Quick Action.

You transform into a werewolf for 3 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are a werewolf, and you can use your equipment. Your Battle Scars, Injuries, and physical Liabilities are carried over between forms. Reverting from your Alternate Form cannot cause your existing Injuries to kill you. Instead, you remain Incapacitated.

While transformed, your Brawn is increased by 1 and your Dexterity is increased by 1. You do not suffer any Stress while transformed.

Your alternate form is its own deadly weapon. Unarmed attacks made in your alternate form deal +3 Weapon Damage (instead of the typical -2).

Your alternate form renders you unable to speak any human language and incapable of fine object manipulation. You can only hold or grasp objects in a crude, clumsy way.

After this Effect ends, you cannot move quicker than a walk (15 feet per Round) for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.

While transformed, you automatically fail any Mind roll to resist an impulse and suffer -3 dice on all other Mind rolls.

Possession of this Power grants the following Trauma at all times: Whenever you are struck by the light of a full or gibbous moon, you must roll Self-Control to resist transforming. Triggers a max of once per night.

  • Reminder: Weapon Damage from multiple sources does not stack. Instead, the highest value is used.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.