im a long time lurker first time poster.
i have created a new "race" "type" whatever you want to call it. i call them the baroque. a baroque is a distortion of esence in a metahuman. im not writing fluff for them at the moment.
i have writen this for the 3rd ed priority system but would not mind if somebody decided to make it for bp 4th. run it by me first
i know what most of you will think. "its overpowered/unfair." "it doesnt belong in shadowrun"
my players love the idea.
race b priority. all baroque appear human at first.
baroque cannot accept any cyber,bio,genetech,or nano.
baroque have the essence drain power and suffer from essence loss.
what is special though is the ability to mimic ware by distorting the body. in example if a piece of ware would cost 3 esence basic grade a baroque would copy it into his or her body at the cost of 3 essence. baroque can also recreate adept powers at the power point cost in essence. if the baroque is also an adept you can stack powers. incompatibilities are still the same.
baroque also regenerate physical damage at a rate of .1 essence per box. if a baroque takes deadly damage an essence test is made against the power of the attack. if it generates no successes the baroque loses 1d6 baroque powers and 1d6 essence.
when a baroque recreates ware or powers it is evident in the persons structure in a way similar to twisted adepts. depending on the effect of the baoque power the distortion may make them competely hideous or unwordly beautiful. in most cases the distortion is represented in a modifier to social tests. + 1 for every essence spent.
a new stat checks and caps the power of a baroque. called distortion, it limits baroque in the same manner that an adepts magic rating. distortion can be raised like a normal stat using essence instead of karma.
baroque resemble background count equal to the spent essence on the astral but dont have an actual effect other than unpleasantness.
i think ive covered everything. what do you think? any questions or comments?