Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 40 STR 30 17- Lift 6400 kg; 8d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 10 12- 25 CON 15 14- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 11- 8 EGO -2 11- 25 PRE 15 14- PRE Attack: 5d6 5 OCV 10 5 DCV 10 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 10 PD 2 Total: 10 PD (6 rPD) 8 ED 2 Total: 8 ED (4 rED) 12 REC 8 50 END 6 23 BODY 13 56 STUN 18 Total Characteristics Cost: 145 Movement: Running: 24m/48m Leaping: 8m/16m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 7 Unperturbed: +15 PRE; Only To Resist Presence Attacks (-1) 15 Tough Fibrous "Skin": +6 PD, Resistant (+½) plus +4 ED, Resistant (+½) 1 Tough Fibrous "Skin": +2 PD; Only Works Against Crushing Or Piercing Attacks (-½) 1 Tough Fibrous "Skin": +2 PD; Only Works Against Piercing Attacks (-1) 15 "Fanged" Mouth: HKA 1d6 (3 ½d6 w/STR), END 1 11 Spines: HKA ½d6, Area Of Effect (1m Surface; +¼), Persistent (+¼), Constant (+½), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); Always On (-½), No STR Bonus (-½), Requires A Roll (14- roll; -¼) 12 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -12m 2 Powerful Leaper: Leaping +4m (8m forward, 4m upward), END 1 12 Long Legs: Long Legs: Running +6m (18m total), END 1 10 Can Smell Water: Tracking with Smell/Taste Group 6 Multiple Limbs: Extra Limbs (usually 4) (1), Inherent (+¼) 4 Plant Form: LS (Longevity: 200 Years; Sleeping: Character does not sleep) 4 Reach: Reach +4m (total of 5m) Skills 16 +2 with HTH Combat 4 Looks Like Like An Ordinary Saguaro: Concealment 14-; Only To Make Self Look Like An Ordinary Cactus (-1) Total Powers & Skill Cost: 120 Total Cost: 265 175+ Matching Complications (50) 15 Physical Limitation: Enormous, up to four times human size (roughly 8-9 m tall, -4 DCV, +4 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently; Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Limited Manipulation (Frequently; Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Near Human Intelligence (Frequently; Slightly Impairing) Total Complications Points: 50 Experience Points: 90
Ecology: Fortunately for humans both True and Mutie, the Desierto Abominacion (or Abomination of the Desert) is only found in the arid wastes of Zona and Mecho. These immense mobile cacti prowl the dry deserts in a never-ending search for moisture, be it puddles left after a rainstorm, or the life-giving fluids found in living things. Solitary creatures, they tend to have their own territories, which they patrol constantly, always on the lookout for a fresh food source. How they reproduce is unknown, although budding is the best guess.
Personality/Motivation: Normal semi-sentient motivations. The older an Abominacion is, the more intelligent it is, and an Abominacion can live for 200 years old or more. This character sheet represents a highly-intelligent Abominacion, younger specimens would have Animal Intelligence instead. In any case, Abominacion tend to be aggressive hunters and highly protective of their territories.
Powers/Tactics: Usually a Desierto Abominacion will simply bash at its desired prey with its thick limbs and then devour the corpse(s). Some will place themselves among stands of giant saguaro cactus and then spring out to attack unsuspecting passers-by. If faced by a large—or tough—foe, the Abominacion may attempt to Grab with one or two limbs, and pummel it with the others.
Appearance: The Desierto Abominacion is a mutant saguaro (sah-wah-roh) cactus. Roughly humanoid in appearance, they have two legs and one to four arms (the older the Abominacion is, the more arms it will have). At full size they are easily 30’ tall and weigh 12-14 tons.
Designer's Notes: I honestly have no idea what game the image is from, but my guess would be Deadlands. I thought it would make a good mutant monster for the After The Blast setting (found on pages 106-143 of Post-Apocalyptic Hero), and built it by (very) roughly basing it off of the Venus Man-Trap. Of course, you could also use the Desierto Abominacion in a Fantasy Hero setting as well, just change the name to something more appropriate to your campaign.
(Character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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