Chameloid

Chameloids are an extremely rare species and only few ever heard of them. Chameloids are shapeshifters and are able to change their form into anything of humanoid form, changing look and size is in their range of skill.

As the Chameloids often take advantage of this ability, it often is the reason for mistrust and even violence towards the Chameloids. Thus most members of this species tend to keep their abilities secret.

Scientists believe that these skills come from a violent past of the Chameloids, they probably used it to hide from predators.

The ordinary look of Chameloids is humanoid. They have yellow eyes and dark hair.

Chameloid Species Template (+51)
Attributes (+19)
  • Fitness 3(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Magic 0(5)
Skills (+21)
  • Culture, Chameloid 2(3)
  • Culture, Any 1(2)
  • Disguise 2(3)
  • History, Chameloid 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, Chameloid 1(2)
Typical Traits (+11)
  • Language: Chameloid (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Language: Any (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Night Vision (+1)
  • Restricted Shapeshifting (+5)
  • Dark Secret (-2)
  • Greedy (–1)

New Trait: Limited Shapeshifting

Restricted Shapeshifting works different from the comparable advantage of the Founders of the DS9 series.

Unlike the Founders, who can transform into any shape, the Chameloids are bound to the humanoid form. They can however change their view and size, as well as gender and species. Nevertheless this is very fatiguing.

To use this skill the character has to make a disguise skill check to mimic a species or person. Due to their natural advantages the difficulties are each one level lower than described in the core book. No matter if the test was successful or not, the character has to pass a Fitness test with the same difficulty. Failure means the character receives damage equal to half the difficulty, rounded up. If the first test was a failure either than the damage is only one third.

Chameloid

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