Sunday, April 12, 2015

102. Dromaeosauridae

Among neo-avians, particularly militant and/or mercurial neo-avians, dinosaurs are popular as symbols of strength and power. Some come to prefer paravian dinosaur morphs over their their own native bodies. Most popular of these morphs are the dromaeosauridae, commonly called raptors.

Dromaeosauridae pod morphs come in three models. Deinonychus are roughly human sized, velociraptors are smaller, the size of typical neo-avians, and utahraptors larger, comparable to a large bear. compared to neo-avians dromaeosauridae are feathered but cannot fly, have teeth instead of beaks, and their forearms are altered to make hand-like manipulators. The mercurial avians among whom the morph is popular maintain their large hooked foot-claws as a matter of pride, painting them in bright patterns or beautifying them with scrimshaw.

Mechanics

Dromaeosauridae are all pods.

Deinonychus
Enhancements: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Claws, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Mnemonic Augmentation, Puppet Sock
Aptitude Maximum: 30
Durability: 35
Wound Threshold: 7
Advantages: +5 REF, +5 COO
Disadvantages: Social Stigma (Pod), Non-Mammalian Biochemistry
CP Cost: 20
Credit Cost: Expensive (20,000+)

Utahraptor: Treat as a deinonychus with the enlarged size trait.

Velociraptor: Treat as a deinonychus with the reduced size trait.

2 comments:

  1. I'm going to definitely use this, I think it's an awesome bit of color for the Mercurial Movement. I can't believe I never thought of dinosaurs as a source of neo-avian pride! Genius!

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    1. I swear I read about Neo-Avians being into dinosaurs in one of the official books before, but I can't find it again.

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