Subchapter 11-2 Anthro RP

Anthro referee personas (RP) will be the most common type of referee persona that the referee will introduce to the expedition. These referee personas can vary from altruistic veterinarians that are placing themselves at risk to heal the expedition to ruthless anti-knites that are using the expedition as a disposable tool in their quest for universal chaos. Other referee personas will be colourful campaign descriptors like meaningless civilians that clog sidewalks or mutant markets. Such anthro referee personas should require no more personification than an accented voice or a marker on the table. If the poor innocent civilian is unfortunate misfortune to happen upon the expedition during a combat situation then a little more preparation is required.

Most referees will be reading this chapter already knowing exactly what they want to create and the data here will supply a guideline. For instance, she may need a knite to give the indication that one of the personas is ready to ascend, the campaign may need a veterinarian to help the expedition stay healthy, or she may even need a spie to track down the personas to settle some score that has been left unbalanced.

The largest source of detailed anthro personas is the persona morgue. These are ready-made referee personas that may even include a personality. It is not recommended that the ref directly plagiarize a player’s old persona but merely use it for inspiration.

Sidewalk Civilians

These are the unprepared personas that simply fill the streets of a city, village, or spacecraft in an effort to describe a crowd. Such personas will generally have no more than 9 HPS, no weapons, and no combat table. Any civilian attributes that are required are rolled as needed and usually need not be recorded. If the ref is suspicious of the expedition’s intentions when entering a civilian area, she may generate several sets of attributes for those exceptional civilians that are capable of defending themselves.

True Referee Personas

In those instances where the expedition comes across a true referee persona, the ref must be fully prepared with attributes, anthro type, mutations, class, level, personality, and equipment. There is no telling what will be required of the persona once it is introduced to the expedition. These are the referee personas where the ref must have a reasonably detailed origin, presence, and goal.

Anthro RP Checklist

Table 11-2.1 Anthro RP Checklist

The list to help generate a full and fun anthro RP.
2)Anthro Type
3)Hite, Wate
4)Hit Points
6)Social standing (SS)
8)Movement Rate
9)Armour Rating
10)Return to Chapter 11

1) Anthro RP Attributes

Anthro referee persona attributes are generated as per Table 11-2.2: Anthro RP Attributes. As always the referee should alter the attributes to the needs of the story and how the referee persona fits in. Upward and downward attribute adjustment tables are included here in case the referee needs a slow or ugly persona.

Referees need to show some discretion when they choose to make upwards attribute adjustments. There are many ways that an referee persona can have her attributes adjusted upwards. There are the adjectives listed on Table 11-2.: Upwards Anthro RP Adjustments. Then there are further upwards adjustments that are attributed to anthro type, and then more attribute adjustments attributed to class. Not all referee personas are super heroes. At most one attribute should be supercharged.

Table 11-2.2 Anthro RP Attributes

Anthro RP attributes are generated differently than player persona anthros.
Anthro AttributeAttribute RangeDice Rolled
AWE, CHA3-183d6
CON, DEX, INT, PSTR3-184d6 drop lowest
Anthro AttributeAttribute RangeDice Rolled

Table 11-2.3 Downward Anthro RP Attribute Adjustments

Diminutive descriptors downgrade attributes.
DescriptionAttribute AffectedAttribute Effect
UnawareAWE2-7 (1d6+1)
UglyCHA-5-6 (1d12-6)
WimpyCON2-9 (1d8+1)
ClumsyDEX2-7 (1d6+1)
DumbINT2-7 (1d6+1)
DocileMSTR1-6 (1d6)
WeakPSTR2-9 (1d8+1)
DelicateHPS0-3 (1d4-1) per CON
ShunnedSS1-50 (1d50)
ShortHITE20-60% Decrease (2d3 times 10)
SkinnyWATE20-60% Decrease (2d3 times 10)
SlowMove Rate20-80% decrease (2d4 times 10)

Table 11-2.4 Upward Anthro RP Attribute Adjustments

Bigger is bigger.
DescriptionAttribute AffectedAttribute Effect
AlertAWE17-22 (16+1d6)
HandsomeCHA17-22 (16+1d6)
ToughCON17-22 (16+1d6)
NimbleDEX17-22 (16+1d6)
SmartINT18-23 (17+1d6)
ResoluteMSTR18-21 (17+1d4)
StrongPSTR18-23 (17+1d6)
ResilientHPSAdd 30%
TallHITE20-60% Increase (2d3 times 10)
ObeseWATE20-60% Increase (2d3 times 10)
FamousSS900-999 (900+1d100)
FastMovement Rate 20-80% Increase (2d4 times 10)
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2) Anthro RP Type

he referee may not be certain which anthropomorph type she wants her RP to have. This can be determined on Table 11.4: Anthropomorph Type. Regardless of whether the anthro type was predetermined or randomly generated, there are other factors that she must consider.The referee must choose a decorative subspecies for the persona. Florians may be petunias or fungi; Insectoids may be ants, spiders, or manti; and so on. The available choices of subspecies are so extensive that no tables have been prepared and the ref must choose the decorative subspecies on her own. The sex of an RP is chosen randomly (1-3 female; 4-6 male), the gender could be any combination of those.

Table 11-2.5 Anthro RP Anthro Type

Determine the anthro RP anthro type.
Die Roll (1d100)Anthro Type
Die Roll Anthro Type

If the RP still does not meet class or racial requirements, remember RPs are assumed to have an origin of some sort and those missing the required attributes may have originally been nothings or lost the attribute points during some traumatic part of their origin. If the referee feels that RPs must have the required attributes for their class, the offending attributes may be re-rolled. Remember that racial attribute requirements only apply to personas while rolling up and any attribute changes that subsequently occur cannot force a persona from her anthro type.

Table 11-2.6 Anthro RP Attribute Adjustments

Particular anthro types have particular attributes.
Anthro TypeKey AttributeAttribute Roll
AvarianAWE13-24 (1d12+12)
FelineDEX13-24 (1d12+12)
InsectiodINT13-18 (1d6+12)
PSHCHA13-20 (1d8+12)
ReptilianMSTR13-18 (1d6+12)
RodentiaCHA13-20 (1d8+12)
UrsidaePSTR13-22 (1d10+12)
Anthro TypeKey AttributeAttribute Roll

3) Anthro RP Hite and Wate

Each anthro type’s hite equation and base wate is listed on Table 11-2.7: Anthro Hite and Wate. For a more detailed explanation of how Hite and Wate work please refer to Chapter 4: Anthropomorphs. Hite and Wate can be adjusted for adjectives like tall, skinny, short and obese. The adjustments are listed on the Upward and Downward Anthro Attribute Adjustments.

Table 11-2.7 Anthro RP Hite and Wate

Anthro RP hite and wate based on anthro type.
Anthro TypeBase Hite (cms)Hite Variation (cms)Base Wate (kgs)
Anthro TypeBase HiteHite VariationBase Wate

4) Anthro RP Hit Points

A referee persona’s Hit Points (HPS) maximum is determined the same as any other anthro persona. The HPS Max are determined by the persona’s CON attribute. As the referee has more and more anthro RPs succumb violently to the paranoia of player personas there may be a desire to give all their referee persona’s high CONs and the upward attribute adjustment of Resilient. Don’t bother. If the referee cannot keep her referee personas out of combat by role playing there will be no amount of hit points that will keep her alive.

Hit Points Maximum = (1/2 CON x d8) + CON

The persona’s CON attribute plays an important role in determining the persona’s HPS Max.  The referee persona’s HPS Max is determined by rolling d8s.  A referee should roll 1d8 for every two points of Con.  The total of these d8s comprises a large component of the HPS. The referee persona’s HPS are then adjusted by her CON attribute.  For every 1 point of CON the persona has, 1 hit point is added to the HPS Max.

5) Anthro RP Age

The age range of the anthro referee persona is first determined on Table 11-2.8: Anthro RP Age Category. Then the exact age in years depending on the anthro type an age range is determined from Table 11-2.9: Anthro RP Age by making the die roll indicated on the Table 11-2.9.

Table 11-2.8 Anthro RP Lifespan Category

Where is the anthro RP in her lifespan.
Die Roll (1d100)Alien Age
00Ref's Own Table
Die RollAlien Age

Table 11-2.9 Anthro RP Age

Anthro RP age in years based on lifespan category.
Equine1d10 (0=9)9+1d2029+1d2049+1d5099+1d8

6) Anthro RP Social Standing

This is an optional attribute. It is only essential for the persona class nothing. Social Standing (SS) rolled on a d1000 and the players CHA is added to the roll. Social Standing can be upward (famous) or downward (shunned) adjusted as per Table 11-2.3 and Table 11-2.4.

7) Anthro RP Mutations

Mutations can simply be chosen from Chapter 55 or Chapter 56 to create the anthro referee persona that is desired. If randomness is ruling the creation of this referee persona. If the referee would like the anthro RP to be more likely to mutate she can halve the 1d100 die roll, therefore doubling the chance of mutations.

Table 11-2.10 Anthro RP Mutations

Mutation chance for anthro RP based on anthro type. A referee can choose to simply mutate the anthro RP.
Anthro TypeMental (d100)Mutation NumberPhysical (d100)Mutation Number
Avarian7%1 (and roll again)5%1
Canine18%1 (and roll again)22%1-6
Pure Strain Human3%10%0
Anthro TypeDie Roll (d100)Mutation AmountDie Roll (d100)Mutation Amount

8) Anthro RP Movement Rate

Movement rate for anthro referee personas is determined in the same fashion as for player personas. The upwards (fast) and the downwards (slow) attribute modifiers can alter the movement rate of the referee persona.

Table 11-2.11 Anthro RP Movement Rate

Movement rate in h/u is determined by DEX.
DexterityMovement Rate (h/u)
DexterityMovement Rate (h/u)

9) Anthro RP Armour Rating

Personal body armour is a perverse form of self-defense. It is designed to protect someone who cannot, or will not, avoid combat situations. It is as much an instrument of violence as any weapon. The best way to avoid taking damage from combat is to avoid combat, but many personas happily wade into any altercation they can find or create.The body armour described in this chapter is mundane, or non-artifact, armour. Artifact armour is described in Chapter 42: Armour, and includes things like force fields, laser reflection, and powered armour. Mundane armour is not as exciting as artifact armour, and it is usually cumbersome, uncomfortable and difficult to put on.

Anthro Armour Rating (AR) = 500 plus six times DEX


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