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These are minor changes, options, or clarifications, designed to add flavor and/or help keep things balanced and fair.

Crazy

While you're Losing It, any Agility-linked skill which has been raised above your base Agility (before the Losing It boost) is temporarily increased by one die type. For example, if you have Agility d8 and Fighting d10, when Losing It you would have Agility d12 and Fighting d12.

(This is due to the way skill points work; see this thread for details.)

Dragon Hatchling

Scales Beneath the Skin

Because dragons come in different varieties, at character creation you may choose to reduce your dragon-form armor by 4 levels in order to add +4 M.D.C. in human form (concealed, as "tough skin"). This stacks with other M.D.C. armor, but not with other armor bonuses.

Glitter Boys

An Ace Is an Ace

Glitter Boys have access to the same Iconic Edges as M.A.R.S. characters.

Harder Than It Looks

Anyone other than a Glitter Boy is at -2 to all Agility and skill rolls while piloting the armor, doubled to -4 without the Power Armor Jock Edge.

Sidearms

In addition to your Boom Gun, you start with a single "sidearm" -- a Mod 1 vehicular weapon, adapted for handheld use -- for when massive overkill is a bad idea. See Hand-Carried Weapons (p. 106) for full rules, and pp. 106-107 for choices and statistics. You may not sell it back during character creation.

Zoom and Boom

Remember that you can take multiple actions on your turn. So if you don't want to be a sitting duck for a turn, you can activate the stabilization system, fire the Boom Gun, and then deactivate the system. That attack roll will be at an extra -4 (before factoring in your armor's ability to ignore two points of penalties).

M.A.R.S. Packages

See Savage Rifts House Rules for an important note about the Fortune & Glory Table.

Rogue Scholar/Scientist

This package has been split into two more flavorful and balanced options:

Rogue Scholar

Dedicated to uncovering the mysteries and truths of the past and sharing that truth with the masses, Rogue Scholars risk worse than censure at the hands of the Coalition and others who refuse to see things beyond their view.

Rogue Scientist

In a world packed with impossible energy, bizarre biology, and otherworldly tech around every corner, having someone around who actually understands this stuff is almost a necessity.

Werecat

When in cat or half-cat form, any Agility-linked skill which has been raised above your base Agility (before the cat-mode boost) is temporarily increased by one die type. For example, if you have Agility d8 and Fighting d10, when in cat form you would have Agility d12 and Fighting d12.

(This is due to the way skill points work; see this thread for details.)

Zapper

(placeholder - need a ruling on nuclear power plants)


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