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[[#Bomber]]
!! Bomber
''Converted from The Rifter #19, with a name change for clarity''

The Bomber (also known as the "Blaster") is the rarest "eruptor" (elemental psi). They possess the ability to telekinetically create detonations, like psychic grenades. Bombers cannot force objects or people to explode, but can create explosions right next to them, varying in diameter from inches (for targeting specific body parts with a shaped charge) to yards (for taking out massed enemies). Unlike most eruptors, they cannot enhance their melee attacks and thus tend to fight from a distance. As a side effect of their powers, they ignore sonic attacks and have an innate understanding of mundane demolitions and EOD.

Build this as a Burster (TLPG, p. 18) with the following changes:

* '''Burster Variant:''' Remove ''Everything Burns.'' Replace ''Firewalker'' with immunity to sonics and being deafened. Remove all damaging effects from ''Fiery Aura;'' it now just provides armor. Apply a telekinetic/bomb Trapping to ''Fire Mastery, Flame Bolt,'' and all Burster iconic Edges. Change ''Quirk'' to thrill-seeking. Everything else is unchanged.
* '''Sheer Power:''' Add the Expert Blaster and Bomb Blast (Flame Blast) Edges.
* '''Shockwave:''' As an action and requiring no roll, the Bomber can use ''havoc'' with the Greater Havoc and Strong modifiers. For 1 ISP this is either a MBT centered on the Bomber or a Cone with no range; for 2 ISP, this is an LBT centered on the Bomber. (The Bomber is immune; their allies are not.) Targets are Distracted and must roll Strength at -2 or be hurled 3d6" away, taking 2d6 damage if they strike hard objects. Optionally, the Bomber may ''choose'' to roll Psionics, which risks failure, but imposes an extra -2 to the Strength roll with a raise.
* '''The Explosives Whisperer:''' Add the Demolitionist and Expert Demolitionist Edges (EOH, p. 35).

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[[#Soaker]]
!! Soaker
''Converted from The Rifter #19''

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* ''Cybernetics:'' As usual, Apoks suffer -1 to Faith per point of Strain.
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* ''Cybernetics:'' As usual, Apoks suffer -1 to miracle use per point of Strain.
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''Converted from Rifts Dimension Book 01: Wormwood''
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''Converted from Rifts Dimension Book 1: Wormwood''
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''Converted from Rifts World Book 12: Psyscape''
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''Converted from Rifts World Book 4: Africa''
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* ''Holy Power:'' Apoks start with the Edges Arcane Background (Miracles), Adept (A&M, p. 33), Master of Magic, and Power Points (15 PPE total), along with the Faith skill at d6. They start with ''detect/conceal arcana'' and ''protection,'' both of which have the Range (Self) limitation and may be activated as innate abilities, along with one more power of their choice from the Mystic's list.
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* ''Holy Power:'' Apoks start with the Edges Arcane Background (Miracles), Adept (A&M, p. 33), Master of Magic, and Power Points (15 PPE total), along with the Faith skill at d6. They start with ''detect/conceal arcana'' and ''protection,'' both of which have the Range (Self) limitation and may be activated as innate abilities, along with one more power of their choice from the Mystic's list (''smite'' is a popular choice).
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* ''Enhanced Attributes:'' An Apok gains one die type to Agility, Spirit, Strength, and Vigor.
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* ''Enhanced Attributes:'' An Apok gains one die type to Agility, Spirit, Strength, and Vigor (increase maximums accordingly).
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* ''Indomitable Will:'' Apoks know what can happen when they lose control, and will never let that happen again. They have +8 on Fear checks and +8 to resist intimidation, mind control, and possession.
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''Holy Power:'' Apoks start with the Edges Arcane Background (Miracles), Master of Magic, Power Points (15 PPE total), and Rapid Recharge, along with the Faith skill at d6. They start with ''detect/conceal arcana'' and ''protection,'' both of which have the Range (Self) limitation and may be activated as innate abilities, along with three more powers of their choice from the Mystic's list.
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''Righteous Warrior:'' Apoks have Fighting and Occult at d6 and the Champion Edge. As well, when facing supernaturally evil creatures, their attacks are always treated as Mega-Damage.
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* ''Holy Power:'' Apoks start with the Edges Arcane Background (Miracles), Adept (A&M, p. 33), Master of Magic, and Power Points (15 PPE total), along with the Faith skill at d6. They start with ''detect/conceal arcana'' and ''protection,'' both of which have the Range (Self) limitation and may be activated as innate abilities, along with one more power of their choice from the Mystic's list.
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''Hellfire:''  For +1 PPE, any offensive power replaces its normal Trapping with the Hellfire Trapping, which counts as both holy and fire for purposes of Weaknesses.
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''Indomitable Will:'' Apoks know what can happen when they lose control, and will never let that happen again. They are Fearless and have +8 to resist mind control and possession.
* ''Righteous Warrior:'' Apoks have Fighting and Occult at d6 and the Champion, Holy Warrior, and Nerves of Steel Edges. As well, when facing supernaturally evil creatures, their attacks are always treated as Mega-Damage and any time their Strength is part of the damage roll, they also add their Spirit
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Many revel in using invasive and damaging abilities (like ''mind reading, puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge from TLFM, p. 12), flaunting their power and earning their Feared complication.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Many revel in using invasive and damaging abilities — like ''mind reading, puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge (TLFM, p. 12) — flaunting their power and earning their Feared complication.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Many revel in using invasive and damaging abilities (like ''mind reading, ''puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge from TLFM, p. 12), flaunting their power and earning their Feared complication.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Many revel in using invasive and damaging abilities (like ''mind reading, puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge from TLFM, p. 12), flaunting their power and earning their Feared complication.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Most tend toward highly invasive powers like ''mind reading'' and ''puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge (TLFM, p. 12) is common.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Many revel in using invasive and damaging abilities (like ''mind reading, ''puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge from TLFM, p. 12), flaunting their power and earning their Feared complication.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is the unrealistic degree to which their blue forehead veins bulge when they strain. Most tend toward highly invasive powers like ''mind reading'' and ''puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge (TLFM, p. 12) is common.
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These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is how much their forehead veins bulge when they strain. Most tend toward highly invasive powers like ''mind reading'' and ''puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge (TLFM, p. 12) is common.
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* '''Bleed Energy:''' Mind Bleeders start with ''drain power points'' as one of their initial five powers. They automatically get the raise effect when it is successful.
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* '''Bleed Energy:''' Mind Bleeders start with ''drain power points'' as one of their initial five powers. They gain the raise effect automatically when it is successful.
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* '''Born, Not Trained:''' Mind Bleeders do not choose a race; this ''is'' their race. They suffer none of the usual D-Bee complications, due to their rarity and ability to pass as human.
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* '''Born, Not Trained:''' Mind Bleeders do not choose a race; this ''is'' their race. They suffer none of the usual D-Bee complications, due to their obscurity and ability to pass as human.
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* '''Born, Not Trained:''' Mind Bleeders do not choose a race; this ''is'' their race.
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* '''Born, Not Trained:''' Mind Bleeders do not choose a race; this ''is'' their race. They suffer none of the usual D-Bee complications, due to their rarity and ability to pass as human.
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* '''You Smell Interesting:''' A Mind Bleeder's aura often piques the interest of Battle Cats, Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers, and other races with Psychic Sense. This has no mechanical effect; it can be beneficial or problematic.
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* '''You Smell Interesting:''' A Mind Bleeder's aura often piques the interest of Battle Cats, Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers, and other races with Psychic Sense. This has no mechanical effect (they aren't any ''easier'' to detect); it can be beneficial or problematic.
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* '''You Smell Interesting:''' A Mind Bleeder's aura often piques the interest of Battle Cats, Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers, and other races which ''detect arcana'' via their natural senses. This has no mechanical effect, as it can be beneficial or problematic.
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* '''You Smell Interesting:''' A Mind Bleeder's aura often piques the interest of Battle Cats, Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers, and other races with Psychic Sense. This has no mechanical effect; it can be beneficial or problematic.
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* '''You Smell Interesting:''' Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers
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* '''You Smell Interesting:''' A Mind Bleeder's aura often piques the interest of Battle Cats, Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers, and other races which ''detect arcana'' via their natural senses. This has no mechanical effect, as it can be beneficial or problematic.
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[[#MindBleeder]]
!! Mind Bleeder
''Converted from Rifts World Book 12: Psyscape''

These dangerous psychics are common in the New German Republic, but are just becoming known in North America. Despite looking human, they are actually unique D-Bees; the only hint of this is the unrealistic degree to which their blue forehead veins bulge when they strain. Most tend toward highly invasive powers like ''mind reading'' and ''puppet,'' and the Bio-Manipulation Edge (TLFM, p. 12) is common.

Build this as a Mind Melter (TLPG, p. 47) with the following changes:

* '''Bleed Energy:''' Mind Bleeders start with ''drain power points'' as one of their initial five powers. They automatically get the raise effect when it is successful.
* '''Born, Not Trained:''' Mind Bleeders do not choose a race; this ''is'' their race.
* '''You Smell Interesting:''' Dog Boys, Psi-Stalkers
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''Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important Gifted rules. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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''Gifted Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important rules. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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* ''Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important Gifted rules. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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''Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important Gifted rules. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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* ''Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important notes about Gifted. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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* ''Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important Gifted rules. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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See TLPG, p. 122, for important notes about Gifted. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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* ''Notes:'' See TLPG, p. 122, for important notes about Gifted. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.
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[[#Martial]]
!! Martial Artist (M.A.R.S. Package)
''Converted as a general concept from Rifts World Book 25: China 2''

Whether unarmed or with weapon in hand, Martial Artists are masters of melee. Years of training have honed their natural skills — not just at fighting but with ''Neijing,'' the channeling of Chi (internal energy) to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances on the battlefield. If you refuse to fight with weapons, that's a Major Vow; consider the Brawler, Bruiser, and/or Martial Warrior Edges.

See TLPG, p. 122, for important notes about Gifted. If you take the New Powers Edge, you may choose from ''boost Trait†, deflection*, healing*'' or ''speed†.'' Unlike ''warrior's gift,'' these will not be innate abilities, though you may also take the Adept Edge.

* Start with Athletics d6, Fighting d6, and the Martial Artist Edge.
* '''Neijing:''' Begin with the Arcane Background (Gifted) and Chi Edges, Focus d6, 15 PP, and the ''warrior's gift'' power which you may activate as an innate ability. In addition to the standard uses, you may spend a chi point to reroll a failed Focus roll, even on a Critical Failure.
* Choose three additional Edges. These must be Combat Edges or any of Acrobat/Combat Acrobat, Alertness, Ambidexterity, Brave, Brawny, Brute, Danger Sense, Elan, Extra Effort, Fleet-Footed, or Quick.
* Begin with standard Starting Gear, replacing the laser pistol with either a vibro-weapon of your choice or 5,000 credits in other gear.
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''Converted from Rifts Dimension Book 01: Wormwood''\\
([[http://www.mygurps.com/pics/wormwood_cover.jpg | Reference picture]])

A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes
a cruel fiend, a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths has given them the faith, martial prowess, and will to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were, and to embrace their new role as the "boogeyman" that even the devils fear. Despite the distrust and concern it evokes in others, an Apok never removes their mask; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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''Converted from Rifts Dimension Book 01: Wormwood''

A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes a cruel fiend,
a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths has given them the faith, martial prowess, and will to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — [[http://www.mygurps.com/pics/wormwood_cover.jpg | a demonic visage that they wear]] to remind themselves of the monster they once were, and to embrace their new role as the "boogeyman" that even the devils fear. Despite the distrust and concern it evokes in others, an Apok never removes their mask; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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* '''One with Nature:''' The Freezer has the Beast Bond and Woodsman Edges, Survival d6, and Vow (Major; Respect and protect nature).
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* '''One with Nature:''' The Freezer starts with Survival d6, the Beast Bond and Woodsman Edges, and Vow (Major; Respect and protect nature).
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An uncommon "eruptor" (an elemental psi like the Burster), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. On Earth, Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities and usually prefer melee to ranged combat.
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An uncommon "eruptor" (elemental psi), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. On Earth, Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities and usually prefer melee to ranged combat.
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An uncommon "eruptor" (an elemental psi like the Burster), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. On Earth, Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities.
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An uncommon "eruptor" (an elemental psi like the Burster), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. On Earth, Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities and usually prefer melee to ranged combat.
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An uncommon "eruptor" (an elemental psi like the Burster), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. Human Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities.
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An uncommon "eruptor" (an elemental psi like the Burster), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. On Earth, Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities.
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An uncommon variant of the Burster, the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. Human Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities.
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An uncommon "eruptor" (an elemental psi like the Burster), the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. Human Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities.
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* '''Burster Variant:'''
*** Remove the Blaster Edge from ''Arcane Background.''
*** Remove ''Everything Burns.''
*** Replace ''Firewalker'' with immunity to cold.
*** Apply an ice/snow Trapping to ''Fiery Aura, Fire Mastery, Flame Bolt,'' and all Burster iconic Edges.
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* '''Burster Variant:''' Remove the Blaster Edge from ''Arcane Background.'' Remove ''Everything Burns.'' Replace ''Firewalker'' with immunity to cold. Apply an ice/snow Trapping to ''Fiery Aura, Fire Mastery, Flame Bolt,'' and all Burster iconic Edges. Change ''Quirk'' to aloof snobbishness; other complications are unchanged.
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* '''Burster Variant:''' Remove the Blaster Edge from ''Arcane Background.'' Remove ''Everything Burns.'' Replace ''Firewalker'' with immunity to cold. Apply an ice/snow Trapping to ''Fiery Aura, Fire Mastery, Flame Bolt,'' and all Burster iconic Edges. Change ''Quirk'' to aloof snobbishness; other complications are unchanged.
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* '''Burster Variant:'''
*** Remove the Blaster Edge from ''Arcane Background.''
*** Remove ''Everything Burns.''
*** Replace ''Firewalker'' with immunity to cold.
*** Apply an ice/snow Trapping to ''Fiery Aura, Fire Mastery, Flame Bolt,'' and all Burster iconic Edges.
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These character options were converted from original ''Rifts.'' While they are unofficial, each has been peer-reviewed for balance and accuracy. That said, feedback is always still welcome (pkitty@mygurps.com).
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These character options were converted from original ''Rifts.'' While they are unofficial, each has been peer-reviewed for balance and accuracy. That said, further feedback is always welcome (pkitty@mygurps.com).
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These character options were converted from the original Rifts material. While they are unofficial conversions, each has been peer-reviewed for balance and accuracy. That said, feedback is always still welcome (pkitty@mygurps.com).
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These character options were converted from original ''Rifts.'' While they are unofficial, each has been peer-reviewed for balance and accuracy. That said, feedback is always still welcome (pkitty@mygurps.com).
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These character options were converted from the original Rifts material. While they are unofficial conversions, each has been peer-reviewed for balance and accuracy. That said, feedback is always still welcome (pkitty@mygurps.com).
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[[#Freezer]]
!! Freezer
''Converted from The Rifter #19''

An uncommon variant of the Burster, the Freezer uses cryokinesis to control temperature and condense moisture in the air into ice or snow. Human Freezers descended from the Inuit, which may explain why they are so in touch with their natural environment even outside of frigid regions; the animals and land itself seem to accept them as a guardian. They tend toward detached, "cold" personalities.

Build this as a Burster (TLPG, p. 18) with the following changes:

* '''Burster Variant:''' Remove the Blaster Edge from ''Arcane Background.'' Remove ''Everything Burns.'' Replace ''Firewalker'' with immunity to cold. Apply an ice/snow Trapping to ''Fiery Aura, Fire Mastery, Flame Bolt,'' and all Burster iconic Edges. Change ''Quirk'' to aloof snobbishness; other complications are unchanged.
* '''Hypothermia:''' The Freezer can safely lower their body temperature at will for 1 ISP per hour, +1 ISP per additional willing target within Smarts range. This lets them simulate death (Healing vs. the Freezer's Psionics to realize the truth) and become invisible to infrared detection.
* '''Ice Weapons:''' The Freezer can create anything from a dagger to a great-axe out of thin air. They must choose ''smite'' as a starting power, and have the Psi-Blade and and Psi-Weapon Manipulation (A&M, p. 33) Edges.
* '''One with Nature:''' The Freezer has the Beast Bond and Woodsman Edges, Survival d6, and Vow (Major; Respect and protect nature).
* '''Power List:''' The Freezer lacks some of the Burster's overt psychokinesis, but is more attuned to the environment. Rank permitting, they may choose from ''arcane protection, barrier, beast friend, boost Trait†, burst, darksight*, deflection*, detect/conceal arcana*, empathy, entangle, environmental protection, fear, havoc, mind link, protection*, relief*, smite*, warrior’s gift*.''
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Apoks make two '''Hero's Journey''' rolls on any table other than Cybernetics or Psionics. They begin with normal Starting Gear plus one silver-coated weapon from p. 72 of ''Savage Worlds.''
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Apoks make two '''Hero's Journey''' rolls on any table other than Cybernetics or Psionics. They begin with standard Starting Gear plus one silver-coated weapon of their choice from ''Savage Worlds,'' p. 72.
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Apoks make two '''Hero's Journey''' rolls on any table other than Cybernetics or Psionics. They begin with normal Starting Gear.
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Apoks make two '''Hero's Journey''' rolls on any table other than Cybernetics or Psionics. They begin with normal Starting Gear plus one silver-coated weapon from p. 72 of ''Savage Worlds.''
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* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc. makes them appear like a human or humanoid D-Bee. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks. They cannot add any implanted weapons or other "external" systems (such as jet packs) without ruining the illusion.
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* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc. makes them appear like a human or specific type of (humanoid) D-Bee. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks. They cannot add any implanted weapons or other "external" systems (such as jet packs) without ruining this illusion.
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* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc. makes them appear fully human. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks. They cannot add any implanted weapons or other "external" systems (such as jet packs) without ruining the illusion.
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* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc. makes them appear like a human or humanoid D-Bee. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks. They cannot add any implanted weapons or other "external" systems (such as jet packs) without ruining the illusion.
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A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes a cruel fiend, a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths has given them an unbreakable spirit, with the strength, faith, and martial prowess to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were, and to embrace their new role as the "boogeyman" that even the devils fear. Despite the distrust and concern it evokes in others, an Apok never removes their mask; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes a cruel fiend, a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths has given them the faith, martial prowess, and will to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were, and to embrace their new role as the "boogeyman" that even the devils fear. Despite the distrust and concern it evokes in others, an Apok never removes their mask; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes a cruel fiend, a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths gave them an unbreakable spirit and the strength to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found, through a combination of faith and martial prowess. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were. Despite the distrust and discomfort it causes, an Apok never removes it; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes a cruel fiend, a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths has given them an unbreakable spirit, with the strength, faith, and martial prowess to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were, and to embrace their new role as the "boogeyman" that even the devils fear. Despite the distrust and concern it evokes in others, an Apok never removes their mask; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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It is sadly all too common for a holy warrior to lose their faith and fall to darkness, and vanishingly rare for one of these fallen to find their inner light and come back to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths gave them an unbreakable spirit and the strength to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found, through a combination of faith and martial prowess. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were. Despite the distrust and discomfort it causes, an Apok never removes it; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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A holy warrior who truly falls to darkness becomes a cruel fiend, a sadist who ruins lives. It's almost impossible to come back from this, to repent and return to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths gave them an unbreakable spirit and the strength to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found, through a combination of faith and martial prowess. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were. Despite the distrust and discomfort it causes, an Apok never removes it; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.
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''Converted from Rifts Bionics Sourcebook (with some influence from Fallout's synths)''

These "Light Full Conversion Cyborgs"
(or simply "Hidden 'Borgs") are constructed on a smaller, lighter chassis to look exactly like a human or humanoid DB. The disguise systems are astoundingly convincing, to the point where the Cyber-Humanoid can easily impersonate others or alter their appearance. They bleed, appear to breathe, and so on — but sensor scans will still reveal the cyborg's true nature.

Build this as a Combat Cyborg (TLPG, p. 21) with the following changes:

* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc
. makes them appear fully human. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks. They cannot add any implanted weapons or other "external" systems (such as jet packs) without ruining the illusion.
* '''Master of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. In addition to the listed effects, they can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs
. They always remain Size 0.
* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12+1 and are Size 0 (
and thus no Toughness bonus from Size). They start with two levels of Armor Plating instead of three, and thus +4 Armor instead of +6 M.D.C.
* '''Untrusted:''' Most people are creeped out by the idea of combat cyborgs living among them, hiding in plain sight. Strangers who become aware
of the Cyber-Humanoid's true nature generally react at Unfriendly to Hostile (GM's call).
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[[#Apok]]
!! Apok
''Converted from Rifts Dimension Book 01: Wormwood''\\
([[http://www.mygurps.com/pics/wormwood_cover.jpg | Reference picture]])

It is sadly all too common for a holy warrior to lose their faith and fall to darkness, and vanishingly rare for one of these fallen to find their inner light and come back to the side of righteousness and good. But an Apok has done so, and walking both paths gave them an unbreakable spirit and the strength to eradicate True Evil wherever it is found, through a combination of faith and martial prowess
. Every Apok has a unique, hand-made ''mask'' — a demonic visage that they wear to remind themselves of the monster they once were. Despite the distrust and discomfort it causes, an Apok never removes it; acknowledging what they were is part of atoning for past sins.

Apoks make two '''Hero's Journey''' rolls on any table other than Cybernetics or Psionics. They begin with normal Starting Gear.

'''Apok Abilities and Bonuses'''
* ''Enhanced Attributes:'' An Apok gains one die type to Agility, Spirit, Strength, and Vigor
.
* ''Enhanced Speed:'' Apoks double their base Pace and move twice the normal distance, horizontally and vertically, when Jumping.
* ''Indomitable Will:'' Apoks know what can happen when they lose control, and will never let that happen again. They have
+8 on Fear checks and +8 to resist intimidation, mind control, and possession.
* ''Holy Power:'' Apoks start with the Edges Arcane Background (Miracles), Master
of Magic, Power Points (15 PPE total), and Rapid Recharge, along with the Faith skill at d6. They start with ''detect/conceal arcana'' and ''protection,'' both of which have the Range (Self) limitation and may be activated as innate abilities, along with three more powers of their choice from the Mystic's list.
* ''Righteous Warrior:'' Apoks have Fighting and Occult at d6 and the Champion Edge. As well, when facing supernaturally evil creatures, their attacks are always treated as Mega-Damage.
* ''Terrifying to Evil:'' Supernaturally evil creatures must make a Fear Check at -2 when encountering the Apok. Even Fearless ones must roll, but at +2 instead of -2. Those who are both Fearless ''and'' Mindless are immune.

'''Apok Complications'''
* ''Atonement Mask:'' The Apok's mask is a holy artifact, immune to damage and impossible to remove unless the Apok wills it. However, if they take it off (willingly), they immediately lose ''all'' abilities and bonuses above! Just putting the mask back on will not restore them; it must be worn for at least as long as it was off (minimum one hour) before the bonuses return. Note that the Apok may push the mask up to eat, use a breathing tube, etc., as long as it's still partially on their face and easily visible.
* ''Cybernetics:'' As usual, Apoks suffer -1 to Faith per point of Strain.
* ''Dedicated:'' Apoks start with three Major Hindrances — Shamed (something horrible that they did after falling from grace), Vow (Eradicate supernatural evil), and player's choice of ''either'' Code of Honor (principles first) ''or'' Heroic (kindness first).
* ''Disturbing:'' People looking upon the mask instinctively realize that this is someone who has done great evil and whose redemption is uncertain (many Apoks fall back into their unholy ways, unfortunately). A masked Apok takes -1 to Persuasion rolls and reactions to them start one level worse (e.g., Uncooperative rather than Neutral, for a typical human Apok).

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[[#CyberHumanoid]]
!! Cyber-Humanoid
''Converted from Rifts Bionics Sourcebook (with some influence from Fallout's synths)''

These "Light Full Conversion Cyborgs" (or simply "Hidden 'Borgs") are constructed on a smaller, lighter chassis to look exactly like a human or humanoid DB. The disguise systems are astoundingly convincing, to the point where the Cyber-Humanoid can easily impersonate others or alter their appearance. They bleed, appear to breathe, and so on — but sensor scans will still reveal the cyborg's true nature.

Build this as a Combat Cyborg (TLPG, p. 21) with the following changes:

* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc. makes them appear fully human. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks. They cannot add any implanted weapons or other "external" systems (such as jet packs) without ruining the illusion.
* '''Master of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. In addition to the listed effects, they can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs. They always remain Size 0.
* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12+1 and are Size 0 (and thus no Toughness bonus from Size). They start with two levels of Armor Plating instead of three, and thus +4 Armor instead of +6 M.D.C.
* '''Untrusted:''' Most people are creeped out by the idea of combat cyborgs living among them, hiding in plain sight. Strangers who become aware of the Cyber-Humanoid's true nature generally react at Unfriendly to Hostile (GM's call).
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These "Light Full Conversion Cyborgs" (or simply "Hidden 'Borgs") are constructed on a smaller, lighter chassis to look exactly like a human or humanoid DB. The disguise systems are astoundingly convincing, to the point where the Cyber-Humanoid can easily impersonate others or alter their appearance. They bleed, appear to breathe, and so on — but sensor scans will still reveal the cyborg's true nature.
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. In addition to the listed effects, they can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs. They always remain Size 0.
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* '''Master of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. In addition to the listed effects, they can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs. They always remain Size 0.
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. They can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs. They always remain Size 0.
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. In addition to the listed effects, they can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs. They always remain Size 0.
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52), which is integrated so well that they can change their physical sex and, to a limited degree, their apparent size (but not Size).
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52) integrated at a fundamental level. They can change their physical sex, alter their height by a few inches in either direction, and increase or reduce their ''apparent'' weight by about 30 lbs. They always remain Size 0.
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52), which is integrated so well that they can change their physical sex and, to a limited degree, their apparent size (but not Size).
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52), the effects of which extend to their skin, body hair, etc.
* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12
and are Size 0 (and thus no Toughness bonus from Size). They start with two levels of Armor Plating instead of three, and thus +4 Armor instead of +6 M.D.C.
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* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52), but integrated so well that they can change their physical sex and, to a limited degree, their apparent size (but not Size).
* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12+1
and are Size 0 (and thus no Toughness bonus from Size). They start with two levels of Armor Plating instead of three, and thus +4 Armor instead of +6 M.D.C.
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* '''Untrusted:''' Most people are creeped out by the idea of combat cyborgs living among them, hiding in plain sight. Strangers who become aware of the Cyber-Humanoid's true nature generally react at Unfriendly.
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* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12 and are Size 0 (and thus no Toughness bonus from Size). They start with two levels of Armor Plating instead of three, and thus +4 Armor instead of +6 M.D.C.
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These "Light Full Conversion Cyborgs" (or simply "Hidden 'Borgs") are constructed on a light chassis to look exactly like a human or humanoid DB. The disguise systems are astoundingly convincing, to the point where the Cyber-Humanoid can easily impersonate others or alter their appearance. They bleed, appear to breathe, and so on — but sensor scans will still reveal the cyborg's true nature.
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* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12 and are Size 0 (and thus at a net -1 Toughness).
* '''Untrusted:''' While few strangers ever realize a cyber-humanoid's true nature, the Reaction of those who do is generally Unfriendly.
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* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12 and are Size 0 (and thus no Toughness bonus from Size).
* '''Untrusted:''' Most people are creeped out by the idea of combat cyborgs living among them, hiding in plain sight. Strangers who become aware of the Cyber-Humanoid's true nature generally react at Unfriendly.
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These "Light Full Conversion Cyborgs" (or simply "Hidden 'Borgs") are built on a light chassis and designed to look exactly like a human or humanoid DB. The disguise systems are astoundingly convincing, to the point where the Cyber-Humanoid can easily impersonate others or alter their appearance. They bleed, appear to breathe, and so on — but sensor scans will still reveal the cyborg's true nature.
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* '''Untrusted:''' While few strangers ever realize a cyber-humanoid's true nature, the Reaction of those who do is generally Unfriendly.
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description

Build this as a Combat Cyborg (TLPG, p. 21) with the following changes:

* '''I'm Only Human:''' Synthetic skin, hair, etc. makes them appear fully human. They do not suffer from the Heavy or Inhuman Appearance drawbacks.
* '''Less Room for Plates:''' They are limited to just two levels of Armor Plating (ever), and thus start with +4 Armor instead of +6 M.D.C.
* '''Masters of Disguise:''' They have Improved Cyber-Disguise (EOH, p. 52), the effects of which extend to their skin, body hair, etc.
* '''Regular-Sized:''' They have Strength d12 and are Size 0 (and thus at a net -1 Toughness).

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[[#Controller]]
!!!! Automaton Controller

Automatons are detailed on SFONA pp. 35-36 and A&M pp. 37-41. The controller is likely a renegade from Dweomer, but that isn't a strict requirement; the secrets of automaton creation have leaked out to other magical communities. The only models disallowed are the Colossus (which is simply not found on Rifts Earth outside of Dweomer) and Infiltrator (which is more "tool" than "magical mecha").

Note that a mage cannot siphon PPE from an automaton; its battery is solely for its own use.

* Begin with Occult d6, Piloting d6, plus the Arcane Background (Magic) and Controller Edges.
* '''Arcane Link:''' When ordering the automaton to cast its spells, the controller may use their ''own'' Power Edges (like Blaster or Wizard), but must pay any PPE surcharge themselves.
* Select one available automaton ''except'' for the Colossus or Infiltrator.
* Begin with standard Starting Gear.



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