Anthro Creation

The fake taxonomy of life in EXP assigns Anthros to the family Hominidae and the genus Homo. Mundane terra has an infestation of Hominidae homo pure strain. EXP has many other anthro types. Each anthro type is considered a species with names like homo avis or homo felis. A homo felis (feline) can also add descriptors such as a cat, lion or cougar. The player chooses the final appearance of the anthro type.

Drawing of a bald humanoid elf with a butterfly and cute alien.

Elven biologist

Example Anthro Persona Record

Name:

Expamel Expelame

Appearance:

Anthro humanoid elven bald headed

Attributes:

Medium size, INT, CHA

Vocation:

Biologist

Skills:

ID herbivores, Rifles

Abilities:

Teleport mutation, Attraction odor mutation

Equipment:

Food stick, AI monocular, XHP bolt action rifle

Story

Came from metro to burg to study poisonous periwrinkles

Does not like to be made an example of

One shotted a combot saving the expedition

Earned rifle skill one shotting a combot

Anthro Attributes

The standard attributes of EXP are present in all personas. In the Role Playing System, players only record those attributes at which the persona excels. A persona can have a blank attributes section and function fine. Another persona may have the attribute intelligence.

Attributes: INT

The persona’s intelligence attribute is worth noting. A persona can excel at more than one attribute.

Attributes: INT, DEX

There is no score assigned to an attribute. The persona either excels at an attribute or not. The attributes help the personas when they undertake maneuvers. For example, a persona with PSTR would be better at lifting than a persona with INT. When two personas have the same attribute, then no advantage is given. If two personas grappling both had physical strength, then neither gains an advantage. However, if a persona with PSTR and DEX is grappling with a persona with just PSTR, they get a DEX advantage.

These advantages are called shifts and increase the chance of success with the 4D2 Mechanism.

Size

Size is an attribute assigned to every persona. All anthros are size medium. The player records the medium size in the attributes section of the persona record. For example, the persona record sheet could have Medium and INT recorded under

Most Excellent Attribute

The player rolls once to determine the most excellent attribute of her alien persona.

Most Excellent Attribute
Choose or randomly assign best attribute.

Die Roll (1d6)

Attribute

Abbreviation

1

Awareness

AWE

2

Charisma

CHA

3

Constitution

CON

4

Dexterity

DEX

5

Intelligence

INT

6

Physical Strength

PSTR

Die Roll

Attribute

Abbreviation

The attribute Mental Strength is a special attribute.

Awareness

Awareness indicates how aware a persona is of her surroundings. It indicates how well is the persona’s brain connects to the outside world. The attribute is a collective measure of the persona’s sensors. AWE includes senses like hearing, vision, smell, touch and taste. Awareness does not include the sixth sense or a sense of style. The abbreviation for awareness is AWE.

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Bearing witness

Charisma

Charisma is charm, looks and sociability all combined into one value. A high charisma represents a high proficiency at getting along with other personas. This attribute is universal, so any persona with a high CHA would be socially adept. A persona’s charisma is crucial for inter-persona interactions. The abbreviation for charisma is CHA.

Constitution

Constitution represents a persona’s internal physique. CON is a combination of wellness, immunity, energy extraction, healing ability. A high CON is better to repel disease, resist poisons, and repair damaged tissue. The abbreviation for constitution is CON.

Dexterity

Dexterity represents the connection between the brain and the outside world. Agility, balance, eye-hand, reflexes and running speed are components of dexterity. A high DEX person could run faster, dance better and quicker reflexes. Dexterity would help the persona catch a priceless vase or dive through a closing door. The abbreviation for dexterity is DEX.

Intelligence

Intelligence indicates the smarts of the persona. Elements of INT are memory, deduction, creativity, adaptability and their synergism. The higher the intelligence of the persona, the smarter she is. The abbreviation for intelligence is INT.

Mental Strength

Mental Strength exists as an attribute. Players cannot roll mental strength as a most excellent attribute. Players acquire MSTR through a story set out by the referee. The players will decide if the persona has earned the MSTR attribute. The abbreviation for mental strength is MSTR.

Physical Strength

Physical Strength represents force the persona can generate to get work done. PSTR is a combination of leverage, power and physique. Physical Strength determines how much the persona can lift or damage by brute force. PSTR helps kicking open doors, breaking bonds, or crushing beer bottles. The abbreviation for physical strength is PSTR.

Hit Points

There are no hit points in the Role Playing System. Combat and damage are both absolute and descriptive. There is no quantitative measure of well-being like 32 hit points out of 42. Personas are damaged in combat by losing attributes, skills and abilities instead of hit points. When the 4D2 Mechanic generates a Cataclysmic Failure, the persona can lose an attribute, skill or ability. Extreme failures on the 4D2 Mechanic can mortally wound or kill the persona. The abbreviation for hit points is HPS.

Social Standing

There is no Social Standing in the Role Playing System. The players must roleplay social interactions in the Role Playing System (go figure). The abbreviation for social standing is SS.

EXPS and Level

There are no Experience Points or Experience levels in the Role Playing System. Personas earn additional attributes, skills and abilities instead of experience points or levels. The 4D2 Mechanic can generate new attributes, skills or abilities. This process replaces experience points and experience levels. The abbreviation for experience points is EXPS.

Anthro Type

There are twelve distinct anthro types. If the player does not feel like choosing, she may randomly select her anthro type.

Anthro Type
Choose or randomly assign Anthro Type.

Die Roll

Die Roll (1d6)

(1d6)

1-3

4-6

1

Aquarian

Avarian

2

Canine

Equine

3

Feline

Florian

4

Humanoid

Insectoid

5

Pure Strain

Reptilian

6

Rodentia

Ursidae

1-3

4-6

Die Roll

Die Roll

Anthro Type Abilities

If the player generates her anthro type randomly, she can choose from the abilities listed. If the player wishes to choose her anthro type for style and story, the abilities are not an option.

Humanoid hammerhead shark holding a pool cue.

Billiards not pool.

Aquarian

Homo Pisces are anthropomorphized aquatic beings. The player may add the ability of water breathing to her aquarian persona.

Drawing of a humanoid ostrich very upset about something.

The sky is being gravitied!

Avarian

Homo Avis are anthropomorphized avarian beings. Avarians can only acquire flying through mutation. The player may add the ability to detect ambush her avarian persona.

Canine

Homo Canis are anthropomorphized dog beings. The player may add the ability of radiation sense to her canine persona.

Drawing of a humanoid moose with beer cans and a large wooden sledge hammer.

Beer can con

Equine

Homo Equus are anthropomorphized hoofed beings. The player may add either the ability sprinting or the ability jumping to her equine persona.

Feline

Homo Felis are anthropomorphized cat beings. The player may add either the ability to ambush or night vision to her feline persona.

Florian

Homo Flora are anthropomorphized plant beings. The player may add the ability of photosynthesis to her florian persona.

Humanoid

Homo Mutabilis can appear in any humanoid form. Some examples of homo mutabilis are simians, hobbits, suidae, dwarves, humans or orcs. The player may add an ability from Physical Mutations or Mental Mutations. The mutation will be randomly assigned. The player must remove CHA from her attribute list.

Insectoid

Homo Insectum are anthropomorphized insect beings. The player may add the ability of neural stability to her insectoid persona. Neural stability offers added defence against mental attacks.

Young woman in cyberpunk clothes kneeling empathically.

Charisma is the purestrain’s forte.

Pure Strain

Pure Strains are Homo Sapiens sporting any imaginable skin colour. The player may add the attribute CHA to her Pure Strain persona. This persona cannot start with a mutation ability and cannot acquire mutation abilities.

Reptilian

Homo Serpens are anthropomorphized reptile beings. The player may add either the ability Torpor or the ability Chameleon to her persona.

Drawing of a humanoid rat wearing combat armour and leaning on a rifle.

Rat Patrol

Rodentia

Homo Rodens are anthropomorphized rodent beings. The player may add either the ability Night Vision or the ability Sprinting to her persona.

Ursidae

Homo Ursus are anthropomorphized bear beings. The player may add either the ability Frenzy or the ability Hibernation to her persona.

Anthro Mutations

Anthro mutations are fantasy genetic aberrations that offer the persona wondrous, mundane or treacherous abilities. Mutations are abilities. If the player wants her persona to mutate, she gets one mutation. Pure strain anthros do not get to mutate regardless of the player’s wishes. If the persona does not want her persona to mutate, her persona does not mutate. Humanoid anthros automatically mutate regardless of the player’s wishes.

Mutate Now. Avoid the post-bomb rush.
  • Homo Mutabilis get two random mutation abilities

  • Pure Strains cannot get a mutation

  • All other anthros get one random mutation ability -or-

    • trade CON for one non-defective Physical Mutation.

    • trade INT for one non-defective Mental Mutation.

The player heads to the designated mutation section and generates a random mutation.

Anthro Vocation

A vocation is a calling or innate skill set possessed by the persona. If the referee’s milieu indicates, a vocation could mean training at a school, institute or guild. The player may choose from any of the listed vocations or pick one randomly. Allowing the dice to choose the persona’s vocation allows for attributes and abilities to be awarded. For example, choosing a vet does not allow the persona to add CHA or choose one ability. A randomly chosen spie would get the DEX attribute and be able to choose one ability.

Vocation Table
Choose or randomly assign vocation.

Die Roll (1d6)

Vocation

Attribute

1

Biologist

AWE

2

Mechanic

INT

3

Mercenary

PSTR

4

Nomad

CON

5

Spie

DEX

6

Veterinarian

CHA

Die Roll

Vocation

Attribute

Nothings and Knites cannot be randomly generated.

Vocation Attributes

Each vocation is associated with an attribute. If the player generates her vocation randomly, her persona gets the designated attribute. If the player randomly rolls a mercenary, her persona gets the vocation attribute PSTR added to her attribute list. If the player chooses a mercenary, her persona does not get the vocation attribute PSTR added to her attribute list.

Vocation Abilities

Many vocations are associated with baked-in abilities. Abilities are not skills. Any persona can acquire a skill. Abilities are part and parcel of the vocation. A persona cannot learn the vet Quick Fix ability. If the player generates her persona vocation randomly, she can choose one vocation ability.

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Offering some lo bak go

Biologist

The biologist dedicates herself to studying the organic world. These studies range from its denizens to its cultures. The player can add AWE to her persona’s attributes if she randomly chose this vocation. Every biologist gets two biologist skills.

Drawing of reptilian humanoid knee deep in water wielding an energy sword.

Knee deep in trouble

Knite

The knite dedicates herself to promoting order, or chaos, by connecting the Physical and Think Spaces. A player cannot choose or randomly generate the vocation knite. Before a persona can become a knite, she must first earn her MSTR attribute. A persona can earn the Knite vocation by completing a Knite qualification storyline laid out by the players. The players will decide if the persona has earned the Knite vocation. For more detail about knites jump to knites.

Long eared tiny gnome mechanic wrenching a large nut.

Mechanics come in all sizes.

Mechanic

The mechanic dedicates herself to studying the inorganic world. These studies range from robots to scientific systems. The player can add INT to her persona’s attributes if she randomly chose this vocation. The player can add a mechanic ability if she randomly chose this vocation. Every mechanic gets two mechanic skills.

Drawing of a human woman in combat kit with rifle.

GI Jane

Mercenary

The mercenary works hard to promoting order, or change, via violence. Mercenaries are not psychotic, violent or cruel. They are skilled in the art of war and weapons. The player can add PSTR to her persona’s attributes if she randomly chose this vocation. The player can add a mercenary ability if she randomly chose this vocation. Every mercenary gets two mercenary skills.

Scraggly dressed human man taking shelter from sandstorm behind ruins.

Simple shelter.

Nomad

The nomad prides herself on surviving and integrating into her surrounding world. These survival skills include all aspects of survival, travel and shelter in all terrains. The player can add CON to her persona’s attributes if she randomly chose this vocation. The player can add a nomad ability if she randomly chose this vocation. Every nomad gets twonomad biomes.

Humanoid platypus in lotus position wearing robes.

Am I a rodent, avarian or humanoid?

Nothing

The nothing vocation obsesses with all things mundane. The mundane includes money, appearance and social standing. The vast majority of the civilians of mundane terra are nothings. Nothings have no combat skills and no useful maneuvers. Nothings lack abilities or skills, but they do have a careerand some money.

Spie

The spie is devoted to all things deceptive, sneaky and underhanded. The realm of the spie includes disguises, sneaking and assassination. The player can add DEX to her persona’s attributes if she randomly chose this vocation. The player can add a spie ability if she randomly chose this vocation. Every spie gets two spie tricks.

Drawing of surgeon reading a book during surgery.

Life long learner

Veterinarian

The veterinarian is devoted to repairing and improving all organic beings. This practice includes diagnosis, surgery and medications. The player can add a vet ability if she randomly chose this vocation. Every vet gets two vet skills.

Mundane Skill

Every anthro persona gets one mundane skill rolled on the nothing skill table. Nothings should end up with two nothing skills. The table is included here for convenience.

Nothing Career Table
Neither a skill nor a vocation.

Die Roll (1d100)

Skill

01-02

Accountant

03-04

Actor

05-06

Baker

07-08

Barber

09-10

Bricklayer

11-12

Bureaucrat

13-14

Butcher

15-16

Butler

17-18

Cage Cleaner

19-20

Cashier

21-22

Cement Mixer

23-24

Chimney Sweep

25-26

Comedian

27-28

Dancer

29-30

Embezzler

31-32

Farmer, land

33-34

Farmer, aquatic

35-36

Farmer, aerial

37-38

Farmer, plant

39-40

Film Producer

41-42

Fire Person

43-44

Gardener

45-46

Improviser

47-48

Interior Decorator

49-50

Janitor

51-52

Maid

53-54

Mail Delivery

55-56

Meter Watcher

57-58

Milker Person

59-60

Nut Threader

61-62

Operator

63-64

Painter, Art

65-66

Painter, House

67-68

Philosopher

69-70

Police Person

71-72

Principal (school)

73-74

Receptionist

75-76

Reporter

77-78

Salesperson

79-80

Sculptor

81-82

Tape Roller

83-84

Tax Collector

85-86

Tele Installer

87-88

Tele Marketer

89-90

Telephone Cleaner

91-92

Typist

93-94

Window Washer

95-96

Writer/Poet

97-98

Extra Roll

99

Choose

00

Ref’s Own Table

Die Roll

Skill

Anthro Artifacts

Personas get a TOYs roll. It is entirely random, and the player only makes one roll. The result can range from random junque to starcruiser. To generate a toy for the persona jump to Hardware.

Anthro Name

The player should name her anthro persona at the end of its creation. The anthro name is entirely up to the player. For more detail than you ever wanted jump to anthro name

Anthro Appearance

The player should decant her anthro’s description down to its most prominent features. For example, the player picks the essential defining parts of her anthro: a feline tabby wearing a camo kilt carrying a big rifle.

Anthro History

Keep track of the fun. Entirely optional.