A thread for my homebrew morphs. [b]Aquila (Pod)[/b] Based on standard neo-avian morphology, but utilizing accipitridea genetics, the aquila is slightly larger and sturdier with increased visual acuity and the impressive natural weaponry and appearance of an eagle. This makes it a popular pod among neo-avians who want a somewhat more combat-worthy morph without sacrificing flight capability. Due to the use of Haast’s Eagle DNA in the aquila’s development, the morph’s child-like size and weaponry were largely natural, and the already impressive natural sight of the various aquila species provided a sound basis for the morph’s enhanced vision. Instead, much of the design effort involved in the morph’s creation was spent on ensuring standard neo-avian brain and physical responses, making use of the aquila relatively familiar for neo-avians. [b]Implants:[/b] Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Enhanced Vision, Mnemonic Augmentation, Prehensile Feet, Puppet Sock [b]Aptitude Maximum:[/b] 25 [b]Durability:[/b] 25 [b]Wound Threshold:[/b] 5 [b]Advantages:[/b] Beak/Claw Attack (1D10+2 DV; use Unarmed Combat skill), Flight, +5 INT, +10 REF, +5 to one other aptitude of the player’s choice; aquilas count as a small target (-10 modifier to hit in combat) [b]CP Cost:[/b] 45 [b]Credit Cost:[/b] Expensive [i]Note:[/i] The aquila is a straightforward modification of the standard neo-avian, adding Enhanced Vision, beefing up the Aptitude Maximum (and removing the reduced SOM limit), and beefing up the natural weaponry too. It has also been constructed on the assumption that the standard neo-avian morph needs to be modified to be a small target due to its small, child-like size (like the neotenic), and should have Prehensile Feet (due to having primitive digits on its wings as well, and the fact that it has more mobile feet and added opposable thumbs on the feet too). It was also changed to a Pod, removing the Basic Biomods, adding Cyberbrain and Mnemonic Augmentation (both free), and a Puppet Sock, as well as removing the 5-pt cost reduction uplift morphs enjoy. If you don’t think the neo-avian should be modified in that way, remove the Prehensile Feet Implant and small target Advantage, and reduce the CP Cost to 40.
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