Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2e Tuesday - Kai Lins

That's right, Gamma World 2d edition... what 2e did you think I meant?  Every Tuesday I will pick one of my favorite monsters from the fully illustrated bestiary included in the 2d edition Gamma World Basic Rules Booklet and convert it to Mutant Future.  Today's monster is...

Kai Lins (Lizard Bushes)

No. Enc: 1d4
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement: 120' (40')
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 9
Attacks: 1 (gamma eyes, 30' range)
Damage:  3d6 (radiation damage)
Save:  L5
Morale: 5
Hoard Class: none

This mobile plant is often confused with a large reptile, because it is covered in green scaly bark and runs around on two stalks that end in thorny pads.  It trails a bundle of roots that look like a tail when it is running, and uses these roots to feed by wrapping them around its victim and absorbing nutrients.  Kai Lins prefer to eat carrion because it is easier for their plant digestive juices to break down tissue that is already decomposing, but if there is no ready source of carrion they can hunt live prey effectively with their deadly mutations.  Interestingly, Kai Lins emit a pheromone that seems to attract dangerous predators, so often the main danger associated with a Kai Lin sighting is whatever mutant beast is currently tracking it!

Mutations:  Prey Scent, Energy-Retaining Cell Structure, Optic Emissions (Gamma Eyes) 

Hooray for mutant plant-lizards that attract deadly carnivores, shock you when you touch them and shoot radiation from their "eyes"!  Gotta love Gamma World!


  1. Once more, great stuff! Yes, here's to mutant plant lizards that shoot radiation! Go gamma world!



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