This is a rough first draft of the morph creation rules for Transhuman. Please post your answers to the following questions in this playtest thread:
Q. 1 – How did you review the material in this draft?
Did you try them out in actual play with your group? For how many sessions? Using what kind of PCs? Did you crunch some numbers in a marathon character generation session? Or simply read through them with a critical eye?
Q. 2 –What's the most critical problem you've identified in these rules?
Is there an endemic problem you think is underlying this rules set? Is this material too complicated for your liking? Is there a specific rules item you think is egregiously broken and needs to be fixed? Is there anything that you simply think *must* be changed?
Q. 3 – What's the best part of these rules?
Is there anything that you absolutely loved? Something that you sincerely think *must* make it into the final version? Anything that really contributes to the game in a positive way? Something that shouldn't be changed?
Q. 4 – How do you feel about the math? (Part 1)
The 25% discount to all of the elements comprising a morph was roughly arrived at by taking the costs for all morphs in EP core, eliminating a couple of extremely expensive/cheap outliers, and averaging the amount by which they discount their component parts. Is this too much of a discount, too little, or about right?
Q. 5 – How do you feel about the math? (Part 2)
Is it overly complex? Would you prefer something that makes fewer attempts to enforce game balance, but is simpler? Or would you prefer to introduce additional complexity if it meant finer game balance?
Q. 6 – GMs, would you ever let your players use this unsupervised?
The rules are written to be adjudicated by the GM, but the intent is that it be low maintenance – EP GM's have enough work to do! Are the checks on keeping a player from devising something completely broken adequate to the task?
Q. 7 – Mechanical retconnage.
Many core book morphs don't come out to their original CP costs under this system. Is this OK, or a problem? If you decided to use this system, would you change the costs on core book morphs in your campaign?