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Skinthetic Beowulf morph

Skinthetic Beowulf morph

The Beowulf is a wolf biomorph. They look like a great white or grey-pelted wolf with a shoulder height of 85 cm, length 160 cm and weighing 40 kg. While the body is entirely canid, the brain is human-compatible and intended for a transhuman ego. It can be used to house a guardian AI, but is also well suited for bodyguards, athletes and people with a taste for the exotic.

Real wolves lack colour vision, but Skinthetic added cones to the morph eyes to have a standard vision. However, purists can turn off colour vision and reallocate the cones for enhanced night vision. While the wolf form lacks digits, the morph has wrist-mounted tools that allow some fine manipulation.

A variant, the Fenris, has been developed for use on Mars, equipped with enhanced breathing, respirocytes and extended temperature tolerance. Testers report that running freely across the desert is an amazing experience.

Biomorph

Implants: Basic biomods, basic mesh inserts, cortical stack, enhanced hearing and smell, low-light vision, temperature tolerance, wrist/mounted tools (Fenris: enhanced respiration, respirocytes)

Aptitude maximum: 30

Durability: 40

Wound threshold: 8

Advantages: Bite attack (1d10+2+ (SOM/10) DV, AP -1, use Unarmed Combat), claw attack (1d10 + (SOM/10) DV, use Unarmed combat), +10 REF, +5 SOM, +5 to aptitude of choice, +10 Freerunning skill.

Disadvantages: Lacks opposable digits, Social stigma (animal).

CP Cost: 40 (Fenris 45)

Credit Cost: Expensive (40,000)

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Extrasolar Angel Extrasolar Angel's picture
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Nice. I can see it used also in Gatecrashing expeditions and scout recon on Earth.
Other than that, I can see problem with non-Fenris version-there aren't that many locations where it can be useful or convenient. Sol Sys is a pretty crowded place when it comes to room in habitats.

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Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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Other than that, I can see problem with non-Fenris version-there aren't that many locations where it can be useful or convenient. Sol Sys is a pretty crowded place when it comes to room in habitats.

Yes, it is a bit niche (this is Skinthetics, after all). Still, the morph is not much larger than a human and can easily be used in microgravity (just add grip pads). And there are plenty of big indoor spaces on Mars, Progress, Extropia, Venus etc.

I just started to wonder whether the morph has human vocal control, or whether it uses mesh communication. I suspect the first is the default.

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CodeBreaker CodeBreaker's picture
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Nice morph. I had had a similar idea in the last few days, and had written up a short article on uplifted wolves for the next issue of the Fanzine.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pOvIpXoDhLH9M6mB_lwTurLD-IZR_5kUrF8K47MwXZw/edit?hl=en#

If you are curious,

I intend to write all my uplifted morphs to have the ability to speak human languages. I modified my dolphin and orca morphs to be capable, and I can see no downside to researchers doing it with all the others.

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Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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CodeBreaker wrote:
Nice morph. I had had a similar idea in the last few days, and had written up a short article on uplifted wolves for the next issue of the Fanzine.

Nice. I can see some embarrassment and accusations of poseurship when neo-canines meet transhumans sleeved in a Beowulf or Fenris.

The Skinthetic morphs are also a bit more high-end than the canine morph (higher CP cost). Maybe successful neo-canine's buy them to upgrade to real alpha status.

I wonder whether having a wolf tail gives the same +10 bonus for balance as a prehensile tail does?

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CodeBreaker CodeBreaker's picture
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I would say it does. Cats and Dogs use their tails for balance dont they? I know cats do.

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Rhyx Rhyx's picture
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If I include a Beowulf in my game it is SO getting carapace armor. A 40Kg Wolf, with Chitinous armor, slap on a couple of extra weapon limbs for distance work and some pneumatic jaws...

Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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Rhyx wrote:
If I include a Beowulf in my game it is SO getting carapace armor. A 40Kg Wolf, with Chitinous armor, slap on a couple of extra weapon limbs for distance work and some pneumatic jaws...

Carapace armor can be hidden under the fur, too.

Add some poison glands to the saliva too - that slavering can come to good use.

Of course the really cool thing would be a disassembler hive, so it could breathe down doors and walls :-)

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Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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Why can I see this ending up in a lot of criminal pit-fighting arenas? Especially tricked out with the carapace armour and poison glands...

Also, I was just discussing uplifted lions with a friend the other day with a penchant for unusual morphs. We could probably fill a whole thread with concepts for uplifted culture.




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Axel the Chimeric wrote:

Also, I was just discussing uplifted lions with a friend the other day with a penchant for unusual morphs. We could probably fill a whole thread with concepts for uplifted culture.

Uplift cultures is something I intend to focus on for the next issue of the fanzine. I already have a fair few morphs written up (Bear, Wolf, Big Cat, Dolphin, Orca and Whale) and I just need to write the stuff that fits in with it.

I have a general idea how I am going to handle bear culture (primarily solitary, shunned by quite a lot of transhumanity because of their obviously deadly nature), I have done a first draft for Giant Otter uplifts (Small population, for some reason fits naturally into politics and scheming) and next I need to do Big Cats. Getting there, slowly but surely.

(http://www.eclipsephase.com/uplifted-morphs is an older link to some of my first draft uplifted morphs).

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Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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CodeBreaker wrote:
Uplift cultures is something I intend to focus on for the next issue of the fanzine. I already have a fair few morphs written up (Bear, Wolf, Big Cat, Dolphin, Orca and Whale) and I just need to write the stuff that fits in with it.

Big Cats are a diverse bunch. Some are immensely solitary, such pumas and panthers, whereas lions are communal (and have a hierarchy). Gender roles in lion society is probably quite different.

I'm interested in pondering more on Octopus Uplift culture. Their art is probably unusual; immensely tactile, I would assume. I can just imagine enormous, flowing, coral-like shapes underwater made to be touched, held, and moved around as much as seen, and to be seen from a wide number of angles.

It feels very Lovecraftian in my mind.

Thanks for the link to the morphs, by the way. Very handy for what I have planned.




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Colin Chapman Colin Chapman's picture
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Nice work, mate. I'm still wondering when someone will eventually buckle and produce a catgirl biomorph. ;)

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CodeBreaker CodeBreaker's picture
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Colin Chapman wrote:
Nice work, mate. I'm still wondering when someone will eventually buckle and produce a catgirl biomorph. ;)

Colin

Nope, not me. I have done psi enhanced killing machines, tachikomas, uplifted bears and even a genetically malleable freak. But I refuse to do a cat girl. It's just so... Cliche :P

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Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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It is also interesting to consider transhumans who are going trans-species - rather than identify themselves with their species of origin, they want to become a different one. Might be seen as problematic both by the uplifts and transhumans (but perhaps not as eerie as the AGI-kin who claim that they truly are machine intelligences who had the misfortune to be born in a flesh body).

While animal-morphs clearly are important for uplifts, there are no doubt some non-uplifts who also get them. For pitfighting use they can be exciting. They are also cheaper than getting dedicated pitfighting biomorphs. I expect the mainstay of dedicated bloodsport morphs however are big combat pods, which are cheaper to make in small series and can be designed more freely than a proper biomorph.

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Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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What exactly makes a cat girl, anyway? The standard Japanese anime version has cat ears, a tail, and maybe claws. That's only a short augmentation or two away. Alternatively, it's just a slightly custom pleasure pod.

That said, all those cat girls are just posers. Real Chimerics aren't so superficial!




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Nope, not me. I have done psi enhanced killing machines, tachikomas, uplifted bears and even a genetically malleable freak. But I refuse to do a cat girl. It's just so... Cliche

Reminds me of this girl I knew once who had mastered how to do a cat purr in real life, as in indistinguishable from the real thing. She'd just kinda sneak it up on you too...You'd be moseying around the theater with your popcorn and soda in your hand and suddenly "**PURRrrrrrrRrrr**" next thing you know the soda and popcorn are on the ground. And she's just bounce away laughing at you. Closest thing to a Basilisk Hack I ever heard, that purr just reached down right into the soul. She could make guys do anything.

Colin Chapman Colin Chapman's picture
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Heh. I don't even like catgirls, but ever since Adam and co. said they'd never create a catgirl morph, I've had this perverse interest in seeing if one will eventually be statted up by someone in the fanbase. Maybe by someone who'd create a batch of "fandom" biomorphs, such as fantasy-inspired elves, dwarves, halflings, etc. too. Just to make folks shudder with revulsion. :)

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Skinthetic Biowulf morph


Rhyx wrote:
Reminds me of this girl I knew once who had mastered how to do a cat purr in real life, as in indistinguishable from the real thing. She'd just kinda sneak it up on you too...You'd be moseying around the theater with your popcorn and soda in your hand and suddenly "**PURRrrrrrrRrrr**" next thing you know the soda and popcorn are on the ground. And she's just bounce away laughing at you. Closest thing to a Basilisk Hack I ever heard, that purr just reached down right into the soul. She could make guys do anything.

Funny, I had a problem with someone doing that in class recently. After I got done explaining why broadcasting that to a room full of engineering students was not really acceptable, we still can't chat. Sad, really, I found out about the use of narwal horn-shaped antenna, and she giggles about unicorns in class. Speaking of which, I've got this fantastic idea for a cryptid morph that involves a donkey-pegasus with an attached log-spiral head-antenna. It shoot laser beams out of it's horn. Hee!

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GunneySarge GunneySarge's picture
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I leave for too long a time then I come back to pick up some Morphs for a possible campaign and I find this stuff! It works becuase I wanted to tinker with Uplifts and this meshes perfectly with what I was needing.
Top-Notch work.
(I need to hang out here more :D)

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GunneySarge wrote:
I leave for too long a time then I come back to pick up some Morphs for a possible campaign and I find this stuff! It works becuase I wanted to tinker with Uplifts and this meshes perfectly with what I was needing. Top-Notch work. (I need to hang out here more :D)

Which are your referring to, the awesomeness that is the Beowulf, or the theriocephalic unicorn? Hmm, I'm imagining a small group of enforcers or ego hunters that make use of the unicorn morph, as even the most cynical of opponents can't help but giggle at and underestimate a posse of pink mǎ miàn, even when they are pointing heavy weaponry around the room.

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Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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Remember Sparklelord. Unicorns are to be feared.

I think there is a distinction between radical biosculpting, morphs and uplift morphs. Uplift morphs are technically the same as normal morphs, but likely have affordances for minds that are not exactly human - they can have assisting subroutines, slightly odd senses etc. An animal-like morph is intended for a generic transhuman mind. A Beowulf might feel slightly odd to a neo-canine ego - this is how a non-wolf designs a wolf body. And then there is biosculpting where the underlying morph "chassis" is not changed but a lot of its surface appearance and some functionality is replaced.

"Oh, Ralph wanted to *become* a unicorn. So he did not just biosculpt the head, add the horn growth morphogens and boost muscle strength. He downloaded a bunch of freeware medichines and set up maximal overproduction inside his body. Yes, that is stupid. But it gets worse: he also added pheromone detectors and wired them straight into his limbic system - virgin women act as tranquillizers on him, whether he want it or not. But to top things off, he also boosted his aggression system. So there he was, intemperate, addicted to virgins and oozing healing nanites. And then this fangirl swarmanoid AGI fell in love with him..."

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CodeBreaker CodeBreaker's picture
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Arenamontanus wrote:

I think there is a distinction between radical biosculpting, morphs and uplift morphs. Uplift morphs are technically the same as normal morphs, but likely have affordances for minds that are not exactly human - they can have assisting subroutines, slightly odd senses etc. An animal-like morph is intended for a generic transhuman mind. A Beowulf might feel slightly odd to a neo-canine ego - this is how a non-wolf designs a wolf body. And then there is biosculpting where the underlying morph "chassis" is not changed but a lot of its surface appearance and some functionality is replaced.

There is definitely a distinction, at least in the game rules. Uplifts sleeving into non uplift morphs (and the same for non uplifts into uplift morphs) suffer from a negative modifier to their integration and alienation tests. On top of that you have the Exotic Morph modifier. For the Beowulf I would probably rule that an uplifted canine takes the -10 for it being a non-uplift morph, but not the -30 for it being Exotic (Since it is very close to that of their natural form). Vice versa for a human sleeving into it.

So if you are going to write new uplift morphs it might be an idea to clearly state that they are such. Its something I did when I rewrote my aquatic uplifts, and it is something I intend to do when I do the rest of them. Makes things easier in general.

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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the donkey pegasus unicorn morph, that's for a 1980s Revival Event on the Carnival of Goat, right?
or is your GM a balding white haired gnome wearing a red robe?

I could see (or hear) the Goat's speaker blasting out remix of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pesfIe8JUt0
honest, it's NOT an aural basilisk hack!

On my side I'm brainstorming of an exoplanet based offshoot Ultimate faction sleeving exclusivingly in a custom made morph, using an Olympian as a basis, with tall feathery wings, carbon reinforced bones and woven muscles in the back and shoulders.
Their government is based on Ancient Egypt's Pharao and uplifted falcon priests and generals

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Rhyx Rhyx's picture
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My god Quince!
They translated that into french! How could they believe that there would be any possibility of that being able to survive in the same Saturday morning as Albator, Capitaine Flam and Lady Oscar!

Sheesh!

@Arenamontanus: Wanna hear the scary part, the words "Unicorn Morph" have been spoken during character creation in my game... and right after the words "Amazon Centaur derived from a Fury morph."

For your information:

Unicorn Pod (Thoroughbred horse pod with genegineered horn, and bioluminescence)
Enhancements: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Clean Metabolism, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Striking Looks (level 1), Puppet Sock, Tough (level 1)
Mobility System: Walker (4/24)
Aptitude Maximum: 30
Durability: 45
Wound Threshold: 9
Advantages: +5 SAV, +10 SOM, Horn: -2 AP 1d10+2+(SOM÷10)
Disadvantage: No hands
CP Cost: 35
Credit Cost: Expensive

Rhyx Rhyx's picture
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Might as well show you the two others I made for her...they can't possibly be more ridiculous than the unicorn.

She says: "I want a little robot ninja as one of my bodies"
I answer:

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Infiltrator Synth (mix of ghost/flexbot on a neotenic frame)

Implants: Access Jacks, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Mnemonic Augmentation, Chameleon Skin, Enhanced Vision, Grip Pads, Fractal Digits, Shape Adjusting
Aptitude Maximum: 20 (SOM), 30 (all else)
Durability: 30
Wound Threshold: 6
Advantages: +10 COO, +5 INT, +5 REF, +5 to one aptitude of the player’s choice; Infiltrator Synth counts as a small target (–10 modifier to hit in combat), Armor 4/4
Disadvantages: Social Stigma (Clanking masses) trait

CP Cost: 60

Credit Cost: Expensive

She says: "I want a robotic body that's like a Silvidre from Albator" (The Mazones from Captain Harlock... Mazone, what an ugly, ugly name.)
I answer "no you can't have a plasma grenade as a self destruct mechanism to do the pretty blue flames when you die but here is what I can do" :

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Metal Siren (Based on stripped down Masked Steel Morph frame with added looks)
Enhancements: Access Jacks, Basic Mesh Inserts,
Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain
Mobility System: Walker (4/20)
Aptitude Maximum: 30
Durability: 40
Wound Threshold: 8
Advantages: +10 SOM, +5 SAV, +5 to two other aptitudes of the player’s choice, Striking looks (level 1), Synthetic Mask, Armor 8/8
CP Cost: 60
Credit Cost: Expensive (minimum 30,000+)
Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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Rhyx wrote:
Unicorn Pod (Thoroughbred horse pod with genegineered horn, and bioluminescence)
Enhancements: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Clean Metabolism, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Striking Looks (level 1), Puppet Sock, Tough (level 1)
Mobility System: Walker (4/24)
Aptitude Maximum: 30
Durability: 45
Wound Threshold: 9
Advantages: +5 SAV, +10 SOM, Horn: -2 AP 1d10+2+(SOM÷10)
Disadvantage: No hands
CP Cost: 35
Credit Cost: Expensive

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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Le sourire du Dragon... ahh Dorothée's best opening ever! I was like 11 when I was watching that in Récréa2 the wednesday afternoon on France 2. That was before Le Club Dorothée with Les Chevaliers Du Zodiaque (S'en vont toujours à l'atta-a-queuuhh! hem, sorry! I forgot myself there!), Ken Le Survivant, Nicky Larson... oh the memories!

that was a nice touch for the Metal Sirens.
There, play this to her, she'll like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYY2vzPh5BM&feature=related

by the way if you have ideas for the specs of my "Thanagarian" morph, it's more than welcome!


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Wouldn't they just be flight enabled Fury's?

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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well, furies are most female, "Thanagarians" are an even balance

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Wyldknight Wyldknight's picture
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So say they have a male version, problem solved right?

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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it's more of an ideological expression for them. They're even more ultimate than the Ultimate, closer to the Exhumans, actually, but they have nostalgia of the old Earth.
They view themselves as gods among the humans, trans or not, just like Pharao were supposed to be gods among men.
And what better for a basis for their own morph than the Olympians?

the Neo-avian (among others, like uplifted saurian, neo-canids and Neo-drake) uplifted clergy at their head sees itself even superior to the rest.

I think I'll explore this for issue #2 of the Eye, since the theme will be Uplifts, right?

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The Doctor The Doctor's picture
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Axel the Chimeric wrote:
Also, I was just discussing uplifted lions with a friend the other day with a penchant for unusual morphs. We could probably fill a whole thread with concepts for uplifted culture.

..which reminds me, I need to post the stats for uplifted tigers. I borrowed Tikki from Shadowrun second edition for an adventure in the Carnival of the Goat.



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Axel the Chimeric wrote:
I'm interested in pondering more on Octopus Uplift culture. Their art is probably unusual; immensely tactile, I would assume. I can just imagine enormous, flowing, coral-like shapes underwater made to be touched, held, and moved around as much as seen, and to be seen from a wide number of angles.

*ponders this*

Neat. I may definitely have to play around with this.

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Colin Chapman wrote:
Nice work, mate. I'm still wondering when someone will eventually buckle and produce a catgirl biomorph. ;)

Faraday Cage on the rpg.net forums posted that on 20090910. Search for 'Nia Series Biomorph' or the topic line 'All the Myriad Catgirls'.



Chaplain Exmortis Chaplain Exmortis's picture
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Ultimate Thanagarians = cool

Uplifted Octopus culture = cool

Beowulf morph = cool

Uplifted wolves on the other hand is a bit unlikely. Wolves as a species are actually quite inimical to human culture/civilization. Their level of aggression and natural tendencies and instincts make for a poor mix with humans. It's far more likely that dogs would be uplifted long before (if ever) wolves. What we think of as the modern day dog (i.e. "man's best friend") is so integrated with our species that they are the only species to not only look us in the eyes but also respond to emotion and intent indicators displayed in our eyes.

Example; if I look at an object in the corner of the room a dog will actually read the expression and go to that object and with only a hand gesture or an eye gesture (this being the part where individual canine intelligence gets involved) the dog will pick up said object and bring it to me. Not a single other species on the planet will do this; not a one. Dog evolution has been so adjusted by their integration with human society that their very instincts and inborn predilections have been adjusted to match.

While as a human I would hardly call dogs living in "servitude" they do certainly fall short of a full partnership. Or do they? Dogs are one of the most successful species on the planet existing in hundreds of varieties and effectively guaranteeing their species continuance by their association with mankind. Though obviously I'm not an uplifted canine and don't really know the world from a dogs point of view. So, you know, I could have just made myself the enemy of many an uplifted canine by committing these words to the world wide web. To all the future uplifted canines; I'm sorry if I offend, but I'm only human and am limited by the socio-political philosophies on race relations of my era. Good luck!

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Madfable Madfable's picture
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That is super cool. I actually just made myself a synthetic morph version of this. And it's interesting to see what someone else did. Question. What would you change on here for a synth version? The one I was working on would have been a cross between a steel morph (masked variant) but built more towards being useful for a hacker. It would have an AGI character sleeved in it.

I didn't think to add the Disadvantages: Lacks opposable digits, Social stigma (animal). Makes sense, going to scribble that down too. The only big difference I did was instead of giving it wrist/mounts I gave it a huge collar that works the same way.

Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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AGI-sleeved canine synth? ohh this has potential!
I could imagine the scene
"Creator-Chen, this plateform requires to be walked around."
"Creator-John, this plateform brought you your loafers. Please pet this plateform."

as the Quarian saying goes; what you see is what you Geth ^^

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Madfable Madfable's picture
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lol Oh, I'm having a blast with it! My GM loved the idea and thus far the group has responded really well. I'm just curious as what changes I should perform for a synth version. It seems most custom morphs I see are always BIO. No synth loving?

Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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Hmm, I assume the obvious thing for a synth would be to up durability and armor, maybe drop REF or COO slightly. But the differences look pretty minor (I guess the social stigma clanking masses kind of gets absorbed by the worse stigma of being animal).

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Madfable wrote:
lol Oh, I'm having a blast with it! My GM loved the idea and thus far the group has responded really well. I'm just curious as what changes I should perform for a synth version. It seems most custom morphs I see are always BIO. No synth loving?

A lot of the custom morphs use the numbers I worked out when the game was released, to work out things like CP cost and Credit cost. Biomorphs (and Pods to an extent) follow a very easy formula. Synths on the other hand are difficult as hell, there are weird modifiers applied all over the place. So while you can do Synths with the numbers we have, they are more difficult to get balanced.

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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What could be interesting is to have a negative trait, "Canine Instinct"
Once or twice during the session, the character sleeved in the Beowulf or Fenris morph is subjected to purely canine or wolfish instinct or reaction, generally to his/her/their detriment or for plain comic relief.

Example: as Siry is tracking an exhuman terrorist, a car storms by in the street. Siry forgets about the trail and starts chasing the speeding car, barking his throat sore.

Siry is now guarding an Hyperelite Metastar whom he has a huge crush on. A freaked out women scream is soon heard and security spime catch sight of a big mangy mutt starting humping the leg of the famous Charisma Holloway, star of the MeshTV show 'Fleet And Flotillas'
(I dare not imagine what Siry's rep score must be like after that misstep!)

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Quincey Forder wrote:
What could be interesting is to have a negative trait, "Canine Instinct"
Once or twice during the session, the character sleeved in the Beowulf or Fenris morph is subjected to purely canine or wolfish instinct or reaction, generally to his/her/their detriment or for plain comic relief.

Of course, the Beowulf and Fenris morph brains really have little to do with canine brains. So this trait would be just psychological: people sleeved in them might just start to 'act the role'. Since the people who sleeve in them likely already have at least a small thing for being canine this might be more likely than expected. But I don't think it is a morph trait - despite them blaming it!

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(I dare not imagine what Siry's rep score must be like after that misstep!)

It might have gone down, it might have gone up... reputations in the celebrity world being what they are.

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