If you wish to “mutate” into a metahuman due to exposure. You can for the following karma costs

RACE # of Bonuses Karma Cost Karma Progression Costs
Dwarf 7 50 8/7/7/7/7/7/7
Elf 4 40 10/10/10/10
Ork 6 50 9/9/8/8/8/8
Troll 11 90 9/9/8/8/8/8/8/8/8/8/8

You can pre-buy the change now and all pay off the remaining Karma as the with future Karma if you wish, but you slowly change getting partial bonuses until fully paid off.

So for example the elf cost 40 karma and has 4 bonuses +1 AGI, +2 CHA and Lowlight. So say you decide to be an elf, but don’t have 40 Karma right now, you spend 10 karma and choose either +1 AGI, +1 CHA or low light. Then when you get another 10 you pick another bonus. This can simulate you slowly turning into an elf. Some people goblinize quickly others slowly.

A troll costs 90 and has +4 Body, +4 STR, Thermo vision, +1 reach, +1 dermal.
So 90 cost/11 bonuses means karma costs of 9 for the first two and 8 for the rest. You immediately get all the minuses

Others can tell you are a metahuman during your change by making a perception check with threshold of 6 (- 1 per bonus paid for) to determine you are a metahuman. So a fully mutated elf can pass for human at first glance by a casual observer (a threshold of 2 which is roughly the same threshold that Roy’s Duelist has for passing for human with it’s realistic features).


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