Hero Abilities Package - Grackle Tooth

Grackle Tooth

Grackle Tooth Racial Package (Cost 100-61=39)

Conversion Notes: This package represents the minimum abilities of a grackle tooth d-bee from Rifts role playing game. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.

The grackle tooth d-bee, sometimes called the mighty grackle tooth or the deadly grackle, is a large, barrel-chested, and muscle bound creature from another world. They are a reptilian race standing 7 to 8 feet tall and are an unusual combination of brawn and good natured humor. Their head is long and vaguely reminiscent to that of a dragon or dinosaur. Most are exceedingly cheerful, possess a positive outlook, and are unusually polite and pleasant. Thus, despite their alien and imposing visage, they are incredibly affable beings who are well liked and accepted by humans, dog boys and other races. If the grackle tooth ever knew how they came to Rifts Earth it is long forgotten. Most make light of their place on Earth, making wisecracks like, "I reckon Grandmama was sleepin' and Grandpapa was drunk, so they zigged when they shoulda zagged right inta a Rift an' here we are," and, "Don't know where we come from or why we came here, but must say Earth's a mighty fine place. The only place I've ever known, so I got no complaints. Do you?" Such comments are punctuated by the big galoots' snaggle-toothed grin, often with a stogie wedged in one corner, twinkling eyes, and deep baritone voice. They are equally flip about their name, grackle tooth, saying things like, "I reckon one o' you humans was so impressed by our delightful smile that he was at a loss for words, an' all he could come up wit was grackle tooth. I guess it's as good as any." Most grackle tooth enjoy roughhousing, exploration, cow punching and combat. Their skin is smooth and tough, like rawhide, and ranges in color from tans and gold to a rusty orange. Their neck, upper spine, shoulders and elbows are further protected with hard, bony fins or spines. These good-natured d-bees have an affinity for weapons and also make fair mechanics if they can be made to sit still long enough to study. Most have a lust for adventure and action, but also have a high regard for life and a keen sense of fair play and justice. That's not to say there aren't a fair share of likeable grackle tooth rogues, thieves, gamblers, thugs, meres and criminals, but even most of these tough guys will have some sense of honor and can be trusted to a point. On the other hand, an evil grackle tooth will just kill an opponent with a smile on his face and some smart-aleck remark to commemorate the moment. The grackle tooth d-bees are a reptilian warrior race standing 7 to 8 feet tall.

Although they might be able to learn magic, few care to. They have no psionic potential. Most become warriors and mercenaries, such as the headhunter. They cannot become juicers or crazies as these technologies ddo not work on them.

To learn more about the grackle tooth d-bees, I suggest purchasing and reading World Book 20: Rifts Canada by Kevin Siembieda.

Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
Last Updated - January, 2004

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