Gamma World Conversion: Pineto

From the biological archives of Lazlo:

Pineto Species: Mobilous Pinetos

Background: Somewhat comical in form are these alien cacti. They have a high animal intelligence and mobility, and are commonly used as riding animals. They have great endurance and require little care. The occasional water, and allowing them to plant themselves at night is all they require. They reproduce by budding. They produce one young every two years. Young have one quarter the P.S., P.E. and S.D.C. of an adult and grow to full size in two years.

Appearance: Pinetos appear to be quadpedal cacti with a short legs and a long neck topped with leaves, spikes and sensors.

Game Statistics:

Alignment: None, but are considered anarchist.
Attributes: I.Q.: High animal intelligence.
M.E.: 3D6
M.A.: 3D4
P.S.: 2D6+6
P.P.: 3D6
P.E.: 3D6+8
P.B.: 2D4
Spd.: 6D6.
Hit Points: P.E.x2
S.D.C.: 1D4x100
Average Life Span: About 20 years.
P.P.E.: 2D4
Natural Abilities: Pinetos enhanced endurance allows them to travel for ten times as long as a human with the same P.E.
R.C.C. Combat: Attacks per melee: Two
Damage: Clubbing from the spiked head does 1D4x10 S.D.C. plus P.S. bonus.
Bonuses: +5 to save vs. Horror Factor.
Magic: None
Psionics: None
Enemies: Only humanoids and large predators.
Allies: Humanoids use them as beasts of burden and emergency sources of water. Their dead bodies can be drained of one gallon of water for every 5 full points of P.E.
Value: 500 credits as a beast of burden. Disliked as a riding animal by most cowboys, but preferred by wanderers and farmers because they rarely need upkeep.
Habitat: Can be found all over the new west, travel in herds in the wild.

Created by TSR for the Gamma World RPG.
Picture created by Larry Elmore.
Converted to Rifts rules by Mathew R. Ignash, March, 2002 (

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