The Brachen Demon

An R.C.C. for the Beyond the Supernatural,
Heroes Unlimited and Nightspawn role playing game's.

Lucas Background: In the world of Nightspawn Brachens are a race of human/demon hybrids created long ago, their true origins are lost, but it is known that Brachens can breed with other Brachens or humans. Brachen demons are suitable as player characters.

Appearance: Brachen demons have two forms. One form is completely human, and the second has green skin and red eyes, with rows of blue spikes on the face and necks.

Game Statistics:

Note: In order to create a Brachen character you need a copy of Heroes Unlimited Revised Second Edition.

Making a Heroes Unlimited style Brachen:

  • Step 1: The Eight Attributes - Roll as normal for a human.
  • Step 2: Hit Point and S.D.C. - Roll as normal for a human.
  • Step 3: Determining Super Abilities - Choose the alien power category. Alien appearance should yield a humanoid appearance (green skin, red eyes, small horns). Environment is Normal Earth Environment. Super abilities should yield 3 minor super abilities and one minor psionic power which are Extraordinary Physical Endurance, Extraordinary Physical Strength and Shapechanger (minor). Their psychic power is Sense Magic.
  • Step 4: Determining Education and Abilities - Roll as normal for a human.
  • Step 5: Picking an Alignment - Choose any. Brachens can vary dramatically with their outlook on the world.
  • Step 6: Rounding Out One's Character - Roll all as normal for humans.

  • Brachen Details: The Brachen demons represented here is loosely based on the characters from the Angel television series, with allowances made for fitting them into the rules for Heroes Unlimited characters.

    The Extraordinary Physical Endurance ability grants them a high amount of hit points and S.D.C., as well as the ability to continue physical activity long after normal humans would have tired out. They also get a bonus to save against magic spells. Add 1D6+5 to P.E., 4D4x10 to S.D.C. and 3D6 to hit points. Add an additional 1D4 per level to hit points. Fatigues at half the normal rate as a human.

    The Extraordinary Physical Strength ability grants them at P.S. of 20+2D6, if already above 20 then add 2D6+6 instead.

    The Shapechanger (minor) ability grants them the ability to assume a single humanoid form. In their case that form is that of a normal human being. When in human form they do not gain any benefit from their other super abilities.

    Brachen demons played in Nightspawn or Rifts should be allowed to choose from most O.C.C.'s available to humans, except any class that grants psychic powers or super abilities. They can learn magic.

    The Brachen demon racial character class is suited for Nightspawn and Beyond the Supernatural role playing game's. Brachen demons in Nightspawn are commonly associated with the Underground Railroad and the Resistance. They use the experience table for alien characters provided in the Heroes Unlimited book. Their abilities make them nearly equal to the average first level Nightspawn, with the bonus of not needing to change into a Morphus, however lack special Morphus bonuses, magic or Nightspawn talents.

    Additional material: Those wishing to see Brachen demons should watch any of the first nine episodes of the television series Angel.

    Converted to Palladium role playing game rules by Mathew R. Ignash, November, 2001 (

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