STR 8-16 INT 4-12
DEX 8-16 WIL 8-16
CON 7-15 PER 3-9
Unarmed attack var d2s/d4s/d6s (LI/O)
Defenses armor d6+2 (LI), d4+1 (HI), d4 (En)
Free Broad skills
Unarmed attack, Acrobatics, Stamina, Survival, Knowledge, Awareness
Mutations/Powers: universal digestion (see description), disease resistance (+2 steps), radiation resistance (treat R1-R3 as R1, R4 as R2, R5 as R4), starvation resistance (see description), wings, chemically
Desc : Roaches are (obviously) intelligent cockroaches. There are 7 major races, each with its own slight differences due to its origin (each lives in a different biome). The list of races has the individual race
description. They are considered "trash" or food by most other races.
Cmbt : Roaches do not have natural weapons and try to use grappling/stunning attacks to drive away aggressors. A few do learn to use weapons and can be quite proficient in them.
Hab : See race list below
Soc : Roaches live with a pessimistic and paranoid outlook because of their lot in life. They usually congegrate to defend each other, but because of their low class, they have very little in the way of goods or wealth-just that they can find or make. The best place to find a group of roaches in a city is the dump or slum. They usually do not have trouble finding food as the only non-toxic plants they dislike are tomatoes and cucumbers. They also eat just about any organic substance (including biological waste in time of need). Only when food is scarce, do roaches turn carnivorous.
Race list (this is not comprehensive- there are many lesser races)
Tropic This race is found in the tropical forest in southern Mexico and Central America. They are green and brown and are 2.5 meters long. They are aboral and normally eat leaves and twigs.
Starvation resistance-water- d4+1 days, food- d3 weeks
Southern Desert This race is found in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and south California. They are light brown, dun or dark brown and are 2.7 meters long. They are nocturnal and hide from the sun during the day.
Starvation resistance- water- 3d4 weeks, food- 3d4 weeks.
Northern Desert This race is found in all the other deserts in Meriga. They are light or dark brown and are 2.5 meters long. They are nocturnal, hide from the sun during the day, and break up into small groups when
Starvation resistance- water- 2d4+2 weeks, food- 3d4 weeks.
Plains This race is found from Oklahoma to Nebraska. They are light brown and are 2 meters long. They are nocturnal and burrow to hide from the sun.
Starvation resistance- water- 2d4 weeks, food- 2d4 weeks.
Southern Temperate Forest This race is found from Florida to North Carolina. They are several shades of green and are 2.5 meters long. They are semiarboral and take to the trees in times of danger.
Starvation resistance- water- d3 weeks, food- d4 weeks.
Northern Temperate Forest This race is found from Virginia to Maine and west to Minnesota. They are several shades of green in the spring and summer, turning brown in the fall and white in snow (which might not be all winter) and are 2 meters long. They are ground dwelling and mostly feed on the leaf litter and humus. They live in small groups all year long.
Starvation resistance- water d4+2 weeks, food- 2d4 weeks.
Taiga This race is found in the conifer forests of Canada. They are dark green and are 1.3 meters long. They are arboral and live in very small groups (2-6 individuals).
Starvation resistance- water- d4 weeks, food-d6 weeks.
Biome all terrestrial
Encounter chance probable
Group size 4d3-8d6
Niche medium level omnivore