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An Attribute becomes absolute Zero

posted Aug 04, 2016 07:58:11 by Aryxbez
I can't seem to find it where in the Rules what happens should a character hit zero in an attribute Permanently. Such as through Mutation misfire, what would happen if that stat was 1 and decreased to zero?

Far as I can tell, you're "Broken" forever, nearly unplayable, and anyone can coup-de-grace you. Otherwise it sounds like Flavor-wise you're supposed to disintegrate? (I.E. Automatically die)

If I'm missing a ruling please let me know the pages its stated on, can't find it for the life of me right now.
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MonsterZero said Aug 05, 2016 00:55:53
Eh, more degenerate than disintegrate. Think more along the lines of lethal tumors, organ failure, horrific bleeding from all orifices, etc. It's time to pull out a new character sheet. To pirate a line from those more eloquent than I,"They have rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible, they are an ex-mutant."
Now, there is nothing that explicitly states New Mutation+Permanent Trauma to 0=Death, it's mainly implied. Of course, it may have been updated in a later printing.
It all boils down to "It's up to you". I recommend death, but that's because I've got enough to deal with in the game than having to keep track of a mutant leper colony.
"And what rough beast,
It's hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? "
SteveHanson said Aug 07, 2016 04:58:34

As you always get to choose which attribute is permanently reduced (see the table on page 69), it will take a very long time for a PC to hit zero in any attribute - as long as you have a score of 2 or more in any other attribute, you need to reduce that one instead. Only when you have a score of 1 in all four attributes, and suffer another permanent attribute loss, will an attribute hit zero. Then your PC is degenerated beyond repair - time to roll up a new character! This scenario should be very rare however, requiring a long campaign and PC that manages to stay alive long enough. :)
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