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Mortasheen - MUTANT GENERATION TABLE by scythemantis Mortasheen - MUTANT GENERATION TABLE by scythemantis
This was one of the first illustrations I finished for the upcoming Mortasheen role playing game by CPR Studios, and I could probably do better by now, but it still does a good enough job demonstrating the "mutants," Mortasheen's dominant "people" who collect and train its many grisly battle-monsters. While recognizably descended from humans, they can vary in deformity from only subtly "off" to a tangled, crawling pile of human limbs and still thrive (indefinitely, since they don't naturally age) in Mortasheen city's acidic and virulent atmosphere.

I still can't say when the RPG will get a release date, but why don't you roll up a mutant in the meantime? You won't have to use random generation for player characters, but random generation tables can be fun to play with and I have fun writing them!

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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:

Start off in your head with something that could pass for a normal human in our world, then apply the following:

STEP ONE: roll a ten sided die (here's an online die roller [link]) to decide your total number of mutations. If you roll a five, you've got five different deformities to determine!

STEP TWO: to determine the nature of each mutation, roll the d10 twice. The first number tells you which category to pick from (eyes, limbs, etc.), while the second number tells you the specific mutation you get from that category. If you roll a 3 and a 2, that's "mouth" and "on the end of a fleshy trunk or proboscis." Yay for you!

If you roll the same body part more than once, you can choose between them, stack/mesh them whichever way works, or (the fun option) add it as an entire extra part. Roll "head" twice, and you can have two heads!

If you draw your mutant, let me know and I'll collect it for a gallery on bogleech!

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1: EYES (apply to at least one eye)
1-Gigantic, bulging veiny eyeballs
2-Long, prehensile, snail-like stalks
3-No trace of eyes or even sockets
4-Eyes are anywhere but on head
5-Beady and ratlike
6-Strange coloration and pupils, amphibian-like
7-Protruding or dangling slightly on their nerve cords
8-Fishlike saucer-eyes, lidless
9-Each eye a large raspberry-like clump of smaller eyeballs
10-re-roll, this is the actual number of eyes on head and/or body

2: EYES II (because you can never have enough freaky eyeball options)
1-Transparent goggle-like bubbles over eyes.
2-Protrusive lightbulb-shaped eyeballs
3-Big, globular, shiny black or very dark eyes
4-No pupils or corneas
5-All eyes grouped into same socket, other socket(s) empty or absent
6-Large humanlike eyes open and close vertically
7-Completely empty sockets
8-Fleshy lumps, or eyeballs covered over in skin
9-Two to three normal eyeballs crammed into each socket.
10-re-roll, this is actual number of eyes on head and/or body

3: MOUTH
1-Lipless, exposed teeth and gums
2-On the end of a fleshy trunk or proboscis
3-Vertically aligned lips and teeth
4-Long, thin, jutting teeth like an anglerfish
5-Circular ring of teeth or lamprey-like sucker
6-Humongous overbite or underbite
7-Very wide toothy maw opening ear to ear
8-Wide, toothless frog-like mouth.
9-Lower jaw splits into two separate mandibles
10-Mouth is anywhere but on head

4: HEAD
1-Globular, lumpy asymmetrical shape
2-Bony, ridged or plated forehead
3-Head switched with an arm or leg. May have to "crab walk"
4-Absent or featureless, facial features may be anywhere else
5-Huge, bulbous cranium
6-Long, stretched face
7-Neckless, toad-like
8-Back of cranium elongated, swept back like an "alien"
9-Upside-down, sideways or on backwards
10-Giant, external brain

5: BODY
1-3-hunchback (hey, it's a common one)
4-Asymmetrical, globular and lumpy
5-Elongated, bony torso
6-Sluglike or wormlike flexible trunk, optionally legless and/or armless
7-Crablike or turtle-like carapace of external bone
8-Completely boneless (including limbs), like an octopus
9-Cape or robe-like secondary outgrowth of extra skin
10-Huge in proportion, either muscular hulk or fat and bloated

6: SKIN TEXTURE
1-Gnarled and knotted like an old tree
2-Irregularly lumpy
3-Scabrous and ragged, like burnt scar tissue
4-Mushy, meaty and ragged
5-"Melted" appearance with dangling "drips" of skin
6-Thick, hard and cracked, crocodile-like texture
7-Loose, drooping folds
8-Extremely taught against skeleton and/or organs
9-Finely wrinkled, mole-rat like
10-Internal anatomy visible through transparent flesh

7: SKIN COAT
1-Thick dark hair over most of body or large patches
2-Coarse insect-like bristles, may be pencil-thick
3-Toad-like warts
4-Finger-like or pointed spike-like warts
5-Twitching worm-like or root-like warts
6-Extra, external bones, face may be skull-like
7-Transparent boils or blisters
8-Dripping mucus
9-Bulging, colorful, throbbing veins
10-Octopus-like suckers or short tubes growing from skin

8: LIMBS (apply to arms/legs in any combination, must apply to at least one)
1-Abnormally muscular and huge
2-Thin and spindly, may be highly elongated
3-Absent, or "trapped" under skin
4-Boneless and tentacle-like
5-Knobbly, many-jointed
6-Floppy, flipper-like
7-Branch-like
8-Joined in a membranous webbing
9-Tiny and vestigial, like an infant limb or chicken wing
10-re-roll, this number is your total number of appendages (arms/legs in any mix.

9: EXTREMITIES (apply to hands/feet in any combination, must apply to at least one)
1-Long, thin digits like spider legs
2-Large, gnarled, generally misshapen
3-Excessive number of digits
4-Large, blunt mole-like claws
5-Thin and knobbly like bird talons
6-Digits fused into mitten-like "lobster claws"
7-Webbed, froglike or fused into one suction pad
8-Single large bony claw, spike or hook instead of hand
9-Located somewhere other than end of limb
10-Boneless tendril-like digits

10: ODDITIES
1-Extra internal organs harmlessly dangling outside body
2-Entire right or left side appears like normal, perfect human, straight down middle.
3-Spine extends into long tail, with or without flesh.
4-Fleshy "hose" or hoses extend from one part of body to another.
5-Fetus-like parasite twin, may have own personality or be mutant's true self
6-Beachball-sized monstrous eyeball anywhere on head or body
7-Large holes in body, or whole chunks of form appear missing/caved in
8-Extremely long, dangling tongue(s), doesn't fit back in mouth
9-Functional tentacle of extra flesh
10-Roll a d10 for "extreme oddities"

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EXTREME ODDITIES (ignore any conflicting features)
1-Resembles a fleshy, walking "tree" of humanoid features.
2-Entire form a large, amorphous blob of meat and scattered human features
3-Entire form is a small, pulpy red teratoma*
4-Immobile mummy-like body in a fleshy cocoon*
5-Immobile fetal form with ossified stony flesh*
6-Squirming, gelatinous embryonic form*
7-Giant head and nothing else*
8-Nothing but a large eyeball with a few tendrils of flesh
9-Entire form just a hand, must feed intravenously
10-Head is a butt. This is considered the epitome of beauty.

*Assume a borg body, mechanoid walker, hoverchair, zombie nurse or other special mode of transportation.
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:iconmistajj:
MistaJJ Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  New Deviant
This is well drawn but really hard to look at 
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always love these tables. :D
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Warhammer40kOC Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
ok i've got ten mutation (wtf anyway) with:
5.muscular body (if its possible?)
3.a lamprey mouth(weird ^^)
9.bird talons at the end of the limbs (arms ) (eagle are bird right o^o?)
9.bird talons at the end of the legs (eagle too) pls o^o
4.a "alien "head like (wouhou^^)
1.with amphibian eyes (weirder ^^)
6.a gnarled old tree skin
8.with abnormally muscular arms
8.(again?????why oo)  with abnormally muscular legs (it is possible ???)
10.with fonctionnal tentacles


just before this, can we choose the gender of the mutant ?
if yes,can i draw the concept and send you the co ncept for you, 'cause i want to see how it look on your style ^^
(i roll all of them)
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NERKISHFAN777 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is pretty cool. I'll save it for my rpg table, if I ever need to use mutants. Thanks!
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:iconpsychho-animator:
psychho-animator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No trace of eyes or even sockets

Very wide toothy maw opening ear to ear

Upside-down, sideways or on backwards

Elongated, bony torso

"Melted" appearance with dangling "drips" of skin

Dripping mucus

Knobbly, many-jointed

Single large bony claw, spike or hook instead of hand

Spine extends into long tail, with or without flesh.

this...
this is gonna be fun
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:iconblorp15:
Blorp15 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love this! It's so creative and funny!
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:iconironbrony1981:
IronBrony1981 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The monster girl on the right looks really awesome!!!:iconheart3dplz:
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:icongiga1214:
giga1214 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
I love these interactive things. Wish I knew what these things are called
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cela08 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
cela08.deviantart.com/art/An-a… I drew a thing. Oh god it looks so low-quality compared to the awesome artwork in the gallery...
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Ok, I have a fetus twin coming out of my backside, bugging me all the time...about my double (!) bulging throbbing veins covering my body, itching him to the point of mental breakdown. But my giant fishlike head distracts everybody from that. Its not like I am defenseless eventhough one hand is trapped in a glove of skin, for that hand is also my mouth and I can really fistbite somebody!!...My head is not only big it is also shaped like an oval, I am subconscious about that actually...On my limbs I got these cavities, little holes you know. But thats fine, I can hide that in a shirt. WHAT really bugs me is this extremely odd extra eye in my forehead. I cant see with it...dont know what its for really...but I am kind of shy about that.
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20XXGiygas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
two sets of tits?!
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Sea-Salt-Child Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow! I got a really weird one...seven mutations! XD

Eyes-Big, globular, shiny black or very dark eyes

Skin coat- Dripping mucus

Limbs-Absent, or "trapped" under skin
Branch-like

Skin texture-Internal anatomy visible through transparent flesh

Body-Sluglike or wormlike flexible trunk, optionally legless and/or armless

Oddity- Fetus-like parasite twin, may have own personality or be mutant's true self

I feel like this girl is sort of a transparent snail person. With some really weird arms. And a badass parasitic twin. 
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sambestiary Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
If a mutant had two heads with two different personalities, could they have two YGORES?
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, they could be treated as two separate, complete characters who just happen to be stuck together!
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:iconimnurhest:
Imnurhest Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this looks like fun! :D
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LiquidFrogStudios Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I've done one. Link: [link]. I must say, this was fun to do. I'll probably do a couple more... :)
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
lol this is way too much fun! :D
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Dark-Young Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
eyes: long prehensile Stalks, no pupils or cornea.
mouth: Vertically aligned lips and teeth
head: upside down
body: Crab like carapace
skin: gnarled like a tree
skin coat: Throbbing veins
limbs: Floppy & flipper like
extremities: fused into suction pads
oddities: Spine extends to fleshless tail.

Why do I have the feeling this mutant is some sort of weird squishy/tree hybrid that lives inside a crab parasite? or maybe it's the parasite on the crab! DUN DUN DUUUN
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Jackoman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Got a rather boring Fellow:

Boheurt Mortimer

Mutations: 2

Skin Coat: Short Tubes growing from body.

Oddities: Spine extends into a lengthy tail w/ flesh in same mutation as Skin Coat.

And a Less Boring Fellow:


Muations: 7

Skin Texture: Internal Anatomy visible through transparent flesh

Eyes II: Eyes Grouped into single Socket, *other is closed permanently

Body: Hunchback, hey it's common!

Head: Huge Bulbous Cranium

Eyes II: OTher eye is a Huge Fleshy Lump*

Eyes: Eyes Located Where Ears Normally Would be.

Head: Globular, lumpy asymmetrical shape
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:iconsammie39:
sammie39 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Writer
the mutants are revolting!!
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:iconwotss:
Wotss Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a double-meaning!!
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:iconsammie39:
sammie39 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Writer
From Futurama!!
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:iconwotss:
Wotss Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know!! 8-D
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shadow6914 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
three tits...awesome! (if you know what movie thats off you get a cookie!) but good art1
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:iconlanternbat:
LanternBat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Of course we know what movie that's off of, you need to get your ass to mars.
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shadow6914 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
lolz
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LanternBat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I've played this a number of times and gotten so many different combinations of things, but my absolute favorite is this one where I get...

Body: 7-Crablike or turtle-like carapace of external bone

Limbs: 8-Joined in a membranous webbing

Skin Coat: 2-Coarse insect-like bristles, may be pencil-thick

Every time I think about it I picture this sort of flying squirrel, crab, insect, human hybrid thing. But it's also wearing some decorative samurai gear and a holding a huge sword. So I imagine this flying samurai warlord mutant commanding an army of monsters as he glides into battle. How awesome is that?!
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Platinum-titan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made some mutants with these, they're in my gallery if you want to see them. I even listed what mutations I got for each one.
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Tektalox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE this funny thing! The possibilities with this are just endless. I love how some of these combinations allows you to create things in style with John Carpenterīs "The Thing" or the Apostles from Kentauro Miuras "Berserk".
One question: When you get a "10-re-roll", is the next number you get from the dice the total number of eyes/limbs for your mutant?
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ladydragoncharmer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
[link]
Here's mine! I tried to make it as close to descriptions as possible.
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Delcat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Have you considered making a group for the results of this thing? I'm seeing a LOT of cool drawings of people's mutants.
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Delcat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Hadurp I fail reading comprehension, sorry and never mind
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where'd you fail? It is a legitimate suggestion, I could start a DA group...although I've been a sent a lot of them outside DA.

I do wonder how many I'm missing that people haven't sent or showed me though D:
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Delcat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I read further and saw you already had a gallery, I didn't realize it was outside of DA. So...double fail makes win? |8/ I have no idea.
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eZkiZo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So... here it goes... xD:
.Functional tentacle of extra flesh
.Beachball-sized monstrous eyeball anywhere on head or body
.Thin and knobbly like bird talons
.On the end of a fleshy trunk or proboscis
.Circular ring of teeth or lamprey-like sucker
.Absent, or "trapped" under skin
.Long, thin digits like spider legs
.No pupils or corneas
.Extra, external bones, face may be skull-like
...As I picture it this is going to be some fun nightmare fuel, I'll upload as soon as I finish it :D thanks for the awesome game
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SIGILSMONOLITH Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok i'll draw and post my mutant soon
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SylvesterHansen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
this is adorably gross
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akatsukifan12345 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I got....a really freaky worm

Eyes- 3: No trace of eyes or even sockets
Eyes II- 7: Completely empty sockets
Mouth- 2: On the end of a fleshy trunk or proboscis
Head- 6: Long, stretched face
Body- 6: Sluglike or worm-like flexible trunk, optionally legless and/or armless
Skin Texture- 9: Finely wrinkled, mole-rat like
Skin Coat- 9: Bulging, colorful, throbbing veins
Limbs- 1: Abnormally muscular and huge
Extremities- 1: Long, thin digits like spider legs
Oddities- 7: Large holes in body, or whole chunks of form appear missing/caved in
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Blaster6868 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
This was fun! Here are mine. X)
[link]
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AtomicRebirth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
My first random generation turned this out:
-Oddities: Extremely long, dangling tongue(s), doesn't fit back in mouth

That's it. I'm a smoker!
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LRpaul Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...bleh...
this is what I got:
1. oddity-Spine extends into long tail, with or without flesh.
2. head-Head switched with an arm or leg. May have to "crab walk"
3. oddity-Fetus-like parasite twin, may have own personality or be mutant's true self
4. skin-Scabrous and ragged, like burnt scar tissue
5. extreme-Large, blunt mole-like claws
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Anomaro-Karisu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Head: Absent or featureless, facial features may be anywhere else
Extreme Oddities: Head is a butt. This is considered the epitome of beauty.

Okay... So the head is a butt. But there is no head. Ddoes that mean the butt is the head? Or that there is no butt?
This has to be the most confusing of all combinations. :confused:
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can mix things any way you prefer! The head could be a butt, with a mouth and eyes somewhere else :D
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Wriggle-Kick Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I'm gonna use random generation. I might just pick the features I like best.
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Anomaro-Karisu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I had rolled "Mouth: On the end of a fleshy trunk or proboscis" and "Skin Coat: Coarse insect-like bristles, may be pencil-thick" or "Extra, external bones, face may be skull-like" too, I could have made a human hallucigenia. :D
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theawesomeflee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] quite fun to do. It's not Picasso, but I tried my best.
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Mr6 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
[link] Really fun to use this!
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HeffyDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
[link] This was so much fun to play with!
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