Gilding Genetic Retrovirus

Tech Level: 6

EDF Modifier: -/-

Description: This retrovirus makes changes to the recipient’s DNA, increasing his body’s adherence to certain laws of symmetry (thus increasing physical beauty), as well as affecting the brain centers to boost self confidence and creativity, reduce inhibitions, increase empathy, and boost extroverted tendencies. The result of these changes makes the recipient more likable and interesting to most people, though not without a price.

Benefit: The gilding augmentation retrovirus gives the recipient a +1 to +5 inherent bonus to his Charisma score. He takes a –2 penalty to his Wisdom score, as his increased creativity combined with reduced inhibitions leads to shortsightedness, rash behavior, and a blithe inability to process information.

A character cannot have more than one genetic retrovirus in effect at a time. A genetic retrovirus cannot be removed through surgery; it must be removed with targeted toxins or diseases (see Wetware Equipment, page 73). Further, genetic retroviruses cannot have any gadget components or be added to other cybernetic devices that have gadgets.

Type: Biological/Internal

Hardness/HP: -/-

Cost: 2300 (+1), 2500 (+2), 2700 (+3), 2900 (+4), or 3100 (+5)

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