Intellect Augmentation Genetic Retrovirus

Tech Level: 6

EDF Modifier: -/-

Description: This retrovirus changes the recipient’s DNA, remapping the functions and layout of the brain for efficiency. The efficiency of brain matter, as well as how certain cognitive functions operate, gives the recipient a higher IQ.

Benefit: An intellect augmentation retrovirus gives the recipient a +1 to +5 inherent bonus to his Intelligence score. He takes a –2 penalty to his Charisma score, because his increased intellect causes him to act more coldly and analytically.

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. 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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