08 January, 2019

Current List of Potential Animals to Mutate

One of the things that always bugged me about the Palladium game "TMNT and Other Strangeness" was the fact that most of the animals available were mammals, with a lesser number of birds and reptiles... I think there might have been a couple of amphibians in the mix, but certainly no fish, and the only insects or invertebrates in the game appeared much later in the "Mutants in Orbit" supplement as monstrous NPCs.


One of the things about the TMNT comic is that it had anything and everything among the characters in its pages.

So, with that in mind, I've been deliberately creating a list of character options that cover all those other non-mammalian critters, and have aimed to focus on drawing a lot of those mutants to explore potential options that many players might not consider as immediately fun.

Here's the current listing, which isn't comprehensive at all, but tries to cover a wide variety of different animal types. I'll probably narrow down the listing to two dozen common starting character types (the types of animals most likely to be studied in genetic research), and then if there's enough interest in the game I'll start writing up a few of the other animals in themed groupings.


Mammals
Eutheria (Placental)
Aardvark
Dugong
Rabbit
Mouse
Squirrel
Beaver
Gorilla
Chimpanzee
Orang-Utan
Lemur
Mole
Whale
Dolphin
Bat
Dog
Cat
Bear
Sloth
Horse
Seal
Cow
Deer
Camel
Pig
Rhinoceros
Armadillo
Fox
Metatheria (Marsupial)
Opossum
Thylacine
Numbat
Quoll
Tasmanian Devil
Bilby
Bandicoot
Koala
Wombat
Possum
Cuscus
Sugar Glider
Tree Kangaroo
Kangaroo
Wallaby
Quokka
Prototheria (Monotreme)
Echidna
Platypus
Birds
Palaeognathae
Ostrich
Emu
Cassowary
Kiwi-
Galloanserae
Chicken
Duck
Lyrebird
Peafowl
Neoaves
Hummingbird
Pigeon
Crane
Flamingo
Albatross
Penguin
Pelican
Vulture
Hawk
Owl
Kingfisher
Falcon
Parrot
Reptiles and Amphibians
Lizard
Snake
Sea Snake
Boa
Viper
Python
Cobra
Turtle
Crocodile
Frogs and Toads
Axolotls
Fish
              Sharks and Rays
             
Crustaceans and Arthropods
Crab
Lobster
Woodlouse
Prawn
Spider
Scorpion
Centipede/Millipede
Insects
Fly
Beetle
Ant
Grasshopper
Dragonfly
Wasp
Cockroach
Butterfly
Mantis
Moth
Cephalopods
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Nautilus
Other Invertebrates
Slug
Snail
Jellyfish
Tardigrade
Leech
Velvet Worm
Worm

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