There are four types of enemies to thwart the player characters in Exterminis: Reign of Destruction. These are other characters (NPCs), demons, spirits, and warpchanged animals. There are no natural enemies, and no natural animals will attack armed adventurers.
NPCs are characters created and controlled by the DM. They are usually (but not always) created using the same rules as player characters. Defeating NPCs in combat rewards the players with 2-5 karma points per rank of the NPC’s highest skill. The more powerful they are, the more karma they should be worth.
Demons are creatures who arrived through portals opened up during the cataclysm. Almost all of the enemies in the world are demons. Beings that might be natural creatures in other fantasy worlds, such as goblins, kobolds, orcs, and so forth are demons in the world of Exterminis, as are almost all of the monsters found in other worlds. This is in addition to the entities that actually look like demons and devils. Victory over demons is worth two karma per rank of the demon.
Spirits are astral entities summoned by conjurers. These include all undead creatures, spirits who inhabit physical bodies prepared just for them such as golems and elementals, and spirits that stay in a ghostly un-physical form. Victory over spirits is worth two karma per rank of the spirit.
The fourth kind of enemy are warpchanged animals. These are natural animals that have been corrupted, twisted, and driven insane by contact with the warp, an invisible chaotic energy that floats across the land. Victory over Warpchanged animals is worth one karma per rank of the animal. Warpchanged animals do not have any special powers like demons and spirits do.
Demons, spirits, and warpchanged animals are ranked from 1-10. This rank determines everything about them, from characteristics to damage to the number of special powers they possess. The higher the rank, the more powerful they are, and the more karma they are worth.
|Rank||Characteristics||Conflict Codes||# of Powers|
|5||70||1d8 + 1d6||3|
|7||90||1d8 + 1d10||4|
|9||100||1d10 + 1d12||5|
Spirit and Demon Powers
All spirits and demons have characteristics equal to their (force x10). All conflict codes are figured accordingly, but spirits and demons get an additional +2 to all conflict codes. Each spirit and demon has a number of powers equal to its force.
Alter Self: The spirit can take any animal or humanoid form it desires.
Armored: The spirit has 50 armor points in addition to their health points.
Breath Weapon: The spirit can damage all targets in a conical area (force x 10) feet long, (force x 1) at the mouth, and (force x 5) at the end for force d6 points of damage, a number of times equal to its force.
Dark Vision: The spirit can see in the dark as easily as it sees during the day.
Engulf: Magical attack doing force d6 damage per round, and restraining the target.
Etherealness: The spirit takes on a ghost-like form, immune to physical attacks, but unable to perform physical attacks.
Fearless: The spirit is completely immune to all forms of fear.
Fear Aura: Opponents must make a successful Social Influence test against the spirit in order to attack them.
Flight: The spirit can fly up to 50 feet per round.
Force Bolt: The spirit can fire magical bolts that cause force d6 damage.
Harness Ethos: The spirit can create magical items out of elemental Light, Dark, or Shadow. These items last until the spirit is banished.
Immunity: The spirit is immune to all diseases and poisons.
Improved Conflict Codes: The spirit has two opposing conflict codes (weapon attack and weapon defense, for example) as if their force was 10 instead of their actual force.
Improved Skills: The spirit uses a d8 for all other skills instead of a d6.
Infravision: The spirit can see heat signatures in the absence of visible light.
Inhabit: The spirit can inhabit a vessel created for it, a nearby elemental source, or a nearby corpse.
Invisibility: The spirit can become invisible for 10 minutes a number of times equal to its force. Invisible spirits become visible if they take damage or perform an action.
Lay on Hands: The spirit can heal or cause Force d6 damage with a successful martial attack.
Teleport: The spirit can teleport 50′ a number of times equal to its force.