Daily Punch 3-29-18 Lizardman descriptor for Numenera/Cypher System

I was running Numenera last night, and a friend wanted to play a lizardman.  So, I custom’ed up one on the fly!

Lizardman (descriptor)

Your people walked the earth as mighty dinosaurs long ago, you are the spawn of magic, or you might be the child of dragons and man.  In either case, you are a large lizard person.  You are covered in scales, claws, and now stride the Earth walking your own path.

You gain the following Benefits:

Muscular: +2 to your Might Pool.

Armored: You are always considered to be wearing light armor that does not encumber you.  You only apply the largest armor you are wearing.

Claws: You’re always considered to have light weapons due to your claws.

Skills:You’re trained in all actions that involve balance due to you tail.

Skills:You’re trained in all action that require swimming and water or you can be trained in enduring desert environments.  Once this choice is made, you may not change it later.

Skills:You’re trained in all actions that require tracking due to your enhanced sense of smell.

InabilityYou’re have trouble interacting with other races due to your abstract nature.

Initial Link to  the Starting Adventure: From the following list of options, choose how you become involved in the first adventure.

  1. Your draconic parent sent you to investigate some trouble involving another of the PCs.
  2. You have been taken in by another PC who saw you mistreated as a child.
  3. You feel compelled to join this task because it might explain why you are different from the others.
  4. The task was one of the first you came upon as you emerged from your vast underground land where the others of your kind wait.



Daily Punch 1-15-18 Explores the mind Foci for Cypher System

Here is a fun new Foci for the Cypher System


You find the mind an extraordinary place. It’s a fun place to play! Maybe you talk and work the blackbox from the outside like a therapist, hoping to help your patients. Maybe you work as a psychic, reading the mind in a haze vail stumbling through the hidden world of the soul. Of maybe you are a wizard who directly enters the mind and alters it to how you see fit! In any case, you peek into people and want to know more.

Connection: Choose one of the following.

1. Pick one other PC. That person’s mind is a puzzle, and you’re going to solve it!

2. Pick one other PC. You are the only person who understands that person’s pain, and you’re going to help them!

3. Pick one other PC. That person is the secret origin of why you explore the mind and you want to help that person as way of thanks.

4. Pick one other PC. That is a place where madness lay.

Minor Effect Suggestion: You cause the target to second guess everything causing everything it does to be soon with a one level penalty.

Major Effect Suggestion: You shatter a targets concentration so it does not act for a turn.

Tier 1: Studied Mind . You gain training to read people and training in making people see your point of view, +1 to your Intellect Edge, and 5 additional points to your Intellect Pool. Enabler.
Hesitation(3 Intellect Points) . Your words or abilities carry wait on the mind. If you hit, you cause the target to studder in word and deed, granting all allies an asset to all defence rolls against the target. Action.

Tier 2: Soothe The Mind (3 Intellect points). You use your command of others to inspire people and repair damage done. The target of this ability heals 1d6 +your tier intellect points, and ends any mental negative effect on them. If the target isn’t affected by anything, they instead gain an asset on their next action. If used on an box, any mental effect ends on the target and if its mental state affected my a malady, that ends for scene. It is up to the GM to determine if that effect ends for good or just the scene. Once effected by this ability, the ability can not be used on that target for one day. Action.

Tier 3: Researched Focus. You are specialized in reading emotions and making people see your point of view. Enabler.
Cutting Words (5 Intellect points). Through spell, word, or manipulation, you tinker with a view mind. On a successful attack of a target that you can see, the target of this ability is dealt 4 intellect damage, ignoring armor. If the intellect pool is empty, the damage is applied to speed, then might. Action.

Tier 4: Complete Rewrite (6 Intellect points. Once each day, you can completely rewrite the mind of a target for a time. On a successful attack, the target completely bends to your will. You can completely control the target. The first command you give the target is followed with complete accuracy for one hour. Any second action that is completely out of character may require a second success. The target is under this effect for a minimum of one hour, where you must make anothet success, for up to 24 hours of control. You are not aware of the targets actions, but it will follow your command until the ability ends. Action.

Daily Punch 12-6-17 Teleporting descriptor for Cypher System

I have a guy who wants to teleport and only do that.  I think that sounds like an awesome descriptor if you just want to do  a bit of it and it stays local.



For some reason, you can teleport across space.  You don’t go far, but far enough to get out of trouble.  It comes with a cost, but sometimes its one you’re willing to pay!

Trained:  +2 to your Intellect pool.

Ability:  Teleport(2 Intellect points): As an action, you can teleport a short distance.  You have to see where you are teleporting.  You simple move across the distance in the blink of an eye.

Choose one of the following as a connection to the starting adventure:

  1. You’ve always wanted to understand your gift, so you’ve struck out across the world to use it.
  2. You wonder where your gift comes from, and now you’re going out to find it.
  3. You’ve gained this gift at a cost, and now the cost is going out to do a favor.
  4. You like starting trouble and getting far away from it, and now its time to use that gift to get out of trouble by leaving the area!