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Reckless Scientist

It's the reckless scientist's job to break the rules of reality, no matter the cost.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 22

Reckless ScientistCreature 6

Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 248
Perception +10
Languages Common
Skills Acrobatics +12, Crafting +17, Deception +9, Engineering Lore +15, Medicine +10, Stealth +12, Underworld Lore +13
Str +1, Dex +4, Con +5, Int +5, Wis +2, Cha -1
Infused Items A reckless scientist carries the following infused items: 2 moderate acid flasks, 2 moderate alchemist's fires, 1 lesser bomber's eye elixir, 2 moderate frost vials, and 3 lesser elixirs of life. These items last for 24 hours, or until the next time the scientist makes their daily preparations.
Items work coat (functions as padded armor), +1 sickle, alchemist's tools, bandolier, moderate antidote, moderate antiplague
AC 23; Fort +17, Ref +14, Will +10; +1 status to all saves vs. poison
HP 92; Resistances poison 5
Unstable Compounds When an attacker scores a critical hit against the reckless scientist, one of the scientist's poorly stowed alchemical items bursts. The GM determines the item randomly. If it was a bomb, the alchemist takes damage from the bomb, and any creature adjacent to the alchemist takes the splash damage. Any other item is simply wasted.
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action sickle +17 [+13/+9] (agile, finesse, magical, trip), Damage 1d4+7 slashingRanged Single ActionSingle Action alchemical bomb +16 [+11/+6] (range increment 20 feet, splash), Effect varies by bombQuick Bomber Single ActionSingle Action The reckless scientist Interacts to draw a bomb, then Strikes with it.Reckless Alchemy Single ActionSingle Action (concentrate, manipulate) Requirements The reckless scientist is holding a bomb or elixir; Effect The reckless scientist combines the bomb with another bomb or the elixir with another elixir. They can Interact to draw a second bomb or elixir if necessary as part of this action. They attempt a DC 28 Crafting check, destroying both component items to create one new item. If a viable resulting item isn't used by the end of the scientist's next turn, it explodes as described under critical failure.
Critical Success The new item has the full effect of both component items when used.
Success The new item combines both items, but halves the effect of each. (This halves damage for bombs, the amount of healing of elixirs of life, or the duration for effects that can't have their value halved. Details are determined by the GM.)
Failure The new item is inert.
Critical Failure The new item immediately explodes, dealing 3d6 piercing damage to the reckless scientist.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Alter Ego Mutagen

A reckless scientist may have a special mutagen with a 1-round onset that transforms them into another specific NPC or monster of their level, with the same duration as other mutagens. All statistics change, though HP changes only if the new maximum HP is lower than the scientist's current HP.

All Monsters in "Villains"

Gang Leader7
Reckless Scientist6


Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 246
Villains pursue selfish and cruel goals, trampling over anyone foolish or purehearted enough to stand in their way.