Enhanced Senses - infrared vision, night vision - Cost 10
Force Field - 4 resistant ED and PD, reduced endurance - 0 END (+1/2) - Cost 12
Life Support - longevity - 200 year life span - Cost 1
Combat Levels - +3 with energy blasts - Cost 6
Language: choose one (native) - Cost 0
Lightning Reflexes - +2 - Cost 3
Distinctive Features - bulby hairless alien - Cost -5
Hunted - by anti-d-bee forces, more powerful, 8 or less - Cost -10
Psych Limitation - angry at the world, very common, strong - Cost -20
Reputation - quick-tempered energy blasting alien, 11 or less - Cost -10
Conversion Notes: This package is based on the yeno race from Rifts role playing game. I based this package deal on the absolute minimum of abilities of a first level yeno. The Characteristics cost for the SPD takes into account the bonus from the DEX. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.
The yeno are strange, rare d-bees occasionally encountered
in central and eastern Canada and the midwest U.S. They are
tall, thin humanoids with scaly yellow, red and orange skin, a
melon head, blazing yellow eyes and three-fingered hands. Most
seem mean, angry and hot tempered all the time, and are easy to
provoke. In fact, one popular saying about yeno is, "You have
to watch yourself around a yeno, 'cause they go to bed unhappy
and wake up angry." Another is, "Yeno have the personality of
an angry nest 'o hornets and an even nastier sting." Why the
yeno are perpetually nasty and in a foul mood is anyone's
Yeno are also known as energy weavers or energy men because
they can absorb, manipulate and unleash energy in a variety
of ways. They can fire energy beams from their hands
and eyes and can generate a barely visible energy field around
them like natural body armor at the speed of thought. One famous
bounty hunter is quoted as saying, "Lest ya kill a yeno in
his sleep, them natsy buggers is damn hard to kill, an' ya better
be prepared for the fight of yer life." It is a famous quote and a
popular Canadian folk tale because, according to the story, a
moment later, she was killed by a blast in the back by a yeno
who took offense from her quip.
Yeno energy weavers are notorious for taking up the profession
of assassin, killer for hire, bounty hunter, bandit and gunslinger.
The yeno is a rare and long lived d-bee race, most often found in Canada. Yeno can see in the dark and into the infrared spectrum. Their skin is minor armor and they can generate a light force field around themselves.
A yeno character would normally also take an occupation, most common are the assassin, commando, special forces, spy, grunt, bandit, bounty hunter and gunslinger. They cannot learn magic or gain psionic abilities.
To learn more about the yenos, I suggest purchasing and reading Rifts World Book Twenty - Rifts Canada by Kevin Siembieda.
Race created by Palladium Books.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - July, 2004