Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Chromes were an element of the regrettably short-lived series “Almost Human”. They readily fit into TS as an genetic uplift template
The Chrome Upgrade is often described as “the best genes that money can buy”. Chromes are engineered to be intelligent, attractive and healthy. As a marketing strategy the price of the Chrome Upgrade is deliberately kept high. Being a Chrome comes with benefits other than just good DNA. Many chromes are successful in their chosen field so likely to be at least financially comfortable. “Chroming” does not come cheap so many Chromes are born into wealthy and influential families.
Chromes tend to be insular and cliquey. A Chrome is likely to readily find allies or contacts among other Chromes. Mentors and patrons are also possible. Being a Chrome can be two-edged, however. Some baseline humans or “naturals” resent or are intimidated by Chromes. Some Chromes tend to be condescending to “naturals”. Some Chromes are also wary of other upgrades or parahumans, concerned that they may in fact be better than the Chromes in some way.
Attribute Modifiers: DX+1 ; IQ +1 ; HT +1 .
Advantages: Attractive ; Fit ; Longevity ; Extended Lifespan 1 ; Resistant to Disease (+3) ; Language Talent (+1) ; Eidetic Memory Level 1 ; Minority Group [-5]
Features: Taboo Traits (Genetic Defects, Mental Instability). No Appendix.
Wealth likely to be Comfortable  or higher. Other Chromes very likely to be allies or patrons.