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The Proteus Gambit is a Pathfinder compatible adventure written for the Sci-Fi world of Alterkine for four to five 4th level PCs. 

The known universe is not a nice neighborhood. Monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the black edges of space. If you want to survive out there, you need an edge. Cybernetics are expensive though; bioware even more so. Genetic therapy is cheap, but it’s also time consuming, not to mention dangerous. More than one unlucky merc has come out of surgery with a tentacle where his head should be. But what if you could find a way to improve the process? Suiiav Quii, mad scientist and Adaevian biochemist, may have done just that. 

Where it might take a lifetime for your run-of-the-mill geneshifter to master her powers, Quii’s newly developed genomic panacea offers a shortcut. Subjects are made malleable, their bodies shaped by their environment. Governments, shipping conglomerates, and warlords would all pay big money for a prototype that worked as advertised. Of course, with the bad reputation of mutational technology, no one is going to shell out for unproven tech. If Quii wants to walk away from this sale a rich Adaevian, she’s going to need to make a demonstration. She’s going to need test subjects. She’s going to need the PCs. 

Currently being written by Colin Strickland of Adventure a Week fame, The Proteus Gambit clocks in at over 60 pages. The Proteus Gambit introduces players to a new race, the Nezzuhu. A fierce, feral, and xenophobic race that would prefer to just be left alone.

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Experience has shown me that there can often be hiccups like unexpected cost, the crazy amount to ship overseas, sick pets, losing a job, or spending time in the hospital that can throw timelines off schedule.
Too many reward levels and stretch goals seem to cause more trouble than they are worth, so I am just going to keep it simple.

Since this is mostly completed I do not see too many factors interfering, but we all know life seems to like to get in the way.

No matter what happens, good or bad, I will be sure to keep you in the loop.

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