Welcome to the club, fellow visionary! I made sure no one followed us here. These are R., B. and M. We'll call you "Q". I can't use real names because some foolish politicians disapprove of our work, and so there might be security devices around. Speaking of which, I'll need to sweep you...

Mad scientists are often known for locking themselves in their labs, performing cruel experiments on animals and even human beings, such as creating new and deadlier strains of bacteria. They consider science to be the ultimate law. They must keep their experiments well hidden from the academic community and the law.

Some of them travel the world, looking for other scientists of similar ethical persuasions. While they can be diplomatic, they are often laughably ill-trained at surveillance techniques, which they learn from spy movies. They may actually draw suspicion as they follow other scientists around and peer into reflective surfaces, expecting to be followed.

Mad Scientist (Smart Ordinary 3): CR 2; Medium Humanoid (human); HD 3d6+3, hp 13, Mas 12; Init +1, Spd 30 ft.; Def 12 (+1 Dex, +1 class); BAB +1, Grap +1; Atk unarmed strike +0 melee (1d3 nonlethal) or club +0 melee (1d6); S/R 5 ft./5 ft.; AL science, often one or two other allegiances; SV Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +1; AP 0, Rep +2; Str 10, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 15, Wis 8, Cha 14.

  • Occupation: Academic (class skills: Craft [writing], Knowledge [earth and life sciences], Research)
  • Skills: Bluff +5, Computer Use +5, Concentration +2, Craft (chemical) +4, Craft (electronic) +4, Craft (mechanical) +4, Craft (pharmaceuticals) +4, Craft (writing) +4, Craft (visual arts) +4, Diplomacy +5, Drive +2, Hide +2, Knowledge (earth and life sciences) +11, Knowledge (physical sciences) +6, Knowledge (technology) +5, Move Silently +2, Repair +3, Research +11, Search +3, Sense Motive +1, Swim +0, Treat Injury +0.
  • Feats: Educated (Knowledge [earth and life sciences], Knowledge [physical sciences]), Low Profile, Studious.
  • Posessions: personal possesions, hidden laboratory, dangerous bacterial cultures, assorted dangerous inventions, lab coat, weird hair-do.

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