Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hello, gamers. Look at your PC class, then back to me.

In a twist no one saw coming, ultra-manly Old Spice decided that an effective marketing technique would be to appeal to nerds by making a Pathfinder PC class called the Gentleman.

And yes, I do mean Pathfinder and not D&D; if you look at the class skills you will see that it says "Acrobatics".  3.5 edition D&D used Balance and Tumble; the were not combined into Acrobatics until Pathfinder.

So there you have it:  Old Spice decrees that Pathfinder, and not D&D, is the greatest role playing game of all time! ;)
For those folks who are having difficulty downloading the class due to its immense popularity, I've uploaded a copy to my own google drive for your convenience.

As observed by,
The Gentlemen class is basically a bard on steroids, with a few overpowered abilities mixed in. Not only does a Gentlemen get an increase in their Base Attack Bonus every level, something that's usually reserved for martial classes only, they also get to add their Charisma and Dexterity modifier to their Armor Class whenever they wear a fancy suit.
A Gentlemen's default abilities are the catchphrase and punchline - abilities that can either inspire allies or damage their opponents. As a Gentlemen levels up, they also gain abilities like turning into an intelligent dog, spontaneously summon a horse, or heal allies with their pleasing scent...which comes from a Gentlemen using Old Spice products, of course. Eventually, a Gentlemen also earns an MBA and has the opportunity to marry and can instantly level up his party by getting a new haircut. If a Gentlemen reaches Level 20, he becomes a being of pure energy and can make anything explode...but at the cost of ascending to a higher plane of existence.
This class is an odd beast indeed: far too much work has been put into it for it to be an unplayable joke class, but neither is it properly balanced (some abilities are too powerful and some are just jokes). I feel like with some work, this could be turned into a balanced (if weird) combination of Bard and Paladin.

I know that I probably could make it work. The question is, should I?

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