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The Antigamer
2008-12-29, 03:47 AM
I've always been fond of Profession[Fishing] for the time my epic level PC went to the plane of water to fish for Elder Water Elementals and the Kraken.

thegurullamen
2008-12-29, 03:53 AM
Profession (Law)

It was for a Sorc in a campaign where magic was illegal everywhere. All of my trials ended up being tributes to Johnny Cochrane. I also took this skill for a community service monk and a ninja chef.

Arcane_Snowman
2008-12-29, 04:24 AM
Basket Weaving, simply because it takes me back to Armed and Dangerous, with the mad monks.

Kris Strife
2008-12-29, 07:00 AM
Profession (pimp) on an epic level paladin.

BobVosh
2008-12-29, 07:06 AM
Profession: Locksmith <.<
Profession: Tumbler >.>

Anyway!

I liked my bard's Profession: Choreographer
Almost made a boy band adventurer group...

bosssmiley
2008-12-29, 07:40 AM
Profession: Courtesan

It's always nice to have help squandering all that loot, and the Random Harlot Table is an ancient and respected element of our sub-culture. :smallamused:

Jack_Simth
2008-12-29, 07:48 AM
Profession(Spellcaster for Hire) ... although I'm a little more fond of Craft([Some trade good or other), due to the higher rate of wealth increase during down-time.

Burley
2008-12-29, 09:02 AM
Profession (Actor) is a personal favorite. Makin' profession checks that can encompass so many many things.

Leon
2008-12-29, 09:07 AM
Atm

Profession: Librarian

Calemyr
2008-12-29, 09:48 AM
I have never had a chance to try him (you'd need a very open minded DM to pull it off), but I've always wanted to play a paladin of the red knight with Profession(Gambling). What the game is would be up for debate, probably Go, Shogi, Chess, or Checkers. Either way, it would be a chance to hone his strategy skills, honor his goddess, and earn the night's room and board all in one enjoyable passtime.

kjones
2008-12-29, 10:12 AM
Profession (Sailor), because it's the only way to actually represent nautical skills in 3.5.

Mushroom Ninja
2008-12-29, 10:55 AM
I've always been fond of Profession (Ditchdigger), Profession (Millionaire), and Profession (Zombie Hunter).

Prometheus
2008-12-29, 12:22 PM
I have to say that Profession (Law) and (Librarian) earlier mentioned are really good ones that I had never thought of.

Profession (seige engineer) is another RAW one worth mentioning in that it is needed to use siege weapons (which I tend to give more support for in my campaigns).

People choosing professions that overlap with other skill is a big problem that DMs just have to pretty much ban,handicap or rule that it is inferior. For example, someone liked the idea of being an informant, but he had to be pointed towards Gather Information of Knowledge (local) if he wanted to actually get anything useful other than money out of it.

Creative ones I've seen done are Profession (beggar), (gambler), (politician), (fireman), and (member of insert organization here). It may be surprising, but these actually come in handy more than a couple of times.

thegurullamen
2008-12-29, 04:34 PM
For your typical Dark Ages setting, jump start the Enlightenment by taking ancient texts regarding the nature of science and mix liberally with a 17th level cleric with the Craft or Creation domain (whichever domain has the 9th level spell where you make your own permanent magical micro-factory.) Fast forward ten years or so after the conservative/fundamentalist backlash against intellectualism has died down and make a PC with Profession (Author) or (Librarian) to have complete control over future generations' intellectual resources by deciding which books and ideas make it to the printers.

Fast forward fifty years past the revolutions to the golden days of Renaissance and what have you. Apply technology at your own discretion and watch your setting develop.

And that's how a cleric and a Profession skill can make Steampunk.

Mark Hall
2008-12-29, 04:57 PM
I love professions as being synergy banks. After all, 5 ranks in Bluff is better than most skill feats (since it gives a flat +2 to two skills, and a +2 to two other skills in other situations), so I don't see a problem with granting bonuses for points "wasted" in Professions.

In fact, I talked about this two years ago. (http://rpg-crank.livejournal.com/8482.html)

Andras
2008-12-29, 06:16 PM
Profession (Oldest).

Hal
2008-12-29, 06:57 PM
Profession (Brewer) does make you popular with the rest of the party. My DM said that once I had 8 ranks in it, I could open my own brewery. Too bad I didn't survive that long.

The Antigamer
2008-12-29, 07:55 PM
Buildup...
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...And that's how a cleric and a Profession skill can make Steampunk.

That is pure awesome. Not 90% awesome, not even 99.9%, just 100% pure awesomeness. Also, your signature makes me smile.


Profression (Oldest)
Rofl. Rofl indeed.

Godna
2008-12-29, 08:39 PM
professional(unemployed douche bag) DM always insist i start with 24 ranks in it even at level 1...yeah i get the idea but we are great friends its just to funny to pass up he says

Jack_Simth
2008-12-29, 08:50 PM
professional(unemployed douche bag) DM always insist i start with 24 ranks in it even at level 1...yeah i get the idea but we are great friends its just to funny to pass up he says
So make a profession check to make money at it.

Myou
2008-12-29, 09:26 PM
Profession (Gay Porn Star). :3

Mark Hall
2008-12-29, 10:49 PM
professional(unemployed douche bag) DM always insist i start with 24 ranks in it even at level 1...yeah i get the idea but we are great friends its just to funny to pass up he says

I'd abuse the Hell out of this... make your 4th level in Exemplar, since you've got 13 ranks in a skill, and can get 6 ranks of Diplomacy and Skill focus by then.

You can then be an Unemployed-Douche-Bag-o-mancer... at 8th level, you can be such a GOOD Unemployed Douche Bag that you make other people want to do as you say!

"Man, I'll look for a job tomorrow."
"Can you spot me some twenty until I get my unemployment?"
"Hey, I'm between jobs, man... can you buy the beer this week?"
...
"OH MY GOD, I WORSHIP YOU!"

Xallace
2008-12-29, 10:54 PM
I've used Profession (Fossor) and Profession (Gardener) before. I've also pretended to have ranks in Profession (Gardener). In character, I mean. gotta have a reason for carrying around the shovel, right? It's hard to get by peacefully saying "The shovel? Oh, yeah, that's how I get the corpses to make my undead hordes."

You learn these things after fleeing enough towns at pitchfork-point.

Vexxation
2008-12-29, 11:04 PM
Profession (Village Idiot) and Profession (Journalist) both strike me as interesting and fun careers.

Note, the first only works if you have both a low Int and Wis score, or if you have sufficient ranks in Bluff and Perform (Village Idiocy).

FMArthur
2008-12-29, 11:06 PM
Profession (Unemployed) was something one of my characters actually had. When I tried to use it, the DM looked up the rewards for profession checks and said I lost that much gold. :smalleek:

Harperfan7
2008-12-30, 01:51 AM
Proffesion (Siege Engineer)

The only proffesion skill that is useful in battle that I can think of.

ShadowFighter15
2008-12-30, 02:52 AM
Profession (Village Idiot) and Profession (Journalist) both strike me as interesting and fun careers.

Note, the first only works if you have both a low Int and Wis score, or if you have sufficient ranks in Bluff and Perform (Village Idiocy).

Reminds me of this Monty Python skit (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jNBNqUdqm1E).

I've never actually thought about uses for the Profession skill (though you can probably put this down to me being new to the game and having only created two characters so far.)