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Chaos
2007-11-08, 08:35 AM
Inspired by Therkla and her description of Elan, I present:


Too Cute to Die
(Dashing Swordsman class feat)

Whenever the Dashing Swordsman meets an enemy who might, in principle, be attracted to people of the Dashing Swordsman´s race, gender and age category, the Dashing Swords makes a DC20 Charisma check. If the check succeeds, the enemy decides that the Dashing Swordsman is "too cute to die", and will refuse to attack the Dashing Swordsman unless attacked by him/her first.

DracoDei
2007-11-08, 08:40 AM
Might want to make it scale a bit... say DC(20+1/5 enemies CR)...

ArmorArmadillo
2007-11-08, 12:49 PM
Given the number of "Half-" templates, this would include Demons, Devils, and Dragons.

Chaos
2007-11-08, 01:46 PM
Given the number of "Half-" templates, this would include Demons, Devils, and Dragons.

Not sure.
For one thing, we cannot say for sure how much physical attraction is there, on part of the non-human creature, and how much the... uh... pairing is just acting as part of a plan.
For another, as the act of procreation probably takes place with the creature taking human(oid) form, we can limit the feat´s effectiveness to when such creatures are actually in humanoid form.

AstralFire
2007-11-08, 02:58 PM
Given the number of "Half-" templates, this would include Demons, Devils, and Dragons.

You forget Celestials and Fey and sentient undead (Lichloved.)

boomwolf
2007-11-08, 03:05 PM
Actually it wont effect other races that much.

"I don't date outside my race." is a common line. and usually its not jest to make some creep go away.
Most actually will stick to people of their own kind.

AstralFire
2007-11-08, 03:10 PM
Actually it wont effect other races that much.

"I don't date outside my race." is a common line. and usually its not jest to make some creep go away.
Most actually will stick to people of their own kind.

Just taking a moment to make a quick jab at the D&D cosmology's apparent propensity to screw everything that moves, resulting in multitudes of templated halfbreeds and ____touched, even if actual results from these matings are impossible to find.

Kaelaroth
2007-11-09, 05:19 AM
I like it. :smallsmile:

Is the only pre-requisite being a Dashing Swordsman?

Freederick
2007-11-09, 06:17 AM
Just taking a moment to make a quick jab at the D&D cosmology's apparent propensity to screw everything that moves, resulting in multitudes of templated halfbreeds and ____touched, even if actual results from these matings are impossible to find.

It all started with Beren and Lúthien (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Beren_and_Lúthien). :smallredface: And went down (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beren#Line_of_the_Half-elven) from there. Tolkien was the first to have half-elves, and half-orcs. He actually went farther than even D&D dared, and mentioned half-trolls (I'll swear they exist, and some of them frequent this forum). :smalltongue:

Bisected8
2007-11-09, 06:29 AM
I don't know why, but it seems more logical to me to just have the enemy make a will save with a DC equal to the DS's charisma score.

Chaos
2007-11-09, 02:58 PM
I like it. :smallsmile:

Is the only pre-requisite being a Dashing Swordsman?

Yes.

Or, of course, a similar Charisma-based class. The Charismatic Hero base class from d20 modern, or the advanced classes based on it, could qualify.

I considered giving it a Charisma prerequisite, but then, the feat is kind of pointless without high Charisma.

smart thog
2007-11-14, 10:12 AM
Where is the dashing swordsman?

ZeroNumerous
2007-11-14, 10:36 AM
Where is the dashing swordsman?

This made my day. :smallamused:

DracoDei
2007-11-14, 10:43 AM
This made my day. :smallamused:
It did get made in these forums you know... twice.

ZeroNumerous
2007-11-14, 10:44 AM
It did get made in these forums you know... twice.

I know, but the massive amount of sarcasm that could be potentially released from such a statement has allowed me to achieve nirvana. And because of this, I am happy.

Kenbert
2007-11-14, 04:19 PM
There should have to be a will save against the charisma roll, not just a set DC. But I really like it :-)

smart thog
2007-11-15, 02:15 PM
I know, but the massive amount of sarcasm that could be potentially released from such a statement has allowed me to achieve nirvana. And because of this, I am happy.

Please show me the link.

DracoDei
2007-11-15, 02:24 PM
Well, the idea is from Order of the Stick of course... the write ups in the forums are HERE (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29882) and HERE (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31137).

smart thog
2007-11-15, 06:57 PM
Well, the idea is from Order of the Stick of course... the write ups in the forums are HERE (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29882) and HERE (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31137).

Oh, thanks.

Toptomcat
2007-11-15, 07:20 PM
It all started with Beren and Lúthien (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Beren_and_Lúthien). :smallredface: And went down (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beren#Line_of_the_Half-elven) from there. Tolkien was the first to have half-elves, and half-orcs. He actually went farther than even D&D dared, and mentioned half-trolls (I'll swear they exist, and some of them frequent this forum). :smalltongue:

Tolkien didn't start it. Zeus started it, along with the whole pack of divine nymphomaniacs that is Greek mythology.
(And I'm sure somebody can trace it even further than that.)

thevorpalbunny
2007-11-15, 09:23 PM
There's sections in the Epic of Gilgamesh suggesting that some of the Sumerian gods were almost as bad as Zeus.
Interesting feat, though.

levi
2007-11-16, 01:37 PM
Amusing feat, although, it should be rewritten to not be class specific so someone could actually use it. An opposed check of some sort would proably be a good balancing point as well.

As for cross species attraction, I recall someone on these boards positing that it's actually that human males are willing to "have relations" with practiacally anything that causes it. Makes sense to me. It's just that offspring only result when the other race is humanoid, or highly magical.

As for Roman (and other dieties), inter-species matings are just tip of the iceburg when it comes to their unorthodox sexual activities. I'd better just stop there. PG and all that.