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    Idiosyncrasies

    You're a PC, dammit. You're special, not just a random everyday NPC caught in someone else's story. But how do you distinguish yourself from those losers when they have the same access to classes, feats, and skills that you do? I mean, you have the power of plot, but that isn't exactly visible on a regular basis.

    No, the story is about you. You're one of the the heroes (or anti-heroes, if that's the way you want to be). You should stand out from the pack in a clearly-defined way available only to PCs, really cool NPCs, and the biggest and baddest bosses in the campaign. You need some seriously personalized signature idiosyncrasies.

    Idiosyncrasies function similarly to feats, except that they have absolutely no mechanical benefit or drawback whatsoever. You gain a idiosyncrasy at first level (more precisely, at character creation), and... well, I could set a schedule like feats are awarded, but really, given what idiosyncrasies are for, additional idiosyncrasies are granted when the DM says they ought to be, typically as a reward for completing a campaign or major sub-campaign. Heck, it could even be an extra merit award only offered to characters who distinguish themselves. Essentially, it's a tangible reward that does not affect game play balance.

    In short, feats like Spell Thematics would work better as idiosyncrasies (see "Signature Effect" below). The mechanical benefits seem "tacked-on" to a feat that is primarily for "color" purposes. Well, why not keep the "color", ditch the mechanical stuff, and provide a way to make a character a little more distinct from the surroundings?

    Rules For Idiosyncrasies

    • Idiosyncrasies are only available to PCs and key NPCs or villains/bosses (examples: Miko - yes, Hinjo - maybe, Thog - probably not)
    • PCs get an idiosyncrasy at level 1, and then any time the DM grants them the choice of an additional idiosyncrasy
    • There must never be a "mechanical" benefit or drawback to an idiosyncrasy, they are for color only
    • An idiosyncrasy may be used to "improve" a cohort or possession, but if such cohort or possession is later lost, so is the idiosyncrasy


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    Billowing Cloak
    Requirements: None
    Effect: Any cloak you wear constantly flutters gently as if in a light breeze, no matter what the actual wind condition is, if any


    Catch Phrase
    Requirements: Finishing Move
    Effect: Select a weapon for which you have Finishing Move. You develop a catch phrase to say during each of your signature moves for that weapon.
    Example: Using the katana example from Finishing Move: "don't lose your head!", or alternatively, depending on the player's knowledge of languages, the player may also choose to have characters from any southeast Asian script pop up as he strikes as the "catch phrase".
    Special: This may be taken multiple times, each time applying to a different melee weapon.


    Cheesy Accent
    Requirements: Must be able to consistently pull off a cheesy accent.
    Benefit: Your character speaks in a cheesy accent, and neither the DM nor the other players can force you to stop using it as long as you are speaking in character.
    Normal: The use of cheesy accents is dependent on the patience and tolerance of your gaming group.


    Cheesily Accented Stand-In
    Requirements: Cheesy Accent, must be able to consistently pull off two or more cheesy accents and switch between them quickly.
    Benefit: As Cheesy Accent, except that the benefit now also applies whenever you control someone else's character because they couldn't make it to the session. The accent you use for your own character and the accent you use for the other player's character must be different from each other.
    Normal: The use of cheesy accents is dependent on the patience and tolerance of your gaming group.


    Double-Jointed
    Requirements: Caster level first OR Undead type OR Cheesy Accent (eastern European)
    Effect: You can make creepy beckoning hand gestures, Bela Lugosi style.
    Normal: You can't do it like Bela Lugosi can.


    Drama Queen
    Requirements: A tolerant DM
    Effect: One per session, your character is allowed to make any given situation/sub-plot actually really be all about him or her.
    Special: Despite the name of this idiosyncrasy, it is not gender-specific. The DM may override this ability by fiat if you're going to seriously boop up his or her plotlines.


    Extra Bacon
    Requirements: Drama Queen
    Effect: You are connected to every plot NPC and boss by no more than three degrees of separation
    Normal: You are connected to everyone within seven degrees of separation


    Fashion Rebel!
    Requirements: An item that everyone else has.
    Effect: You may wear a mundane item in an unusual place or in an unconventional manner which distinguishes you from the masses of other people who possess the same item, piece of clothing, etc.
    Example: "I wear the ninja headband like everyone else, but on my arm! Woooo!"


    Finishing Move
    Requirements: Weapon Focus in a melee weapon (including unarmed strike and natural weapons), BAB +1
    Effect: Select a melee weapon you have Weapon Focus in and a descriptive signature attack move using that weapon. When landing a blow on an opponent with the chosen weapon that reduces it to 0 HP or less, you may describe the strike as having used that move. For each five points of BAB above +1 (i.e., at +6, +11, etc.) you can add another signature move to your repertoire, to a maximum of four signature moves. Each signature move may be used up to once per encounter.
    Special: This may be taken multiple times, each time applying to a different melee weapon.
    Example: "Way of the Samurai" (katana) -- Whenever you deal lethal damage to an enemy with a katana, you and the enemy suddenly end up facing away from each other, having gone past each other. You both stand like this for a few seconds, and then the opponent's head falls off. This has no actual effect on movement. This is a "dramatic effect" only and does not impact the requirements for the raise dead spell of the body needing to be whole.


    Funny Green Outfit
    Requirements: Must possess a funny green outfit
    Effect: Every time someone sees your funny green outfit, they comment on how strange it is. This does not have any effect on how recognizable you are (either for or against), though at appropriate moments some NPC's may tell you about the last time they saw someone wearing that funny green outfit (that is, you) and talk about your exploits.
    Variants: Could also be a funny-named instrument (like an ocarina), or similar unique item.
    Normal: Normally your funny green outfit is just green and funny. Other outfits are usually neither green nor funny.


    Goggles
    Requirements: None.
    Effect: You wear goggles. They do nothing.


    Jumping The Shark
    Requirements: None
    Effect: You may incorporate one pop-culture reference into your character (or the character's followers, possessions, etc.)
    Special: Keeping it subtle enough to not be annoying may be required
    Example: A "batman" wizard uses this to have his cohort, named Robyn Grayson, be able to use phrases like "Holy Zombies, (wizard's name)!"
    Example 2: "Windstriker, I choose you!"


    One-Hit Wonder
    Requirements: Truly Badass or Spellcasting ability
    Effect: If you manage to "one-shot" a boss creature, you are allowed to literally dance on its grave as a free action.


    Perfect Hair
    Requirements: Hair, CHA 13+
    Effect: No matter what happens to you, your hair is always perfectly in place


    Player (Pronounced: "play-ah")
    Requirements: CHA 17+
    Effect: Your character can get laid anywhere. Seriously. Even in the middle of a convent populated by non-gendered eunuchs. Regardless, this has no effect on personal reputation with anyone involved.


    Python's Patience
    Requirements: None
    Effect: You may make one extra Monty Python reference per session then the DM would normally allow you.
    Special: This idiosyncrasy may be taken multiple times, each time it is taken you gain an additional reference/session


    Sexy Shoeless God of War
    Requirements: Truly Badass
    Effect: In a non-CR-appropriate situation, if you are single-handedly responsible for killing enemies whose total hit points equal at least 300% of your own during the encounter, you may describe said enemies' deaths in a ridiculously over-the-top manner. All manner of realism may be ignored (subject to DM discretion), provided you do not actually change the battlefield.
    Special: Despite the name of this idiosyncrasy, you can use it while wearing shoes


    Shadowy Presence
    Requirements: None
    Effect: You are always described as having your face concealed in shadows, regardless of the actual lighting conditions. Nonetheless, this has no impact on anyone being able to recognize you.


    Shocking Secret
    Requirements: Armor Proficiency (any), must wear armor at least 75% of the time.
    Effect: Your armor hides something, anything, subject to DM approval.
    Examples: A disfigured face worthy of censorship, everyone assuming your character is of the opposite gender thanks to the gender masking nature of your armor, or maybe you just have a stupid haircut.
    Normal: You're just someone who likes a good AC bonus, with nothing to hide.


    Signature Effect
    Requirements: Ability to cast level 1 arcane spells
    Effect: Your spells have a visual theme, such as ‘sphere’ or ‘lightning’. Spells you cast have special effects based on your theme
    Special: You may choose one spell per caster level to apply this idiosyncrasy to, and one spell each additional caster level gained
    Example: With a "sphere" theme, Summon Monster I would be represented as the creature springing from a thrown sphere.


    Soliloquy
    Requirements: Drama Queen
    Effect: Once per session, you may suspend game play to go on a long winded monologue discussing what the character is thinking and feeling, how the current situation directly affects the character, and how it relates to his or her past. The monologue ends if the player strays at all from those points, or when the DM tells the player to shut the hell up.
    Special: While The monologue must be done in character, any information imparted is technically OOC. Technically.


    Sonic Screwdriver
    Requirements: At least 1 rank in a skill that requires ambiguous tools (Such as Disable Device, or Open Lock)
    Effect: When a player takes this Idiosyncrasy, he/she may choose one of the skills required in the Prerequisites. Any time that player succeeds on that check, he/she may declare: "Luckily I always carry my...", with the ellipsis replaced with a chosen tool related to that check. From then on, the tool mentioned in the phrase may not change, unless the DM approves a change, or the tool in question is lost, taken, stolen, broken, sundered, snapped by another player, ect.
    Special: This idiosyncrasy may be taken more than once, its effects either stack (Allowing the player to declare "Luckily I always carry my...and my..."), or may be applied to a different skill, depending on Player Choice/DM approval.


    Theme Music
    Requirements: None
    Effect: Any time you make an entrance, you can, at your option, have your theme music play, even if you have to sing it yourself
    Special: Abuse of this idiosyncrasy may lead to physical violence or banning from future game sessions


    Truly Badass
    Requirements: None
    Effect: Whenever you manage to kill a CR-appropriate enemy that had more than half its hitpoints remaining at the start of your turn, you may describe said enemy's death in a ridiculously over-the-top manner. All manner of realism may be ignored (subject to DM discretion), provided you do not actually change the battlefield. This only applies to damage caused by a weapon (including unarmed strike and natural weapons).
    Special: No whining from you spellcasters... this is what you DO.

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    Signature effect I like, Perfect Hair I like, Billowing Cloak my DM made part of a Cloak of CHA +6 (auto-billow), Finishing Move I like, Theme Music sounds useful for removing crappy players, and the last one happens anyways.
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    A running gag in my group is the cloak of billowing.
    That said, theme music sounds intresting, if annoying.
    PS: one of my characters, a lasher, we decided was indiana jones, so if I did anything particuraly cool, we would play the indian jones theme music.
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    this is the greatest idea I have ever heard of,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloddyredcommie View Post
    That said, theme music sounds intresting, if annoying.
    We all know what happened to Peter Griffin when when he got his own theme music...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logic View Post
    We all know what happened to Peter Griffin when when he got his own theme music...
    Well, we don't, but nobody really cares aboutus. Please elaborate for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logic View Post
    We all know what happened to Peter Griffin when when he got his own theme music...
    Just like we all know what happened to Mr. Hong when he opened the Three Jolly Luck Takeaway Fish Bar on the site of the old Fish-God Temple on Dagon Street on the night of the full moon.

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    Heres one for you:

    Catch Phrase
    Pre-Req: Finishing Move
    Effect: You develop a single catch phrase to say during your finishing move. The move must be against a named NPC.
    Example: Link's random yelling and screaming when he performs a spin attack.
    Normal: You can develop a catch phrase, but it will grate on the DM's nerves if you do it constantly. With this, you can use it as many times as you like.

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    For the theme music, just make a megalomaniac BBEG carry around a music box and play it every time he walks into a room. Make it give him a +2 bonus to intimidate checks, too.

    Are you allowed to use finishing move for coup de graces? How about just saying it can be used for any attack killing or otherwise incapacitating its target.

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    How about...

    Truly Badass

    Prereqs: None

    Effect: Whenever you manage to kill an enemy that had more than half its hitpoints remaining at the start of your turn, you may describe said enemy's death in a ridiculously over-the-top manner. All manner of realism may be ignored (subject to DM discretion), provided you do not actually change the battlefield. This only applies to hit point damage (or massive damage, if applicable), and cannot be used in conjunction with area effects, necromantic effects, or the spell disintegrate.

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    Just a little something to fall back on when a lucky crit one-shots the BBEG.
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    The Goggles
    Requirements: None.
    Effect: Allows you to wear goggles. They do nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mewtarthio View Post
    How about...

    Truly Badass

    Prereqs: None

    Effect: Whenever you manage to kill an enemy that had more than half its hitpoints remaining at the start of your turn, you may describe said enemy's death in a ridiculously over-the-top manner. All manner of realism may be ignored (subject to DM discretion), provided you do not actually change the battlefield. This only applies to hit point damage (or massive damage, if applicable), and cannot be used in conjunction with area effects, necromantic effects, or the spell disintegrate.

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    Just a little something to fall back on when a lucky crit one-shots the BBEG.

    And for its follow up...
    Sexy Shoeless God(dess) of War (Idiosyncracy)
    Pre-Req: Truly Badass
    Effect:As Truly Badass, but any enemy that is over 40% is also under the effect.
    Variant: Any time you defeat an enemy that lets you go "Truly Badass", you may use it in conjunction with AoEs, Necromantic Effects (Such as Harm and Ghost Touch), and the Spell Disintergrate
    Normal: You may not use this on enemies below 50% total health / You cannot use this effect with AoEs, Necromantic effects, or Disintergrate.

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    Python's Patience
    Effect: you may make 1 extra monty python reference per session then the DM would normally allow you.
    Special: can be taken multiple times, each time it is taken you gain an additional reference/session
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    I wonder what my theme music would be...
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    Luckily I always carry my...

    Prerequisites: At least 1 rank in a skill that requires ambiguous tools (Such as Disable Device, or Open Lock)

    Effect: When a player takes this Idiosyncrasy, he/she may choose one of the skills required in the Prerequisites. Any time that player succeeds on that check, he/she may declare: "Luckily I always carry my...", with the ellipsis replaced with a chosen tool related to that check. From then on, the tool mentioned in the phrase may not change, unless the DM approves a change, or the tool in question is lost, taken, stolen, broken, sundered, snapped by another player, ect.

    Special: This Idiosyncrasy may be taken more than once, its effects either stack (Allowing the player to declare "Luckily I always carry my...and my..."), or may be applied to a different skill, depending on Player Choice/DM approval.
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    Cheesy Accent [Idiosyncrasy]
    Prerequisite: Must be able to consistently pull off a cheesy accent.
    Benefit: Your character speaks in a cheesy accent, and neither the DM nor the other players can force you to stop using it as long as you are speaking in character.
    Normal: The use of cheesy accents is dependent on the patience and tolerance of your gaming group.

    Cheesily Accented Stand-In [Idiosyncrasy]
    Prerequisite: Cheesy Accent, must be able to consistently pull off two or more cheesy accents and switch between them quickly.
    Benefit: As Cheesy Accent, except that the benefit now also applies whenever you control someone else's character because they couldn't make it to the session. The accent you use for your own character and the accent you use for the other player's character must be different from each other.
    Normal: The use of cheesy accents is dependent on the patience and tolerance of your gaming group.
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    Fashion Rebel!
    Requirements: An item that EVERYONE else has.
    Effect: You may wear a mundane item in an unusual place or in an unconventional manner which distinguishes you from the masses of other people who posess the same item, piece of clothing, ect.

    "I wear the ninja headband like everyone else, but on my arm! Woooo!"

    Bomes, Jand Bomes.
    Requirements: Charisma 18+
    Effect: Women must sleep with you, and face a terrible urge to do so when they meet you. This, however, has no effect on your personal reputation or relations with any of these women, so mortal enemies or completely incompatible women who would never really sleep with you judging from their character traits do so immediatly and as soon as possible, for whatever reason.

    People who have taken this idiosyncrisy include Anakin Skywalker, who mastered this to such an extent that Padme fell in love with him, despite having little or no motivations to do so, and even less reasoning.
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    This reminds me so much of the Magic "Unglued" and "Unhinged" sets. And that can't be a bad thing!

    Also, it reminds me of some flaws that circulated around the Wizards board a while back that were just for commoners. One of them was called Chicken-Infested. The 'benefit?' You are constantly surrounded by chickens, and I think anytime you tried to draw a weapon/item, you instead drew a chicken.
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    Oooo, this looks like fun.

    Way of the Samurai
    Requirements: weapon proficiency: katana
    Effect: Whenever you deal leathal damage to an enemy with a katana, you and the enenemy suddenly end up facing away from each other, having gone past each other. You both stand like this for a few seconds, and then the opponent's head falls off. This has no actual effect on movement.
    Special: Additionally, depending on the player's knowledge of languages, the player may also choose to have characters from any southeast asian script pop up as he strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by rtg0922 View Post
    Also, it reminds me of some flaws that circulated around the Wizards board a while back that were just for commoners. One of them was called Chicken-Infested. The 'benefit?' You are constantly surrounded by chickens, and I think anytime you tried to draw a weapon/item, you instead drew a chicken.
    That is awsome. I would choose that flaw EVERY TIME!
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    Double-Jointed
    Prerequisite: Caster level first OR Undead type OR 'Cheesy Accent' ability (must speak in Hungarian accent)
    Effect: You can make creepy beckoning hand gestures, Bela Lugosi style.
    Normal: You can't do it like Bela Lugosi can.

    Funny Green Outfit
    Prerequisite: Must possess a funny green outfit
    Effect: Every time someone sees your funny green outfit, they comment on how strange it is. This does not have any effect on how recognizable you are (either for or against), though at appropriate moments some NPC's may tell you about the last time they saw someone wearing that funny green outfit (that is, you) and talk about your exploits.
    Variants: Could also be a funny-named instrument (like an ocarina), or similar unique item.
    Normal: Normally your funny green outfit is just green and funny. Other outfits are usually neither green nor funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paragon Badger View Post
    Requirements: Charisma 18+
    Effect: Women must sleep with you, and face a terrible urge to do so when they meet you. This, however, has no effect on your personal reputation or relations with any of these women, so mortal enemies or completely incompatible women who would never really sleep with you judging from their character traits do so immediatly and as soon as possible, for whatever reason.

    People who have taken this idiosyncrisy include Anakin Skywalker, who mastered this to such an extent that Padme fell in love with him, despite having little or no motivations to do so, and even less reasoning.
    I was actually thinking of something similar, though a little less gender-specific:

    Edit: new concepts moved to top-level post...
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    I think Indiana Jones has "Greater Theme Music"; he's only powerful when his music is actually playing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    Way of the Samurai
    Requirements: weapon proficiency: katana
    Effect: Whenever you deal leathal damage to an enemy with a katana, you and the enenemy suddenly end up facing away from each other, having gone past each other. You both stand like this for a few seconds, and then the opponent's head falls off. This has no actual effect on movement.
    Special: Additionally, depending on the player's knowledge of languages, the player may also choose to have characters from any southeast asian script pop up as he strikes.
    This would seem to fit, with very minor modifications, under "Finishing Move" as an excellent example.

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    I like this -- mind if I call it "Sonic Screwdriver" instead?
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    Shocking Secret
    Preq: Proficent with any sort of armour, must wear full suit at least 75% of the time.
    Effect: Your armour hides something, anything, subject to DMs approval. Examples include a disfigured face worthy of censorship, everyone assuming your character is of the opposite gender thanks to the gender masking nature of your armour, or maybe you just have a stupid haircut.
    Normal: Your just someone, who likes a good AC bonus, with nothing to hide.
    Hi, I'm back, I guess. ^_^
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    Default Re: It doesn't actually DO anything, but it looks cool...

    Did You See That?
    Prerequisite: Must have scored the killing blow on a monster, done a lot of damage, or otherwise done something which you think was really cool, preferably due primarily to luck (rolling twenties and the like). At least one person must half-heartedly acknowledge that it was sort of cool, he guesses.
    Effect: You bring up your moment of heroism all the time, at every available opportunity. You use this moment of heroism as justification for all sorts of things and talk as if the party would be dead without you.
    Normal: You probably do this anyway, actually.

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    This is an AWESOME idea. And some of these are quite amazing. I really like Drama Queen.

    Player (Pronounced: "play-ah")
    Requirements: CHA 17+
    Effect: Your character can get laid anywhere. Seriously. Even in the middle of a convent populated by non-gendered eunuchs. Regardless, this has no effect on personal reputation with anyone involved.
    Heh, they needed a new name fer 'em afterwards.
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    Personalized Spell/Effect
    Requirements: Must be able to cast spells or have some other kind of ability like spells
    Benefit: When you cast a spell, you may personalize it. eg, casting light will allow you to choose the colour of the light, casting fireball will allow you to leave a personalized mark on surviving creatures or change the fires color.
    Normal: light is white, fire is red and leaves a huge circle scorch mark

    Today is....
    Benefit: At the start of each day, you or the DM may choose a way your character talks. One example could be Plantmoon 19th, which would be "Talk like a northern raider day" or Frostmoon 12th, which would be "Talk like a eastern assassin day"
    Normal: No Pirate talking for you.

    Reset....THE GAME!
    Requirement: The DM must have abandoned the group
    Benefit: god mode turn on.
    Normal: god mode access denied
    Special: Should the DM come back, you may subject him to everything that annoys him.
    Quote Originally Posted by knightsaline View Post
    Living Vengeful Gaze of God/Contingent True Resurrection: Kills you, kills itself, True rezzes itself, kills again, kills itself again, true rezzes itself again..........
    "On the other hand, maybe all of this could have been prevented if you had just managed to get laid once in a while. You can't tell me you would have been as tightly wound if you had been getting treasure type O once in a while"

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    Fan Inspiration(AKA What a cool movie)[General]
    You can play any kind of character, even if he won't ever fit in the campaign, is created without any originality or wield a huge sword.
    Prerequisites:Perfect Hair, Drama Queen, any unoriginal, iconic or movie-inspired(anime counts) character idea.
    Benefits: You can play your character without any DM or players to whine around you, fight with incredible visual effects,have spiky hair, wear purple clothes, constantly tell your annoying backstory to everyone(even if you didn't wrote it yourself) and wield a big sword which is an illusion effect(Weight the same, deals the same damage.)
    Normal: Any DM who can pretend to the name would never let you play it.
    Special:You need to deny you've copied this character or took this feat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasrkin View Post
    The Goggles
    Effect: Allows you to wear goggles. They do nothing.
    LOL


    I could have handled that!
    (idiosyncracy)
    Whenever your character is in severe danger or about to be struck down by some monster or other enemy, and another character saves your butt in the nick of time, you can look at them nonchalantly and tell them you could have handled it on your own. You get a +1 bonus towards pissing off the other players.

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