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  • #643440

    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    …that group of murder-hobos…

     

    I am so stealing that term!

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    I am so stealing that term!

     

    Now available in both tabletop and videogame flavors! 🙂 Along with a metric buttload of anecdotes, such as this thread on Reddit.

     

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    bodhranist
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    • Orc

    I am so stealing that term!

     

    I don’t think it counts as stealing if it’s just lying there in the street.

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    bodhranist
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    • Orc

    I don’t think it counts as stealing if it’s just lying there in the street.

     

    Although then I have to quote James Nicoll, RPG store owner and usenet poster (and not Neil Gaiman, Mark Twain, or some other misattribution I’ve seen):

    The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary.

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Couple of years ago, someone was even sufficiently inspired by the term ‘Murder-Hobo’ to Kickstart an entirely new RPG about it. 🙂

    hotr_name_badge.jpg

     

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    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    I am so stealing that term!

     

    Feel free it is a fitting phrase for some PC groups…  Again I suppose it links into what I was saying about how NPCs view PCs 😉

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Just stumbled across the description of the Dirge Bard, and it seems like a viable option for players who want to play a non-Evil Necromancer-type character, as long as you’re willing to settle for a class that’s got the Necromancer flavor with (almost) none of the Necromantic calories. (Necromonger Light, if you will).

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    Hal
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    • Treant

    Nice one 🙂

     

    Now if he had used animals instead of sentient corpses he might be succeeded 😛

     

    Hal :hal:

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Speaking of alignment:

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    And:

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    #643450

    katheb
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    • Bullywug

    What if you cast a healing spell to heal your assassin buddy as he was murderizing the innocent… Technically “Healing” is a good deed right?

    Grey tis all grey!

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    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    To go one step further, what if I’m a paladin but I kill people?

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    Harper101
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    • Flumph

    I think it depends on the intent of the caster of the spell.

     

    Cure Light Wounds for an example cast on an undead ally would surly be evil if the caster knew the ally was undead.

    Necromancers typically are evil yes, but not always.  So casting a spell that is an “evil” aligned spell on someone who needs the spell (eg cause light wounds on an undead ally) is surely not evil.

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    Telemergion
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    • Owlbear

    …I didn’t know the one. Thank you for sharing this with me. Thank you!

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