Friday, July 7, 2017

Fiction Friday - Exalted Celtic Brawler

There's sword on your right. One of my fav 3e characters was a fighter/monk with a feat that made her bastard sword into a monk weapon. Delightful blend of swashbuckling and Celtic brawler mayhem.

3e monks benefited from single-classing almost more than even the spellcasters, so there was always that frustration, but it was worth it.

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Here it is. The Feat, I mean. It was a special one-off by the GM, because she liked that I had a not-anything-optimized concept and wanted to run with it.

Bastard Monk Weapon

Pre-reqs: Str 15+, Dex 15+, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword), Weapon Focus (bastard sword)
Benefits: The character can treat a bastard sword as a monk unarmed attack, substituting “bastard sword” anywhere it says “monk unarmed attack.”

The “unarmed attack” part was originally a misspeak by the GM, but there were witnesses and she decided to roll with it, especially when I announced the reason my Fighter 2 was switching to Monk 1 (at level 3), was because she found a new path, and renounced all material possessions to take a Vow of Poverty (q.v. Book of Exalted Deeds).

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