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1-26-2009 @ 2:10AM
Perhaps a little counter-point to the while shadow-dancer concept of the rogue, do not forget that combat rogues can be very un-subtle, which leads to another character archetype that falls right under the rogue class:the duellist/swashbuckler.Light armor and counting on his agaility to compensate, two light weapons and an uncanny tendency to use just about anything that's even remotely useful (like a good 'ole sneak attack) to win a fight.It's very far from the usual "layered" rogue in that it starts with a very "showoff" attitude. On the other hand, the character can be just as layered as another rogue. After all, being over-the-top can be just as efficient a camouflage as being unobnoxious.
1-26-2009 @ 4:24AM
That's a really excellent idea! A perfect example of the exception to the rule I'm talking about. It still follows the layer/concealing aspect too, in its own way too, which is really neat.
1-26-2009 @ 11:06AM
"the duellist/swashbuckler."If they ever come up with a swashbuckling School, I think one of the courses should be Laughing, Then Jumping Off Something.I don't roleplay, but I can see my combat rogues personality falling into a swashbuckler persona at times. I imagine him as a natural introverst, so not the type who'd work the room at a party (or raid I guess). Maybe the person who'd look for a couple others he knew, and just hang out with them for the night. ..or perhaps alone by the bar. Alone, he works patiently and slowly. Such as stealthing his way through instances to kill only the boss. Then leaving quietly.In small groups, fast, aware, and focused. Distressingly tenacious and ruthless, always.
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