Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Did we err in 'Modern Basics: Feats of an Adult Nature'?

In Modern Basics: Feats of an Adult Nature, we included the Gaydar feat. The prerequisite for taking it was the Gay feat.

But we got to thinking that there's something wrong with our model here, because you can't make a character who is a business owner in Arizona under those rules. If they don't possess the Gaydar feat, how are all those Arizona businesses owners that supposedly don't want to serve gay people going to tell them from everyone else?

Obviously, a fix is needed. So, here are a couple different ones.

(The Arizonan feat and Discerning Business Owner are presented under the Open Game License and it may be reproduced in compliant products and forums. Copyright Steve Miller 2014.)

Discerning Business Owner
You have the ability to leap to conclusions in a single bound, refusing service to anyone you happen not to like.
   Bonus Class Skills: Sense Motive and Spot become permanent class skills. If they are already class skills, you gain a +2 bonus to all checks using these skills.
   Bonus Feat: Gaydar (Discerning Business Owner replaces all prerequisites)

Arizonan [General]
You are of Arizona, body and soul.
   Benefit: +2 Fort saves to resist heat damage, +2 bonus to Charisma-based skill checks when wearing a ten-gallon or larger hat.
   Special: This feat qualifies the character for the Gaydar feat.

Gay? Or just from Arizona? Only the Gaydar knows!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's an interesting way of objectifying a Business owner's character. I'm still a bit in shock about the SB 1062, if it will be approved, what will be its effect on Arizona's tourism and business? I'm worried about what will happen to me after I graduate from Business School.