Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Talent Tree and Feat for OGL d20 Modern

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The Knee-Jerk Apologist is a talent tree for all hero classes.

Your support for a group of people, philosophy, or cause is marked by blind devotion. The people in question can do no wrong, and you leap to their defense at every opportunity. You also know who is REALLY at fault for any perceived wrongs committed by the object of your devotion.
   Apologist: Pick a group (For example: Christians, Muslims, Black People, Hentai Fans, Transgendered, or Republicans). Gain a +6 bonus to all Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks when expressing your support for them.
   Special: You may choose this talent up to four times. You must identify a different group each time you select it.
   Master Apologist: For any groups selected for an instance of the apology talent, the gained bonus increases to +8. Additionally, if someone attempts to counter your argument with their own Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate skill checks, their DC is your total skill check +5.
   Prerequisite: Apologist
   Fanatical Devotion: You gain a +4 bonus to attack and damage against any character that has the temerity to speak out against the abused and downtrodden group you are the defender of.
   Prerequisite: Master Apologist

The Perpetually Offended feat should be available to all characters who meet the prerequisites.

No matter who you're dealing with, what is going on, or where you are, you can find something to be offended by.
   Prerequisite: Maximum INT and WIS scores of 10.
   Benefit: Pick a reason and a target. Gain a +4 bonus to skill checks (such as Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate) and attack rolls and damage rolls directed at it for a number of hours equal to 1/2 your character level. For example, if you take offense at a book you see for sale online (like this one), you gain a +4 bonus to your Craft (writing) skill while posting online about how you want a boycott of the horrible item, and a +4 bonus to Intimidate when you post to the Facebook page set up by fans of the work you hate.

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