Thursday, October 25, 2018

Social Justice Warrior Starting Occupation

It's been entirely too long since we've engaged in a demonstration that will curry favor with the important people in the hobby game business-- the Guardians of Everything Pure and Good and Politically Correct and Socially Acceptable. Since we crave acceptance, we hope this post will make up for that oversight, with a new starting occupation for OGL Modern/d20 Modern!
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Even before you became an adventuring hero, you fought a relentless battle against Evil. You are a morally superior being who isn't afraid to let the world know it. Even if you have to punch someone because you don't like what they have to say or how they talk or how they dress or the color of their skin.
     Prerequisite: Age 15+
     Class Skill: Choose one of the following skills as permanent class skills. If a skill the character selects is already a class skill, he or she or ze or it receives a +1 competence bonus on checks using that skill. Computer Use, Knowledge (arcane lore, art, behavioral sciences, current events, popular culture, or theology and philosophy), Perform (dance, percussion instruments, or sing), Research.
     Bonus Feat: Pick three feat to gain as bonus feats. You must meet any prerequisites before selecting it. Alternative Fact, Detect Fascist, Do As I Say Not As I Do, Perpetually Offended, Portable Safe Space, Protest, Righteous Mob, Shameless, Specialty Martial Artist, Understand "Dog Whistle", Venting Your Righteous Anger

   Special: Special: Characters with this starting profession may select any of the bonus feats listed above in place of bonus feats earned when advancing in their class.

The following feats are among those that are available to the Social Justice Warrior as bonus feats. Details on others can be found by clicking on the links in the Bonus Feat list above.

 You know a fascist when you see one!
    Benefit: Pick someone you don't like--the reason doesn't matter. Declare that person a fascist. Gain a +2 bonus to melee attack rolls.

You say things others should live by.
   Prerequisite: Cha 15
   Benefit: +4 bonus to all Bluff and Intimidate skill checks.

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 WIS score 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.

You gain strength from being around those who, like you, are pure of heart and righteous in deed.
    Prerequisite: Detect Fascist
    Benefit: Gain a +1 bonus to melee attack and damage rolls against someone who has been declared a fascist. The bonuses are in increased by +1 for each character who possesses the Righteous Mob who are within a 15-foot radius of each other.

You keep your cool in situations where most others would either be ashamed, embarrassed or painfully self-aware.
    Benefit: +2 bonus to all Bluff and Perform skill checks.
    Special: If the character has 5 or more ranks in Perform (acting), this feat grants a +2 synergy bonus to Diplomacy skill checks.

You hear the secret messages contained in the utterances of fascists, no matter how cleverly they attempt to hide them from the uninitiated.
   Prerequisite: Detect Fascist, Perpetually Offended
   Benefit: Once you've targeted someone with the Detect Fascist feat, you may, as a free action, declare anything they say to contain a hidden fascist message that only fascists (and perhaps Nazis) can hear. Roll a Will save (DC11) to convince yourself that what you are saying is true and gain an additional +2 bonus to melee attack and melee damage rolls directed at the target, as well as a +4 bonus to Intimidate skill checks made against anyone within the sound of your voice.
   Special: Characters possessing the Righteous Mob feat ignore the bonus to Intimidate gained from Understand "Dog Whistle".

Rules to bring diversity to the "d20 Modern" character generation system can be found here. Use them.


  1. Haha, good stuff! I hope some can laugh at themselves, others will realize they're actually morons, and the rest can go straight to Hell.

  2. I just want to give everyone the tools they need to play the game as they want to play it. :)