Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monkey-tastic

Mr. Scott of World of Thool has pushed my king o' awesome button with his monkey character class. Dude, they are so going into the Javarta campaign. The monkey character has been an icon of Asian fantasy since  Journey to the West was written eons ago, and there are plenty of natural slots for such a race in my world.

And since I'm designing a monk class that can fight in the monkey style (also tied to Charisma like Scott's critter)... In fact, here's a description of the monkey fighting style (a work in progress):
The Monkey style is centered on the ability to move swiftly lightly, and unpredictably. An apparent lack of technique annoys the followers of other schools, but annoying opponents is a key component of the Monkey school. As is the ability to use a variety of found objects—sewing needles, ink brushes, musical instruments, and playing cards—as weapons with unfailing accuracy.
It will be a lot more fun to pull off with actual monkeys, eh? Plus, "monkeys" is fun to say. Almost as fun as "pants". Almost.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you dug my take. I just find it really cool that in some cultures, monkeys are depicted in legend as valiant demon fighters rather than poo flingers.

    (Although I don't see why it couldn't be both.)

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