D&D 5E Old Spice D&D Class: Thoughts?

Hey, everyone! So I saw mention of this in a "News" thread, but thought it might deserve its own unique thread! Old Spice, the deodorant company, came out with a character class "for the greatest role playing game of all time, which we cannot mention for legal reasons." The class is called The Gentleman, and it looks pretty hilarious, but totally usable (as far as I can tell). Some of the Special Traits it gets for increasing in level aren't particularly useful, but could be interesting for social interactions. What does everyone think of the class? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Is it OP or UP?

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pukunui

Legend
Firstly, it's not a 5e class. I believe it's actually for Pathfinder.

Otherwise, yeah, it's pretty funny. According to their Twitter account, they're going to be putting out a new version that doesn't make reference to "opposite sex" and things like that. More of a "gentleperson" class than a "gentleman" class.
 

My apologies. I'm not very familiar with Pathfinder, and I guess I just assumed it to be 5e, as that's what I have the most experience with. What gives it away as Pathfinder?
 


pukunui

Legend
My apologies. I'm not very familiar with Pathfinder, and I guess I just assumed it to be 5e, as that's what I have the most experience with. What gives it away as Pathfinder?
No worries. I think Old Spice were just as confused, what with the reference to "the world's greatest roleplaying game", which is 5e's tagline, not Pathfinder's.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
No worries. I think Old Spice were just as confused, what with the reference to "the world's greatest roleplaying game", which is 5e's tagline, not Pathfinder's.

THat phrase was actually used a lot in Pathfinder era stuff as legally they could not use D&D.

Worlds Greatest Roleplaying game is codeword for D&D nod nod wink wink you can't sue us.
 

Jacob Lewis

Ye Olde GM
At last, I can finally breach an important subject to some of the local players in the area about good hygiene and deodorant! I wish I was just making a joke this time.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
At last, I can finally breach an important subject to some of the local players in the area about good hygiene and deodorant! I wish I was just making a joke this time.
And Mr Lewis wonders why I use a $ tree size of Old Spice Deodorant for inspiration, when he games with use. VERY EVIL GRIN.
 


G

Guest 6801328

Guest
It's too bad it is so tongue-in-cheek; I could see an actual balanced (and fun) class being developed around this concept, while retaining the humor.
 

Seriously. Some gamers should be ashamed of leaving the house smelling the way they do. Heck, even in my own home, if I smelled that badly, I'd be running for the shower.

It's a crazy sign of how the world has changed, that Old Spice has a gaming-themed ad.

At last, I can finally breach an important subject to some of the local players in the area about good hygiene and deodorant! I wish I was just making a joke this time.
 




Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Where's the OGL? This is pretty bad, WotC should come down on this with a ton o bricks - illegally using their IP for advertising.

Paizo, you mean? That’s a Pathfinder class.

You don’t have to use the OGL. Using it makes life a lot easier, and there’s no downside to using it, so you might as well, but it’s not compulsory.

They didn’t actually mention Pathfinder in the product (or use the compatibility logo). So they’re not bound by either license. The only problem might be that they use Pathfinder’s trade dress (the page background, layout, etc).

Then again, there would be a strong parody argument, I’d imagine. Plus I imagine Paizo might be secretly a bit pleased.
 


Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
I think Old Spice doing this makes it humorous. I can already imagine what the best gift to give "a young male who wishes to become a gentleman" would be.

If you want to be obnoxious all the way around, have AXE write up some sort of "ladies' man" character.
Not only does he behave badly, he smells bad too.
 

Henry

Autoexreginated
I think Old Spice doing this makes it humorous. I can already imagine what the best gift to give "a young male who wishes to become a gentleman" would be.

If you want to be obnoxious all the way around, have AXE write up some sort of "ladies' man" character.
Not only does he behave badly, he smells bad too.

I say from the bottom of my heart: BETTER AXE THAN GAMER FUNK. :)

Best of both worlds would be a shower AND deodorant, but as triage I’ll take Axe layered over gamer funk than “raw funk” any day. Honestly I haven’t attended any Cons in years, so hopefully in this day and age of Critical Role and Glass Cannon things are getting better - but at Origins and GenCon back in the day, you’d get occasionally blind-sided by some dudes that smelled like they had driven all night and slept in their car for three days. :(
 


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