History TookALevelInBadass / TabletopGames

25th Sep '16 3:31:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness:
** MageTheAscension: The [[SpaceCadet Void Engineers]] were forced to take [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth several levels in badass]], since they were the only members of the Technocracy who could fight [[spoiler:the umbra-corrupted mirror versions of the Technocratic Union [[RecycledInSpace from space]]]].

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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness:
TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness:
** MageTheAscension: ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'': The [[SpaceCadet Void Engineers]] were forced to take [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth several levels in badass]], since they were the only members of the Technocracy who could fight [[spoiler:the umbra-corrupted mirror versions of the Technocratic Union [[RecycledInSpace from space]]]].
19th Apr '16 10:56:45 AM erforce
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** Extreme Explorer -- Kind of like being IndianaJones, really.

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** Extreme Explorer -- Kind of like being IndianaJones, Franchise/IndianaJones, really.
7th Jan '16 11:02:08 AM FordPrefect
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* Most kinds of [[Exalted Exaltation]] are the epitome of taking a level in Badass, taking a mortal with promise and making them a powerful demigod. There are exceptions, but in those cases (Such as Alchemicals and Liminals) the Exalt comes into existence as an Exalt. Many mix it with something else, though:

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* Most kinds of [[Exalted [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Exaltation]] are the epitome of taking a level in Badass, taking a mortal with promise and making them a powerful demigod. There are exceptions, but in those cases (Such as Alchemicals and Liminals) the Exalt comes into existence as an Exalt. Many mix it with something else, though:
9th Nov '15 10:03:15 PM Mockery
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* The Solars of {{Exalted}} took a collective level in Badass when the Jade Prison broke. For better than 15 centuries, spanning the Shogunate, through the Scarlet Empress's reign, there were roughly twenty Solar Exaltations active in the world at any given time. 2 years after the Scarlet Empress disappeared, that number shot up to 150. All of a sudden, the idea of a Solar Resurgence isn't that crazy, even in the face of the Wyld Hunt. Likewise considering that any kind of Exaltation is the epitome of taking a level in Badass.
** The [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Lunars]] combines TookALevelInBadass with TookALevelInKindness. By definition, a Lunar is a Steward, he or she lives to protect something as opposed to Solar Lawgivers who live to master something. In Creation, GoodIsNotNice...
** [[BackFromTheDead The Abyssals]] combines TookALevelInBadass with TookALevelInJerkass. Well, their job description can be summed to "go murder Creation".
** [[DealWithTheDevil The Green Sun Princes]] is just like Abyssal, except it's "go make Creation a living hell". It's an even more ([[LightIsNotGood green-]])shining example of taking levels in badass compared to the Solars. While Solars exalted by proving their badassitude, the Infernals are exalted by ''failing to prove'' their badassitude. They sucked so much they had to make a DealWithTheDevil to take levels in badass.
*** Infernals get to take another level with the FaustianRebellion Heresy charms. Want to prove your awesome in a way no other Exalt can? Take the power the Yozis have given you, then use it to break, rewrite or cheat every control measure they've loaded on, then build a charmset that embodies You As A Primordial in the same way that the Malfeas charmset embodies Malfeas, then start spawning ''your own [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Third Circle Demons]]''.

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* Most kinds of [[Exalted Exaltation]] are the epitome of taking a level in Badass, taking a mortal with promise and making them a powerful demigod. There are exceptions, but in those cases (Such as Alchemicals and Liminals) the Exalt comes into existence as an Exalt. Many mix it with something else, though:
** [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Lunars]] - [[TookALevelInKindness Kindness]]. Sort of; they are Stewards, bound to protect, but in Creation GoodIsNotNice...
** [[BackFromTheDead The Abyssals]] and [[DealWithTheDevil The Green Sun Princes]] - [[TookALevelInJerkass Jerkass]]. Well, their job description can be summed to "go murder and/or corrupt Creation".
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The Solars of {{Exalted}} took a collective level in Badass when the Jade Prison broke. For better than 15 centuries, spanning the Shogunate, through the Scarlet Empress's reign, there were roughly twenty Solar Exaltations active in the world at any given time. 2 years after the Scarlet Empress disappeared, that number shot up to 150. All of a sudden, the idea of a Solar Resurgence isn't that crazy, even in the face of the Wyld Hunt. Likewise considering that any kind of Exaltation is the epitome of taking a level in Badass.
** The [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Lunars]] combines TookALevelInBadass with TookALevelInKindness. By definition, a Lunar is a Steward, he or she lives to protect something as opposed to Solar Lawgivers who live to master something. In Creation, GoodIsNotNice...
** [[BackFromTheDead The Abyssals]] combines TookALevelInBadass with TookALevelInJerkass. Well, their job description can be summed to "go murder Creation".
** [[DealWithTheDevil The Green Sun Princes]] is just like Abyssal, except it's "go make Creation a living hell". It's an even more ([[LightIsNotGood green-]])shining example of taking levels in badass compared to the Solars. While Solars exalted by proving their badassitude, the Infernals are exalted by ''failing to prove'' their badassitude. They sucked so much they had to make a DealWithTheDevil to take levels in badass.
*** Infernals get to take another level with the FaustianRebellion Heresy charms. Want to prove your awesome in a way no other Exalt can? Take the power the Yozis have given you, then use it to break, rewrite or cheat every control measure they've loaded on, then build a charmset that embodies You As A Primordial in the same way that the Malfeas charmset embodies Malfeas, then start spawning ''your own [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Third Circle Demons]]''.
15th Oct '15 11:35:04 AM HighCrate
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** The Eldar got a significant boost with the rules changes in the Fifth Edition rulebook that combine with existing powers to make their [[GlassCannon Falcons]] tougher than [[MightyGlacier Land Raiders]].

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** The Eldar got a significant boost with the rules changes in the Fifth Edition rulebook that combine with existing powers to make their [[GlassCannon Falcons]] tougher than [[MightyGlacier [[SuperToughness Land Raiders]].
7th May '15 11:06:56 AM intastiel
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** Risen Martyr -- "Hey look, I died, and now I can do all this awesome shit!" That's right, folks, ''D&D'' includes a prestige class that makes you Jesus.

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** Risen Martyr -- "Hey look, I died, [[CameBackStrong and now I can do all this awesome shit!" shit!]]" That's right, folks, ''D&D'' includes a prestige class that makes you Jesus.Jesus. Subverted in that the powers gained are pretty modest, and it doesn't say much about a person if dying is a positive career move.
11th Feb '15 11:07:18 AM intastiel
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* The Free Council in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening''. They began as the Nameless, a disorganized bunch of people who didn't fit in with the established Atlantean Orders. Since they were the [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]] of magical society, the [[AncientConspiracy Seers of the Throne]] tried to recruit them with the promise of BetterLivingThroughEvil. The outcome was a lot of dead Seers and the creation of the Free Council as a formal order, and ever since, the Council built up a reputation for innovation and ''really cool'' {{Magitek}}.
4th Oct '14 6:12:12 PM Andyroid
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** Pyrokineticist -- KillItWithFire, well, psionic fire anyway.
** Risen Martyr -- "Hey look, I died, and now I can do all this awesome shit!"
*** Wait, SERIOUSLY? ''D'' includes a prestige class that makes you JESUS? HOLY SHIT!
**** That one was in the book that included the 'saint' template, after all...

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** Pyrokineticist -- KillItWithFire, well, psionic fire anyway.
in this case.
** Risen Martyr -- "Hey look, I died, and now I can do all this awesome shit!"
*** Wait, SERIOUSLY? ''D''
shit!" That's right, folks, ''D&D'' includes a prestige class that makes you JESUS? HOLY SHIT!
**** That one was in the book that included the 'saint' template, after all...
Jesus.



** Why there is no mention of Incantatrix, Planar Shepherd, Dweomerkeeper, Ruby Knight Vindicator, Jade '''Phoenix''' Mage...? [[spoiler:Even if they grant a level in badass to ''already'' badass classes]] While on that, why not add [[BadassNormal Survivor]] to the mix?
*** Planar Shepherd deserves special mention for being the only prestige class that's strictly better than just taking more [[GameBreaker Druid]] levels.
** There are too many to list, but here's [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291185 a discussion of particularly badass levels]].

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** Why there is no mention of Incantatrix, Planar Shepherd, Dweomerkeeper, Ruby Knight Vindicator, Jade '''Phoenix''' Mage...? [[spoiler:Even if they grant a level in badass to ''already'' badass classes]] While on that, why not add [[BadassNormal Survivor]] to the mix?
*** Planar
Shepherd (which deserves special mention for being the only prestige class that's strictly better than just taking more [[GameBreaker Druid]] levels.
**
levels), Dweomerkeeper, Ruby Knight Vindicator, Jade '''Phoenix''' Mage, [[BadassNormal Survivor]]... There are too many to list, but here's [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291185 a discussion of particularly badass levels]].



** 4th edition D&D goes so far as to build this into the classes twice over. First, at level 11, you get a Paragon Path that lets you take a level in badass... then, at level 21, you get an Epic Destiny, which is a second level in even ''more'' badass. Epic Destinies include the likes of Master of Moments (you gain control over time), Undying Warrior (there is nothing in the '''multiverse''' that can kill you), Parable (you realise that all of reality is but a story... and you ascend to become its author), World Tree Guardian (you are responsible for protecting the spirit of the world itself from harm), Chosen (your god makes you it's avatar within the world), and ''Demigod'' (you become a lesser god).

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** 4th edition D&D goes so far as to build this into the classes twice over. First, at level 11, you get a Paragon Path that lets you take a level in badass... then, at level 21, you get an Epic Destiny, which is a second level in even ''more'' badass. Epic Destinies include the likes of Master of Moments (you gain control over time), Undying Warrior (there is nothing in the '''multiverse''' that can kill you), Parable (you realise realize that all of reality is but a story... and you ascend to become its author), World Tree Guardian (you are responsible for protecting the spirit of the world itself from harm), Chosen (your god makes you it's avatar within the world), and ''Demigod'' (you become a lesser god).



* If you're playing ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'', ''death'' can be step one to taking that level. Just ask [[spoiler: Abe Lincoln]] who came back from the dead to run the Union's monster-hunting agency.

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* If you're playing ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'', ''death'' can be step one to taking that level. Just ask [[spoiler: Abe Lincoln]] who came back from the dead to run the Union's monster-hunting agency.
11th Sep '14 6:38:02 PM Matt620
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** MageTheAscension: The [[SpaceCadet Void Engineers]] were forced to take [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth several levels in badass]], since they were the only members of the Technocracy who could fight [[spoiler:the umbra-corrupted mirror versions of the Technocratic Union [[RecycledInSpace from space]]]].

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** MageTheAscension: The [[SpaceCadet Void Engineers]] were forced to take [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth several levels in badass]], since they were the only members of the Technocracy who could fight [[spoiler:the umbra-corrupted mirror versions of the Technocratic Union [[RecycledInSpace from space]]]].space]]]].
* One of the oldest tabletop games in the world: Chess. The pawns, if they reach the other side of the board, may become promoted into any piece, most often a queen (sometimes a knight, if need be)
13th Aug '14 6:30:44 PM Bluecho
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** MageTheAscension: The Void Engineers were forced to take several levels in badass, since they were the only members of the Technocracy who could fight [[spoiler:the umbra-corrupted mirror versions of the Technocratic Union [[RecycledInSpace from space]]]].

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** MageTheAscension: The [[SpaceCadet Void Engineers Engineers]] were forced to take [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth several levels in badass, badass]], since they were the only members of the Technocracy who could fight [[spoiler:the umbra-corrupted mirror versions of the Technocratic Union [[RecycledInSpace from space]]]].
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