>the druid who takes assassination jobs look like they were wild animal attacks and hunting accidents
The druid that is a fucking Eco Terrorist.
> Turn common gardens into nightmarish hellscapes of carnivorous Megafauna.
> Level castles with redwood seeds and plant growth
> Execute a party with over 500 nobles by crawling through the floorboards as a mouse, using PLANT GROWTH on all of the mansion's gardens to flood the mansion with plants fucking everywhere. Then casting Wilderness Soldiers to make all the plants into hostile creatures
> Feeds the survivors to his pet Dire-Tiger.
> Sinks the Titanic with Wood Shape, while disguised as a tiny turtle.
> Kill a king by magically turning his pet wolfhound into a Primordial Direwolf.
> Sell hallucinogenic mushrooms to small children.
> The mushrooms are fatal within 6 hours of consumption
The paladin who has a deep and abiding love of hurting living, sapient creatures who cannot shake it and, in his heart, doesn't want to. He DEUS VULTs in the hope that if he destroys the enemies of his god then he'll earn redemption...and also secretly get off on hurting other people.
For bonus points:
>Planning to summon a powerful demon via music.
>Inquisitor arrests random people on trumped up charges of lycanthropy and tortures them ostensibly to make them change form but is really into it just for his own fun
>he keeps the other local churchmen in line with fear and the global church doesn't know
>it is up to PCs to manage to escape his clutches and get some higher level paladins in there to smite his ass
>Implying druids have to be TN.
>Implying you can't have a druid that's NE
The aligment rules just say "neutral," anon. That's 5 whole alignments to choose from. Unless you're playing a later edition without the 3x3 grid in which case I pity your poor plebeian soul.
>Implying the paladins aren't also in on this, believing the inquisitor to be in line with the god's teachings
>Implying the paladins aren't his underlings and enforcing his rulings.
DnD torture is inherently evil aligned
I think it's the same in PF too, I ain't never heard of no Pally that would agree to torturing other living creatures.
>the bard is just doing it to see the ludicrous chins and hilarious eccentricities double inbreeding will cause in a few generations
I'd play the shit out of Rock and Rule.
Holy shit I wasn't even fucking sure if anyone would get that. This is why I stick around /tg/.
Because he's going to have a bastard with every noblewoman in the region. And the nobility typically marry other nobility in arranged marriages.
i.e: All those bastards will be fucking their half-siblings.
There's a Good variant torture in that one good-aligned book.
Basically, you lock them in a crystal that brainwashes and forces them into good alignment.
Obviously, this is 100% objectively good and can't possibly be used in a negative way.
>Basically, you lock them in a crystal that brainwashes and forces them into good alignment.
>Obviously, this is 100% objectively good and can't possibly be used in a negative way.
The noblemen might not recognize the bastard as theirs and therefore they will not be used as bargaining chips with other nobles. They will most likely live in servitude, as commoners. Not even as courtiers.
It also featured I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Poison variants.
Which were literally deadly poisons, but Paladins don't fall for using them because reasons.
Book of Exalted Deeds, that was the book's name.
This sounds like complete bullshit and only exists to pussy foot around the whole "Paladins can't do X" thing. I am never going to allow this book into my games.
So what classes do we have left that are generally lacking in evil portrayals?
Evil clerics and blackguards, evil arcanists and generic evil thug fighters and barbarians are bog standard.
Evil druids we have covered here.
>The commoner who does give correct directions to the tavern but knowingly neglects to warn adventurers about the mercenaries lying in wait for them there.
>Tells the angry mob where the foreigners are hiding.
>Advises the proud noble to take his lodgings in the same hotel used by his rivals.
>Lets the sinister necromancer know where the Egg of Ruin is buried.
>Gossips about how one might release the Unspeakable Beyond into the world.
Evil Aristocrats are common as well.
But about the others, lets see
How do we make a grandiosely evil Commoner? Just beating his wife is passe.
What can we get for EVIL FARMING? ...Killing travellers to fertilise the fields?
A farmer turned revolutionary leader who's enraged the mob of peasants to execute anyone with PC class levels they can get their hands on, regardless of how or why they are using said levels
Evil blacksmith uses foul rites and human sacrifice to create his incredible quality weapons and armour (and/or cursed magic artifacts if setting allows). Is sheltered by the local evil aristocrat, or maybe by the evil king himself.
Evil woodsman is a kindly and hospitable old man who insists he "has no enemies among the woodland creatures". At the end of the dinner he inevitably gives to any passing travellers who seek shelter in his humble hut he marches them outside at arrow-point to feed his friends the wolves.
and the first guy to pull that on him tragically died when assaulted by a flock of highly aggressive crows, who were probably attracted to the shiny metal coins he carried around given his purse was nowhere to be found
>20 minutes later, the client is the victim of a sudden "natural" wild animal attack.
>Lucky for him, there was a Druid around to "save" him.
>And perhaps remind people that some "natural" wild animal attacks aren't as "natural" as they might appear.
Evil merchant sends out adventurers on fetch quests that inevitably involve slaughtering large quantities various woodland creatures, destroy the ecology in a glorious sacrifice to the God of the Wastes.
Kills innocent Alraune so he can turn them into mulch
Uses owlbears instead of regular chickens
Has no qualms in enslaving minotaurs for meat and milk or binding centaurs as riding/work horses
Probably chops down dryad trees for all-purpose lumber
Invades those bee lady people from Pathfinder, smoking them out of their own hives in order to harvest the honey and/or kidnaps the queen to control the entire hive
Is a pig fucker like in Divinity II
"assassin rep" is a mysterious thing in general. They are ALL supposed to be undetected and unfound.
So you generally cough up the money based on principle of "I told this guy I want that guy dead" - "this guy said he'll do it" - "that guy is dead now".
You may have an assassin con artist here and there, who takes "contracts" on people which he already knows OTHER assassins are already targeting on orders of some other party and claims credit, but such is life in shadowrun business.
>Evil Blacksmith who uses fae blood to power his fires
>He gets this fae blood by tricking adventurers into catching fairies/nymphs by telling them of all the fake mischief they sow into the town and he only wishes to negotiate with them to leave the people alone
>He is secretly a level 15 LE Warlord and will fuck your shit up if you try to oppose
Evil village priest boosts attendance by kidnapping and brainwashing travellers, eventually sends thoroughly indoctrinated ones on their way to avoid overstraining village resources, slowly builds up a far-reaching cult.
Evil librarian controls the illegal book trade in the city with his gang of underpaid scribes and apprentices, expands into other fields of organised crime as his wealth and manpower grows. Magic scrolls and arcane rituals are used not as often as you'd expect, more as a last resort thing; objectively, the usual brute force intimidation is both much more cost-efficient and less likely to damage the product.
Oh knock it off already. I am sick and tired of seeing those jokes by now. Raisins are great. I love raisins. You should also love raisins. Everyone should love raisins. Everyone will love raisins...
>mfw mother makes macaroni salad with chicken, carrots, and FUCKING RAISINS AND PINEAPPLE
Every holiday season is suffering for me, because that is guaranteed to be served when I visit them for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's.
Evil carpenter makes houses that are set to collapse the moment he uses a cunning little mechanism. If the people there start hiring a different carpenter, underpay, refuse his helpful suggestions on further work that he could do or otherwise wrong him, he activates the mechanism. He loves this village and he loves his work, so the situation is a win-win; either he gets to do more for them or he gets to build new houses for new people.
I know and that's fine. There seems to be some stupid meme going around about how they are the worst thing to happen to food though. I'm pretty tired of it, especially since I do like raisins, so long as they are in their proper place (in pastries and cookies).
>You may have an assassin con artist here and there, who takes "contracts" on people which he already knows OTHER assassins are already targeting on orders of some other party and claims credit, but such is life in shadowrun business.
I'm soo stealing this. Investigation and contacts to find out who has hired whom, bluff to bullshit his way to riches.
High level thief who sneaks into the poor people's hovels and meticulously cleans out every single valuable thing he can find. Then he stealthes around during the day to watch them react to the losses.
Moral dilemma for an LE assassin: he was hired to kill a guy and make it look like an accident, but before he got to it the target died in a legit accident. Does he take the money or not?
>evil ranger who works for the local authorities
>Shoots wild adventurers in the knee while disguised
>Flees and later with another disguise offers them to work for the citty guard now that they can't travel any longer (apparently the authorities have trouble recruiting people due to dragons and vampire attacks on towns)
>After having saved the world from the wrath of the Demon King, the party members retire on some land they were awarded by the King and start a farm.
>Here we see Thorgar Shale Fist making horse shoes for the Centaurs, while the Elvani puts the Lionsheep into a relaxed sleep so that she can shear it.
Such a lot of mice and rats in a city aren't there? How much meat and bone do you bet several hundred rodents and...let's say, those guard dogs of yours can consume in one minute? Enough for you to wish there wouldn't be a second minute, is what I'm guessing.
>the druid who in order to protect nature makes everyone paranoid about wild animals to the point of them killing all the predators and fucking up the ecosystem
Can a Druid even have a Wis score low enough to permit that kind of behavior?
>be evil farmer
>one day an adventurer shows up
>he's badly wounded from a battle with things
>I smile, and offer him food and rest.
>he passes out.
>I go through his gear, find bag of holding loaded with gold and gems
>kill him in his sleep, take gold
>buy more land, buy slaves
>crops have never looked better!!
>evil farmers feed the world
No. I am going to assume an "honorable" guild of assassin will value honesty to enhance their repurtation. If you have the reputation of getting things done without screwing over your customers, you will get more customers.
Evil ways to portray classes? That's a very strange thing to ask about, but I'd say the most evil way one can portray a class is through excessive hands-on demonstrations.
>this is a druids
>he fucking HATES civilization
>he'll burn down your house if it means letting nature reclaim the ground
And then he pours gasoline all over the floor and ignites it.
>this guy's a fighter
>this is what fighters do
And then he lays a motherfucker out on the floor and stomps on him.