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Why can't a catperson be a paladin?
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Why can't a catperson be a paladin?
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wow, way to be a racist fuck OP
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Well it doesn't seem like the two really compliment each other thematically, but it's not like such a thing is normally impossible for most games/settings that have both
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>>45084707
But they can

As long as they strive to do good and protect the innocent anybody can be a paladin.
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>>45084707
Oppression inherent in the system. Also attention span.

We all know the real reason is no god wants a paladin who'll land on their feet if they fall.
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>>45084707
Because God as deemed the beastkin filthy.
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You have to be respectable in some way - any way really - to become a Paladin. Your honor needs to be a thing that can possibly matter to other people.
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>>45084707
Because Dex based Paladins suck unless you can find spells and buffs that help archery, and even then a melee str based Paladin will always be stronger.
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>>45084751
easy conceptual solution: give the catperson an Egyptian theme, have them be the paladin of an Egyptian Cat-Goddess like Sekhemet, Bast, or, I think, Isis.

Bast is probably the best choice since she's both presented as a Hearth Goddess and a Protector type goddess.
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>>45084825
I mean a moderate amount of paladins worship gods, but its a common misconception that paladins receive powers from gods. Those are Clerics.
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>>45085070

Sigh.
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>>45084772
>not focusing on a finesse-based weapon
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>>45085100
I think 5e says it best.

>"A paladins power comes as much from a commitment to justice itself as it does from a god"

But the Egyptian theme is pretty good I have to say.
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Because i don't allow fur-faggotry in my games? Seems like a good reason that the character concept wouldn't work.
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>>45085133
thanks, can't take credit for it though, it was a friend's idea. Their Egyptian Paladin catfolk was meant to be a contrast (even chromatically) to my own catfolk dude who plays the whole "psychopathic, selfish, murderhobo incarnate" rogue.

I know cat's very well, sometimes they are the greatest animals on earth, and other times, they are pure chaotic/evil.
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>>45084707
>Why can't a catperson be a paladin?
Says who?
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>>45084759
under-fuckin-rated post
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>>45084707
Because they'd spend all their smites on the red dot!
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>>45084759
>>45085203
Didn't read the spoiler text.
Noice
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Because the rules say Human only.
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>>45084707
Because cats are CE.
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>>45084707
It's the ears or something, I don't know, they just can't.

The Magic juice flows straight out of them.
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What kind of self respecting cat wears mail?
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>>45084707
Because non-humans can't be paladins.
Read the rulebook.
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>>45084707
Troubles with the oath of chastity
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>>45085154
>catgirls
>furry
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>>45084707
Only humans are capable of understanding virtue or self sacrifice for the greater good.

It's why I ban all nonhuman paladins from my games. Especially those Mary Sue scalefag fucks known as dragonborn
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>>45084707
cats can't possibly be lawful
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>>45084759
Thats a pretty NOICE post anon
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>>45084707

Mostly because it seems impossible for me to find a range of cat people miniatures. Pic is what I really want.
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>>45084707
I never fucking said that, Dave, what I said was that I don't care how anime the picture on your character sheet is, I'm not letting you play a paladin of Madoka.
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>>45086374
>convince your co-players use 54-mm or action fingure sized "miniatures" for your RPG
>use actual kitten to represent your character
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>>45084707
All catpersons are doomed to go the lowest pit of all Hells to suffer constant existential body horror at the instant of death, regardless of their behaviour, greatness of soul or direct intervention of divinities.
One of them displeased a wizard a long time ago, you see...

So, the gods, feeling sorry for their condition, refuse to pass a pact with them on which they wouldn't be able to honour all clauses. Also, they don't want to have to know that one of their favoured faithful who worked, trusted and made good in their name, is suffering for all eternity for no fault of their own and they can't do anything.
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>>45086387
>Not allowing a Paladin of Madokami
0/10 worst GM.
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>>45086407
>gods not being able to do anything about one asshole wizard
0/10 shit setting won't play.
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>>45084707
Because you play in a shit setting, OP.
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>>45086434
It was a PC wizard in a 3.5 game.
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>>45084759
This is a terrible post, but it's a good terrible post.
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>>45086463
So, he was correct?
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>>45084759
More like no GM
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>>45086463
>3.5
That actually makes things easier.

Let's say we devise some kind of delayed resurrection spell that snatches the soul once it goes to demiplanes and releases/resurrects it some time later (to not simply overwhelm world with catpeople). Probably part of these souls gets to reincarnate as newborn, the most heroic ones straight-up FPS respawn after an year or so.

>Nine lives? What kind of scrub has only nine lives?
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>>45086391
I wish you the best of luck in convincing a kitten to stay in the play area.
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>>45086560
Put a binder clip on the scruff of it's neck.
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>>45086560
>Put box in area
>Kitten stays there by itself for hours

Welp, that was easy
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>>45086526
>Going against the will of a wizard player.

But that's railroading ! Tchoo-tchoo, all aboard the plot-train to behold the soooo precious Mary-Sues DMPC-race steal the show from the true heroes ! I will immediately start a thread on /tg/ to complain about THAT DM and tell allI think about this forgist gygaxian SJW magical realm autism cuck of a campaign !
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Paladins have to be Lawful. Catfolk might be able to swing Neutral if they really put their heart and soul into it, but have you ever seen a Lawful cat? Once?

On the plus side, they do make good 1E Rangers.
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>>45086616
New edition has multiple fancy oaths, ancients in particular can have a chaotic bent
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>>45086671
Ancients paladins are literally just shittier 4e wardens.
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>>45086560
>put some kitty yummies on the table
voila!
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>>45086616
Yes.
My cat thinks he's a dog. He'll sit, stay, and fetch on command like a dog. He follows you around the house like a dog. He even wags his tail like a dog.
It's honestly a little disturbing, but he is the best cat.
If only he weren't aging at triple speed thanks to hyperthyroidism.
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>>45084707
Cause cats are evil
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>>45086946
What if in the setting the bird and rat people were evil.
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>>45087012
Then cats, rats, and birds are evil.
I mean, we're basically describing Redwall right now, except birds there were only mostly dicks.
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>>45084759
10/10
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>>45084707
Cats have a really hard time being Lawful.
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>>45084707
They're called "Daimah", and nobody's stopping them from being paladins.
Hell, Shivat has so many problems with Oni coming out of the Samsara that anybody willing to join up and banish the fuckers would be greatly appreciated, even if they have an attention span of five seconds.
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>>45087069
Doesnt Redwall explicitly has a bro tier cat hanging around somewhere?
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>>45089708
Anima has really become popular lately.
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>>45089868
Sorta. There's really probably only like 5 or 6 of us in the dedicated thread that's up. And I'm willing to bet some of the posts were just to keep it from going into the archive.
I know I posted one or two of those.
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>>45084759
I want to play a catgirl paladin now just because of this post. Just for that line. Bravo.
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>>45084707
Why can a Catperson be a wizard?
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>>45084707
they naturally scorn altruism and prefer a virtue they call "benevolent apathy"
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