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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:21 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:One of my customers back in 2000 was a law firm in Bedford with an attorney named Richard Head. He was actually really cool about it, but I think I'd have gone for the name change if I was him.


i've spoken to and heard of quite a few "Richard Head's" in my time...


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:25 pm 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:"Whore" is a deliberate corruption of "Houri'...dates back to the crusades.

 The guys who rammed jets into the World Trade Center were expecting to spend that night with "the women of Paradise"..."Houris."

I'm not so sure that's a corruption...who the hell wants to sleep with a pure being/virgin? Call me crazy but I know you all checked out the Succubus in the 1st Ed. MM.... :lol:


   Dude...the Women of Paradise are only supposed to be virgins until you get there to pick up your quota of 72 or so of them.  (I forget the exact number.)

   And, yes, the succubus entry wins for all-time most memorable monster sketch.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:35 pm 
 

The Head Master at my school was called Richard Head.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:39 am 
 

......and one of the kids from high school..Wayne Kerr. (not a close friend of his but sheesh!) :roll:

(had to process his change of name when I started work a couple of years later)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:18 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:I've got to mention one of the guys I work with, Richard. Now Richard meets Shirley. They fall in love and decide to marry. But Richard's surname is, wait for it, Shirley. Now Shirley was none too keen on being Shirley Shirley. Although I personally think it would be a great name. And so they decide to take Shirley's surname. So, Richard duly becomes Richard Hayter. Understanably, his closest friends realise his mistake and take full advantage of calling him Dick Hayter which makes him sound like a lesbian porn star.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:12 am 
 

My son's middle name is Elric

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:36 am 
 

Now, see, there's a cool name.  Giving your son the infamous name of a doom-haunted and tragic hero has class.  I mean, red eyes, white hair, transparent skin, soul-sucking sword...no pants...what is there NOT to like about Elric.  If you can't name your son after an agent of Chaos then who CAN you name him after?

  But you were smart.  You gave him Elric as a middle name so his teachers would not have to puzzle out a name that looks a lot like someone did not know how to spell Eric.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:06 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:"Whore" is a deliberate corruption of "Houri'...dates back to the crusades.


Does anyone else remember the Houri character class from the pages of White Dwarf magazine?

My ex-DM had a near-fetish for this class and allowed them to be played as player characters (he did this for a lot of the odder NPC classes which appeared in Dragon over the years) which lead to some odd multi-class combinations, like houri/healer, houri/druid, houri/assassin, and in one REALLY creepy case, houri/necromancer...  8O

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:17 pm 
 

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Does anyone else remember the Houri character class from the pages of White Dwarf magazine?

My ex-DM had a near-fetish for this class and allowed them to be played as player characters (he did this for a lot of the odder NPC classes which appeared in Dragon over the years) which lead to some odd multi-class combinations, like houri/healer, houri/druid, houri/assassin, and in one REALLY creepy case, houri/necromancer...  8O

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Yes, but I never knew anyone who ran the class in their campaign.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:16 pm 
 

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IttyBitty wrote:Yes, but I never knew anyone who ran the class in their campaign.


Well, my former DM did...

In fact, for some time (a long time ago, mind) he ran a D&D campaign out of the library where his mother worked.  He had to do some adjustments when one of the kids, when asked by his mother how the game went, told her, "Well, my character got seduced..."  :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:32 pm 
 

Wandering Monster wrote:
Does anyone else remember the Houri character class from the pages of White Dwarf magazine?

My ex-DM had a near-fetish for this class and allowed them to be played as player characters (he did this for a lot of the odder NPC classes which appeared in Dragon over the years) which lead to some odd multi-class combinations, like houri/healer, houri/druid, houri/assassin, and in one REALLY creepy case, houri/necromancer...  8O

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    There was also a houri class for Arduin.

    A friend of mine ran one in a campaign at Portland State University.  His character wore a half-shirt and cutoffs.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:33 am 
 

Wandering Monster wrote:(he did this for a lot of the odder NPC classes which appeared in Dragon over the years)

Our group allowed this, too. The ones I specifically remember were the Witch and the Bounty Hunter, both from early Dragon issues. We ran them as PCs and never gave it a second thought. :)

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:53 am 
 

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    There was also a houri class for Arduin.


I didn't know that the houri was in Arduin as well. Huh!

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    A friend of mine ran one in a campaign at Portland State University.  His character wore a half-shirt and cutoffs.


LOL!  Her character name wasn't Dai'sydookh by any chance, was it??  :lol:

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:00 am 
 

Hi Xaxaxe,

Xaxaxe wrote:Our group allowed this, too. The ones I specifically remember were the Witch and the Bounty Hunter, both from early Dragon issues. We ran them as PCs and never gave it a second thought. :)


Funnily enough, this same DM allowed the use of the Witch as a player character class quite extensively. (The fact that he was/is a pagan himself probably helped.)  We quite happily used the witch from issue #43 of DRAGON magazine until the revised 2nd Ed version appeared in issue #114.

He was also heavily into psionics, and used the Deryni as a character race (his justification was that some of them had used probability travel to escape persecution in Gweynedd and settled in the World of Greyhawk) and psionicist character class from DRAGON #78 as well.

In fact, I remember playing Charissa (from the first published Deryni book) in his adaptation of "The Garden of Nefaron," which could only be played by evil or neutral characters; he revised her stats from DRAGON #78 so that she was an assassin/psionicist/witch.

Another NPC classes he allowed use of as player characters was the Healer, but with a much-expanded spell list; the incantatrix from DRAGON #90, and the Duelist, but that one was hardly ever used.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:51 am 
 

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P.S.:  Is that Robert E. Howard as your avatar?  I've always meant to ask...


Yes, it is REH.   8)


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:53 am 
 

We allowed the Archer from Dragon.  

What a disaster that turned out to be.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:05 am 
 

Hey Form,

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Yes, it is REH.   8)


Yes, I thought so -- I recognized the pic from his Wikipedia entry.

At first glance, I thought it was some mobster figure from the 1920s or 1930s, but it's easy to forget that that's how regular people dressed back then too...

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FormCritic wrote:We allowed the Archer from Dragon.  

What a disaster that turned out to be.


Oh yes?  Do tell...  :)

Out of curiosity, does anyone else think that these "specialist subclasses" of the "archetype" classes eventually led to the zillions of "kits" available to characters in the various 2nd Ed "Complete [fill in the blank]'s Handbooks"?

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