This just in! Old Spice–makers of hilarious commercials and a ton of men’s grooming products that probably make a bunch of people in your life smell good–have sent their creative energy out into the gaming sphere…. and created a Pathfinder Class!
Presenting, the Gentleman!
Now, obviously this class is a joke, but in my opinion? It’s a good one!
The gentleman is goofy, and while some abilities are overpowered, others are underpowered and some are completely useless. It’s a fun, flavourful, silly class that reminds us Old Spice has a sense of humour. I laughed out loud multiple times while reading it through, and frankly? I’d love to play test this at mid-to-low levels. For obvious reasons, play-testing this at high levels would be impossible, since the ‘Being of Pure Energy’ ability breaks the game completely. Haha.
My favourite abilities are ‘Catchphrase,’ which allows the Gentleman to utter his or her catchphrase in order to inspire an ally to greater heights; ‘Punchline,’ which lets the gentleman utter a hilarious insult that might harm the enemy if they can’t take a joke; and ‘I’m on a Horse’, which makes a horse miraculously appear beneath the gentleman and prance away before disappearing. Even better, if your character is married and your significant other is sitting beside you, they can join you on the horse. Why? Cause it’s romantic, obviously!
Considering the intended audience of Old Spice products, I expected the Gentleman class to be a ‘man’s’ class, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the Gentleman can also be a ‘Gentle-lady.’ The only problem? The class specifically points out that some abilities work on members of the ‘opposite sex,’ instead of ‘someone who could be sexually attracted to you.’ Obviously, this makes the class hetero-normative and ignores the possibility of same-sex and non-binary relationships.
When all is said and done, I really enjoyed giving the Gentleman a read. It made me smile, and it made me laugh. Not much else you can ask for in a joke. Haha. The best part? It shines a spotlight on d20 games!
Give it a read, and let me know what YOU think in the comments below.
For more information of Old Spice, or to watch some of their hilarious videos and articles, check out their website! To pick up some of their products, click on the links below.
Old Spice has had plenty of catchy slogans in the past decade, but I’ll leave you with my favourite: “The Original. If your grandfather hadn’t worn it, you wouldn’t exist.”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to think of my own catchphrase…