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thejeff wrote:My character is someone who is skilled in the use of firearms. Why don't *you* come up with how that fits in your world if "I was trained by someone who was skilled at it." isn't good enough? Or why don't you just ban gunslingers if you don't them so people who hear that can accurately assess the value of your campaign.Anzyr wrote:thejeff wrote:Campaign setting reasons? In Golarion, for example, guns are from Alkenstar. If the game is set in the Realm of the Mammoth Lords, I'm going to want something about how and why your character is there and has guns - especially if he isn't from Alkenstar. If you've been playing for a few levels and decide to take a level of gunslinger, it's going to have to be pretty convincing, if it already hasn't come up in game. "It's a legal component" isn't going to cut it.
Because my character was trained by someone from that region. Or was trained by someone from their region who follows that regions trends. Or...
This is so easy you might as well just let them have it.
Seriously, "My character is a gunslinger, therefore I want to play him as a gunslinger." should be enough.
No. Give me something."I want to play a gunslinger and I don't want to bother with any reason I've come to this godforsaken corner of the world or why someone from half the world away shared their country's military secrets with me" just doesn't cut it for me. I'm not saying there can't be a justification. I'm not saying you can't play a gunslinger.
But if it's just "I want to play a gunslinger and I've given no thought to what one would be doing here or how he'll fit in", that's a sign we shouldn't be gaming together.
As, I suspect, me asking is a sign that you don't want me to run a game for you.
Because I don't want to ban gunslingers. I want you to have a cool reason for there being a gunslinger in such a weird place. I'd love to hear it. Maybe I could come up with something, but such things usually work better coming from the players.
What I really hear in such cases is "I'm more interested in my build than I am in the campaign you've offered to run." That's a big red flag for me.