Talk:Obsessive Compulsive (3.5e Flaw)

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Balance[edit]

Why does everyone try and add a save to fight the flaws? all the ones from UA give a permanant negative since thats the only official basis i think it should stay that way. flaws should not be preventable.--Name Violation 18:54, 7 October 2009 (MDT)

Considering the nature of the flaw, I think it's acceptable. Realistically, and by definition, those afflicted with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder simply find it much more significantly difficult than normal to ignore something that catches their interest, but not entirely impossible. Also, the flaw is a personality one, which means it affects the unique ways a character interacts with others and the environment around it. By that definition, it is not preventable, however, it's results have a small chance to be discarded, which is, again, realistic.
I was actually rather pleasantly surprised that the author actually used the "10 +" method to make it rather difficult for the character to resist. It adds just the slightest bit of weight to one end of the flaw to make it seem that much more human. Or mortal. However you'd like the phrase. Jwguy 02:43, 8 October 2009 (MDT)

More to OCD[edit]

Often OCD manifests in other ways. Having to flick a lighter 12 times, touching a certain spot in a wall before you leave, things done in a certain order.

Just trying to point out that it can do many things, not just organizational skills. Also I know players who would abuse the "super organized" aspect. --Name Violation 04:13, 8 October 2009 (MDT)

Then rename it "Clean Freak", god knows my mother is one. :P —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.140.57.102 (talkcontribs) 08:07, 19 January 2010 (MST). Please sign your posts!
Well since this applies no non-combat penalties really maybe some of the other aspects mentioned above should be added. --Green Dragon 04:45, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Would anyone mind if I edited this to be more like OCD, rather than just a form of it? --Jack Bread 18:11, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't think so. --Green Dragon 19:17, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
I think I may have overdid it, but how does it look? --Jack Bread 17:50, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
I like Jack's wersion, it is both rp and combat related now. The DC to resist is the standard Will 15 + half ECL? --Sergejsvk 07:31, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

For the Dm[edit]

i can picture party going in to loot the red dragons lare and the player with this flaw dieing because s/he is cleaning and sorting the gold by size, shape and how shiny it is. til the dragon gets back. i wonder what the dragons reaction would be? hrrmmm... - that one guy across the room looking at you funny.

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