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21 May 2007 @ 06:46 pm
And a delightfully Meta Username  
My style of roleplaying out of Pokemon has always been a bit unorthodox, luckily Paul suits my approach rather well. Basically, he doesn't think the concept of his world is at all unusual, having grown up with it and having had nothing, until now, to contrast it with. He's a pretty serious guy but everyone should feel welcomed to poke at him.

The thing about Paul is that he has no catchphrase (at least not yet) to make a username out of. I watched the third episode of the Sinnoh Arc again, the one where Paul and Ash battle for the first time, looking for inspiration. As I watched Paul's tactics I had what one could only call a "Geek Flashback".

Robilar's Gambit is a feat from Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition. The Player's Handbook II describes it thusly: "Grant foes bonus on attacks and damage, but their attacks provoke attacks of opportunity." What this basically means is you let your foe make the first move, with all the bonuses that entails, but you get to move into a more advantageous position for chain attacks and critical hits. Paul's method of feeling out Ash's combat style reminded me of Robilar's Gambit (a feat I used as a Monk). I highly doubt ANYONE will see the reference there but, there it is.

....I overthink things sometimes.
James: all about the benjaminsmakeitdouble_d on May 22nd, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Haha, wow, I like your journal layout.

That aside, the username is amazing.
Paul: +3 agilityrobilars_gambit on May 22nd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
I like doing layouts Shhh, I've done ENTIRE STYLESHEETS BEFORE BUT UHM that takes a while D:
Hellboy: !moon power makeup!right_hand_of on May 22nd, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
...I was wondering where I had seen that before. Loev PHBII.
Paul: Forest of Hesitationrobilars_gambit on May 22nd, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
*is a dork*