Profession Cliches

Combat Cliches
  • Bounty Hunter (Tracking and apprehending fugitives; shooting; brawling, intimidation; riding)
  • Engineer (Creating amazing steam-tec inventions that are either anachronistic or that strain the laws physics; understanding and repairing machines of all kinds, often with inappropriate parts; always having just the right gadget handy)
  • Soldier (Riding; fighting on foot or on horseback; looking good in uniform; taking orders)
  • Mercenary(Fighting; shooting; brawling; drinking; being angry; cursing)
  • Gunslinger (Being quick on the draw, fancy shooting, starring folks down, having a serious reputation, smokepowder knowledge)
  • Savage Brave (Riding; tracking; hunting; being generally athletic; being perceptive; fighting with crude and basic weapons)
  • Lawman (Riding, shooting, calling a posse, hanging desperados, bossing folks around)
  • Outlaw (Always ‘knowing a guy,’ hiding out, surviving in the wild, riding, fighting, intimidation, thievery, running in a gang)
  • Assassin (Knowing lots of ways to kill and incapacitate people, fighting, martial arts, being agile, being stealthy, poison knowledge)
  • Panzer Pilot (Piloting and fighting in a panzer; panzer maintenance; pushing panzer performance beyond its limits)
  • Berserker (Fighting in a blind rage, being impulsive, having a volatile temper, shrugging off damage, being scary, being hard to kill)
  • Swashbuckler (Having a wild and unpredictable fighting style, dueling, jumping, rolling, swing from stuff, being charming, skirt chasing)
  • Martial Artist (Taking out armed opponents, brawling, stunning opponents, throwing opponents, dodging, disarming, being in exceptional shape, registering your fists as deadly weapons)
  • Ki Warrior (Fighting with a precise methodical grace; having extreme focus; having keen senses; fighting unarmored; parrying; being very disciplined; following an honor code)
Skilled Cliches
  • Wastelander (Being strong and tough; thriving in the wilderness; knowing local languages and customs, kill-or-be-killed combat)
  • Blacksmith (Being strong; crafting knives and other metal tools; running a small business)
  • Rancher (Ridin’, ropin’, brandin’, spittin’, shootin’ )
  • Gutter Punk (surviving off nothing, running in a gang, brawling, being sneaky, stealing, stickin’ it to the man)
  • Merchant (Having lots of money, bartering, running a business, knowing the value of goods)
  • Dilettante (Knowing etiquette, having friends in high places, not needing to work for a living)
  • Doctor (Extracting bullets, sewing up wounds, cutting off limbs, knowing various remedies)
  • Explorer (Finding one’s way, chatting up natives, surviving in the outdoors, not taking a bath)
  • Gambler (Playing cards, rolling dice, knowing the odds, cheating, spotting cheaters, getting out of scrapes, shooting a hold-out pistol, running away)
  • Mad Scientist (Creating diabolical inventions that blatantly violate the laws physics; being extraordinarily well educated; megalomaniacal ranting; recruiting minions)
  • Pinkerton (Going undercover, private investigating, being perceptive, shooting)
  • Treasure Hunter (Recovering ancient artifacts; being knowledgeable about occult history; avoiding and disarming traps; knowing many languages; being generally athletic; being mostly fearless)
  • Conman (Hawking phony items; conning people out of money; lying; gambling; womanizing; getting out of town in a hurry)
  • Soiled Dove (Being beautiful; being charming; great at sex; prostitution; inspiring pity)
  • Animal Handler (Training animals; understanding their noises and gestures; commanding animals; protecting innocent animals)
  • Virtuoso (singing, dancing, or performing very well; accepting money; having a theatrical flair)
  • Scrapper (Sorting crap junk from valuable junk, carrying lots of stuff, bartering, being dirty and smelling funny)
  • Nomad (Wandering, ranching, being hardy, hunting, gathering, cooking, packing up in a hurry)
  • Preacher (Preaching, arguing theology, making converts, commanding respect, casting out demons, praying for aid)
  • Pilot (Flying an airship or other winged machine, doing crazy stunts, maintaining your vessel)
  • Biker (Riding a motorbike, running in a gang, brawling, intimidation, maintaining your vehicle)
  • Mechanic (Fixing machines, understanding most machines, grumbling, overcharging)
  • Monk (Being determined, being selfless, having faith, concentrating, seeking spiritual insight, wearing funny robes)
Supernatural Clichés [requires double pump]
  • Wizard [Creating magical effects through complex rituals; knowing occult lore; reading and speaking arcane languages, researching, being studious]
  • Shaman [Calling forth certain spirits; talking with the dead; venturing into the spirit-world; protecting self from spirits, fusing with spirits]
  • Herbalist [Creating potions and slaves, basic first aid, basic chemistry, basic arcane knowledge]
  • Priest [Mystical healing, sensing evil, casting out demons, curing disease, destroying undead, raising the recently deceased]
  • Mentalist [Possessing psychic powers like telepathy, ESP, telekinesis, and pyrokinesis]
  • Arcanist [Dabbling in magic, using magical devices, recognizing magic, being eccentric]
  • Druid [Creating magical effects with the aid of nature, understanding plants, defending nature, rejecting technology, commanding plants and animals, transforming into animals]
  • Blood Magus [Controlling blood with magical power, powering spells with blood, transferring health and lifeforce, making people explode, having a blood fetish]
  • Fatespinner [Controlling probability with sheer will, giving and taking luck from others, dealing with karmic tremors, tempting fate, exhibiting bold and risky behavior]
  • Warlock [Creating magical effects through inborn magical talent, inexplicably knowing arcane languages, being confident and charismatic, being rash and impulsive]

Profession Cliches

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