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The Book of Weeaboo Fightan Magic

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Sometimes called Tome of Battle: Nine Euphemisms for My Dick, The Book of Weeaboo Fightan Magic is the nickname given to The Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords, one of the more famous (or infamous) Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition (3.5) splatbooks. It introduced three new classes, Crusader (baby's first paladin, for the gamer who wanted to stab shit instead of playing support), Swordsage (which is probably the biggest source of the book's reputation), and Warblade, (which is, essentially, the fighter only comically better in every way) and a wide variety of abilities referred to as Stances and Maneuvers, which basically function as spell-substitutes for martial characters. This was supposed to lessen the power gap between martial and magical characters, which had the unfortunate side-effect of rendering all existing fighting classes kind of irrelevant. Whether this is the fault of the authors or of the system they were working in is debatable. Either way, gee, thanks Monte Cook!

Opinion is divided on the quality of the content of the book itself. Some neckbeards believe the Stances and Maneuvers systems are interesting and worthy additions to the game, whereas others consider them to be bizarre and illogical, comparing them to some of the ridiculous techniques seen in Japanese anime and manga. This comparison is what resulted in the book being assigned its nickname, which has indeed become so pervasive that even some neckbeards who like the content call it Weeaboo Fightan Magic.

Everyone agrees, however, that it makes people who only play bathrobe faggots extremely angry, and anything that makes those guys all butthurt can't be all bad.