In which we make bad gaming/politics analogies…

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Last night, while playing Exalted, we got into a discussion about how we would write up the various U.S. presidential candidates as Exalted characters, with a particular emphasis upon their virtues. Here’s my take:

Barack Obama: Zenith Caste Solar
key abilities: Integrity, Performance, Presence, Socialize
virtues: Compassion 3, Conviction 3, Temperance 4, Valor 2

Hilary Clinton: Eclipse Caste Solar
key abilities: Lore, Bureaucracy, Performance, Socialize
virtues: Compassion 2, Conviction 3, Temperance 2, Valor 3

John McCain: Dawn Caste Solar
key abilities: Resistance, Sail, Survival, War
virtues: Compassion 3, Conviction 2, Temperance 1, Valor 5

Ralph Nader is clearly a Sidereal (People forgot about him until a couple weeks ago. He can change the course of history by doing very little. He makes principled decisions that have horrid results) of some sort.

What about D&D analogies? Sure.

Obama – Neutral Good Bard. At least 7th level, since he clearly has the spell Good Hope.

Clinton – Neutral Rogue. Lots of skills. Sneak attack.

McCain – Chaotic Neutral Fighter. Possibly multiclassed into Barbarian, but he won’t let people see his sheet.

No… I’m not being subtle about my political preferences, why do you ask?

Stuart

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