anonymous asked:

wouldn't muse invert to lord and vice versa?

Inversion is more than the difference on the passive-active spectrum. I have a post about it queued for Monday, but the gist of it is that there is a Passive-Active divide and a Purpose divide. The Passive-Active split goes as such:

Passive - Active

Heir - Witch

Seer - Mage

Page - Knight

Sylph - Maid

Rogue - Thief

Bard - Prince

Muse - Lord

However, there is also a Purpose divide. @classpect-shet‘s post here briefly goes over it, and it goes as such:

Distribution/Relocation

- Knight - Thief (Active)

- Page - Rogue (Passive)

Comprehension/Manipulation

- Mage - Witch (Active)

- Seer - Heir (Passive)

Production/Destruction

- Maid - Prince (Active)

- Sylph - Bard (Passive)

Finding the Active or Passive counter to your class and then finding the opposite Purpose will get you your Inverted class. For example, when Rose went Grimdark, she inverted to a Witch of Void, Witch being the active inversion of Seer and Void being the inversion of Light.

But for the Master Classes, there’s only one purpose: Embody. Here’s where I disagree with their chart. They aren’t fulfilling another purpose, they’re just changing places on the passive-active spectrum. It’s not so much an inversion as it is the difference between Passively embodying their aspect and Actively Embodying their aspect. Calliope doesn’t invert to Caliborn because they both embody their aspect, though one passively and one actively. That’s why there has to be another two classes to find the inversion of a Lord and a Muse; classes that conceal their aspect rather than embody it.

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Alright, first of all, a lot more of y’all cared about the Mage outfit than I thought. Also, by a wide margin, you all like the Canon outfit more than the one I’ve been using. Second, more of you like the codpieceless Bard outfit I’ve been using, so I’ll keep using it. I’ll spend some time changing the Mage outfits in classpects that have already been done, and all future Mage classpects will be with the Canon outfit.

More to come.

I want to play a game of D&D where every character is a bard each bard plays a different genre of music there’s like a country bard and a metal bard and a rap bard they can use Spotify and YouTube to play music so when they try to do stuff together it’s just a cacophony of different music styles it would be so fun

Leonora Redpike, my dwarven bard for an upcoming Pathfinder campaign! She’s real bad at making friends, but makes up for it with fashion.

The outfit is probably way fancier than it ought to be, but I really couldn’t resist a little landsknecht aesthetic in my medieval-ish fantasy character.

‘How much do you know about Shakespeare,’ I once asked a friend who has committed much of her life to studying the Bard. She replied, 'Not as much as he knows about me.’ Remember this the next time someone tells you literature is useless.
—  Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life, by Arnold Weinstein (New York Times, Feb. 2016)