Y'all did so well the last time (i.e., hit the nail right on the head -- THANKS!) -- so I'm gonna try to go back to the well again ....
This time, though, it's gonna be a little more in depth.
Frankly, I'm horrible at the specific details when it comes to re-fluffing classes. I know what it looks like in my head; but I just have no skill at articulating it to other people.
The PrC in question is War Weaver.
First, some obligatory exposition:
One of the group members is putting together the beginnings of a campaign, which will happen some time in the ambiguous future. His only real "mandate" is that no character can be of Good alignment.
This guy, when he runs a game, primarily storytells WOD; but is gonna try his hand at D&D this time ..... I tell you this so as to give some insight of what kind of game this is likely to be.
He has a HUGE hard-on for fluff and story (as opposed to generic hack-n-slash); and has a very hard-coded idea of setting/thematic appropriateness.
Seems fine, right?
I pitched an idea for a bard/war weaver ..... and it got poo-poo'd. His reasoning was that such selfless behavior is more befitting a "good" character. For a non-good character, I would have to find something a little more selfish.
I feel like that if I can fluff things well enough, he'll give it a second look and allow it in.
So, here's kinda the concept I'm going for:
I'm thinking a kind of a Ferengi-styled "mastermind" type, who really enjoys the income potential of adventuring, but doesn't actually want to get his own hands dirty ..... so he views and uses the rest of the party as his tools for his own edification (of course, this is a "mutually beneficial" relationship). Now, of course, in order for this type of arrangement to actually work out, I have to bring something
to the table -- so I just focus my efforts on making everyone else better at their jobs.
Party Role would be that of face + buffer
For a "build", I want bard/war weaver.
I really like the abilities of the war weaver, and need some custom refluff so as to get past his bias.