Bells here once again to rant and rave for the rights of jesters left in the world.....
All right...I'm beginning to think that the D&D world is totally against the jester class. For one they changed our class name to Acrobat! WTF???? Acrobat?! Do I look like I'm from a friggin' circus? No! I don't think so, I'm not flying through the air on a magic trapeze, or flipping or flying through the streets, well...maybe but only if it's really necessary. No...no scratch that, I skip, cartwheel on occasion but the point is how dare you call my class an acrobat! That is not a flattering attribute to us jesters. The definition of a jester is an individual that see's the fun in all situations, we laugh in the face of danger! We make jokes at our own expense and most of the time of others.
To steal that title from us and label us acrobats is an INSULT! I mean you might as well take a displacer beasts tongue and shove up our butts! Our whole concept of fighting is to blow things up with our wands, or tell a joke, or whack a dragon on it's nose with a rubber sword. We're not flipping around and stabbing enemies. Dodge, parry, turn....no, no, no that is definitely not our way.
I might be a jester but I do have my pride. I refuse to be called an acrobat as these 3rd and 4th edition games are doing. I looked at the chart and it's insulting! A diabolical blight on our image. Our wands are not limited to how many uses we get per day. I don't see the warrior class getting limits on their sword play. So why should our wands of wonder be cut down?
And another thing, why is our class so hated? Don't you players have any sense of humor left? Can't you take a joke? First reaction we get is the role of eyes, the scowl, or my personal favorite the ever popular, " Oh, it's them." Do I have cooties? Does my outfit offend your delicate fashion sense? I think I'm rather cute in my black and fuschia leotard with bells at the wrists and hips. I'm fetching! But also dangerous and I will defend the honor of us jesters until my last breath!
Bring back my jester title you heathens! I was never in the circus nor will I ever be in one. So I spit on the acrobat title and will declare myself, Girl Jester Extradinare!