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Old 10-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #1
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So, the Basic Set says " We leave -15-point habits (-3 to reactions) to the imagination of those depraved enough to want them!" Well I don't want them, my NPCs do (maybe they don't want them, but they have them nevertheless). So, I need some ideas. I'd like to compile a list of some good Odious Personal Habits. Any are welcome; I'm especially interested in the -15-point habits. Thanks in advance for the ideas :)
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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Cannibalism/anthropophagany or equivalent willing consumption of known sapients is one example, and used on several templates.

Public nudity.

Open homosexuality in some cultures, even when it's not something illegal warranting Social Stigma/Secret.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
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Some -15 point OPHs, keeping in mind that spitting on the floor is only -10:

* Spitting in other people's faces, or food.

* Blowing carcinogenic smoke in other people's faces. (Though in a society where this is common, it might only be -10.)

* Constantly trying to sell people stuff, even after they've said they're not interested. (If you can take no for an answer, then it's only -10. Unless the stuff is highly illegal and just hearing the sales pitch can get them in trouble.)

* Trying to convert everyone you meet to your massively unpopular religion or political party or Delusion. (If it's mainstream, probably only -10.)

* Habits that endanger others' lives, like smoking around open flame, or pointing your loaded weapon at people for emphasis while speaking, or playing with your mobile phone while driving.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:30 PM   #4
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Cannibalism/anthropophagany or equivalent
Why limit it to people? I think scatophagy would count...

Another one off the top of my head would be openly and actively cutting/piercing your own flesh.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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Why limit it to people? I think scatophagy would count...

Another one off the top of my head would be openly and actively cutting/piercing your own flesh.
Ah yes, the old "what the mainstream calls atrocity many others call a fetish." Or circus act.

Many of the philias would count if merely knowing of one's cannibalism counts.

I never understood why that one counts anyway as all other examples require the repulsed to actually view or experience the OPH.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:43 PM   #6
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Picking one's nose and eating it.

Classic, but very rare, loud swearing outbursts from those with Tourette's syndrome.

Those with the genetic disorder that causes them to emit odor reminiscent of rotting fish. Trimethylaminuria
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:51 PM   #7
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Those with the genetic disorder that causes them to emit odor reminiscent of rotting fish. Trimethylaminuria
Wouldn't that be Bad Smell?
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #8
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Overloud Carrousing(outside of established premises)

Rude Behavior by Guests(I.E. anything that calls the bouncer's attention)

Dishonest Gambling

Unearned Boastfulness

Eating with hands

Eating with left hand

Serving taboo foods in mixed-religion gathering.

Shooting a weapon in the air in a crowd.

Bullying

Being a bully's lacky

Telling secrets to authority

Lecherousness(to sexual rivals)
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:00 PM   #9
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* Blowing carcinogenic smoke in other people's faces. (Though in a society where this is common, it might only be -10.)
In GURPS Lensman, not smoking was a quirk, but objecting when other people smoke was an Odious Personal Habit, though not a severe one. I think that's actually realistic for the period when the novels were written.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:04 PM   #10
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Incessant recitation of movie quotations. Especially Monte Python.
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