I have mentioned in the past that I am a fan of the "Bad Girl" trope. I get the appeal.
Well the fine folk over at Dangerous Brian have revised the Houri class from White Dwarf,
It is an interesting take and a class that I think has it has a place in some games. Obviously other think so as well. We have a group very similar in Sisters of Rapture and the infamous Book of Erotic Fantasy (now from White Wolf). From Mongoose we have Nymphology and The Quintessential Temptress. Yes, I have actually purchased all of these.
But the question I have is, is there enough for the Houri to actually do in a game about killing things and taking their stuff?
I can see the houri as a particular type of thief or even magic-user, but not enough to have them as their class.
Though to be fair, I did have a group of assassins called "The Red Assassins" that used guile, seduction and charm to get their jobs done. The great thing about them is that no one know who they were exactly. The Red Assassins came from all walks of life and every profession (not just the oldest one), it made them effective and invisible.
Now what might be interesting is expand of the Arabic and Islamic myths of the Houri and make them some sort of Jann/Human or Nymph/Human crossbreed. Maybe then Houri is a race that has certain powers at different levels. Hmm. An interesting idea. Maybe it can be more like a nymph-like race that is suitable for characters. One thing that must be part of the race is their large, doe-like or gazelle-like eyes. Though there is a certain squik factor of creating a race for the sole purpose of sex. Though I suppose that Star Trek did give us the Deltans and Betazoids, each with strong sexual themes to their cultures.
If we further expand on the race/class idea a logical next step would be to try this for Basic era D&D. Maybe I'll try that sometime.