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#1 Hal

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

So just for Nick I thought I would post this as he likes Bards apparently ;P

 

d20Monkey has just released the class sneak peek for Bards. Seems they are sticking with the playing instruments and inspiring people with their flouncy awesome.

 

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What do you think? The only bard I ever liked was in Dark Sun but then they made them cool with poisons and an explanation. I am pretty sure if an orc was about to bite my face off that I would be more than a little annoyed to have a guy behind me with a lute playing music rather than actually helping :)

 

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#2 BigJackBrass

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

"And there was much rejoicing."


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:46 AM

If I remember correctly the 3.5 Drow splat book swapped out musical ability for poisons too.

 

The best bard I have seen was played by a guy in my group who ran a particularly uncharismatic motivational speaker.  He had a lot of leaflets.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:34 AM

The only time I've played a bard was in 4e. My character used a tambourine. It made giving bonuses on skill challenges fun, especially stealth checks. Ah, 4e, a system where the power mechanics work regardless of how little sense it makes. I tried to replicate the character in one of Telemergion's maptools games, but my internet exploded. No surprises, it was Comcast.


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#5 Pencil-Monkey

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:32 AM

What about the Pathfinder bard archetypes? There's plenty to choose from that give up lute-plucking in exchange for other abilities. For example, how's that Archaeologist GMPC coming along in the Shattered Star game, @ Hal and @ Lockhart and @ Thing ?

The best bard I have seen was played by a guy in my group who ran a particularly uncharismatic motivational speaker.  He had a lot of leaflets.


Leaflets, huh? His name wouldn't happen to be @ ross , by any chance, would it? ;)
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

I have liked bards since ADnD2e. I haven't looked at the 5e Bard stuff too much yet but I hope to be having fun with bards in another edition. I like the idea of the aggressive leafletter. I have a few character ideas that I have created that would fit a bardy kind of character that I would like to give a bit of a road test to.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:07 PM

Leaflets, huh? His name wouldn't happen to be @ ross , by any chance, would it? ;)

 

Sadly not.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:44 AM

I think that we need to encourage one off the groups here to take on the roles of a band of wandering minstrels. Then we can have all bards all the time. We just have to make sure people nearby don't get too hungry or there will be much rejoicing. 


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:53 AM

We just have to make sure people nearby don't get too hungry or there will be much rejoicing.


Huh?! Are bards considered Soylent Green in 5E? :O
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 07:46 AM

It's not even a 5E thing. It goes back much further

 


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:57 AM

Oh snap! Now you're gonna have to put a penny in the BAGgies' Python jar. ;)
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:20 AM

Oh snap! Now you're gonna have to put a penny in the BAGgies' Python jar. ;)

 

Why does that sound so dirty when said by you?


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:33 AM

Why does that sound so dirty when said by you?


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 05:24 PM

i was thinking of using a bard class but have him like a rock star basicly has a foundness for women and likes a drink


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 01:57 AM

i was thinking of using a bard class but have him like a rock star basicly has a foundness for women and likes a drink

 

As opposed to all the other bards, who much prefer a nice cup of chamomile tea before going to bed early? ;)
 


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 05:46 PM

Here's an interesting take on how a bard could be used. (and who can provide the backup to this king of classes :))

 

http://projectmultip...espionage-team/


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:46 PM

Here's an interesting take on how a bard could be used. (and who can provide the backup to this king of classes :))

 

http://projectmultip...espionage-team/

 

 

There are excellent historic examples of this - Christopher Marlowe and Chevalier d'Eon (as mentioned in the link).  'Tis a pity bards get such a bad rap.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:31 PM

I started writing an essay length response and then my eyes started to bleed from too much text. Basically, I really like the 5e Bard. 3rd edition bards were pretty crappy. 4th edition bards could do cool stuff but so could everybody in 4th. I think it's neat how Wizards found a niche for the new bards to fit into: extremely versatile support.

 

In 5e there's a bard could be nearly as good on the front line as a fighter. Heck, take a level of fighter for the armour prof, get a suit of full plate, and storm across the battlefield blaring Tenacious D and calling yourself The Metal. Nothing's stopping you (you're too hardcore!). Or you could easily grab extra cantrips and become a fair spellcaster. Having a quick and easy bonus action to just do music on someone is so much simpler and allows you to actually do things in combat. And out of combat you've got a super sustainable heal with every short rest.

 

My brain is turning to pudding. I give up. I liek bards.


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 02:34 AM

My brain is turning to pudding. I give up. I liek bards.


Fair enough, but do you liek mudkipz? :)
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 11:04 AM

Fair enough, but do you liek mudkipz? :)

I hate mudkips!


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