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  • #560406
    Hal
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    • Treant

    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.

     

    DnD5e Bard Preview

     

    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 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

    #646327
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    “And there was much rejoicing.”

    #646328
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    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.

    #646329
    Vaeron
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    • Thri-kreen

    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.

    #646330
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    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, @[member=”Hal”] and @[member=”Lockhart”] and @[member=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 @[member=ross], by any chance, would it? 😉

    #646331
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

    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.

    #646332
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    Leaflets, huh? His name wouldn’t happen to be @[member=ross], by any chance, would it? 😉

     

    Sadly not.

    #646333
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

    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. 

    #646334
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    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

    #646335
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

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

     

    #646336
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Oh snap! Now you’re gonna have to put a penny in the BAGgies’ Python jar. 😉

    #646337
    Aethyr
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    • Thri-kreen

    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?

    insert witticism here

    #646338
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Why does that sound so dirty when said by you?

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    #646339
    moonwolf
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    • Commoner

    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

    #646340
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    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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