THe Bards

Of Shadowgate

Bards


Bard:

Stat requirements: 15 charisma
Races allowed: half-elf, human, wemic, elf (moon, sun), gnome (rock,
forest), dwarf (shield, gold), firbolg, halfling (lightfoot,
strongheart)
Alignments allowed: any non-lawful
Cannot multiclass with: cavalier, paladin
Hitdice: d8
Saving throws: reflex/will strong, fort weak
Class Skills: academics, disguise, influence, spellcraft, athletics
**disguise temporarily substituted to thievery until installed
Class Feats:
L1: simple weapon proficiency, martial weapon proficiency, light armor
proficiency, medium armor proficiency, spell focus, rally, dodge
L5: indomitable
L8: anger
L11: calm
L12: tools of the trade
L14: force of personality
L17: charm
Also: one bonus hybrid feat at L21, and every five class levels
thereafter

 

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Bards are great entertainers and tend to be enjoyable companions on an
adventure. They dabble in being flexible in many areas of combat, rather
than being a master of one. They have a rogue’s basic combat ability, as
well as six levels of arcane spells, which unlike most casters can be
used spontaneously. Their casting abilities are based upon their charisma
score. They also have the ability to remember and recite <lore> that they
have been told about.

Bards are generally well respected in most settlements, being the bringers
of news from far away lands, the lorekeepers of the realms, and the voice
of many a king or noble to their people and to other cities. They are known
for maintaining a degree of neutrality in most matters. They get by on
their wit and their charm, leaving some to be known as rogueish
troublemakers that are regarded with suspicion.

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