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Role in Combat: [what role the class fills and how]

Abilities: Bards, as performers and sources of inspiration, rely primarily on Charisma. Charisma affects their Bardic Music abilities and the social skills to which they have access. Starting with the ability to wear only light armor, Dexterity can be important for Bards who want to keep their AC high. Intelligence grants the Bard more skill points, but with the Expanded Skills feature, it may not be as important as Constitution of even Strength.

Hit Die: d8

Skills: X per level + Int modifier
[list of class skills]

Proficiencies: Simple weapons, light armor

Level Base Attack Bonus Fortitude Save Reflex Save Will Save Special Class Features
1 +0 +0 +1 +2 Bardic Music, Bardic Lore
2 +1 +0 +1 +3 New Song
3 +2 +1 +2 +3 New Song, Expanded Skill
4 +2 +1 +2 +4 New Song
5 +3 +1 +2 +4 New Song, Expanded Skill
6 +4 +2 +3 +5 New Song, Pinnacle

Bardic Music: [description of ability]

Bardic Lore: [description of ability]

New Song: [description of ability]

Expanded Skill: The Bard gains a number of ranks equal to his Charisma modifier in a skill in which he is currently untrained.

Pinnacle: At 6th level, the Bard reaches the peak of his abilities. He chooses one of the two features below:

  • Virtuoso: The Bard immediately gains another song level 5 or below and permanently adds it to his repertoire.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: [description of ability]

Bardic Music Songs

  1. Song of Courage (Inspiration), Song of Distraction (Fascination), Song of Watchfulness (Perception)
  2. Song of Restfulness (Sleep), Song of Endurance (Marching), Song of Resistance (Environment)
  3. Song of Guile (Bluff), Song of Suggestion (Haggle/Charm), Song of Fear (Intimidate)
  4. Song of Fortitude, Song of Reflexes, Song of Will
  5. Song of Vigor (HP), Song of Resilience (AC), Song of
  6. Song of Haste, Song of Strength, Song of Bond (Ally bond)

Bards in the Ancient North

Perception: [how members of the class are viewed]

Role in Society: [what members of the class do for society]

Renowned NPCs: [famous or infamous NPC members of the class]


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