Bard Archive

  • Tides of War: Bard/X Feats This collection of multiclass-feats for bard-multiclasses clocks in at 6 ages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   All righty, after a brief introduction, we go through the feats alphabetically – you know the drill!   -Acting Over Action: Extra Performance is added to the list of bonus feats; alternatively, you can learn a bardic masterpiece you meet the prereqs instead.   -Bursting With Knowledge: Levels from a Knowledge (all) class skill class stack with bard levels for bardic knowledge.   -Cantrip Conversion: […]

    Tides of War: Bard/X Feats

    Tides of War: Bard/X Feats This collection of multiclass-feats for bard-multiclasses clocks in at 6 ages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   All righty, after a brief introduction, we go through the feats alphabetically – you know the drill!   -Acting Over Action: Extra Performance is added to the list of bonus feats; alternatively, you can learn a bardic masterpiece you meet the prereqs instead.   -Bursting With Knowledge: Levels from a Knowledge (all) class skill class stack with bard levels for bardic knowledge.   -Cantrip Conversion: […]

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  • Into the Breach: The Bard This installment of the “Into the Breach”-series clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin, as often, with a variety of new archetypes, the first of which would be the chronicler of blades, who gains a modified proficiency list that includes all the dueling weapons and at 1st level, they get Weapon Focus in their choice of short sword, longsword or rapier – which is a bit odd: […]

    Into the Breach: The Bard

    Into the Breach: The Bard This installment of the “Into the Breach”-series clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin, as often, with a variety of new archetypes, the first of which would be the chronicler of blades, who gains a modified proficiency list that includes all the dueling weapons and at 1st level, they get Weapon Focus in their choice of short sword, longsword or rapier – which is a bit odd: […]

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  • The Genius Guide to More Bard Talents This expansion for the Talented bard clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin with 3 edges in this one: Enrapturing performance focuses the effects of bardic performance on a single target, increasing the potency against said target – said performance cannot be maintained at the same time as a regular performance. Unfortunately, the ability is pretty imprecise: The ability talks about emulating certain performances with the ability at greater effect, implying that it can use these…which would not be an issue with a vanilla bard, but […]

    The Genius Guide to More Bard Talents

    The Genius Guide to More Bard Talents This expansion for the Talented bard clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin with 3 edges in this one: Enrapturing performance focuses the effects of bardic performance on a single target, increasing the potency against said target – said performance cannot be maintained at the same time as a regular performance. Unfortunately, the ability is pretty imprecise: The ability talks about emulating certain performances with the ability at greater effect, implying that it can use these…which would not be an issue with a vanilla bard, but […]

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  • The Genius Guide to the Talented Bard This installment of Rogue Genius Games’ Talented class-series clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   In case you’re new to the concept: Talented classes basically dismantle archetype abilities and base class abilities and codify them according to two categories: Edges for major abilities, talents for less powerful abilities. This does mean that you can cherry-pick exactly the type of class you want, but it also means that you need to be more proficient at creating classes.   The talented bard class, chassis-wise, gets d8 HD, 6 + Int […]

    The Genius Guide to the Talented Bard

    The Genius Guide to the Talented Bard This installment of Rogue Genius Games’ Talented class-series clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   In case you’re new to the concept: Talented classes basically dismantle archetype abilities and base class abilities and codify them according to two categories: Edges for major abilities, talents for less powerful abilities. This does mean that you can cherry-pick exactly the type of class you want, but it also means that you need to be more proficient at creating classes.   The talented bard class, chassis-wise, gets d8 HD, 6 + Int […]

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  • The Steamsinger: A Bard Tinker Prestige Class This supplement is 8 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The 10-level Steamsinger-PrC included herein essentially blends his minions with musical capability – requiring 8 ranks of perform, inspire competence, skill focus (perform) and both automata and 2nd level inventions.   Mechanically, steamsingers get 3/4 BAB-progression, medium save-progression for ref- and will-saves and +1 existing level Inventions and Performances, but NOT spellcasting. Furthermore, only the type of action by which performance becomes faster and inspire greatness and competence are enhanced by steamsinger levels – as written, no new performances become available and archetypes/build not utilizing […]

    The Steamsinger: A Bard Tinker Prestige Class

    The Steamsinger: A Bard Tinker Prestige Class This supplement is 8 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The 10-level Steamsinger-PrC included herein essentially blends his minions with musical capability – requiring 8 ranks of perform, inspire competence, skill focus (perform) and both automata and 2nd level inventions.   Mechanically, steamsingers get 3/4 BAB-progression, medium save-progression for ref- and will-saves and +1 existing level Inventions and Performances, but NOT spellcasting. Furthermore, only the type of action by which performance becomes faster and inspire greatness and competence are enhanced by steamsinger levels – as written, no new performances become available and archetypes/build not utilizing […]

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