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This is literally the only bard image I have. Help me /tg/! Will post some non-bard stuff.

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Thank you, anon.

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Is it viable to play a bard as a storyteller, poet or playwright instead of a minstrel?

How would you go about it? I mean, the poet's pretty easy; Just replace song with verse, but I'm not sure how to represent stories or scripts as a combat feature.

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>Is it viable to play a bard as a storyteller, poet or playwright instead of a minstrel?

>but I'm not sure how to represent stories or scripts as a combat feature.
Just quote a relevant passage as your verbal component.

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Inspirational quotes from plays are easy

"From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day."

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Most classical stories are in a rhythmic beat because they weren't written down; they were memorized, taught from one person to another, by chanting. All the epic poems in the world, from The Iliad and The Odyssey to Norse Skalds' tales, were passed down and memorized this way. In fact, it could be said that a chanting storyteller is the origin of the idea of the Bard as an adventurer; using Inspire Competence not by playing a jaunty tune on a fiddle but by chanting the tale of Harald Wartooth, legendary Norse king, and getting your party members totally pumped up about him.

So, Perform(Epic Poetry)

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Be the incarnation of a legendary hero you represent at the moment.

One more

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Going for Epic Poetry also allows you to break out the trash talk in ways no one else can. Imagine you're volleying insults with the BBEG and you call him "A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats, a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, action-taking, whoreson glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch, one whom I will beat into clamorous whining if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition."

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Storytelling works on imperfect repetition, the thrill of knowing what's coming next but not quite knowing exactly how it'll be told. So the Bard would tell his tales to the group, then, yeah, quote brief key phrases at appropriate points.
Theatre is more about mimicry, watching actors evoke their characters Often, in mediaeval and renaissance theatre, stock archetypes, bawd, rake, etc. Think of all of Shakespeare's 'all the world's a stage' type metaphors. So maybe the Dramaturge Bard acts out the effects he wants to happen, or produces an association between the target and a relevant archetype.

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A good example of these stock archetypes is "Miles Gloriosus", who comes from Roman theater. Miles Gloriosus is literally Latin for "Glorious Soldier" and the character is usually a victorious Roman hero home from wars in Gaul or wherever who somehow gets tangled up in the play's plot. A hilarious look at the character is the one from "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"

Just watch his intro, when he's coming to buy a slave girl bride.


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Great stuff guys, keep it coming!

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I've had several ideas of bards...
1. A bard who is basically a travelling knight. He has a title, a horse, a sword, but no lands or castle, and no money, so he sings songs to earn money. Basically, a trouvere.
2. A bard who doesn't sing songs, but makes cocktails. He has been a tavern owner, his tavern was destroyed, so he went on adventuring.
3. A bard who performs dance. Not like a dervish archetype, but as an inspiration. Like that orc stripper guy in that picture, you know.
4. A bard who is basically a jester, so his powers are all about jokes and tricks.
5. Since it looks kinda dumb that a bard sings and dances in the middle of the battle, how about this: the bard sings songs when the party takes rest. He chooses what songs to sing, and each party member gets inspired by the song he/she has heard whenever he/she wants.

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/co/ showed me how to bard last night in a Jem thread. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Yvg582lHE

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You know that bards can do more than just play instruments, right?

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Orangutan arms. That's horrifying.

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That man is a walking rug store.

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He's multiclassing.


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does anyone have any warlock pics, just a simple guy maybe casting a small spell in a cloak?

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>gone fishing

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You want a bard? :^)

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I asked a drawfag for a bard playing the violin a few weeks ago and they made this. I love it

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Sorry for asking for non-bard stuff, but does anyone have a chocolate elf in sensible armour?

I can't find that anywhere. Mostly, I presume, since chocolate elves is a japanese idea, originally, and the japs are almost as bad as the koreans when it comes to sexy armour.

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Now I want to use this guy as a BBEG

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Hey, I hate to hijack a thread, but I once saw a picture posted on /tg/ of a kimono-wearing mantis shrimp mermaid-type-deal. I'd really like to find it again, but making a whole thread for it seems kind of unnecessary.

It was very colorful, could totally have been a bard.

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I haven't got what you need, sadly.

However: don't worry about "hijacking" threads.
I hate seeing people make completely new threads while another is already up. Just ask what you want and provide a picture ya parasite

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This one?

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Alas, no. That's a regular mantis. The one I'm talking about was a mermaid, but with the lower 3/4ths being a mantis shrimp.

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Why have I never seen this before?

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My dick would like to thank everyone that posted the dancers.

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You're welcome.

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Could I request some 'druid-ey' looking golems/warforged?
Clumps of moss, vines and the like?

Much appreciated.

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Spoiler that spooky shit

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Where did these come from?

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I think they are Ragnarok Online fanart.

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Oh god, I remember finding this on Gelbooru, now I have to look it up again. This is awesomely animated.

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I'll be in my bunk.

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My friends and I saw a good-looking girl busking the other day. They were going to stop and listen and I said, almost reflexively, "Don't; it's a trick." They asked me what I meant and I realized that every bard in every campaign I've ever been in has been a fiend, doppelganger, or just a slimeball up to some evil scheme, including the PCs.

But now that I think of it, isn't music really just a trick? I mean, it's making noises that might not even mean anything but somehow get people to like you.

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I don't know why you think that when it's literally stated that they're just making music and if you enjoy it, they're doing it right. That's like saying everytime someone is doing their job, it's a trick to get money. Sure, you could be that narrow minded on philosophy, or you could just shut the fuck up and move on.

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Suisei no Gargantia.

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Thank you good sir. Would anyone recommend it?

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Supposedly Gelbooru users like it, and not just for the fanservice which it apparently uses sparingly and in universe makes sense.

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Yeah, if it's fanservice you're looking for, don't.
Can however recommend it for being genuinely good sci-fi story.

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BRB new corner office.

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Can we have some martial artists pics?Male. Female. Young. Old. Whatever. Admittedly this is because of Regalia's DBZ RPG

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Anybody have some good pictures for a Swordmage character?

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That Monk is clearly enjoying the view not of the ladies, but of the Bard in front of him.

That monkey is enjoying way too much that banana.

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I have a bard of the culinary arts as a character. In my setting, bards can take up any form of art; there are bardic painters and smiths and so on as well.

I admit I had a ton of fun trying to think of how bardic cuisine would be mechanically useful. A lot of it ends up being an alternative to potionmaking.

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Anyone have any Female Aasimar? Preferably in armor.

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Preferences on armor ammount? light/heavy? Weapons? Can't promise anything but makes it easier to search.

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Pay no attention to the bird stretching on the alter.

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I guess I'm a little paranoid about people attempting to manipulate my emotions directly. It's like they're trying to avoid being evaluated using reason, which can only mean they're hiding something.

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Some arts can't be taken into combat, though. A bardic architect is going to have trouble as an adventurer.

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Unless you're playing Risus, in which case he'd actually be a better adventurer than a typical swordsman.

Except when matters of barding or architecture come up.

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Looking for lightly-armoured roguish type human males.

Preferably wielding rapiers or something similar.

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Not really. Take abilities that screw with your opponents head, flavor it as trapping your enemies in magical mazescapes like something out of an MC Escher painting. Add in a few wall type abilities for added effect. Done. You can even build a house golem(s) if you have capability to build golems.

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The effects aren't the problem; the causes are the problem. Bards work their magic by practicing their mundane arts in front of an audience. The art is the trigger that sets the magic off, like a wizard waving his hands around and speaking arcane words.

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Architecture is a drawing, not the act of constructing a building. Drawing the space on a sketch pad serves well enough to give it form. I see little difference form a Bardchitect sketching up a magical structure to a Wizard making hand gestures to conjure fire.

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Drawing a building freehand in six seconds is not going to be the same as using all the right drafting tools in a quiet studio. It's just not as spontaneous as the performing arts can be.

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Maybe that's why bardic architects are so rare.

Master bardic architects can design cities in a day. But it takes both artistic talent, knowledge, and even more years of practice than, say, singing, painting, and dancing, because every measurement must be perfect. Every design must be a masterpiece, or it's a flawed spell.

Few people have the talent. Fewer still get the training they need to hone the talent into skill.

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Fear of a loss of control is normal and human. We all have ingrained, automatic responses we can't change - knee reflex, hiccuping, fight or flight, etc.

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I like this a lot. Perhaps you could borrow some spells from the Urban Druid/similar classes?

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Maybe the buildings themselves are magical or illusory?

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Not quite in armor, but...
That's a possibility.
Undoubtedly magical. Since architecture isn't quite construction, perhaps we're talking things ranging from scale models for the construction teams to trapping enemies in the doom dungeon that hasn't been built yet?

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Get on my level.

Now that's what I'm talking about.

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I love the idea of a cocktail-performing bard. Juggling glasses and being a pretty cool guy.

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Woman werewolf wearing armour? Other type of canine beastkind is fine too

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I wonder how much that cost. I'd gladly pay $50-100 for that.

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this is what a real gypsy male looks like you filthy goyim

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Source on the gif?

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Moulin Rouge

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May I request some magitech prosthetics?

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This is actually one of my favorite character art pics.

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Yeah, the fetishization of minorities is a problem. A lot of the time people don't realize they are doing it though.

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Anyone got any good shadow magic dudes and dudettes? Or just weird black particles effects.
Rogues preferred but whatever I'm not the boss of you.

I'll post some shit I liked enough to save.

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Captcha. That is a fajita and a bacon wrap. Neither are burritos.

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Are female bards as promiscuous as male ones?

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All bards are

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Now I'm wondering if bard magic includes birth control spells.

Dammit /tg/. I blame you for this partially.

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is that a dude or a chick?

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I'd guess chick, due to the tits.

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>Now I'm wondering if bard magic includes birth control spells.

I would think it does, or female bards spend a lot of time pregnant.

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