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Threefold

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Re: Bards
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 07:29:12 PM »
Also- Isn't it a bit odd how every person that can sing amazingly (AKA a Bard) can also cast spells?

Little known fact, Horatiu has been known on the few days that Lizuca takes off to lead the outskirts in a roaring jazz sing-along of praising the Morning Lord.

This is why you take Skill Focus: Karaoke on all your Paladins.

Telkar

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Re: Bards
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2011, 08:36:05 AM »
I should mention that this is just my thoughts, and if you ask me to prove anything I'm gonna sit here like a moron.

However...

There are many various types of bards, and while many may sing and prance about it is far from the only way to play them. Examples include but are not limited to: Loremasters, performance swordsmen. spymasters, storytellers, charlatans, and so on.

Bardsong as I see it has nothing to do with song, as absurd as that sounds. I feel that the bardsong is an ability connected to the character's ability to perform. This performance does not necessarily include any singing or dancing, but rather something that's connected to the character's other abilities.

Perhaps his showmanship and fighting inspires his allies or frightens his foes?

Perhaps he's reciting the brave tales of their ancestors to bolster the morale of his friends and demoralize his enemies?

Perhaps he's capable to appear valiant and brave due to his acting skill, and through this manages to turn the tide of battle by inspiring his frightened friends?

If bardsong just was about song we could question why the skill it depends upon is called "perform" and not "singing" or an equavilient of that. Really, the various names of the songs from PnP are merely so we know what we're talking about and what they do. They are technical terms not meant to be taken word-by-word.

Bottom-line is that there's a number of ways you can interpret the Bardsong. Simply limiting it to "song" in just takes a piss upon the versatility of the bard class in terms of RP.


-Forral-

Yep, pretty much how I see it. You'll not see my bard 'lala'ing in the fray, more like roaring. :p ...I like rping the spells as intoned with some tune-like rhythm though.

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Re: Bards
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2011, 07:46:32 PM »
Goldforge? I remember that being a psuedonym of Rakosi's. His ass needs t ocome back, I miss that lug  :(

Oh, and.. uh, goodness, this thread is old. I highly recommend these songs, which William Graham sung:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbmQQ4RfzVE[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGKPHFrHVVY[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9gk1PGZxaE[/youtube]

People might complain about you singing songs in RL, but they can deal with it dot jaypeg.