Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RedWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    England, a less posh part
    Gender
    Male

    Default Prestige Bard (3.5, PEACH)

    We all know that the bard works in it's current form. However, I like the idea of the prestige bard, but feel that 15 levels is to much for the class. So instead, here is the condensed prestige bard:

    Bard
    The prestige bard is a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. She relies on wit, agility, and no small amount of magic to see her through her daring adventures.

    Virtually all characters who become prestige bards are already multiclass characters, usually mixing rogue and wizard or rogue and sorcerer. Some dabble in barbarian or fighter as well, depending on their social backgrounds.

    NPC prestige bards may serve as heralds, tale-tellers, spies, ne'er-do-wells, or all of the above. Some work in troupes, others form colleges, but most share a strong streak of independence.

    Compared to the standard character class, the prestige bard gains her bardic music abilities later in her career, but has a greater range of spells available.

    Requirements
    Alignment: any nonlawful.
    Base attack bonus: +3.
    Skills: knowledge (any) 8 ranks, Perform (any) 8 ranks.
    Spellcasting: must be able to cast seven arcan spells of 1st level or higher of the abjuration, enchantment, and illusion schools.
    {table]Level|BAB|Fort|Ref|Will|Special|Spellcasting
    1|+0|+0|+2|+2|Bardric knowledge, bardric music, (countersong, fascinate, inspire courage +1)|-
    2|+1|+0|+3|+3|-|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    3|+2|+1|+3|+3|Inspire competance|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    4|+3|+1|+4|+4|-|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    5|+3|+1|+4|+4|Inspire courage +2|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    6|+4|+2|+5|+5|-|-
    7|+5|+2|+5|+5|Inspire greatness|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    8|+6|+2|+6|+6|-|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    9|+6|+3|+6|+6|Song of freedom|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class
    10|+7|+3|+7|+7|Inspire courage +3|+1 level of an existing arcane spellcasting class[/table]
    Weapon and armour proficiency: the bard gains proficiency with light armour and the ability to cast arcance spells in light armour.
    Spellcasting: at every level except for 1st and 6th a bard gains spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if he had gained a level in any one other arcane spellcasting class he already possesses. He does not gain any other benefits of the class.
    Bardric knowledge: as the ability from the base class.
    Bardric music: As the standard bard ability of the same name, except that the minimum number of ranks in Perform required is increased by 5 (8 ranks for countersong, fascinate, or inspire courage; 11 ranks for inspire competence, and so forth).
    Last edited by Anonymouswizard; 2010-01-02 at 11:11 AM.
    You do not have to call me by the full name, abreviate as you like.


  2. - Top - End - #2
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Ashtagon's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Prestige Bard (3.5, PEACH)

    6th is looking like a very dead level. Both immediately before and after, you get a caster level and a class feature, but nothing for 6th?

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RedWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    England, a less posh part
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Prestige Bard (3.5, PEACH)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtagon View Post
    6th is looking like a very dead level. Both immediately before and after, you get a caster level and a class feature, but nothing for 6th?
    Any ideas?
    You do not have to call me by the full name, abreviate as you like.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •