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A Modern Bard (without magic)

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A Modern Bard (without magic)

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I am trying to create an interesting version of bard for modern settings without magic. I must admit I am a bit stumped as to what 'powers' to give such a character. Any ideas or suggestions?

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squirewaldo wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:18 pm

I am trying to create an interesting version of bard for modern settings without magic. I must admit I am a bit stumped as to what 'powers' to give such a character. Any ideas or suggestions?

By "without magic" do you mean "without any abilities that have magical effects" or just "without the ability to cast spells"?

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Both I guess... but I also am willing to go to 'extraordinary' effects. Just not magical in nature.

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The bard from Dark Sun lost out on magic, but in return they got access to a lot of poisons and poisoncrafting. That might be a good starting point.

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@squirewaldo just came across this on DriveThru, it's for White Star:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/188637/Rock-Star

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Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:52 pm

@squirewaldo just came across this on DriveThru, it's for White Star:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/188637/Rock-Star

I just downloaded it and will check it out. I was thinking today, "I need to finalize that character class... but I am empty!"

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