Monday, March 2, 2015

Musical Monday - "Seven Widows Weep" - Sirenia

My apologies, I forget who asked the question on G+ "Why do you hate bards in D&D?"

Thing is, that I don't. I'm a bit of a charismatic, eloquent, speechifying jackie-of-all-trades (with piles of Diplomacy and Insight, but curiously short on Bluff) so the bard class is perfect for me.

When I play a bard, she is Epic From The Start. I watch this vid, and it has that epic sound and feel that I love.

I've made bards and "wasted" Skill Focus (Perform) at level 1, with 17 Charisma. At mid-levels, my bards are holding rock concerts between dungeon delves, and at high levels, even the demons want her autograph before the fight starts.

Watch this vid, and when the sirens come for my crew, my bard is on the prow counter-singing those bitches back to their watery lairs empty-handed. My bard has the lungs and tones of Ailyn - the very landscape shakes to her song. That's MY bard.

Apparently I'm developing a thing for the goth/melody metal of the European north countries.  q.v. Amaranthe.  I'm definitely going to listen to more Sirenia.

And before you ask: No, I can't carry a tune in a bucket, so playing a bard in a game is as close as I'll get to the real deal (although, maybe I could pull off the "unclean" singing thing...)

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