Bard

Base Class: Fighter

Treat as fighter unless otherwise specified.

Restrictions

Prime Requisite: Charisma
Weapons: All
Armor: Bone armor is wearable but prevents move silently and climb.
All thief skills are reduced by 1/4 of their normal chance per negative Dex modifier.

Abilities:
Charm: Bardsong can mesmerize. Make a d20 roll. Add twice your level and apply charisma modifier. Each point of AC gained is subtracted from total
Base DC is 21. DC is +1 for every HD above 3. Monks and undead are +2 instead. Usable once per day / level. Range 60’. Attacking, loud noises, etc. break charm. Penalties apply if fighting, creature is hungry, etc. Can make suggestions as mage spell while charming. Saving throw applies. Successful save breaks charm.
Lore: Can ID items, know locations and legends, etc. Standard DC is 21. Add double your level to d20 roll.
Knows double the number of languages.
Free Followers. 1 per level after 1st level. They have + 3 loyalty and do not require payment. Randomly selected: 30% bard, 25% druid, 20% fighter, 15% thief, 9% mage, 1% two followers
Treatment: Can speed convalescence. By forgoing rest yourself and making a successful lore roll, someone resting heals an additional 1d6 HP or makes an additional saving throw against poison or disease.

Level 6: Can read any language you are reasonably familiar with. (80% chance of success).

Progression

Uses Cleric Saving Throws

Level XP Required Attack Bonus HD Retainers Charm & Lore Open Locks Remove Traps Pick Pockets Move Silently Hide Climb Hear Noise
1 0 1 1d6 10 12 7 17 17 7 87 1/6
2 1,000 1 2d6 +1 lvl 1 20 15 10 20 20 10 88 2/6
3 3,250 2 3d6 +1 lvl 1 30 17 12 22 22 12 88 2/6
4 7,000 2 4d6 +1 lvl 1 40 20 15 25 25 15 89 2/6
5 13,000 3 5d6 +1 lvl 1 50 22 17 27 27 17 89 2/6
6 22,500 3 6d6 +1 lvl 2 60 25 20 30 30 20 90 3/6
7 42,500 4 7d6 +1 lvl 2 70 30 25 32 32 22 90 3/6
8 75,000 5 8d6 +1 lvl 2 80 35 30 35 35 25 91 3/6
9 125,000 6 9d6 +1 lvl 2 90 37 32 40 40 30 91 3/6
10 200,000 6 10d6 +1 lvl 3 100 40 35 45 45 35 92 3/6
11 300,000 7 10d6+1 +1 lvl 3 110 42 37 50 50 40 92 3/6
12 400,000 7 10d6+2 +1 lvl 3 120 45 40 55 55 45 93 3/6
13 525,000 8 10d6+3 +1 lvl 3 130 50 45 57 57 47 93 3/6
14 650,000 8 10d6+4 +1 lvl 4 140 55 50 60 60 50 94 4/6
15 875,000 9 10d6+5 +1 lvl 4 150 60 55 62 62 52 94 4/6
16 1,000,000 9 10d6+6 +1 lvl 4 160 65 60 65 65 55 95 4/6
17 1,125,000 10 10d6+7 +1 lvl 4 170 70 65 70 70 60 95 4/6
18 1,250,000 10 10d6+8 +1 lvl 5 180 75 70 75 75 65 96 4/6
19 1,375,000 11 10d6+9 +1 lvl 5 190 80 75 80 80 70 96 4/6
20 1,500,000 12 10d6+10 +1 lvl 5 200 85 80 85 85 75 97 4/6
21 1,625,000 13 10d6+11 +1 lvl 5 210 90 85 90 90 80 97 4/6
22 1,750,000 10d6+12 +1 lvl 6 220 95 90 95 95 85 98 5/6
23 1,875,000 10d6+13 +1 lvl 6 230 97 92 97 97 87 98 5/6
24 2,000,000 10d6+14 +1 lvl 6 240 100 95 100 100 90 99 5/6
25 2,125,000 10d6+15 +1 lvl 6 250 100 97 100 100 92 99 5/6
26 2,250,000 10d6+16 100 100 100 100 95 100 6/6
27 2,375,000 10d6+17 100 100 100 100 97 100 6/6
28 2,500,000 10d6+18 100 100 100 100 100 100 6/6
+1 +125,000 +1

Source

Strategic Review Magazine # 2.1

Bard

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