Rise of the Dragons
“It seems I struck a chord. Ha! I love that one.”
The life of a vagabond is the only life you’ve ever known, and your various talents have rarely failed to provide you a warm bed and a hot supper. But mere survival is not enough anymore. You have discovered the hidden magic of words and music, and it is time for you to weave yourself into the stories told in hushed tones over steaming drinks, inspiring wonder in their listeners.
You have been the center of attention since before you could walk, and once you learned to sing and play, you never surrendered the spotlight again. And who deserves it more than you?
By Popular Demand. You can always find a place to perform. You receive free lodging and food of a modest or comfortable standard as long as you perform each night. When strangers recognize you in a town where you have performed, they typically take a liking to you.
Personality Trait You change your mood or your mind as quickly as you change key in a song.
Ideal When you perform, you make the world better than it was.
Bond You will do anything to prove yourself superior to your hated rival.
Flaw You’re a sucker for a pretty face.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Spellcasting Ability. You have the ability to cast spells. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your bard spells. You use your Charisma whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability.
To cast a spell, you must expend a slot of the spell’s level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.
You can use a musical instrument as a spellcasting focus for your bard spells.
You can cast any bard spell you know as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag.
Bardic Inspiration. You may use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within 60 feet of you who can hear you. That creature gains one Bardic Inspiration die, a d6.
Once within the next 10 minutes, the creature can roll the die and add the number rolled to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw it makes. The creature can wait until after it rolls the d20 before deciding to use the Bardic Inspiration die, but must decide before the DM says whether the roll succeeds or fails. Once the Bardic Inspiration die is rolled, it is lost. A creature can have only one Bardic Inspiration die at a time.
You can use this feature 3 times. You regain any expended uses when you finish a long rest.
Cantrips (at-will): minor illusion, vicious mockery
1st-level spells (2 slots): charm person, faerie fire, healing word
Back to Character Selection