[Base] d20 Bard Class Variant
These rule changes are for the d20 System™ as represented in the Basic Rules presented in full as The ©Players Handbook.
Primary Aptitude(s): Occult (College of Lore), Kinetic (College of Valor).
This class uses Spell type castings for determining Casting Constraints.
Changes to the Bard
- The Bard’s Spellcasting Focus is by definition their voice and playing. By this measure, they should not be able to cast spells without the ability to sing and/or play an instrument. The following change applies to this:
- A bard can hide their spell casting using their natural abilities with a DC 10 Charisma (Performance) check. Otherwise, anyone observing it knows it is a ‘casting’. An instrument can suffice as a Material component.
- Focus Point: A bard will also have a powerful keepsake or memento that reminds them of their struggles and performances. This is the equivalent of Wizards Arcane Focus.
- Tasha’s Cauldron: Additional Bard Spells (Optional Feature)