Advanced Options - New Bardic Colleges

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Advanced Options - New Bardic Colleges

Not Too Cool For Bardic School!

Now on its fifth edition, the world’s oldest roleplaying game presents a number of exciting options to allow players to customize their characters. It seems like just about every class in the game gives players a major choice that can heavily alter the way their character operates, such as a barbarian’s primal path, a paladin’s oath, or a warlock’s pact. While the core rules give every class a handful of these options to choose from, and additional supplements from Wizards of the Coast have provided a few more here and there, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of room for more of these options to provide you with exciting new approaches to each class, which can give you a some new tricks, allow you to represent flavorful ideas and concepts that had no support previously, or completely turn the class’s basic role on its head. The Advanced Options series is here to give you those new options.

This installment focuses on providing new bardic colleges characters with levels in the bard class. It presents four new bardic colleges that represent a wide array of different and non-traditional styles of bard. The College of the Discordant Chorus taps into alien and otherworldly music not meant for the ears of mortal man, which drives those that listen to it insane with cosmic horror. The College of Infernal Courts produces bards well-schooled in legal arts, and especially prepares them for the difficulties of dealing in the literal courts of Hell, battling for ownership of souls against devils themselves. The College of the Marshalling Cry is a favorite for bards that want to focus on supporting their allies and empowering them to be the most that they can be. Finally, the College of the Two-Faced Coin is a favorite of grifters and con-artists of all sorts, providing its students with the ability to pick out marks and equipping them to outwit their foes.

Take your game up to the next level with our advanced options for fifth edition today!