Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Black Hack: A Preview of the Bard from the forthcoming The Class Hack





After purchasing David Black's THE BLACK HACK from Gold Piece Publications, I've begun developing other classes for the game for a product called THE CLASS HACK (I didn't know that OneBookShelf.Com didn't greenlight new publishers on weekends or it would already be on sale). Hopefully it will be available from Cross Planes Game Studio on Monday.

Here is a preview:

       BARD

Starting HP : d6 + 4
HP Per Level/Resting : 1d6
Weapons & Armor : All, Leather, Magic 
Chainmail 
Attack Damage : 1d6 / 1d4 Unarmed or
Improvising 

SPECIAL FEATURES 
Rolls with Advantage when being charming,
performing delicate tasks, climbing, hearing 
sounds, moving silently, recounting legends and 
lore, understanding written languages and 
making music.

LEVELING UP
    Roll to see if attributes increase, roll twice for 
       STR and DEX or WIS.

ARCANE SPELLCASTING
Beginning at second level, Bards can cast a
number of Divine Spells a day, see the following 
page.

SPELLBOOK
     Bards start with a large spellbook containing a
total of 1d4 spells from the Level 1 and 2 Divine

Spell lists. 

I tried to stick closely to the ADnD 1E version so this Bard is a mix of Fighter, Thief, and Druid.  The Fighter is felt most in the use of all weapons and when they level you can Roll for Str AND Dex for improvement.

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