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Bards with Class: New Equipment & Magic Items

New Equipment Secret Ingredients. An herb, spice, or other flavor used to improve aroma, taste, texture, or presentation. Secret ingredients grant a minor non-magical bonus to bardic abilities. Each seasoning also lists other ingredients you can use in place of the listed ingredient. Secret ingredients are intended to be collected in play, though you can …

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Bards with Class: New Bard Spells

Brand of Shame 2nd-Level EnchantmentCasting Time: 1 bonus actionRange: TouchComponents: V, S, M (a quill)Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour You brandish your quill, inscribing a brand into the flesh of a creature you touch. The creature projects a 30-foot-radius aura that moves with it until the spell ends. All creatures in the aura feel …

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Bards with Class: College of Story

Having a bard from the College of Story as a friend is a wonderful blessing. They glorify your triumphs, minimize your blunders, and generally make you look better than you otherwise could have without their help. The best part is that when they write about you you are better. The stories they write are always …

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Bards with Class: College of Cuisine

Bonus Proficiencies When you join the College of Cuisine at 3rd level, you gain proficiency in cook’s utensils and brewer’s supplies. You can use either of these tools as your spellcasting focus. Magical Treats At 3rd level, you can infuse magic into food and drink. Each day, you can infuse a number of treats equal …

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Bards with Class: Creating Non-Musical Bards

The first entry of the series provides optional rules and aesthetic suggestions for players who wish to play a non-musical bard. Subsequent entries in the series will present new non-musical bard subclasses as well as new spells, items, and backgrounds for the non-musical bard. Affected Class Features Not all bard features are affected by the …

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The Many Faces of Gaming: Gamers in the Non-English World

The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Kobold Press, the Kobold staff, or other contributors to this site. We welcome responses, counterpoint submissions, and further discussion. Like previous explorations in this column, this author …

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The Many Faces of Gamers—Gaymers (Part Two)

The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Kobold Press, the Kobold staff, or other contributors to this site. We welcome responses, counterpoint submissions, and further discussion. The second question that needs to be considered …

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The Many Faces of Gaming—Gaymers (Part One)

The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Kobold Press, the Kobold staff, or other contributors to this site. We welcome responses, counterpoint submissions, and further discussion. For more than a decade now, attitudes toward …

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The Many Faces of Gaming: Female Gamers

The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Kobold Press, the Kobold staff, or other contributors to this site. We welcome responses, counterpoint submissions, and further discussion. Women occupy a unique role in gaming. Because …

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