D&D 5E On the Necessity for More Bard Threads

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
True story. The origin of the word Bard can be traced back to the middle ages when people would go to the local bar, get skunk drunk, start singing loudly and then pass out. Others would come in and look at the poor fellows and say, "That guy's Bar'd." Over time it got shortened to Bard and here we are.
 

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DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
So, you think it's a shtick, do you? You look at my anti-Bard rhetoric, and you think it's just some kind of obfuscation? That I am layered? That underneath this hatred of Bards lies something totally different than what's on the surface? That I am concealing a jovial tolerance of Bards underneath this harsh exterior?

Well, have you considered that there's a third, even deeper level, and that is the same as the one on the top? Like with pie.

My hatred contains multitudes. I am legion. Snarf ... think of me as the display case at your local diner. Full of pie. Legions of pie.
No, I meant schtick as in your only way to amuse yourself as you talk about D&D. I have no doubt you hate bards (for whatever deep-seated but silly reason you have)... but at some point I just hope you decide to get over your need to harp on it.

Cause I can't speak for anyone else... but I know my retention of a lot of what you say gets thrown off into the ether from the power of my eye rolls every time you make another "I hate bards!" comment. I just mentally put the post and several of your subsequent posts on "Ignore" cause I'm just tired of it all. But I'd rather not do that because I'd like to be able to read ALL of your comments at face value and learn from them and discuss them equitably... but that just isn't possible when so many of them I immediately discount just to skip past the rhetoric.

But you know... it's your thing and I get that. And if you're fine with me checking out on what you're saying more often than not, then so be it. :)
 



Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Now, now. We can understand the initial denial, but you'll never get better unless you admit you have a problem.

DM, grant me the serenity to accept the Bards I should not kill, the courage to kill the Bards I can, and the wisdom to know that there are no Bards I should not kill.
 







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When snarf stares for too long in to a mirror, a bard stares back

Conan understood the power of bards:

"A great poet is greater than any king. His songs are mightier than my scepter; for he has near ripped the heart from my breast when he chose to sing for me. I shall die and be forgotten, but Rinaldo's songs will live for ever."

Fafhrd himself was also a skald, amongst many other things, in Leiber's tales. And Tolkien, of course, filled his books with song.
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
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Conan understood the power of bards:

"A great poet is greater than any king. His songs are mightier than my scepter; for he has near ripped the heart from my breast when he chose to sing for me. I shall die and be forgotten, but Rinaldo's songs will live for ever."

Fafhrd himself was also a skald, amongst many other things, in Leiber's tales. And Tolkien, of course, filled his books with song.
And of course...

You'll_Be_Back.jpg
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
And of course...

You say
The price of Snarf's love's not a price that you're willing to pay
You cry
At your dice which you hurl at the table when you see me go by
Why so sad?
Remember we made an arrangement when I went away
Now you're making me mad
Remember, despite our estrangement, I'm your man

You'll be back, soon you'll see
You'll remember all ur Bards belong to me
You'll be back, time will tell
You'll remember those Bards are ne'er-do-wells
Warlocks rise, illusionists fall
But those atrocious Bards have survived through it all
And when push comes to shove
I will send a fully armed battalion to remind the Bards of my love!

Da da da dat da, dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da ya da!
Da da da dat da, dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da
 


TwoSix

Unserious gamer
You say
The price of Snarf's love's not a price that you're willing to pay
You cry
At your dice which you hurl at the table when you see me go by
Why so sad?
Remember we made an arrangement when I went away
Now you're making me mad
Remember, despite our estrangement, I'm your man

You'll be back, soon you'll see
You'll remember all ur Bards belong to me
You'll be back, time will tell
You'll remember those Bards are ne'er-do-wells
Warlocks rise, illusionists fall
But those atrocious Bards have survived through it all
And when push comes to shove
I will send a fully armed battalion to remind the Bards of my love!

Da da da dat da, dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da ya da!
Da da da dat da, dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a
fighting-man, dropped in the middle of a forgotten
spot in the Sea of Swords by deities, impoverished, in squalor
Grow up to be a hero and a bard?
 

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen
True story. The origin of the word Bard can be traced back to the middle ages when people would go to the local bar, get skunk drunk, start singing loudly and then pass out. Others would come in and look at the poor fellows and say, "That guy's Bar'd." Over time it got shortened to Bard and here we are.
The only reason this is all written in past tense is that you haven't gone drinking with me yet.
 




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