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GHC review 1 year 10 months ago #49

Britt B wrote:
I saw a lot of neat things during my runs and I appreciate all of the people who thanked the volunteers for their time. Some of those neat things were also kind of challenging, like the bard who kept squeaking their duck during the monologue. It was so hard to concentrate! That being said, a squeaky duck is a great tool to remind the DM that you're performing. BRILLIANT.


If I at all squeaked during your monologue I am truly sorry! I know I was not the only one with a duck and I do not recall having them out on your side of the dungeon but if I did I do apologize!
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I play bard or wizard and usually have a druid with me! :)
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GHC review 1 year 10 months ago #50

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Joshua Baessler wrote:
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How about humming, interpretive dance, or just a small sign that says "I am singing"?

Read a poem
read a stirring speech
hum
dance
mime
do sign langage
whistle
use a kazoo or slide whislte

I loved the idea of the phone and speaker, as long as it wasn't so loud it interfered with the room.

Call your AC if there is a problem.

You can't expect someone with social anxiety to call for an AC. If they didn't want to literally perform what makes you think they are going to want to draw attention to themselves by asking for an AC?

Barbarians aren't required to actually rage. Clerics are not required to recite actual blessings. Dwarf fighters do not have to yell taunts. Paladins do not have to physically stand next to and protect their guard target. Bards should not have to perform. They should be able to say they are using their power and be done with it.

It's not about everyone else's experience hearing the bard perform. It should be about that player's experience playing the bard class however they prefer and are comfortable with.

DM's say they need the reminder for the effect. If I'm raging, it's on me to remind the DM. Same with bardsong. The only obligation the bard should have should be to remind the DM that he or she is still performing.

We need an official, in the Coach and Player guides, ruling.

As Team Yeti's Dwarf Fighter, I do indeed taunt the Monsters and DM. I've pissed off a couple NPC's over the past 2 years in doing so. Oh, well, not my problem they have no sense of humor.
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GHC review 1 year 10 months ago #51

Ro-gan wrote:
Joshua Baessler wrote:
bpsymington wrote:
balthasar wrote:
How about humming, interpretive dance, or just a small sign that says "I am singing"?

Read a poem
read a stirring speech
hum
dance
mime
do sign langage
whistle
use a kazoo or slide whislte

I loved the idea of the phone and speaker, as long as it wasn't so loud it interfered with the room.

Call your AC if there is a problem.

You can't expect someone with social anxiety to call for an AC. If they didn't want to literally perform what makes you think they are going to want to draw attention to themselves by asking for an AC?

Barbarians aren't required to actually rage. Clerics are not required to recite actual blessings. Dwarf fighters do not have to yell taunts. Paladins do not have to physically stand next to and protect their guard target. Bards should not have to perform. They should be able to say they are using their power and be done with it.

It's not about everyone else's experience hearing the bard perform. It should be about that player's experience playing the bard class however they prefer and are comfortable with.

DM's say they need the reminder for the effect. If I'm raging, it's on me to remind the DM. Same with bardsong. The only obligation the bard should have should be to remind the DM that he or she is still performing.

We need an official, in the Coach and Player guides, ruling.

As Team Yeti's Dwarf Fighter, I do indeed taunt the Monsters and DM. I've pissed off a couple NPC's over the past 2 years in doing so. Oh, well, not my problem they have no sense of humor.

Love it! The more roleplay the merrier! The whole point of TD is that you are immersed in an RPG world...and this is the one time you don't have to imagine the situation. IMHO, playing the part is half the fun.

In my experience, NPCs have always fed off the roleplaying interactions of the players to make the experience that much more fun and entertaining.
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GHC review 1 year 10 months ago #52

Lady Brittany wrote:
Britt B wrote:
I saw a lot of neat things during my runs and I appreciate all of the people who thanked the volunteers for their time. Some of those neat things were also kind of challenging, like the bard who kept squeaking their duck during the monologue. It was so hard to concentrate! That being said, a squeaky duck is a great tool to remind the DM that you're performing. BRILLIANT.


If I at all squeaked during your monologue I am truly sorry! I know I was not the only one with a duck and I do not recall having them out on your side of the dungeon but if I did I do apologize!

No worries! No animosity was assumed. I figured whoever had it was just squeaking it out of nerves, with it being the final room and all. It was a good test for me as a performer. This discussion on keeping the bard class accessible and enjoyable is an important one to have. May there be as many types of bards as stars in the sky, that keeps it fun!
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GHC review 1 year 10 months ago #53

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Ro-gan wrote:
Joshua Baessler wrote:
bpsymington wrote:
balthasar wrote:
How about humming, interpretive dance, or just a small sign that says "I am singing"?

Read a poem
read a stirring speech
hum
dance
mime
do sign langage
whistle
use a kazoo or slide whislte

I loved the idea of the phone and speaker, as long as it wasn't so loud it interfered with the room.

Call your AC if there is a problem.

You can't expect someone with social anxiety to call for an AC. If they didn't want to literally perform what makes you think they are going to want to draw attention to themselves by asking for an AC?

Barbarians aren't required to actually rage. Clerics are not required to recite actual blessings. Dwarf fighters do not have to yell taunts. Paladins do not have to physically stand next to and protect their guard target. Bards should not have to perform. They should be able to say they are using their power and be done with it.

It's not about everyone else's experience hearing the bard perform. It should be about that player's experience playing the bard class however they prefer and are comfortable with.

DM's say they need the reminder for the effect. If I'm raging, it's on me to remind the DM. Same with bardsong. The only obligation the bard should have should be to remind the DM that he or she is still performing.

We need an official, in the Coach and Player guides, ruling.

As Team Yeti's Dwarf Fighter, I do indeed taunt the Monsters and DM. I've pissed off a couple NPC's over the past 2 years in doing so. Oh, well, not my problem they have no sense of humor.

I was taunting monsters before we had the special ability. ;)

But I wasn't crazy enough to flirt with the Medusa like the bard in my group did one year.
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GHC review 1 year 10 months ago #54

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As an AC I will echo the official ruling - bardsong is to be encouraged, but it is not required. I will make sure this is addressed during DM training.

If the bard does not sing/perform in some way, a reminder to the DM that bardsong is ongoing would be a good idea.Most DMs will write the boys on the combat board as a reminder.
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