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29th May '16 2:14:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* A couple of these in the {{Deryni}} works:

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* The Edema Ruh from ''TheKingkillerChronicles'' seem to be a society of travelling entertainers including many bards.

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* The Edema Ruh from ''TheKingkillerChronicles'' ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicles'' seem to be a society of travelling entertainers including many bards.



* It can be argued that Tom Bombadil from ''LordOfTheRings'' is indeed a bard, the figure known for singing songs that hold power over not only people, but the more ancient denizens of Middle Earth.

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* It can be argued that Tom Bombadil from ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is indeed a bard, the figure known for singing songs that hold power over not only people, but the more ancient denizens of Middle Earth.



* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': For a while Gabrielle wanted to be a traveling bard. She also met {{Homer}}, who it turns out is called "blind" because he closes his eyes when he recites.

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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': For a while Gabrielle wanted to be a traveling bard. She also met {{Homer}}, who it turns out is called "blind" because he closes his eyes when he recites.



* ChangelingTheDreaming makes Bard a court position. There are no classes in Changeling, so it's not a class, though some kiths are more likely to fit the role.
** The Fianna tribe in WerewolfTheApocalypse are often the bards of their race, as are werewolves born under the "galliard auspice," meaning under a gibbous moon.

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* ChangelingTheDreaming ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' makes Bard a court position. There are no classes in Changeling, so it's not a class, though some kiths are more likely to fit the role.
** * The Fianna tribe in WerewolfTheApocalypse ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' are often the bards of their race, as are werewolves born under the "galliard auspice," meaning under a gibbous moon.



* ''TheBardsTaleTrilogy'' has a few with the MagicMusic power.

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* ''TheBardsTaleTrilogy'' ''VideoGame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy'' has a few with the MagicMusic power.



* In Homestuck, Sburb/Sgrub has 12 different classes for players that set their character arc, one of them being the bard, a counterpart to the prince class that serves to passively destroy or corrupt, while a prince actively destroys. What a bard destroys depends on it's aspect, such as [[EruditeStoner Gamzee]] [[AxCrazy Makara]], a bard of rage.

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* In Homestuck, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Sburb/Sgrub has 12 different classes for players that set their character arc, one of them being the bard, a counterpart to the prince class that serves to passively destroy or corrupt, while a prince actively destroys. What a bard destroys depends on it's aspect, such as [[EruditeStoner Gamzee]] [[AxCrazy Makara]], a bard of rage.
29th May '16 2:12:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Historically, William Shakespeare was known for his title as "The Bard of Avon."
* Skalds were poetic members of a group associated with Viking tradition, and were highly revered for their stories, since individual vikings desired their glory to be remembered through tale and song.
* Homer of TheIliad and TheOdyssey has been portrayed as a blind bard. The classical era certainly had an extensive oral poetic tradition.
* Numerous Greek and Roman poets and writers were portrayed this way, especially as they were romanticized in the early modern era. True to the page quote, the tales they told fed into later high culture, art, music, occultism, pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi, coloring the opinion of later peoples because of how the something was portrayed by classic writers. For a (simplified) example, Ba'al and Beelzebub started as terms for a punic deity, but Rome won the war and now Ba'al almost certainly represents something wicked when used in fiction.

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* Historically, William Shakespeare was known for his title as "The Bard of Avon."
* Skalds were poetic members of a group associated with Viking tradition, and were highly revered for their stories, since individual vikings desired their glory to be remembered through tale and song.
* Homer of TheIliad and TheOdyssey has been portrayed as a blind bard. The classical era certainly had an extensive oral poetic tradition.
* Numerous Greek and Roman poets and writers were portrayed this way, especially as they were romanticized in the early modern era. True to the page quote, the tales they told fed into later high culture, art, music, occultism, pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi, coloring the opinion of later peoples because of how the something was portrayed by classic writers. For a (simplified) example, Ba'al and Beelzebub started as terms for a punic deity, but Rome won the war and now Ba'al almost certainly represents something wicked when used in fiction.

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29th May '16 2:12:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** Numerous Greek and Roman poets and writers were portrayed this way, especially as they were romanticized in the early modern era. True to the page quote, the tales they told fed into later high culture, art, music, occultism, pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi, coloring the opinion of later peoples because of how the something was portrayed by classic writers. For a (simplified) example, Ba'al and Beelzebub started as terms for a punic deity, but Rome won the war and now Ba'al almost certainly represents something wicked when used in fiction.

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** * Numerous Greek and Roman poets and writers were portrayed this way, especially as they were romanticized in the early modern era. True to the page quote, the tales they told fed into later high culture, art, music, occultism, pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi, coloring the opinion of later peoples because of how the something was portrayed by classic writers. For a (simplified) example, Ba'al and Beelzebub started as terms for a punic deity, but Rome won the war and now Ba'al almost certainly represents something wicked when used in fiction.
29th May '16 2:11:22 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"And if he was a skilful bard, he puts a satire on you, it destroys you in the eyes of your community... and if it's a particularly good bard, and he's written a particularly good satire, then three hundred years after you're dead, people are still gonna be laughing, at what a twat you were.''

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->''"And if he was a skilful bard, he puts a satire on you, it destroys you in the eyes of your community... and if it's a particularly good bard, and he's written a particularly good satire, then three hundred years after you're dead, people are still gonna be laughing, at what a twat you were.''"''



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13th May '16 4:42:50 AM tsstevens
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* ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'' has them as part of one of the quests. Yeah you heard right, quest, as in {{LARP}}.
9th May '16 2:29:01 AM chc232323
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* Homer of TheIliad and TheOdyssey has been portrayed as a blind bard. The classical era certainly had an extensive oral poetic tradition.
** Numerous Greek and Roman poets and writers were portrayed this way, especially as they were romanticized in the early modern era. True to the page quote, the tales they told fed into later high culture, art, music, occultism, pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi, coloring the opinion of later peoples because of how the something was portrayed by classic writers. For a (simplified) example, Ba'al and Beelzebub started as terms for a punic deity, but Rome won the war and now Ba'al almost certainly represents something wicked when used in fiction.



** Several different variations of skald (see the real-life entry) as a class or variant have cropped up over the editions. Usually they are better at a stand-up fight than an ordinary bard but lose out on the broad skillbase, magic or both.

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** The Bard is joined by the very similar Skald in {{TableTopGames/Pathfinder}}, though the Skald is more combative and their songs cause berserk rage rather than the bonuses a bard provides.
** Several different variations of skald (see the real-life entry) as a class or variant have cropped up over the editions.editions of DungeonsAndDragons. Usually they are better at a stand-up fight than an ordinary bard but lose out on the broad skillbase, magic or both.
* ChangelingTheDreaming makes Bard a court position. There are no classes in Changeling, so it's not a class, though some kiths are more likely to fit the role.
** The Fianna tribe in WerewolfTheApocalypse are often the bards of their race, as are werewolves born under the "galliard auspice," meaning under a gibbous moon.
3rd May '16 6:16:59 AM Bacon_Pancakes
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* In Homestuck, Sburb/Sgrub has 12 different classes for players that set their character arc, one of them being the bard, a counterpart to the prince class that serves to passively destroy or corrupt, while a prince actively destroys. What a bard destroys depends on it's aspect, such as [[EruditeStoner Gamzee]] [[AxCrazy Makara]], a bard of rage.
25th Apr '16 5:09:31 AM tsstevens
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* Leliana from the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series used to be a traveling Bard (or rather, a spy/assassin who disguised herself as a traveling Bard -Apparently that's pretty common in Orlais). She comes with the Bard specialization and will teach it to other Rogues if her approval rating is high enough. Additionally, much of her dialogue includes stories and songs she learned during her time as a Bard.

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* Leliana from the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series used to be a traveling Bard (or rather, a spy/assassin who disguised herself as a traveling Bard -Apparently that's pretty common in Orlais). She comes with the Bard specialization and will teach it to other Rogues if her approval rating is high enough. Additionally, much of her dialogue includes stories and songs she learned during her time as a Bard. [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition The Inquisitor]] can ask, and Leliana will offer, to give training on being a bard: it basically amounts to DoNotDoThisCoolThing because of how dirty and conniving bard work is.
19th Apr '16 1:17:59 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Rob makes living this way whenever he's not "officially" hired as Dinosaur Master. He even composes some songs, and they seem to be somewhat popular with people.
9th Apr '16 9:24:15 PM Untrustedlife
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* in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' Bards can visit your fortress, play music (and create their own) dance (and choreograph their own dance forms) , tell poems (and write new ones) , and you can even play as one in Adventure Mode (and do everything fort mode bards can do), DF also takes this UpToEleven because DF there is also a different skill for every style of song, every single style of dancing, every single type of poem, and every single instrument, and every single style of music as well.

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* in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' Bards can visit your fortress, play music (and create their own) own songs) dance (and choreograph their own dance forms) , tell poems (and write new ones) , and you can even play as one in Adventure Mode (and do everything the fort mode bards can do), DF also takes this UpToEleven because in DF there is also a different skill for every style of song, every single style of dancing, every single type of poem, and every single instrument, and every single style of music as well.
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