Hello, in my last session with my group the party was all killed and its that magical time to rerole. Wanting to shift away from the barbarian i had been using i thought id try a more supportive character. I want to role a bard but dont know how to get the most out of the class. we had another player us a bard before and he but was very unsuccessful and failed to use it to any real effect. the group now has a bad taste for bards and i want to prove them wrong but would like some advice for how to invest perks and such. Also it can not be a gnome as our DM always has racism towards gnomes in every world we play since he hates them so much.