I'm a long time Bard class player and would like to know when the Bard class will be released for 4E and in what publication it will appear. Can anyone answer these questions for me?
It's more likely that it'll be released June 09.
They've said one PHB a year. Not one every six months. Besides, we've already got information on WotC releases for January 2009, and the PHB2 is nowhere in sight.
The bard is pretty core to most D&D worlds I sure hope they release them soon.
Rant; the bard is hardly vital to most of the settings. It came later for Mystara and Greyhawk, Eberron didn't seems to use it much, as much of the more exotic settings (Dark Sun had them quite modified also).
And except for FR, there is not much huge bardic-themed organisations...
56902498 wrote:They will Essentialize the Essentials classes, otherwise known as Essentials2.
The new sub-sub-classes will be:
* Magician. A subsubclass of Mage, the magician has two implements, wand and hat, one familiar (rabbit) and series of basic tricks.
* Crook. A subsubclass of Thief, the Crook can only use a shiv, which allows him to use his only power... Shank.
* Angry Vicar, a subsubclass of warpriest, the angry vicar has two attacks -- Shame and Lecture.
* Hitter. A subsubclass of Slayer, the Hitter hits things.
* Gatherer. A subsubclass of Hunter, it doesn't actually do anything, but pick up the stuff other players might leave behind.
Future Essentials2 classes include the Security Guard (Sentinel2), the Hexknife (Hexblade2), the Webelos (Scout2), the Gallant (Cavalier2) and the Goofus (Knight2).
These will all be detailed in the box set called Heroes of the Futile Marketing.
(Though what they should really release tomorrow is the Essentialized version of the Witchalok!)
But in literary iconics the bard is more than the prancing singer from Holy Grail. I like the Fool who eventually becomes the King of the Ramtops in the Terry Pratchett books.
Our current crop of Bards in today's world go by a different name, the Comedian. We lost a good one last weekend, George Carlin.
Whether or not the Bard will appear in that book depends on what that book is about. If it contains nothing but new power sources, then probably not, but I would expect it to be there otherwise, along with the Monk and Barbarian at least.
So none of you really know when or where the 4E Bard class is going to show up, but have some good guesses.
And nobody from WotC seems to be talking.
Thanks anyways guys.