Bard (Plushie Substitution Level)

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Plushie Bard Substitution Levels[edit]

Note: Only Eijilund Plushies are eligible for these. Plushie Bards are quite common, due to their chaotic natures, love of parties, and inherent magical ability and charm. The substitution levels specifically focus in on the charm, and make the plushie the king of the show.

Table: The Plushie Bard

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Bardic Music, Dance To The Music, Fascinate, Inspire Courage +1
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 Social Savant
9th +6/+1 +3 +6 +6 Song of Joy
12th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 Life: The Musical

Spellcasting: Normal bard spell progression applies to all bard substitution levels.

Dance To The Music (Ex): While playing bardic music the plushie gets down with it. All his wild dancing gives him a +1 dodge bonus to AC. At 5th level and every 5 levels it increases by 1 (+2 at 5th, +3 at 10th, +4 at 15th, and +5 at 20th). This only applies while performing.

Social Savant: The bard plushie's charismatic and cool. On all social skill checks except for Intimidate, the plushie may add half his bard level as a competence bonus.

Song of Joy (Su): A bard of 9th level or higher with 12 or more ranks in a Perform skill can use music or poetics to general inner joy in himself or a single willing ally within 30 feet, granting him or her a font of energy to continue through the day. For every three levels a bard attains beyond 9th, he can target one additional ally with a single use of this ability (two at 12th level, three at 15th, four at 18th). For the Song of Joy, a bard must sing and an ally must hear him sing. The effect lasts for as long as the ally hears the bard sing up to 1 round/bard level and for 5 rounds thereafter. A creature filled with joy gains Fast Healing 3. The bonus stacks with any Fast Healing a creature may possess. Song of Joy is a mind-affecting ability.

Life: The Musical (Su): The music a bard plushie plays is infectious. A bard of 12th level or higher with 15 or more ranks in a Perform skill can use music or poetics to compel everyone he has Fascinated to dance and sing along with him. In addition, the bard's Fascinate ability now works on hostile opponents, although the means of breaking the effect remain. While performing, those effected even know the words to this impromptu song, resulting in curious events of absolute strangers giving off their best musical voices in perfect synchronization. The effect imposes a -4 penalty to Armor Class and negates any AC bonus granted by a shield the target holds. It does serve a purpose other than making folks dance and lowering their guard, however. The Perform check acts as a Diplomacy check, hopefully improving their moods by the time their compelled dance routine is over.

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