Hello everybody - I have started a new playthrough with a bard. Firstly, I tried a blade, but I discovered quickly that even if it was very fun to play, it was not really a "bard experience". I mean, for me bards need to sing, be curious, perhaps a bit rogue (pick-pocketing but it will of course depend on the alignment). I read one more time the P&P 5th edition on bards, and it seems to me that the vanilla bard is the only "true"bard (of course, truth is relative ...), apart perhaps of Skald. But I have difficulty in imagining Gorion ward being a skald...
Blades are great - really GREAT, but are not really bards. Bards need to use their Charisma - perhaps a good way to RP this is to use a lot of Charms spells ? As a bard, I make as well the effort of reading ALL the books, and even take them with me and collect them.
I sing a lot - and this is pretty useful to be honest. I cannot wait to be at level 15 and 20 and to have the Luck +2 and +3. Btw, is it worth taking the enhanced song ? Seems to me that the vanilla one is pretty good at high levels.
I would be happy to have some feedback !