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Old 09-21-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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I figured it couldn't hurt to share a little bit of behind-the-scenes info about the pieces of bonus content that you've seen (or will be seeing) in support of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG Kickstarter.

Feel free to discuss these either here or in the main DFRPG thread. All six designer's notes are listed (and linked) below.

1. Bonus Character #1: Lyndon Glibtongue (post #2)
2. Bonus Spell #1: Retribution (post #45)
3. Bonus Monster #1: Fae Reaver (post #55)
4. Bonus Character #2: Amira Tiro (post #58)
5. Bonus Monster #2: Squirrel-pion (post #62)
6. Bonus Spell #2: Land Mine (post #67)

These are not taken from the box set's books, but are instead little pieces of extra content exclusive to those participating in this Kickstarter. All characters are valid starting PCs, all spells are canonical, and all monsters are balanced for GM use.
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:18 PM   #2
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Bonus Character #1:
Lyndon Glibtongue


(Introduced in this Kickstarter update.)

Lyndon Glibtongue was my first Dungeon Fantasy PC, so this write-up is an homage to my disingenuous-but-likable bard (with notable differences, as bards received a bit of a revamp in these updated rules). It's important to realize that Compulsive Lying and Sense of Duty (Adventuring Companions) are not mutually exclusive; Lyndon won't lie to his friends about important tactical data that could get them hurt, but will otherwise find ways to cast himself as the hero. "We were attacked by a dire wolf while I was on watch, but I managed to drive it away without waking you. You all need your sleep, and it was no match for an archer like myself."

If I were playing this version of Lyndon, I'd use his earned character points to raise his ST to 11 and then to bump his Bow skill one or two levels. After that I'd take advantage of his Magery to learn a couple of Seek spells followed by Seeker, at which point the bard's mastery of Knowledge spells becomes a lot more fun. Or delve into the bard's Sound college for some useful ways to attack and misdirect.

His dream weapon is a ST 13, balanced, elven, composite bow (1d+3 imp, Acc 4, Range 260/325), which would be a 35-FP power item despite costing him "only" $17,010 (thanks to Elven Gear) before any enchantments like Penetrating Weapon and Puissance.
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:41 PM   #3
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Or delve into the Sound college for some useful ways to attack and misdirect.
So Bards do get Sound now? Excellent.
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
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So Bards do get Sound now? Excellent.
I was gonna be happy as well, but then I realized that he got Magery 0 from being a (wood) elf and is probably how he can now get Sound spells. Until I get confirmation that Bards naturally get access to the Sound college, I shall keep my jubilation restrained.
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Bards absolutely now have access to Knowledge and Sound spells; his Magery 0 just gives him a wider net to cast when it comes to choosing specific spells (like the various Seek [X] ones that I mentioned).

That's part of the reason for the increase in Bardic Talent. If you look carefully, you can see the other reason on Lyndon's sheet. Just like you can see how racial templates have changed in general.
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In that case, my jubilation now knows no bounds.

BOOOOOYAH!

Looks like the other reason happens to be an increase to musical skills similar to the Musical Ability talent which strokes my interest in Faun Bards even more.


I'll be honest and say I can't really see much difference in the Racial Lenses so far, but that's probably because I've always used GCS program and have it separated out from the class templates. Can't wait to see what all have changed though with the classes. Really hoping for a good Holy Warrior template as well.
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Bards absolutely now have access to Knowledge and Sound spells; his Magery 0 just gives him a wider net to cast when it comes to choosing specific spells (like the various Seek [X] ones that I mentioned).

That's part of the reason for the increase in Bardic Talent. If you look carefully, you can see the other reason on Lyndon's sheet. Just like you can see how racial templates have changed in general.
Cool! Bardic Talent counts as magery for thier spells.
He has skill-15 [1] with IQ 14 and Bard talent 3
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Cool! Bardic Talent counts as magery for thier spells.
He has skill-15 [1] with IQ 14 and Bard talent 3
But. . . it's always been counted as Magery for their spells.
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But. . . it's always been counted as Magery for their spells.
Really? Sorry than. Never actually played or ran DF so I thought this is what PK was referring to.
I just mine ideas from the series.

Ok looked up DF 1 to compare and it appears Bardic Talent [8] and Musical Ability [5] were merged into a single 10 point Talent.
Not a major change but a nice one. Save 3 points, simplifies the sheet and frankly just makes sense. Now getting better with music and spells is done at the same time instead of choosing between them.
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Really? Sorry than. Never actually played or ran DF so I thought this is what PK was referring to.
I just mine ideas from the series.
Well there's nothing wrong with mining ideas from it, I do the same with a lot of other things out there such as wanting my Holy Warrior to have the Blessed: Armor of Faith from GURPs fantasy as a Holy Might ability. But yeah, Bardic Talent is definitely Magery but before DFRPG it didn't give a bonus to skills like Musical Composition, Musical Instrument, or Singing. So it's now both a skill and power talent from what I can identify.



Side note, Bards are my favourite class in ANY RPG setting. Holy Warriors are my second favourite in the Dungeon Fantasy setting.
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