Yesterday, I didn’t post a compendium class in the Bardic Compendium Class Contest, as I was too exhausted. Sorry ’bout that. I’ll post two today then! I’ll post the second in an other thread

The winner of yesterday was Wynand Louw with his suggestion of “Alpen Horn and Yodeling”. This should prove interesting…

The Alpine

When you have acquired a horn from an Ibex and fashioned it into an instrument you may take this move the next time you level:

Horn of the Mountain

When you blow the horn of the Ibex as a part of your Arcane Performance, the spirits of the mountains awakens. Instead of choosing one from the list of Arcane Perfomance, you may ask the spirits to protect an ally, giving them +1 forward to defy danger.

Once you’ve taken “Horn of the Mountain,” the following moves count as class moves for you. In addition to your normal list of moves, you may choose from this list when you gain a level.

Long Distance Communications

When you sing a message with repeated changes of pitch in every note say what the message contains and who you wish to hear it, then roll+CHA. On a hit your target receives the message. On a 10+ the target may also respond in kind. On a 7-9 choose 1:

– The target cannot respond to your message.

– You attract unwanted attention.

Charge of the Ibex

When you blow your ibex horn and then throw it at an enemy it temporarily turns into a charging ibex. On a 7-9 it has the forceful tag and deals your damage the enemy, after which it reverts to a horn. On a 10+ it also comes back to you before it reverts to a horn.

Call of the Eagle

When you blow your horn and cry out to the skies a Giant Golden Eagle will come to your aid. It is large enough to carry two riders and will serve loyally as a mount. It will leave for its nest when dismissed.

Links for inspiration

As can be seen, I went with a mountain theme here. The entry move was partly inspired by a conversation with Tim Franzke.

At little something about the alps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alps

Ibexes are awesome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibex

Imagine this eagle, but of size largehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_eagle

Yodeling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yodeling


6 thoughts on “#bardweek”

  1. This is sooo good! I would directly play that. 

    So, Charge of the Ibex (awesome move by the way)

    On a 7-9 what happens? Does the horn not return or does the charging Ibex return to you and transforms back later? 

    I also feel that Horn of the Ibex should either give +1 forward to defy danger with Con (mountains and sturdiness and so on) or give extra armor.. 

    I also don’t know if giving this options extra is the best idea or if this should be something that is added to your list of possibilities. 

    Otherwise you could get 3 different effects from the move if you picked up that one advanced move. Seems like a lot to me.

  2. Some idea for Long distance communications:

    On a 7-9 choose 1 

    – they don’t act on the information

    – they act on the information but not in a way you want

    (maybe as a power-up move for Long distance communications)  

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