I didn’t help remake this one, BUT I did help him come up with a way to design the character sheet. I got so giddy when I came up with using the staff and music notes that I was flailing my arms and shouting, “I got it! I got it!” (I’m a big band geek.)
Now having played the original DW Bard to level 7 I must say that there were times I felt pretty useless, or the idea that I needed to pull out my flute and play something real quick in the middle of battle that just didn’t fit in my mind. It was a fun campaign, but not until I hit level 6 did I feel really useful. As a person who’s played various musical instruments I just can’t imagine playing something while a skeleton comes rushing at me.
From what I can see of David Guyll’s new take on the Bard, it seems more realistic with incorporating how the music should work before or after a battle.