I have a friend who favors playing Bards, not so much for their combat abilities, but for the benefits having a Bard in the party entails.
For instance, my character was a Half-Orc who had incredible Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence, but only 8 Charisma. Because of this, my character almost never spoke. The Bard followed him around everywhere he went, speaking on his behalf and regaling everyone with tales of the "Great White Orc." The Bard would bluff his way through otherwise difficult situations, turning my quiet, reserved, and rather grumpy character into a folk hero of Paul Bunyan proportions.
Then there was the time he…Read more