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Bill Bisco

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Bard Class Available in UA?
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:53:46 AM »
Hey all I'm just curious, does the bard class exist in this game or not?

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Re: Bard Class Available in UA?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 11:30:19 AM »
With this file:

http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/hacks/sumscrpt.txt
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/hacks/sumscrpt.zip 

You can assign the "bard" and "monk" classes to monsters or NPCs in the monster editor.

However, no such option appears in the character creation menu. There is probably a different hack that does this.
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Re: Bard Class Available in UA?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 11:45:49 AM »
Thanks for the response.  Does the bard have its standard abilities from 1st edition along with the rules of dual classing to thief then bard?  In short how does it work?

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Re: Bard Class Available in UA?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 08:31:39 PM »
BUGFIX.DSN has a bard character class available, along with monk and (gnome) illusionist.  These character classes require the use of a trainer program that runs outside of UA, but within UA shell, to level up, however.

You can't really duplicate all the 1st Ed. powers in UA, so the hack uses workarounds like giving the bard "dragon fear aura" to simulate the affect of the character's music in battle, the monk gets "protection from normal missiles" to simulate blocking missile attacks, and so on.  EDIT: Bugfix also has the assassin, which gets the "phase spider poison" special ability.

 

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