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College of the Opera


As a College of the Opera bard, you can use your voice as a spellcasting focus, empower your allies with brilliant performances, debilitate your enemies with scathing verbal ripostes, and even capture the souls of your audience. Only the most splendid and dramatic of bards dare follow this path...will you be among them?

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Hannah R February 11, 2019 1:36 am UTC
This title has been updated with a virtual tabletop option for Fantasy Grounds by Tom Weiss!
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Hannah R December 27, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
Just a quick note: Aria di Bravura requires a reaction. This will be updated in the next version, once we've finished gathering feedback and comments!
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Kelli B December 27, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
One may say given the bravura style and how quickly you have to sing, reaction is appropriate. MWahahah
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Ed R December 26, 2018 2:17 am UTC
I can't reply to a reply on a review, so I'll reply here.

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> if you compare to the College of Swords 3rd level features, I think
> you'll find that bards get quite a lot at 3rd level and buffing this one
> spell is no more powerful than the blade flourish options.

I follow the Mike Mearls rule to compare all subclasses to the core subclasses, not to those in Xanathar's or other sourcebooks, because those are often deliberately "better" in some ways. And I have to agree with John B., 'stunned' is a devastating condition, and way too powerful for a 2nd level cone or area of effect spell that also deals damage. But to break Mike's rule and compare it to the Blade, the flourishes add -- at best -- one bardic inspiration die to the damage against one creature. Stunning, say, three creatures guarantees critical hits against them from all attacks until the stun is broken. That is WAY more powerful than a Blade's flourish... and the...See more
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Kelli B December 26, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Hi Ed!

There will be a balance/tweak after more playtesting (as well as clarification of things like Aria di Bravura being a reaction). I'm glad you enjoy the subclass, and I trust you'll give it a second look after the tweaks!

Also, I mean....*I* would totally try Piercing Resonance on Strahd......heehee
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John B December 27, 2018 1:25 am UTC
So here is my suggested fix (at least how I would try it) for Piercing Resonance: After saves are rolled, may expend one Bardic Inspiration die to stun one affected target that failed it save. I find this similar to stunning strike and Ki points, while limiting it too. The idea is that the one who failed the save is the one the voice was focused on.
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