Tynian: Version 3.122
Tue May 6 18:31:55 2003
Fixed typos and misspellings in helps.
Added bard learn command, and associated help.
Added HELP PERFORMANCE CRITERIA.
Skill bard works (but doesn't list anything).
Removed all skills and spells from bard.
Made a change that should speed up the login process.
Increased pop rate for scores.
Bards should no longer get the "You get an extra practice"
message, as they don't use practices.
*****(and here's help performance criteria)
The bard class has a role-play foundation. Aside from other
performances, demonstrations, story tellings, historical accounts, and
other works that the bard may participate in, a bard is periodically
reviewed by a council of high-ranking bards (HELP BARDS COUNCIL). As a
bard grows in skill, more is expected of him or her. The following is a
brief summary of what is being looked for during a Bards' Council
4th level - The bard performs in front of an audience. There are no
specific quality expectations, and the performance need not be original.
9th level - The bard performs in front of an audience. The performance
need not be original. Participant is graded on stage presence.
14th level - The bard creates an original work. This may take the form
of a song, poem or story that is done in front of an audience, or a
small written work that is made public. There are no specific quality
19th level - The bard creates an original work, which will be evaluated
24th level - The bard creates an original work.
29th level - The bard creates a major original work.
Out of character note: "Original" doesn't necessarily mean that the player
needs create the work him/herself. The player can get as much help as
s/he needs from others. The idea is to have fun, not for perfect style.