Talk:Bard (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Massive excerpts from Players' Handbook[edit]

Is it really necessary to include improperly wikified tables from the Players' Handbook, as well as the rules for playing the character class? This isn't a gaming forum or a D&D tutorial. This material, especially since the table data is unreadable in its current form, should be deleted. 21:53, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

I have removed the data. Similar blocks were added to other articles. It seems this one was somehow not reverted. The System Reference Document is not licenced under GFDL, and we cannot argue fair use, so we cannot include it here. -- Ec5618 22:05, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

"This section requires expansion"[edit]

Why does the section on bards in fourth edition require expansion? It's about the same length as all the other sections and provides the same amount of depth? Is there anything it's really missing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:43, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

There is a commented-out note which reads "needs information on bard builds and class features". (talk) 18:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Origins of the word[edit]

In the second paragraph of the section Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition, it states, "The D&D bard, despite the roots of the word itself, is inspired more by wandering minstrels who were indeed considered "rogues" of a sort..." However, this is the classic definition of a bard. The wikipedia page for bard states, "In 16th-century Scotland, it was a derogatory term for an itinerant musician". Correcting the entry to read, "The D&D bard is inspired by wandering minstrels who were indeed considered "rogues" of a sort..." A link to the main entry for Bards might be warranted as well, since it is supporting material. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:30, 18 October 2016 (UTC)