With every level, bards roll a d6 to determine their additional hit points. At 1st level, bards are presumed to have rolled a '6' on the die, starting with 'full' hit points. Bards also gain hit points for their body mass, which is rolled by the DM.

Bards are limited in their armor types to padded, leather, studded leather or chain mail; they may not wear ring, scale, banded, splinted or plate armors. They are prohibited from using shields and great helmets, but may use normal helmets if they desire.

Bards are able to employ magic items that are normally employed by fighters and thieves. Bards begin with two weapon proficiencies. A new weapon proficiency is gained for every 3rd level above 1st. Below is a list of weapons a bard may use:

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Bolas are designed so that if thrown at humanoids, on an adjusted 20, the balls and rope will wrap around arms and legs; the creature so struck must make save vs. petrification or be helpless; otherwise the creature will be able to free itself in 2-5 rounds.

For missile weapons, thrown and hurl ranges are given below, in hexes:

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See Bard