The Bardic Song Creator is a Pay What You Want download from the DM’s Guild and Brina Fischer.
The 6-page PDF contains a set of themed 1d8 tables for rolling up a catchy line from a song and another set for spinning out a four-line masterpiece.
Here’s my attempt;
It all started 10 years ago when
Ney the evil fox lady.
On the shore line they could see
Jesssica was a major bitch.
Which, frankly, is unexpected but might be a hilarious putdown of Jessica if it was entirely unexpected.
The idea of a song generator appealed to me as I like to pepper my RP with safely made up lore. I’ve never tried it as a bard. I have, though, played countless wizards and scholars in which my journal was peppered with names of imaginary ancient tomes of wisdom so I could drop mention of them into scenes.
If I ever do try and play a bard I’d absolutely want to say something like, “Oh, that reminds me about the evil fox lady song” and then be able to wander off in-character singing something about about “on the shore line they could see…”
So, for me, the Bardic Song Creator is a start. I’d absolutely use the tables of words. I wish it had more, but for a PWYW product, I’ve no complaints.
What I can’t use from the Bardic Song Creator are the random cords, keys and actual references to real songwriting and music composition because I don’t understand any of that. I’ve no idea what rolling a Chord A on my ukulele means compared to rolling a Chord F. Or do I mean F Chord?
That’s my failing, but I didn’t expect a DM’s Guild product to flirt with actual music, not even a little.
You can download the Bardic Song Creator yourself from the DM’s Guild.
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