my love for bards wasnt even a thing until my s/o made a bard npc for a campaign some friends of ours were in and his name was zeke and he was just….amazing? he was snarky and fun and liked to entertain in the town square and had the best banter with the other npc’s, and then after game hours i’d talk to my s/o about zeke’s personal story and it was just…..Tragic. Awful. the first time i had gotten truly emotional over an npc in anything, and i grew very fond of zeke.
this npc led me to do more research into d&d and also the bard class, and then i created my own bard, and then started watching critical role and fell in love with scanlan, and now any time there’s a bard character in a game i just gravitate towards them and they become one of my faves. it’s unbelievable that all of this stems from some random npc my s/o happened to make for a one shot, and it’s funny cause i’ve told him all this before too and it just blows him away. amazing what good writing can do to people and how it can change their life