Questions tagged [music]

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What instruments are wind instruments for purposes of being a Windsinger?

In the game I am running, there are several characters who are bards with the Windsinger feat (Stormwrack p94). The players and I have been debating what qualifies as a wind instrument for purposes ...
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What spells or features can be reasonably used to convey inspiration in place of an instrument for a bard with an action or reaction?

One of the common rulings my DM allows at my table is the usage of any source of music or wordplay to grant Bardic Inspiration, if you have that class feature. For example, I commonly use Minor ...
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Who composed the music for the CD attached with 3e Player's Handbook?

Goal: I'd like to find the full audio track/collection to listen to, if possible. Details and research: Also called "Character Generator" or "E-Tools", here is a link to a clip of ...
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Does playing magical music count as casting a spell?

So in DnD 5e, my bard character happened upon some fragments of a musical composition. When my character tried playing it, it caused some sonic-charged magical effect. My question is--specifically in ...
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Can musical instruments under the effect of Animate Objects be used to make music?

Can Animate Objects be used to make musical instruments produce that instrument's music? The spell's description is a bit vague as to how much control you have over animated objects for non-combat ...
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What spell do I need to be my own rock band?

In Pathfinder, I created a level 10 bard, and I want to be my own rock band outside battle. My bard already have a huge performance in singing and playing numerous instruments. I took Ghost Sound to ...
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Can Dvati bards/war chanters sing multiple songs at once?

So I just found a fascinating race called Dvati, where each member is a single soul sharing two bodies. Each one shares the same build, they split their hitpoints between them, and they have several ...
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Can you stack a Greater Dragonsong another Greater Dragonsong, or with Bardic Music?

Bardic music is one of my favorite abilities, but the rules on what is and isn't bardic music and what stacks versus what doesn't can be frustratingly vague. Did you know that it's not actually ...
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Music for noir combat scenes [closed]

Right now planning noir style VtM campaign which would have place in 1940s and I'm trying to make it more atmospheric for my players. We're playing via Roll20, so music means a lot. The problem I ...
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Music that other people play during a Campaign [duplicate]

I usually play some random hits station while we play, but I'd like to play something that more envelops what we do in 5e. My party seems to play better when the music matches the mood. Instead of, ...
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Ambient music for online sessions [closed]

I'm DMing a Forgotten Realms campaign online, and wanted to ask how people play music so everyone can hear. I'm looking for a site or application, possibly that I could integrate with Fantasy Grounds, ...
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Rolling for playing an instrument with instrument proficiency, performance proficiency and expertise?

My character has proficiency with an instrument, she also has expertise with in performance. I know the rules say you add and multiple proficiency once. The RAW for instrument proficiency states ...
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Can a bard's inspire courage be functioning twice for different effects?

The typical bard can use the bardic music effect inspire courage to grant allies morale bonuses on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, and saving throws against charm and fear effects. A bard with the ...
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Can a bard use spells to create an accompaniment?

Could a bard play an instrument and use a spell (minor illusion, prestidigitation, or major image) to produce the sounds of other instruments, effectively becoming a one-man band for the spell's ...
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How does one roll skill check for playing an instrument while performing? [closed]

Scenario; My bard character, a harpy, is proficient with an instrument(voice), and has expertise in performance. How does that roll play out? Does expertise in performance make the instrument ...
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Can Inspire Courage be used on distracted allies?

This is a followup question to Can Inspire Courage be used to inspire a whole army?. Inspire Courage Reads in part Inspire Courage (Su): A 1st-level bard can use his performance to inspire ...
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Can Inspire Courage be used to inspire a whole army?

The Inspire Courage bard ability reads, in part: Inspire Courage (Su): A 1st-level bard can use his performance to inspire courage in his allies (including himself), bolstering them against fear ...
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What are the choices for proficiency in a musical instrument?

The rules say the following regarding musical instruments (PH p.154): Each type of musical instrument requires a separate proficiency. Since this text is an annotation for the equipment list on ...
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Background music for a modern thriller table [closed]

First, sorry for my syntax, I'm french speaker and usually only use english for technical topics, but will try to do my best ! I have some friends who asked me to prepare a table as they want to get ...
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What can I use for sci-fi ambient music? [closed]

Another DM I know recently taught me to use ambient music, especially during combat, to keep players more focused on the game and for general atmosphere. That's all fine and simple for fantasy, ...
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Software for adding atmosphere via music and sounds [closed]

Currently I am collecting some music and sounds for an upcoming D&D campaign. It would be simple to set up an iPod with speakers for managing the music, but I want both music and a sound board of ...
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Thoughts on character Leitmotifs? [closed]

Specific thoughts on character Leitmotifs. For those who are confused, a Leitmotif is a usually simple piece of music used to represent a character, and is often played to signify that it's, well, ...
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How can I add sound to our sessions?

I've been toying with the idea of adding sound to our typical sessions. I was thinking about throwing in some sounds for atmosphere's sake, like some of the following: Birds chirping/water running in ...
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How do I select background music for my RPG campaign? [closed]

Music is an essential component of my games. When running games set in the Star Wars universe, the music of John Williams adds a new dimension to the experience, both for me and for my players. Now ...
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Music during game or not? [closed]

We tried to use background music during gaming sessions, but it turned out to be an annoyance. Do you have success stories, and which music did you use ?
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