Saturday, February 6, 2021

[Now Available] Bard Class for Labyrinth Lord

By James Mishler and Jodi Moran-Mishler
Compatible with Labyrinth Lord
Bard Class Cover

The new Bard Class for Labyrinth Lord includes the following:
Class Details;
The following Bard abilities and skills:
Bardic Instruments
Bonus Languages
Read Languages
Saving Throw Bonus
Thieving Abilities
A list of spellsongs (normal spells re-interpreted as spellsongs);
A list of musical instruments, including cost, weight, availability (City, Town, Village), and special notes;
The College of Bards, rules for advancements, and rights and responsibilities of members;
Six magna opera, the bardic equivalent of relics, including Diarmuid’s Codex, Firzam’s Pipes of Madness, the Golden Songbird, Howard’s Harp of Heroes, Orpheus’s Lyre, and the infamous Pioban Bais or “Pipes of Death.”
Designed for use with Labyrinth Lord, easily used with any Old School RPG system!
28 page booklet-sized PDF (22 pages of content) – Normally $2.49 – $1.25 for a limited time only!



  1. Fantastic! One the reasons that OSE edges out over Advanced Labyrinth Lord for me is the inclusion of a Bard class. So I am very excited to try this one out.

    1. Thanks Tim, I hope you enjoy! Please let me know how it works out for you.

  2. This is fun! I love the reskinned spell names.

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    1. Thanks, Tim, I'm glad you like the class!

      To be honest, the renaming of the spells as spellsongs is not an original idea. It is what Gary Gygax called the archetypal castings available to wielders of the spellsinger skill in Dangerous Journeys: Mythus.

      I've seen other folks adapt the castings from there wholesale into spells for D&D, but I just wanted to keep it simple (Basic, ahem) and so used the concept and naming standards of spellsongs and adapted the spells from Labyrinth Lord with spell-song names. On the shoulders of giants and all that...

      If you look closely, there are several re-occurring names in the spellsong lists. Something to consider when adding new spellsongs based on spells from the Illusionist class. Also, the list included is only the basic, common list, from which bards can choose their freely-learned spellsongs each new level.