June 20th, 2007

The Distant Future

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My friend has started a new D&D campaign, and I've made another incarnation of an old character of mine for this game (does anyone else do this? Have repeat character-concepts that you play over and over again?) So far we've played a pretty cool intro session, with me and one other player.
Anyways, my character's name is Sword, a human bard, whose bardic "art" isn't music, but swordplay/weapons display (I won't bother you with the exhaustive details of his backstory, but if you're interested, please ask - I love babbling about my characters).
Point is - the previous incarnation of Sword was a 2nd Edition AD&D character with the Bard kit called "Blade."
For those not familiar with this class kit, a Blade is basically a performer that deals with bladed weapons, often seen at fairs and carnivals juggling knives, popping balloons with throwing knives while blindfolded, swallowing swords, or doing flashy, fancy displays of rapid weapon movement. Blades had some additional abilities normal Bards didn't get, and lost some of the abilities Bards normally get.
My question is, is there a version of this class kit in D&D 3.5? Whether it be a prestige class or a special class in a book somewhere or what have you?
I'm pretty happy with my character already as it is - I'm just wondering if there's something in the books somewhere that might be more "form fitting" for Sword.

Another, albeit minor, complaint is that 3.5 provides no stats for a Khopesh, which is what my old version of Sword used. I'm using the stats for Short Sword instead. Seriously, WoTC, where's the mancatcher, the lucern hammer, the hook fauchard, and the bec-de-corbin? Just because a weapon is strictly inferior to another doesn't mean we won't want in our game. Some things are for style points, yo.