One of my players asked this at the weekend, and I got thinking about the songs, legends and folktales that get passed thru a culture and beyond. Maybe I need a way to gauge if the villager has heard the bawdy ballad that a bard wrote sometime else on his travels - maybe a roll followed by another on the Reaction table to see what he thinks of it’s creator ?
- or is crafting that popular tune or tale like crafting a masterpiece that the Bard gets a bonus from whenever he uses it - almost like a magic item ?
- and is there a chance it’s ‘the wrong place, wrong time’ and the song/tale gets a penalty - almost like a cursed item ?
…and also, spreading insurrection by songs and satires - the spread of counter-cultural ideas is almost like Trade - except it depends on a Domain’s Morale in place of demand ?
- and this may have an effect on the Morale, and may also make it’s originator a marked man if his identity becomes known.