i’m gonna run a campaign for my friends, and they’ve decided to be all bards. i’ve got a few ideas for plot and character arcs and all that, but i want to make cool loot for them and interesting traps and encounters to use their bard abilities and charisma and stuff. do you have any ideas?

Special picks, strings, reeds, etc. These can add points to attack or roll, or change how the instrument sounds. Add small little quirks such as: [race] becomes unusually happy/sad/angry when they hear it, animals become deathly quiet trying to listen.

Some traps involve [intelligent race], and can be swayed by song, lies, or pure charm.