The Bard's Tale

Player Rating6.44/8

"#82 overall, #6 for 2016"
based on 124 ratings since 12/15/2016
played 2,258 times (finished 157)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

What could be better than a night at the inn, tankard in hand, listening to a bard tell tales of faraway lands and great heroes? His story has it all- brilliant wizards, beastly monsters, and buxom lasses always ready for a smile and a good time. Alright, so I made up the lasses, but the rest is true. 

Player Comments

Definitely remember playing this one before and enjoying it. Always meant to go back again to it which I have.

Still as good as I remember. Just about everything about this one hits all the right notes as far as the writing goes. The description is very good and the story that unfolds is even better. Rhyming everything was just another example of putting forth that extra effort.

The story also makes great use of pictures to compliment the already great writing. Glad the author still remembered to put the writing first though along with providing enough branching and endings to make it a good CYOA.

It is no wonder that this story beat the chicken soup out of all the others in the ballad contest. Great job all the way around.
-- EndMaster on 6/24/2018 12:52:46 AM with a score of 0
The writing in this was pretty remarkable, and the pictures were a added bonus that certainly enhanced the reading experience.

Oh, and it had rhymes :) The effort and detail that was placed into this ballad was very impressive. I really found myself being drawn in by the imagery and writing.

Bravo on creating a very amazing ballad, pugpup! ^_^
-- TharaApples on 12/16/2016 12:38:47 AM with a score of 0
I can't remember the last time I gave out an 8. Maybe I never have? But holy crap, this was fantastic. The framing story and the ballads meshed perfectly, and every path worked as an engaging story and ploy in its own right.

VERY well done, I'm seriously impressed. You should've bet more points, because you've got this contest in the bag.
-- mizal on 12/15/2016 11:44:41 PM with a score of 0
This was amazing. A perfect combo of music and fantasy!
-- MusicalNerd7 on 5/29/2018 2:05:00 PM with a score of 0
Short and dark, nice work.
-- Papa2Toes on 2/5/2018 2:18:31 PM with a score of 0
This has definitely got to be one of the best stories in here!
The narrative is amazing and the fact that it is written in the form of a novel and a song is great!
The rhymes are on point and the endings are also amazing. Congratulations on this masterpiece!
-- LeoCaesar on 11/11/2017 9:13:18 PM with a score of 0
This game is excellent, with a great storyline and involvement.
-- Livgg on 11/3/2017 11:39:31 AM with a score of 0
8|8 for your craftiness with the verses well done
-- AurondragonTyr on 10/5/2017 10:25:08 PM with a score of 0
It's wonderful.
-- Forepaw on 7/1/2017 2:54:23 PM with a score of 0
I thoroughly enjoyed the Bard's Tale. Wish it could be longer just so I could enjoy it more.
-- VRoman on 2/12/2017 5:35:28 PM with a score of 0
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