A friend asked me to draw a picture for him to use as a character reference for a new D&D campaign he was starting. The only problem was, he was starting a bard. I've never understood bards. Somehow, the idea of a instrument strumming dandy in a feathered hat is what sticks in my head. Cute, but not what you want in your corner during a knockdown with a dragon. (All Bard players: Please don't hit me. I play a Paladin. I take the easy way out.) During a fair this fall, I was lucky enough to catch a really great Mariachi band, Azteca de Mexico. And decided that there just might be a reason to respect the guy with the guitar. So here he is, my little Mariachi inspired Bard.