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Fuzzypaws wrote:IF witch makes it in, then I'd say it's up in the air whether bard is occult or primal, the other list that seems to best suit it thematically to me. Or maybe even picking spells off every list. But given the witch is probably NOT present, it's almost certainly occult.Yeah, now that I think about it, the Bard seems most suited to the Primal list (the original class, well, PrC, was "under Druidic tutelage"), as Occult magic seems to be the sort of psychic/aberration/octopus-boy magic.
Wny is there an assumption that the Playtest *has* to have one primary class for each magic school and then sorcerer? It's a playtest, Abberation Sorcerer will ensure the Occult spells get tested, so there's no reason to add an Occult class unless it fits the class. In particular, adding another spontaneous casting class for Occult is probably not that useful in stress-testing the system.
I still think Bard will pick off of every list, be spontaneous, but have restrictions in how they can cast what they pick (perhaps starting with one school and feats giving them access to more, perhaps casting spells at one level higher, so cantrips are 1st level...).
Occult *really* doesn't fit bard. Yes, fortune tellers, soothsayers also fit in with traditional psychic stuff... but that fits Wizard as well as it does Bard.