What's the point of Bardic Lore?


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The description of the feat is that this allows bards to recall knowledge on any lore type, but the skills list and the lore section also says that anyone, even if they're untrained, can use recall knowledge.

What does the feat actually do that separates the bard from anyone else attempting to recall knowledge?


1. You are trained (later expert), so no -2 penalty.

2. There are GM guidelines (either in the skill or GM section) that certain Recapl Knowledge checks can and should be locked behind proficiency requirements, so that subjects or details of a certain specificity can’t ever be recalled by people who are merely untrained (or trained, or expert, or even master). So the Bard is one (later two) tiers ahead if this is applied to determine what he can even attempt.

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