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Bard comm background

Bard's communication background. Details' colors change with creature's coat color.

Bards are the social, outgoing entertainers of the cosmos. The galaxy is their personal playground.

- In-game description

Alien species controlled by the computer with this archetype generally have the same personality as the Ecologist since they both are passive in nature and often do not attack other empires unless they are provoked. Computer controlled Bards always begin with a neutral relationship to the player and rarely demand tribute from them. As the game progresses, they become easier to ally and may value their relationship with the player's species by offering the player tribute.

Bard Unique Power Edit

The Bard acquires the Soothing Song unique ability. Soothing Song can be used to temporarily boost your relation with an Empire. The ability sets the relationship to 0 and lasts for 2 minutes.

Gaining The Bard Archetype Edit

Through Evolution Edit

Starting from scratch, the Bard archetype is awarded to species that gains all the cards plus one extra blue.

The recommended path is blue, red, green, blue.

  • Cell: Discount for all standard equipment
  • Creature: Prime Specimen gives you more health
  • Tribal: Extra relation
  • Civilization: Faster spice production
Behavior in the cell stage Behavior in the creature stage Behavior in the tribal stage Behavior in the civilization stage Resulting archetype
Herbivore Adaptable Industrious Military Bard
Herbivore Adaptable Aggressive Economic Bard
Herbivore Predator Industrious Economic Bard
Omnivore Social Industrious Military Bard
Omnivore Social Aggressive Economic Bard
Omnivore Adaptable Friendly Military Bard
Omnivore Adaptable Aggressive Religious Bard
Omnivore Predator Friendly Economic Bard
Omnivore Predator Industrious Religious Bard
Carnivore Social Industrious Economic Bard
Carnivore Adaptable Friendly Economic Bard
Carnivore Adaptable Industrious Religious Bard


Through MissionEdit

First you must ally with an empire following this philosophy with a strength factor of 4 or 5, then you may request to become 'like' them from the mission interface. After paying §10,000,000, the mission given is to collect 25 rare artifacts. Upon completion return to claim your reward and you will change your philosophy and associated archetype, losing your old superpower and gaining the Bard's Soothing Song power.


Note that you may not collect 25 artifacts and then automatically complete the mission upon its acceptance. You must accept and pay for the mission first, THEN collect 25 artifacts. However, if you drop an artifact that you currently own and pick it back up it will be counted, but this only works once.

Bard's Philosophy Edit

"We, the Bard Empire are followers of the Philosophy of Chance! Our species looks may be deceiving, but we are not normally a violent and war-like species. We enjoy the finer things in life, like food and drink and laughter. Why just last month we had some friends over for dinner from a neighboring system. They were delicious! "Soon we will tell you what awaits you if you join us."

Rare Edit

Main article: Blocks of Chance

The Bard's rare treasures are the Blocks of Chance. The combined value of the Blocks of Chance is $450,000. However, if you have all of them in your cargo hold at the same time, the set will sell for $4,500,000 instead. If you sell one of them to the Bards, then it will sell for $90,000, and if you have all of them in your cargo hold at the same time, the set will sell for $9,000,000.


Galactic Adventures Edit

Bard Tools

Bard tools in Galactic Adventures.

Ranks Edit

  1. - Wannabe
  2. - Traveling Musician
  3. - Beatar Tuner
  4. - Spaceport Musician
  5. - Lounge Singer
  6. - Roadie
  7. - Backup Musician
  8. - Studio Musician
  9. - Colony Star
  10. - Galactic Star

Campaign Adventure Edit

The Bard campaign mission is Concert in the Park, where the player has to make sure that a galactic rock star and his band get to their concert.

Captain Accessories Edit

  • Harpolizer - Enables Inspiring Song, an upgradable version of Sing that requires energy to use.
  • Hop Gogs - Enables Stunning Dance, an upgradable version of Dance that requires energy to use.
  • Synergizer - Enables Holo Charm, an upgradable version of Charm that requires energy to use.
  • Fettipopper - Enables Confetti Pose, an upgradable version of Pose that requires energy to use.

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