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An Affiliation for Bards
The rules for affiliations can be found in chapter 7 of the Player's Handbook II.

Name:The Amazing Chicanery Troupe
Symbol: A white snake, with red eyes and tongue
Motto: Trickery is mightier than the fist
Members: Lukwind, his cohort and followers
Secrets: Lukwind's identity as a Changeling; Rohit's identity as a Vanara; Helena's identity as a half-Drow
Type: Business
Scale: 1 (neighborhood)
Capital: 1

Criterion: Affiliation Score Modifier
Character level: +1/2 PC’s level
Charisma 13 or higher: +1
Bard: +1
Can cast 3rd-level or higher illusion spells: +1
Can cast 3rd-level or higher enchantment spells: +1
5-9 ranks in Perform, Tumble, Sleight of Hand or Gather Information: +1 per skill
10 or more ranks in Perform, Tumble, Sleight of Hand or Gather Information: +2 per skill
Extraordinary performance as part of the troupe: +1 per performance
Has no ranks in Perform, Tumble, Sleight of Hand or Gather Information: -2
Charisma 8 or lower: -2
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Planescape: TormentRetrospective by Kieron Gillen (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
More lengthy, academic analysis of the game: Carr, Dianne (2003) Genre and Affect in Silent Hill and Planescape Torment
Game Studies 3(1) ISSN:1604-7982

The PC game has been re-released on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. However, you'll probably need to install the fixpackto run it successfully on XP or Vista.
Planescape: Torment has been released on It is their second most-requested game title.
GemRB Game Engine open source re-implementation of BioWare's Infinity engine, 1998-2002 Pages of PainTroy Denning's book