One of my players told me he wanted to play something like a bard. Obviously, I had to explain him that he´s, first, a guardmouse, but there shouldn´t be any mather with having some music skills for him.
How many skills would be fine for music?
-Play musical instrument
-Singer (including story-telling and poetry?)
Or just musician as a whole?
What to do with story-telling and poetry? Singer can be used, or something like Orate, with the aid of some specific wises (fable-wise, epic-wise, folklore-wise, etc.), but something like Poet could be used also.
Then, there could be some useful applications for a “musician” skill…
-distracting someone (mouse or animal).
-entertaining a crowd or a group of mice.
-composing a song/poem as a gift to someone (helping your further request with +1d), or just aiding (not being rolled).
What do you think? Many skills or just a few of them? By looking at all the profesion & craft skills in mouse guard I´d say many skills suit better, but I don´t know.