I mentioned this in a reply in General, but I thought maybe it should have its own thread here.
I'm not sure how it's supposed to be implemented in PnP but in BG, the bard song is practically useless and requires you to activate between rounds to keep the bonus going.
Would it be possible to to use it while just attacking and perhaps turn it off when casting spells or something like that (have to speak anyways to cast spells)? That way bards can contribute something unique to the party instead of being just the 2E gimps that they are. We might even have a reason to pick Skald if that happened :P
ALSO: In that general discussion thread, someone said that the bard song doesn't level up like it's supposed to. If so, then that should be fixed at the very least.