I've been making a Bladesinger kit for some time now, but avoided the actual bladesong since it seemed like a pretty big project. Now I've got 6 spells, 2 for each of the 3 various bladesong styles, corresponding with 2 or 3 proficiency points in bladesinging.
They may gain a +1 bonus to their AC or, if they wish to spend an extra slot, may boost this bonus to +2 to their AC. That is the highest bonus those who choose blade-singing as an additional skill can attain. Or
They may gain a +1 to hit or, if they wish to spend an extra slot, may boost this to a +2 to attack. As with the AC bonus, +2 is the best they can hope for. Or
They may attack and parry in that same round, without wasting any additional attacks. Note that these three benefits are not cumulative; that is, practitioners cannot use all three at once. However, they do have the option of varying between these three options during the course of a combat.
So I've got a +1 & 2 AC and THAC0 bladesong, and the closest I could get to attacking a parrying in the same round was +1/2 APR and +1 APR, but I'm having two big problems:
1) I need these styles to be permanent when activated, but mutually exclusive. Only one of the three types, and only one level of it, should be active at any time, but setting the duration in DLTCEP has always confused me. I need activating one stance to deactivate another, but the only things I could think of to get this to work just made every bladesong have no effect whatsoever for some reason.
2) Ideally, no bladesong would be able to stack upon itself multiple times, but currently can as many times as you'd like, since each casting also refreshes the spell in the innate tab, as these styles are supposed to be interchangeable as many times as you'd like throughout the day.
Does anyone know how I can make one style remove the bonuses of every other style, and keep that style active 24/7 without fear of having multiple stacks of it up?
And on a side note, what do you think of my version of the attack and parry style? Close alternative, or OP?
Of course, if I can get this all to work, I might add a fourth button for simply having no active bladesong, but it seems a little silly that a Bladesinger would ever fight without it.