I am playing around with Swashbuckler ACFs (the Class Ability Equivalents chart I made helps), and I'm trying to mix & match abilities to make something interesting.

{table=head]Swashbuckler|Hit Die d10|{colsp=4}Skill Points: 4/level (x4 at 1st)
Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort|Ref|Will|Special
1st|+1|+2|+0|+0|Weapon Finesse
2nd|+2|+3|+0|+0|Arcane Stunt 1
3rd|+3|+3|+1|+1|Insightful strike
4th|+4|+4|+1|+1|Seduction
5th|+5|+4|+1|+1|Shield of Blades+2
6th|+6/+1|+5|+2|+2|
7th|+7/+2|+5|+2|+2|Swift and Deadly
8th|+8/+3|+6|+2|+2|Pounce
9th|+9/+4|+6|+3|+3|Seduction +1
10th|+10/+5|+7|+3|+3|Shield of Blades +3
11th|+11/+6/+1|+7|+3|+3|Arcane Stunt 2, Lusty
12th|+12/+7/+2|+8|+4|+4|
13th|+13/+8/+3|+8|+4|+4|Acrobatic skill mastery, Seduction +2
14th|+14/+9/+4|+9|+4|+4|Weakening critical
15th|+15/+10/+5|+9|+5|+5|Shield of Blades +4, Seduction +2
16th|+16/+11/+6/+1|+10|+5|+5|
17th|+17/+12/+7/+2|+10|+5|+5|Slippery mind
18th|+18/+13/+8/+3|+11|+6|+6|Seduction +3
19th|+19/+14/+9/+4|+11|+6|+6|Wounding critical, Seduction +4
20th|+20/+15/+10/+5|+12|+6|+6|Shield of Blades +5, Arcane Stunt 3[/table]

Arcane Stunt: Complete Mage p32

Seduction: Web (I'm all about that kind of character)

Shield of Blades: Player's Handbook II p63

Swift and Deadly: Drow of the Underdark p59

Pounce: Complete Champion 46 (One of the Totem variants is identical to Improved Flanking, so its an even swap)

Soothing Voice: As Community Domain Granted Power, Spell Compendium p271 (Save is based on Intelligence Score)
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I figure this one needs more of an explanation...

People are fond of pointing out that the Lucky Class Feature is much like the Luck Domain Granted Power, and lame because its something a 1st level Cleric could do.

I figure that, following the trade-out method I'm doing here, a Domain Granted Power is worth a Domain Granted Power, and picked something more suited to my playstyle & preferences.

Now...this variant isn't technically any more powerful, but it is more focused on two roles. The first is being a better Two-Weapon Fighter, provided I pick up the right Feats. Pounce is a HUGE ability to gain with this style, and the Shield of Blades and Swift and Deadly abilities support it nicely.

The second is being a sort of chatty character, in order to try and talk my way in-to or out-of the right situations. The Seduction ability is nice, and honestly right up my alley, letting me parody the genre & use alternative methods of solving problems. Soothing Voice plays into this further, giving me the bonus to Diplomacy & having a 1/day ability to snap people out of undesirable conditions (I imagine a quick 1-liner worthy of a Bruce Willis movie).

Modify Daring Outlaw a little, to let Arcane Stunt work in place of Grace, and I could be good.

How does this look? Is this something that you'd allow in your games (I'm thinking about including it in mine)?