[EDIT 10/14/2012] Basically Finished Product... would love others to point out any inconsistencies or needed errata. Also check out the Appendixes for a pretty cool Thief ability modifications Table.
[EDIT 09/14/2017] Revisited the project to strip out a couple things I never liked that much and to clean up the language usage throughout. I am also stripping out posts in the thread that are old/irrelevant/etc. Further commentary and discussion is certainly welcome, just as I read through the thread from beginning, there is so much unnecessary (and several years old chatter) that detracts from the topic.
While each version is tweaked slightly, the basic array of abilities would stand at:
- Bard Song
- Influence bonus
- Listen (as Thief Ability)
- Decipher Script
- 2 Bonus Languages
Also the Quasi-Class version of the Bard has been removed from the Bard document. The most up-to-date version remains within the actual Quasi-Class Supplement in the Showcase section: