Okay I've decided that my next character shall be a an Elven Duskblade.
His weapon of choice will most likely be your standard Longsword.
His fighting style will be in your face when possible, channeling magic into weapon strikes.
I plan on him obtaining feats focusing on augmenting his ability to channel magic into melee ability, and am considering taking Craft Magical Arms/Armor since he will not qualify for the Dragonmark of Making.
So far I'm planning on the following feats:
Eschew Materials, Rapid Spell, Empower Spell, Arcane Strike, Battle Caster.
Aside from this I'm looking for help to optimize his lvl layout and feat progression.
I know of only a few prestiges classes I'm even interested in so I am more than open minded on that front.
All books and even dragon magazines are allowing in this game, so long as anything used is passed by the GM and approved of course. There may be an exception to this, being that only eberron or faerun's materials may be allowed. We haven't received word back from the GM on this yet.
As always and all help is appreciated, and thank you for your time.