What I am looking to do isn't live on my current site, was going to add that as part of my relaunch with XF.
I have hundreds of band/festival/music related subforums: ultimatemetal.com/forum/
Template wise, the code would be the same, I just need to swap out specifics about each band/fest, etc. like their own social media user names, amazon links, bio and/or album list, etc. I'll check into the conditionals now, thanks!
EDIT: Looks like the conditionals route would get chaotic with the number of child nodes I'm dealing with. What I liked about variable replacements were, it showed the empty boxes for the replacement bits on each individual style for each band, and I was easily able to fill in the pertinent info and save, done.