I reinstalled and re-modded* yesterday after I got SoD and decided to make my own party for funzies. I'm not planning on using NPCs outside of getting through their quests, but I'm not sure what I'll do when I get to BG2.
The party is:
Half Elf Blade, *Dagger, *Longbow, *Shortsword, *Mace, ***Two Weapon Style
Elf Swashbuckler/Mage, **Scimitar, **Longsword, ***Two Weapon Style
Dwarf Cavalier, **Two-Handed Sword, **Bastard Sword, **Axe, **Two-Handed Style
I gave my Swash the 3 Ranks in TWS for free(just like Blades in RR), and doubled everyone's starting Proficiency points for fun, because I like being able to use a lot of weapons. Paladins and rangers get the IWD spell progression, and all the other tables are unnerfed as well, but those won't effect BG1.
I haven't gotten very far at all, just out of candlekeep, picked up some hidden items, robbed Xzar and Monty as well as Jaheira and Khalid, and picked up Gurkes cloak from the Taslois, but it seems like this could be a fun go. It's fairly balanced in regards to my access to Arcane magic, but I am lacking in Divine, which is a little sad, but healing should be easy enough with Reliar's Mistake, Lay on Hands and my Bhaalspawn CLWs.
The plan is to dual wield Rashad's Talon's on the Swashbuckler, Spiderbane on the Cavalier, and the Blade can wield whatever else. With 2 rings of free action, I won't have much to worry about.
Anyways, just felt like splurging a little. What's your favorite 3 member party, with or without NPCs?
*Mods: 3.5 Thac0, Rogue Rebalancing (not thief kits), Item Revisions, Spell Revisions, Unfinished Business, CD Tweaks