"Random" is probably an exaggeration, but I wanted to do a re-run of HoW-only with classes and races I haven't used that much in BG/IWD games (so no paladins and archers, please, I always end up playing paladins and archers...). Currently I'm still adhering to a standard setup that covers the basics (though I'm sure you can also beat the game with six jesters). What I have so far:
Half-Elf Berserker (using spears; never have used spears or halberds before...)
Half-Elf Cleric/Ranger (tank; dual wield and "sword"/shield)
Elf Blade (yes that's modded, I always hated the game for that, because moon elves make for perfect bards; dual wield)
? (I never, never played a monk before. I feel that I'm a bit low on tanks, but then my usual group setups are extremely defensive...)
(As you can see I don't like half-orcs and had too many dwarves in many parties in the recent past. There never seems to be a spot for a gnome?)
Any suggestions? I'm also open to substituting other classes to make the whole thing a bit more exciting. Are there any class combinations out there that don't make much sense but are nonetheless fun to play?