I seek to challenge myself a bit, and have done so on many playthroughs in the past. On the Original game (before EE) i made a poll on all the "worst" - in "weakest" Companions, and made a Beastmaster Playthrough with all the Underdogs.
Now i'm thinking on doing a Very Hard game with all Mages, and it would look like something like this:
1: Me (any mage, probably Sorceror OR F/M (only one wielding decent weaponry))
2: Jan Janssen (Thieving)
3: Aerie (Healing)
4: Neera (little experience with Wild Magic but have to try?)
5: Edwin (My MM and MMM Machine)
6: Nalia (since she is a mage too)
Replacing Nalia for Imoen or not taking Imoen. Thinking on Haerdalis for the extra dialouge with Edwin and Aerie, but unsure about him. I for sure would have more Oohmp! with his Weapons skills.....
I tried something like this a long time ago but never got past recruiting them (2,3,5 and 6) so i will have another go. I know this party will be Overkillers at very high levels, but i'm thinking that they are very Squishy at startup, and on the way forward. An enemy Spell Success can easily take'em all out in one blow.
Any thoughts ? Input, help and strategy advice would be much appreciated.