I've been browsing abandonware sites for a nostalgia trip, looking back at old Commodore 64, Atari ST and DOS games I used to play, showing my age I know, looking back at old sports management sims and RPGs that filled my spare time as a youth and I discovered the enhanced editions of Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale.
I played Baldurs Gate originally and then a little later in life, I was a player in Ultima Online's Europa server RP community. Having seen these enhanced editions, I've watched some playthroughs on Youtube and have caught the bug, so I'm toying with party builds in anticipation of pay day when I will probably treat myself to Icewind Dale EE.
I'm thinking of creating a party based on characters I interacted with in Ultima Online, so thoughts on the party build would be appreciated, I'll list my initial thoughts below and I'm intrigued by the idea of creating themed parties too. All Northmen for example, all dwarven, all druids, all elves, all evil etc. etc. and how they might play out and if it is viable. Not really looking for the best builds but more RP flavour orientated and whether a particular set up will work without making things too hard on a newbie like me.
Here's where I'm at in terms of the party I'd like to put together, thoughts and feedback welcome!
HUMAN - CHAOTIC GOOD - BESERKER
DWARF - LAWFUL NEUTRAL - DWARVEN DEFENDER
HALF ELF - LAWFUL GOOD - RANGER/CLERIC
HUMAN - LAWFUL NEUTRAL - BARD
This is where it gets a little tricky for me...
I'm toying with a stealth archer type. Not sure whether to dual class FIGHTER/THIEF as a human or multi class as a half elf? Or a MAGE/THIEF and just go with a pure ARCHER-FIGHTER?
And whether to actually dual or multi class.
Sorry for the ramble and hopefully it's not all too confusing.