Has anyone had fun playing a dwarven shadowdancer? I have never played this class, but in some testing it seems fun and quite different. I'm quite well-versed in playing all the other thiefly variants. I tend to like dwarven thieves because of the savings throws, 19 strength in BG, and the strong skill bonuses to offset the racial dexterity cap. This being a melee thief, it seems the 17 max dex should not be such an issue, especially since trapping is not possible.
Also, what are the general recommended weapon proficiencies? I was thinking longsword (Varscona), shortbow, SWS, dagger (Venom) in BG, then building out TWF and eventually scimitar in late BG2 (I use the RR mod so my thieves may get 3 pips in TWF). Shortbow and dagger would be the ranged options as needed.
I could add quarterstaff also for a blunt, but not sure if needed given the different tactical approach of this class. It seems to me this class is not about big bodacious backstabs, but more about multiple on-hit effects/elemental damage from the constant HiS lower damage backstabs
Any feedback/advice/wisdom appreciated!