So I wanted to try a new full playthrough (BG:EE -> BG2:EE) with a good character, but I already have my chaotic good illusionist/thief, and was wondering how to make it really different. So I decided why not make a lawful good Paladin (any kit but BG) or possible LG Wizard Slayer and adhere to not picking up ANY party members with a Chaotic or Evil disposition, or ones with a propensity for criminal activity (no thieves). I'm definitely not confident enough in my skills to do it no-reload but I think this playthrough would open quite a few challenges, specifically in how limited your party choices are, first game you could only have:
Branwen, Dynaheir, Minsc, Faldorn, Jaheira, Khalid, Ajantis, Xan, Rasaad, and Yeslick
Unless you picked Wizard Slayer and RPed it with no mages you cut out Dynaheir (& Minsc), and Xan leaving only 7 possible options for party members.
In BG2, your options are:
Jaheira, Minsc, Aerie (unless Wizard Slayer), Cernd, Keldorn, Anomen, Mazzy, and Rasaad
This playthru would preclude any kind of criminal activity save those unavoidable (Firkraag's Illusion in Windspear). Basically this playthrough would favor Lawfulness over alignment in most cases.
Curious what others think of this idea and what potential challenges this might incur? Obviously the lack of a thief makes trap finding a more perilous danger, if you play as Wizard Slayer then you also exclude mages which means no trap detection at all.
I'm leaning more towards the Wizard Slayer as BG1 and BG2 both have perfectly good Paladins already, Aerie being the only thing really stopping me from wanting to do that (though if I play female, I won't need her as a romantic lead having Rasaad and Anomen to pick from)