It has been a VERY long time since I played the original BG, but got nostalgic and wanted to play through this new enhanced edition. As a kid, I always played as a Ranger, but as an adult I much prefer druids in D&D and other RPGs.
I want to roll a druid (more spell-caster, don't care that much about shapeshifting), and have read that the Avenger or Totemic kits are the way to go. So I tried rolling all 3, just to see what came out.
For the Totemic the best I could muster was an 89.
For the Avenger, I rolled a 90.
But for the vanilla Druid, I rolled an eye-popping 96 on my 3rd roll. Now, I realize that the Avenger is probably the best choice for my playstyle, because the vanilla druid is just really unfortunately poorly implemented (read: underpowered) in BG1. But with this epic 96 roll, should I give the vanilla druid a chance... if only for the awesome roleplaying aspect of it?
I want to take this character all the way through BG2:EE eventually, so will my vanilla druid really suffer in power level compared to an avenger?