Inspired by this forum, I just bought IWD again last night. It's been so long since I've played it that it's like a new game again, sweet! It's exciting having no idea of what weapons are in the game, or what to be prepared for, much easier to focus on role play. I'm trying to figure my party now. So far I think I'm gonna run with:
Lentnor - Male Elf Ranger CG - 2 H Sword & Axes (flails later, maybe...I don't even know how 2 weapon fighting works in IWD...never played a ranger in IWD 1 or 2, or even a multi classed character in IWD)
Mia - Female Elf Fighter NG - Long sword & bow
Fiona - Female Human Cleric NG - Mace & Sling
Grimloc - Male Dwarf F/T CN (stealth/backstabber) - bows & s. swords
Morgan - Female Half Elf M/T CG (locks/traps) - staff & darts
For my 6th, I'm unsure, I'm thinking a CN human bard (crossbow & hammer) or gnome illusionist. If I remember correctly, IWD can be pretty brutal, so maybe it would be best to go illusionist (or maybe F/I), since my only arcane caster is a multi so far. If I go gnome, I need a good crazy gnome name, and am open to suggestions.
Any thoughts (NO spoilers, please)?