In an effort to address my shortcomings regarding the strengths and weaknesses of magic users I'm putting together a party composed as far as possible (preferably entirely) of magic users.
I want to form a cohesive, believable unit, so this is not just a mechanical exercise and I would like to roleplay a group of arrogant and idiosyncratic magic users that grow to complement each others skills.
So far I've rolled a CN Mage/Thief (called Captain Beefheart - the age-advantaged amongst you might spot the reference) and I'm planning on recruiting Viconia who I have a soft spot for and she can make a passable tank, but then again so can Branwen so my party could be either good or evil inclined at this stage.
I would welcome any suggestions, bearing in mind that I want to build a team, not mix & match as I go along.
Edit: I don't mind picking up paired NPCs as the 'other half' can easily meet an unfortunate end.
Update: Captain Beefheart has made it to FAI in the company of Xzar (Montaron surprisingly succumbed to a gibberling, although this might have had something to do with the fact that his studded leather armour had mysteriously disappeared the night before). Having barely defeated a Dire Wolf, an Ogre and an assassin along the way I think I'll be looking for a more war-like companion next.