I have a few concepts I can work with, but I've never gotten very far in the storyline in BGEE, so I'm not sure what to expect as far as combat challenges go. So I have a quandary that I'm hoping you veterans can help me answer!
I desperately want my party to line up with the party I'll end up with in BG2EE, since I'm hoping this character can run through the entire BG series with a fairly continual party. Given that certain potential BG1 party members (no spoilers, in case fellow newbies stumble across this thread) aren't usable in BG2, I plan on creatively offing them fairly quickly. So in essence, I'll have MAINCHAR, Imoen, Jaheira, and Minsc. I know I want to bring Neera along; no idea who the 6th will be (if I have a 6th, would it be significantly less frustrating to have 6 people to a party?)
Will Imoen get mage training? I dunno, never messed with multi/dual classing in BG, I'm willing to give it a shot though!
With this is mind, I'm not sure what class I want MAINCHAR to be.
+ I want him to be able to uniquely contribute to the party through the majority of BG1 and BG2.
+ I like spells and similarly clicky-things (options, basically!)
+ I like supportive playstyles.
I'm not looking for an extremely power-gamey party, just something that'll let me see what the BG saga is with a consistent party. I don't really care for a MAINCHAR that only does melee.
Any ideas? I think this is the correct section.