Hey folks--I realize many similar questions are asked regularly, but I'd like opinions of the viability of this endeavor.
I'm currently in the later stages of my first run-through of the EE format (played the original years ago, many times) with a good based party (char name is a shaman) at core difficulty, and things are a bit dull. So, I'd like to spice it up and give SCS a try. However, I'd also like to incorporate several NPCs I've never really used before, specifically Alora, Tiax, Xzar, and maybe Montaron. Planning on Charname being a Dwarven Defender, but I'm not picky.
My question--is it necessary to have a very well-thought out, "power gaming" party with SCS? Or will something more like a "all bases covered...more or less" work without me smashing things?
Any advice would be fantastic, thanks!