First of all, I know there are already multiple theme partys
threads, but when I saw "Theme Parties" I thought like, people trying to get together IRL and dress up as baldur's gate characters, so I've started this new thread to be clear. This is extremely long (that's what she said) but what else do we have to do for the next week.
So yeah, I love making multiplayer parties! Why? Because I love creating characters! In fact, not until I started reading this forum a few days ago did I even realize I was missing out on worthwhile NPC interactions. So my first play-through of BG:EE I'll do single-player and see what all the fuss is about this Xan guy. BUT that won't stop me from creating dozens of characters/parties, buying them all initial equipment at that clean hotel in candlekeep, then never seeing them again.
First a note on Lord of the Rings, which has been discussed plenty, and I'm sure we all made a fellowship party once. But listen to this: Sam as a cleric. He sort-of fills that role by providing moral support and cooking for Frodo. lol.Game of Thrones: A Gate of Baldurs
Problem here is that, to a large extent, it's not that combat-oriented, and the characters that do fight are, well, mostly just fighters. BUT I've had some good thoughts, and I want to hear your opinions and ideas for what other characters could be too!
I'm current on asoiaf, so I will try very hard not to spoil anything past the current season of the show.
These are just character ideas, not necessarily a coherent party. Although we could have some fun figuring out why all of these people are out adventuring together.Jon Snow - human ranger (stalker?)
this was an easy one. the stalker kit might be good because the night's watch armor seems to be just leather, then again he doesn't seem to be especially adept at hiding in shadows - no more than any other person wearing black at night is. alignment:
lawful good (because he takes his oath so seriously i think he's lawful)stats:
16ish str-dex-con, 8ish int-wis, cha in the low teens I supposeweapons:
bastard swords (longclaw!), bowArya Stark - shorty thief (maybe assassin, heh heh)
she's small and sneaky, so I think she can be our thief. I don't recall her picking many locks, but I'm sure that she COULD. I wonder if it'd be better to make her a halfling, since she's small, or if that will make her seem too...ugly. maybe an elf, depending on how small elves look. then again i guess they did call her horse-face. alignment:
low strength, max dex, high int-wis, low chaweapons:
short swords, single-weapon style (woot needle!)The Hound - human fighter
not much else to say. don't think any of the kits really fit. alignment:
high str-dex-con, low int-wis, rock-bottom chaweapons:
2h swordsLittle Finger - human bard?
woah! rocking the boat with this one. no, I've never really heard him sing or play an instrument. in fact I imagine he's pretty bad at it. BUT he has high charisma, and as we all know Bards were the Pimps of the fantasy world, right? did I make that up? SHUT UP IT JUST SEEMS TO FIT.
alignment: lawful evil (as I understand, lawful evil means puts himself before all else, except shies away from breaking any laws (unless he won't get caught, mwa ha ha)).stats:
low str-dex-con, high int-wis-chaweapons:
um...i dunno he can probably use a crossbow. and daggers? yeah i'll pretty much only use him for talking to shopkeepers.Mellisandra - human cleric (actually half-elf mage/cleric, probably)
nice, a pretty clear cleric in the party. she'll be all like "the night is dark and full of MY SEXY BODY" and enemies will perish. I think mage/cleric is justified because she clearly does not wear heavy armor, and I think her powers are general enough to warrant the mage-ness. also having trouble finding anyone else who can be a mage, and if there's one thing a baldur's gate party needs as much as possible of, it's mages.alignment:
hm...lawful evil? thoughts appreciated.stats:
low str-dex-con, high int-wis-chaweapons:
staff, dagger, sling, w/eTyrion Lannister - shorty...fighter?
Well, race first, at least he's clearly a shorty. I suppose I'd go with whatever looks the most like him, I forget if the character models for dwarves/gnomes have beards, but if they do I suppose halfling is the right choice. since thief really doesn't fit, and he does fight a few times, I'm thinking of making him a fighter, and just a pretty bad one.alignment:
lawful neutral (he's happiest when society is stable, because all of his power comes from his influence in it. if society were to break down he'd probably just be killed by the first person who thought "haha let's kill this dwarf". and yeah seems neutral to me, not really seeing things as good or evil)stats:
low str, probably cheat and make his dex-con a little higher than it should be, high int-wis and max chaweapons:
iirc he uses an axe in the 2 battles he fights in, so we'll go with that. also a crossbow (heh heh heh...)Bran Stark - Druid
He seems to have an affinity for animals (heh heh), so I'd want him as a druid. iirc only humans can be druids, but if it's worth it I'd use shadowkeeper to give him the halfling character graphic so he's short like a kid should be. WAIT: i just go it. Keep him as human, and the guy we see walking around is Hodor, we can just assume Bran is on his back.alignment:
lawful good - a good little lordling.stats:
mostly just high wis. and I suppose as low str-dex-con as I can reasonable give him. weapons:
negligible, just slings/staffs/spears i suppose.
Well that's enough for now. What do you think? How about a different party for each of the warring kings/families, like Lannisters-only, including the mighty Mountain That Rides? And WTF is Daenerys!? She needs to be in my party somewhere, but I have absolutely no clue what to make her. maybe a mage, but only teach her "wyvern call"? ha.