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Your Tactical/Quirky BG1 Parties

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate' started by Paracelsi, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Paracelsi

    Paracelsi Active Member

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    Over my last few runs I realized I'd been creating the same parties over and over so to break the loop I wanted to hear how everyone built their BG1 parties. I'm especially interested in tactical parties and just plain weirdly-themed ones. If you have an idea for a party you haven't tried feel free to post just as long as you (explicitly) state that you haven't tested it yet.

    I'll start by sharing the three variations I usually go with:

    Lotsa Archers
    Example:
    Fighter/Thief PC
    Coran
    Kivan
    Khalid - Good tank early, and an excellent archer later on.
    Jaheira - Healer and Tank.
    Edwin - Magic Missiles.
    -Ranged weapons are just that powerful in BG1.

    Heavy Magic
    Example:
    Bard PC - Dump nuke spell scrolls here.
    Garrick - Dump nuke spell scrolls here.
    Xan - As far as arcane spells go, everything else.
    Yeslick-
    Faldorn - Level 5 divine spells.
    Imoen (dualed early)
    -Used Khalid/Jaheira until Faldorn.

    Flavor of the moment
    Example: (Me, the crazy guy and the little people)
    Human Druid PC - Me
    Xzar - the crazy guy
    Alora- eeny
    Montaron - meeny
    Quayle - miny
    Tiax - moe
    -Besides teaching a valuable lesson on how a druid, a fighter-thief and a mage could could do so well early game, lots of interesting interaction once the party reaches Baldur's Gate.
     
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    An ironman game? Sounds fun, i'm tempted to try it out.
     
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    Paracelsi Active Member

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    It would be an interesting experience. Maybe after a complete test run...
     
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    Xzar and Monteron are a riot to have in a party. I would like to get Larry, Darryl, and Darryl for a bit ... too bad they don't join you.

    I've never been able to handle Alora's voice -- I want to kill her when every time she comments.
     
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    My most theme-related party got it's inspiration from the UN, and countries cooperating together. It's called the United Races party. Basic rule: create a party of 6 representing all possible BG1-races (actually, I run the Tutu engine, I don't now if a half-orc barbarian is possible in vanilla). I came up with:

    Zulecha (half-orc Barbarian, as only the PC can choose the half-orc race),
    Kagain (dwarf)
    Branwen (human),
    Alora (halfling),
    Quayle (gnome),
    Xan (elf)

    Edit: tactically speaking, I always created balanced parties, so most will have at least 1-and-1/2 warrior, 1 divine caster, 1/2 thief and 1-and-1/2 mage as a minimum (1/2 classes meaning half of a multi- or dualclass of course).
     
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