One of the cooler things about the game Baldur’s Gate was that you could create all of the characters in the party. For pure dominate-the-game purposes, nothing beat a party of six custom min-maxed badasses ready to take down whatever they may encounter.
Don’t do this if you are playing for the first time. The NPC banter is really outstanding and you miss it if you don’t have the NPCs. Move Minsc the crazed ranger into the team leader position, you get “Magic is impressive but now Minsc leads. SWORDS FOR EVERYONE!”
By the way, it may soon be possible for some of you to play Baldur’s Gate for the first time: an enhanced version of the old classic is on the way. It will have a tablet version, nothing against tablet games but I find that to be a bad sign. Nevertheless, those of you who managed to miss out on the greatest D&D game ever (prior to DDO of course) will have your chance at last.
But I digress. This isn’t about Baldur’s Gate.
I want to be able to form an entire party out of characters I created. They would work sort of like hirelings I imagine, except XP for everyone (and full XP penalties on death too).
A Baldur’s Gate party
I once had an idea about retiring capped characters into demigod hirelings, but this is more about being able to play all of your characters any time.
Adding this capability be a pretty big change in the way the game works, and make it even harder to get into groups. So overall, probably not gonna happen. Nonetheless, a man can dream. A party made up exclusively of my own characters would be glorious.
Oh well. Back to leveling. Minsc, take us out:
🙂 😀 🙂