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Mac Baldur: How To Be The "Life of the Party"
10:22 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Mac Baldur, the website devoted to all things Mac and Baldur's Gate, has recently posted an article titled "Life of the Party." Targeted more towards Baldur's Gate (or indeed, D&D) newbies, this article gives some sound advice on party creation and character strengths and weaknesses.

While experienced players will no doubt find most of the information in this article old hat, there is a bit of information that may have escaped their notice: the practical usage of a fighter/thief classed character in the party, as well as their possibly overwhelming strength in combat. Here's a clip on their possible usage:

One of the strongest parties offensively Iíve played with had four thieves. Picture this... your fighter/thief is stealthily scouting his way down a corridor. You comes across a group of adversaries. Slipping behind the strongest foe, you back-stab him, getting bonuses to damage from your thieves' back-stab ability, and your fighter strength bonus. This will most likely kill your opponent. As youíre noticed by the remaining adversaries, you start to run back to the rest of the party. As this is happening your other three thieves should all hide in the shadows, and wait. All the foes will follow your scout back to the rest of your party. Lead them past your party, and have the other three thieves all back stab as well. This is a brutal attack.
The article also advises bored experienced players to try playing through the game again with a weaker, disadvantaged party. A party consisting of two bards, a thief, a magic user, and two druids would definitely have a harder time plowing through battles and such.

For the rest of the read, be sure to check out the Mac Baldur site.

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