Originally Posted by Xexist
How balanced are the classes in avernum. Is there a 'best setup' or can you succeed fairly easily with any combination (all mages to use your example?)
I think this is a good question but one that should be in the Avernum thread. Anyway, in my opinion you can succeed with any combination of characters but how easily would depend on how you level-up and build out each character. You can focus on so many combinations of traits and skills and that makes the game so engaging for me. I have a level 25 priest, for example, in my group that I leveled up with focus on using a bow (equally increasing all of the skills and traits around using a bow and ranged attacks). He can heal but also take out enemies with damage equal to that of my warrior/fighter.
I guess you could have four mages--maybe two of them leveled up with strength and melee skills like battle mages and the remaining two could have stronger magic and spell capabilities.