I have been mulling what it would be like to play with a party where every character is built with the exact stats, feats, skills, etc.
My thought was, if everyone is mechanically identical, it could be a good exercise to force them to differentiate themselves in RP, without having the potential crutch of defining their character purely based off what's on their character sheet. It would basically require them to flesh out their PC into a multi-dimensional character. Now, I wouldn't propose playing a whole campaign like this, but maybe like 3-4 sessions (and who knows, maybe they would really start to enjoy it and want to keep going.)
What do you think? And how would you build a character if four party members were going to use the same build?