|Taku Ooka Nin|
So I've been thinking about the Five Man Band plus the Sixth Ranger as a party composition. An easier version of this would be a five man band with an NPC as The Chick.
For those of you whom are unfamiliar with the five man band, it is composed of two characters that are opposites of one another and argue, one extremely smart person, one extremely strong person, and someone who keeps this group from fracturing and/or dying. These characters are:
The Smart Guy.
The Big Guy.
The Sixth Ranger is a character that joins the Five Man Band and either doubles up on one of the five man band's roles, or is able to partially cover two or more roles in a pinch.
What I was thinking about was intentionally giving each of these roles in the group an attribute requirement:
The Hero: Charisma 15; Dexterity 14; any 13, 12, 10, 8.
The Lancer: Wisdom 15; Dexterity 14; any 13, 12, 10, 8.
The Smart Guy: Intelligence 15; any 14, 13, 12, 10, 8.
The Big Guy: Strength 15; any 14, 13, 12, 10, 8.
The Chick: Dexterity 15; any 14, 13, 12, 10, 8.
The Sixth Ranger: any 14, 14, 14, 12, 12, 7.
In essence, specific positions in the group would fill certain roles in the game.
How I suspect this would play out would be like this:
The Hero: Bard or Paladin/Antipaladin.
The Lancer: Inquisitor or Ranger.
The Smart Guy: Magus or Wizard.
The Big Guy: Barbarian or Fighter.
The Chick: Most Dex Based Classes. Likely an Unchained Rogue.
The Sixth Ranger: Literally anything.
What do you guys think of the idea? It is part of my anti-power-gaming set of ideas.