I am starting to run this Adventure with 5 PCs, a goblin sorcerer, a tengu bard, a half-orc rogue, an elf cleric and a human ranger. Will this be a super challenge without a tank role? I have a player that's willing to play a barbarian, but didn't want a 6th PC to make the party more powerful and have them just walk through the levels unchallenged.
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The “trickiest” part of this AP with a large party is actually fitting in the rooms at early levels/floors. Protecting squishies has been pretty easy for my party, as there are plenty of encounters that happen in a small room connected to a 5ft hall way.
The bigger issue is having too many precision damage players (my party of 6 includes a rogue and a swashbuckler)