Dungeons & Dragons the tabletop game may have just gotten a complete overhaul, but the D&D inspired PC RPG Neverwinter Nights 2 is going old school. Even more old school. Already more reminiscent of the Baldur's Gate games than its predecessor, the highly moddable series is now channelling a bit of Icewind Dale. Which is to say that party creation and customisation is now entirely in your hands.
Although designed to be tackled with a team of new characters, Storm of Zehir at least promises to have a bit more personality than the Icewind Dale series, thanks mainly to a selection of character background choices. This basically means that as well as setting all the names and classes for your team, you can assign them a bit of back-story at your choosing, and then use that to engage in some inter-party banter.