One thing I don’t think has been mentioned, or if it has I missed it, is the road events mechanic.
Things happen on the road and you typically have various options, which are dependant on the backgrounds of your brothers.
I had one event, where you come across a caged wildman in a caravan. If you have a Monk in your party it opens up a choice tree where the caravan owner dies, and you get the wildman as a companion, plus a dog and a falcon.
In another, I bought a map that would have been expensive toilet paper, were it not for the presence of a historian in my band, who could decipher it and unlock a new position on the map.
I love this!
I’m going to finish up my current mission, buy a round of drinks and go to that area of the map. Who knows what we shall find.