Currently I plan to follow this arbitrary set of Roolz I put together on a whim while writing this post - (subject to adaption as the spirit moves me :-) )
This will be a minimal reload playthrough with reloads only on party wipe, crashes, or bugs.
Occasional party member substitutions will be allowed in place of raising dead at my discretion but only with whatever experience the new member can put together in Easthaven so as the game progresses this will be much less likely to occur. (I don't use any mod tools such as EE Keeper or even console commands)
Meta gaming will be avoided at all cost or perhaps just kept to a minimum (mostly becuase I can't remember enough to be effective at it anyway)
The party will start out on Hard Difficulty and perhaps re-think this decision depending on just how hard it truns out to be. There is a very good possibility that the DM will allow the changing of difficulty levels for learning spells if the player gets tired of losing spells in spite of his mages 19 int...
The game may well be abandoned at any time on the players whim should he figure out the next best new party/character/playthrough concept that he must begin immediately - (based on prior experience one should expect this to occur often) :-)
Here is my story....
Ironwood Orin had been hearing vague rumors of trouble in Kuldahar and set about gathering an adventuring troop comprised of one representative from each of the major races of the Dales to investigate.
( This was of course with the exception of those dirty little halflings which he had never been able to abide after an unfortunate incident with one in his youth that he refused to talk about.)
Ironwood Orin - TN M - Half-elf - Fighter/druid
18-99/18/14/9/17/15 Scimitar ++, Club +, Dart +
Axel Hammerback LN - M - Dwarf - Dwarven Defender
18-93/17/19/10/10/8 Axe ++, Warhammer +, S&S +
Bijelli Blightbow CG - F - Elf - Archer
18-10/19/17/11/16/12 Longbow ++, Longsword +, SWS +, TWS +
Carmine CN - F - Human - Dragon Disciple
12/18/16/16/10/15 Dart +
Sniktel Slyblade CN - F - Half Orc - Fighter/Thief
19/18/19/9/14/8 Long Sword ++, Club +, Xbow +
Klara Kettlewhistle CG - F - Gnome - Cleric/Illusionist
12/18/18/19/17/8 Quarterstaff +, Sling +
The party has just arrived in Easthaven and is currently exploring the town gathering information and supplies...