I'm doing a no-reload run with wild magic. My character is a chaotic neutral int 16 half orc barbarian. The idea is that because everyone assumed he was dumb, his entire life has been doing manual, unskilled labor in Candlekeep. No training with the watchers, no tutelage...just labor. His fighting style is maces/flails. Blunt objects swung with force. While his one dream was to be a mage like Gorion, he has bought into the idea that he is a dumb brute who is good for nothing besides lifting heavy objects. The only people he feels comfortable with are those who he sees as being outcasts or underdogs. As such, his part is composed of Neera, Viconia and Baeloth. I'll probably add in Tiax later.
Well, for wild magic...I ran into Nimbul. Magic missiles were cast by Neera and Baeloth. A large group of soldiers turned to fire. My eyes popped as a cow dropped from the sky. It exploded, killing all but one soldier. My reputation went down to '1.' For the first time in any playthrough, I have bounty hunters and mercenaries after Charname.
It is amazing! A single spell changed the entire tone of the game. People died...and the authorities won't believe that a half-orc, half-elf and two drow are innocent. Sure, there was no 'intention' for the murder of so many innocents. But that isn't here or there.
I have a new found respect for the power of a surge. I dread the idea of a demon being summoned. Up until now the worst I had seen was having strange colors appear.
Wild magic is my new best friend. Though I'll likely be more careful about casting anything when innocents are around...