Alright, I just finished my Mage/Thief solo run and had such a blast that I wanted to do another one, and after some searching and thinking I've come up with one that I think will be very entertaining both to play and read about. There will be two themes to this run;
1 - I'm running a blind SCS, which means I've never run the mod before, I'll be installing everything and I won't be reading up on it before. I've played some challenging mods in vanilla and I'm not sure exactly what to expect from SCS, some people say it's nothing like Tactics and those mods, some people say it's as challenging. We'll see. I do enjoy what people have mentioned about the improved AI and more challenging and suiting abilities to enemies, and it's a wildly popular mod so I'm excited to try it out.
2 - I'll be doing a Core Four playthrough, which will work as a self-imposed restriction and further increase the challenge level of the run. The Core Four means that I'll be playing only pure classes, and only the four most basic ones, the fantasy archetypes if you will; a Fighter, a Thief, a Cleric and a Mage. No dual or multiclasses, no Inquisitors, no Sorcerers, no Archers, no Berzerkers... you get the idea. I don't think I have ever played a Thief or Cleric that wasn't a dual- or multiclass of any sort before, so it'll be very interesting to be forced to use them in a challenging environment.
Oh, and they can only be humans, so no shorty saving throws, no Orc fighter stats, no charm resistance or anything of the sort.
I'll be starting shortly with an introduction to the characters, this time with a neat little backstory about speech impediments and map collections.