I'm trying a purely unarmed, physical adept type, also escaped lunatic, and running solo. It's still early yet, but I can't get over how easy it is to provoke people and how easy it is to rip them up bare-handed. I'm using a mix of early-level elemental magic and herbology, and I'm not sure whether I'm going to rely more on tech or magick in the late game. EDIT: Spoke too soon; ran into my first golem at level 17. Punching stone hurts, even with war gauntlets. One thing about the lunatic background is that your reaction penalty is so high you practically have to ingratiate yourself to people just to hold a conversation with them, so it's all too easy to eventually snap and let them all have it. It's also fun to see which people intimidation works on better.