Purchase rations, seriously- I know no other DMs make you stop and eat food (its a very boring aspect of the game) but, man, Sanford doesn’t mess around. He won’t let you know that your character is hungry. He will keep it to himself until you have to make a constitution check, and give you a minus 4 modifier, then you are totally effed. The brain rot from the zombie bite will take a hold way faster than it will take a cleric to brew you up the antidote.
Consider a bard character- I know no one ever chooses a bard, but if you are in a tavern and need to garner some info on where Jarlaxle’s band of minions might be holing up with Crenshiniborn (the deadliest of all artifacts). It is nearly impossible to get anyone to talk to you without the high charisma of one such story-telling lute playing character.
And one last piece of advice…
Never make love to the busty informant- she is always a shapeshifting necromancer, a dude necromancer, I think there might be something wrong with Brian Sanford.
Keep coming back for more helpful hints.
-Reannan (level 16 Elven Fighter/Mage)