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13th Feb '16 4:58:36 PM pi4t
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** Note that in order to recruit Jaheira, Dynaheir, or Skie, you need to let their appropriate male counterparts join your party before or alongside them. Shar-Teel will not join your party unless there is a male fighter she can challenge. Safana will also not join your party if there are no males present. This leaves five recruitable women if you want an AmazonBrigade for 100% of your game and aren't going to gender bend anyone, however you will be missing the only two female fighters, a somewhat decent thief, and a fairly decent mage in doing so.
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** Note that in order to recruit Jaheira, Dynaheir, or Skie, you need to let their appropriate male counterparts join your party before or alongside them. Shar-Teel will not join your party unless there is a male fighter she can challenge. Safana will also not join your party if there are no males present. This leaves five recruitable women if you want an AmazonBrigade for 100% of your game and aren't going to gender bend anyone, anyone or exploit the game's engine, however you will be missing the only two female fighters, a somewhat decent thief, and a fairly decent mage in doing so.
21st Jan '16 2:03:26 AM Hawaii_Knut
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This page is for the first game, but easy mistake. Moving to Baldurs Gate and Trone Of Bhaal
* EscapedFromHell: To quote Sarevok, "I swore I would scratch and crawl my way back into the world of the living, and I. HAVE. DONE IT!! HAHAHAHA!!!". Not mention getting killed TWICE before doing this.
17th Dec '15 5:52:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* EscapedFromHell: To quote Sarevok, "I swore I would scratch and crawl my way back into the world of the living, and I. HAVE. DONE IT!! HAHAHAHA!!!". Not mention getting killed TWICE before doing this.
8th Dec '15 6:48:08 AM Dimensio
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* ScriptBreaking: Upon entering a section of Baldur's Gate, [[ChekhovsGunman two characters]] show up to deliver a warning, and then they quickly walk off and disappear. Quick players can launch ranged attacks at them to kill them before they vanish; doing so causes an otherwise mandatory TimedMission involving them to never happen.
29th Oct '15 11:00:55 AM LliiraAnna
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* ClimbingClimax: Inverted in the intro, which has Sarevok chasing a guard up a tower.
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* ClimbingClimax: Inverted in the intro, which has Sarevok the BigBad chasing a guard up a tower.

* FlamingSword: Xan's Moon Blade is alight with blue flames, and gives him resistance to fire. (But since Xan is a very SquishyWizard, it won't see much use in combat.)
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* FlamingSword: Xan's Moon Blade is alight with blue flames, and gives him resistance to fire. (But But since Xan is a very SquishyWizard, it won't see much use in combat.)

** Minsc joins your party on the condition you help him save Dynaheir. If you do so right away, the two of them join your team permanently (unless dismissed), but putting it off for too long makes Minsc leave the party after some time.

** Minsc joins your party on the condition that you help him save Dynaheir. If you do so right away, the two of them join your team permanently (unless dismissed), but putting it off for too long makes Minsc leave the party after some time.

** Coran joins if you say you're willing to help him hunt down the wyverns, and putting this off was supposed to make him leave... if it weren't for a bug. ** Kivan wants you to find the bandit camp and destroy it so he can avenge his wife. While the bandits are connected to the problems at Nashkel, it's not until later that the player discovers Kivan's quest dovetailed nicely with 's quest to [[TheQuest find Sarevok]]. Due to a broken script in the original game, he never left no matter how long it took unless the player force-talked to him, making it seem like he was an inversion of this and his loyalty was unconditional (or that he was insanely patient) despite his initial request. As of the Enhanced Edition, though, he will leave if the player takes too long.
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** Coran joins if you say that you're willing to help him hunt down the wyverns, and putting this off was supposed to make him leave... if it weren't for a bug. ** Kivan wants you to find the bandit camp and destroy it so he can avenge his wife. While the bandits are connected to the problems at Nashkel, it's not until later that the player discovers that Kivan's quest is dovetailed nicely with 's CHARNAMEs quest to [[TheQuest find Sarevok]]. Due to a broken script in the original game, he never left no matter how long it took unless the player force-talked to him, making it seem like he was an inversion of this and his loyalty was unconditional (or that he was insanely patient) despite his initial request. As of the Enhanced Edition, though, he will leave if the player takes too long.

** Coran joins if When clicking on Garrick, he '''always''' calls you say you're willing to help him hunt down the wyverns, and putting this off was supposed to make him leave... if it weren't for a bug. ** Kivan wants you to find the bandit camp and destroy it so he can avenge his wife. While the bandits are connected to the problems at Nashkel, it's not until later that the player discovers Kivan's quest dovetailed nicely with 's quest to [[TheQuest find Sarevok]]. Due to a broken script in the original game, he never left no matter how long it took unless the player force-talked to him, making it seem like he was an inversion of this and his loyalty was unconditional (or that he was insanely patient) despite his initial request. As of the Enhanced Edition, though, he will leave if the player takes too long."sir". Never "miss" or "ma'am".

** When clicking on Garrick, he '''always''' calls you "sir". Never "miss" or "ma'am".

** [[VigilanteMan Khalid and Jaheira]] vs. [[TheSyndicate Xzar and Montaron]]. ** Minsc and Dynaheir vs. Edwin. ** [[StrawMisogynist Eldoth]] vs. [[StrawFeminist Shar-Teel]]. ** Kivan vs. Viconia. ** Quayle vs. Tiax (for somewhat unclear reasons). ** [[WeHelpTheHelpless Yeslick]] vs. [[LackOfEmpathy Kagain]]. ** [[ForGreatJustice Ajantis]] vs. anybody who is evil. ** [[ChurchMilitant Branwen]] vs. [[ReligionOfEvil Tiax]] (yet again!). ** [[WildMagic Neera]] vs. [[EvilSorcerer Edwin]] (contentious fellow, eh?). ** [[WeHelpTheHelpless Rasaad]] vs. [[TheSocialDarwinist Viconia]].
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** [[VigilanteMan Khalid and Jaheira]] vs. [[TheSyndicate Xzar and Montaron]]. Montaron]] ** Minsc and Dynaheir vs. Edwin. Edwin ** [[StrawMisogynist Eldoth]] vs. [[StrawFeminist Shar-Teel]]. Shar-Teel]] ** Kivan vs. Viconia. Viconia ** Quayle vs. Tiax (for somewhat unclear reasons). reasons) ** [[WeHelpTheHelpless Yeslick]] vs. [[LackOfEmpathy Kagain]]. Kagain]] ** [[ForGreatJustice Ajantis]] vs. anybody who is evil. evil ** [[ChurchMilitant Branwen]] vs. [[ReligionOfEvil Tiax]] (yet again!). again!) ** [[WildMagic Neera]] vs. [[EvilSorcerer Edwin]] (contentious fellow, eh?). eh?) ** [[WeHelpTheHelpless Rasaad]] vs. [[TheSocialDarwinist Viconia]].Viconia]]

* SoProudOfYou: All recruitable [=NPC=]s have a line in which they express their happiness at your reputation going up (Good-aligned), staying in the middle (Neutral-aligned), or going down (Evil-aligned).
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* SoProudOfYou: SoProudOfYou: ** All recruitable [=NPC=]s have a line in which they express their happiness at your reputation going up (Good-aligned), staying in the middle (Neutral-aligned), or going down (Evil-aligned).

** Safana will remind you if you haven't gone to the treasure caves she told you about after a few game-days. She doesn't leave in the original game, but she will leave in the Enhanced Edition if the player takes too long.

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** Safana will remind you if you haven't gone to the treasure caves she told you about after a few game-days. She doesn't leave in the original game, but she will leave in the Enhanced Edition if the player takes too long.
29th Oct '15 10:45:42 AM LliiraAnna
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** Jaheira and Khalid. ** Minsc and Dynaheir (and [[RunningGag Boo]]!). ** Xzar and Montaron.
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** Jaheira and Khalid. Khalid ** Minsc and Dynaheir (and [[RunningGag Boo]]!). Boo]]!) ** Xzar and Montaron.Montaron

* CantCatchUp: Several characters can't be recruited until well into the game. Although their experience level will be roughly the same as CHARNAMEs if they're added to the party, their skills, weapon proficiencies, spells, and/or amount of HP will be determined by the game in a sub-optimal fashion. As a result, they're likely to be underpowered compared to characters who have been in the party for the entire game, and since due to the experience cap you can't level them further, there's no way for them to catch up.
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* CantCatchUp: CantCatchUp: ** Several characters can't be recruited until well into the game. Although their experience level will be roughly the same as CHARNAMEs if they're added to the party, their skills, weapon proficiencies, spells, and/or amount of HP will be determined by the game in a sub-optimal fashion. As a result, they're likely to be underpowered compared to characters who have been in the party for the entire game, and since due to the experience cap you can't level them further, there's no way for them to catch up.

* EvilVersusEvil: You can get caught in the middle of a feud between [[invoked]] [[ChaoticEvil Umberlee and Talos]].
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* EvilVersusEvil: EvilVersusEvil: ** You can get caught in the middle of a feud between [[invoked]] [[ChaoticEvil Umberlee and Talos]].

* EvilWeapon: You can acquire several weapons that are described this way, though only a few have this reflected in any way in their mechanics. Two are in the hands of [[CardCarryingVillain Dorn Il-Khan]].
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* EvilWeapon: EvilWeapon: ** You can acquire several weapons that are described this way, though only a few have this reflected in any way in their mechanics. Two are in the hands of [[CardCarryingVillain Dorn Il-Khan]].

*** ''Baldur's Gate Trilogy'', which does the same while also uniting ''BG'', ''BG2'' and ''ToB'' into one single game.
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*** ** ''Baldur's Gate Trilogy'', which does the same while also uniting ''BG'', ''BG2'' and ''ToB'' into one single game.
15th Oct '15 6:27:26 AM LliiraAnna
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* NintendoHard: Oh yes. You start off with little more than rags on your back and have to build up your character if you want to stand a chance. There's a low level cap - seven in vanilla, nine with the ''TotSC'' expansion - which means that you have a limited amount of spells and abilities as you fight enemies of much higher level, who have abilities you can only dream of.
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* NintendoHard: Oh yes. You start off with little more than rags on your back and have to build up your character from there if you want to stand a chance. There's a low level cap - seven in vanilla, nine with the ''TotSC'' expansion - which means that you have a limited amount of spells and abilities as you fight enemies of much higher level, who have abilities you can only dream of.
15th Oct '15 6:24:49 AM LliiraAnna
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* NintendoHard: Oh yes. You start off with little more than rags on your back and have to build up your character if you want to stand a chance. There's a low level cap - seven in vanilla, nine with the ''TotSC'' expansion - which means that you have a limited amount of spells and abilities as you fight enemies of much higher level, who have abilities you can only dream of.

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* SoProudOfYou: All recruitable [=NPC=]s have a line in which they express their happiness at your reputation going up (Good-aligned), staying in the middle (Neutral-aligned), or going down (Evil-aligned). -->'''Khalid:''' Gorion would be proud of your actions! -->'''Xzar:''' I'm starting to find this group almost... palatable! ''[[LaughingMad Mad laugh]]'' ** Tethtoril's first words to you in Candlekeep are this. -->''I am very proud of you, as I am sure Gorion is.''
15th Oct '15 6:11:36 AM LliiraAnna
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** Another happens with Thalantyr. Pick the right conversation options when talking to him and you discover that he dislikes people who want magical power without the knowledge to go with it. Bring Melicamp to him, and you'll find out that he was Thalantyr's apprentice before being turned into a chicken because of a magical item he has stolen from his master. He warns that not everything magical will be beneficial. In Nashkel, you will meet with Bardelan, Nalin and Volo, who will all tell you that Brage went on a slaughtering rampage after procuring a new sword. [[spoiler:It turns out the sword is magically cursed.]]
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** Another happens with Thalantyr. Pick the right conversation options when talking to him and you discover that he dislikes people who want magical power without the knowledge to go with it. Bring Melicamp to him, and you'll find out that he was Thalantyr's apprentice before being turned into a chicken because of a magical item he has stolen from his master. He Thalantyr warns that not everything magical will be beneficial. In Nashkel, you will meet with Bardelan, Nalin and Volo, who will all tell you that Brage went on a slaughtering rampage after procuring a new sword. [[spoiler:It turns out the sword is magically cursed.]]

** This is also the reason why Viconia is on the surface. [[spoiler: She refused to sacrifice an infant for a rite of passage.]]

* PixelHunt: Played straight: some of the best equipment or a ton of money could be had early on if you knew what pixel to click on.
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* PixelHunt: Played straight: some of the best equipment or a ton of money could be had obtained early on if you knew what pixel to click on.
21st Sep '15 5:03:14 AM Seraph
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* WorldOfHam: So very much, especially when combat starts. Even the most level-headed characters will be shouting completely over the top battle cries.
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