History Videogame / BaldursGate

12th Jul '16 5:07:55 PM Unsung
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* CallForward: During the practice fights which Obe the illusionist arranges for you at Candlekeep, one of the illusory fighters he calls up to serve in your party is named [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Canderous]].


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* ShoutOut: More than you can shake a stick at.
** A CallForward during the practice fights which Obe the illusionist arranges for you at Candlekeep, one of the illusory fighters he calls up to serve in your party is named [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Canderous]].
12th Jul '16 4:44:18 PM Unsung
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* CallForward: During the practice fights which Obe the illusionist arranges for you at Candlekeep, one of the illusory fighters he calls up to serve in your party is named [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Canderous]].
9th Jul '16 11:38:23 PM BattleMaster
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* BoringYetPractical: the quarterstaff. Cheap, readily available, can be used by everyone regardless of class, and one of the few melee weapons not subject to the BreakableWeapons issue below. A fighter with two-handed weapon specialization and a few ranks of quarterstaff proficiency is actually a very excellent damage-dealer.



* BreakableWeapons: Non-Magical weapons will break without warning. The reason given is the iron plague upon the ore coming from the mines. It's annoying, but at least there's an in-game reason, rather than just some kind of poorly contrived added difficulty, and it applies to enemies as well as the player's party. Also, as soon as the iron plague issue is resolved, weapons stop being breakable.

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* BreakableWeapons: Non-Magical metal weapons will break without warning. The reason given is the iron plague upon the ore coming from the mines. It's annoying, but at least there's an in-game reason, rather than just some kind of poorly contrived added difficulty, and it applies to enemies as well as the player's party. Also, as soon as the iron plague issue is resolved, weapons stop being breakable. And weapons that aren't made of metal, like clubs and quarterstaves, are entirely unaffected.
23rd May '16 8:37:20 PM FiveHeadedSnakeGod
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**It's actually Latin. Each magical school has its own chant in the form of three words that roughly encompass the school's theme (e.g., divination is "Veritas, credo, oculus," or "Truth, believe, eye").
18th May '16 12:00:47 PM Generality
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: You are led to believe that Sarevok is TheDragon to the leaders of the Iron Throne company (specifically, to his father—the "CEO" of Iron Throne), but in reality, he has been the real mastermind all along and they are actually his pawns.
6th May '16 4:43:49 AM VVK
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** ''Baldur's Gate TuTu'', which lets you play ''BG'' in the ''BG2'' engine.
** ''Baldur's Gate Trilogy'', which does the same while also uniting ''BG'', ''BG2'' and ''ToB'' into one single game.
** One of the most famous ones is the ''"BG1 NPC Project"'', which adds banters, quests, interjections and even romances to the original ''BG'' NPCs.

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** ''Baldur's Gate TuTu'', [=TuTu=]'', which lets you play ''BG'' ''[=BG=]'' in the ''BG2'' ''[=BG2=]'' engine.
** ''Baldur's Gate Trilogy'', which does the same while also uniting ''BG'', ''BG2'' ''[=BG=]'', ''[=BG2=]'' and ''ToB'' ''[=ToB=]'' into one single game.
** One of the most famous ones is the ''"BG1 ''"[=BG1=] NPC Project"'', which adds banters, quests, interjections and even romances to the original ''BG'' NPCs.[=NPCs=].
28th Apr '16 4:01:58 AM eliaskelham
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No matter what you do, the quest at Candlekeep ends in disaster.
26th Apr '16 12:49:03 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* FirstWorldProblems: A rare fantasy variant. A particularly snobbish nobleman in Baldur's Gate complains that the iron framing to his mirror broke and goes on like it's the worst that could happen in the world. Never mind all the people who are starving because their farmer tools are broken or the soldiers and other people trying to defend themselves are having their swords broken when they need them the most.
25th Apr '16 9:34:03 AM Grudgeal
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** In the original expansion you have Shandalar, who sends you on a FetchQuest to retrieve a cloak from a magical trap in the middle of nowhere that is essentially the Firewine Ruins on steroids. Oh, and he teleports you there, with no way to return without warning. Your reward for doing this for him is a big fat nothing. Sort of justified on his half if [[spoiler:you killed his family as part of the thieves' guild quest-line]], but otherwise he just comes across as a jerk.

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** In the original expansion you have Shandalar, who sends you on a FetchQuest to retrieve a cloak from a magical trap in the middle of nowhere that is essentially the Firewine Ruins on steroids. cloak. Oh, and he teleports you there, with no way to return return, without warning.warning. And the cloak is inside a magical trap in the middle of nowhere, filled with crazed mages and traps, that is essentially the Firewine Ruins on steroids, and he never warns you about any of this. Your reward for doing this for him is a big fat nothing. Sort of justified on his half if [[spoiler:you killed his family as part of the thieves' guild quest-line]], but otherwise he just comes across as a jerk.
25th Apr '16 9:32:56 AM Grudgeal
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** In the original expansion you have Shandalar, who sends you on a FetchQuest to retrieve a cloak from a magical trap in the middle of nowhere that is essentially the Firewine Ruins on steroids, with no way to return without warning, and then awards you a measly nothing for doing it. Sort of justified on his half if [[spoiler:you killed his family as part of the thieves' guild quest-line]], but otherwise he just comes across as a jerk.

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** In the original expansion you have Shandalar, who sends you on a FetchQuest to retrieve a cloak from a magical trap in the middle of nowhere that is essentially the Firewine Ruins on steroids, steroids. Oh, and he teleports you there, with no way to return without warning, and then awards you a measly nothing warning. Your reward for doing it.this for him is a big fat nothing. Sort of justified on his half if [[spoiler:you killed his family as part of the thieves' guild quest-line]], but otherwise he just comes across as a jerk.
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