Trivia / Baldur's Gate

  • Ascended Fanon: Almost. Beamdog tried to contact the authors of the BG1 NPC Mod (a mod which greatly expanded the characterizations of the companions from the first game) for permission to include it in the Enhanced Edition, but were unable to. Many fans accept it as canon anyway.
  • Executive Meddling: Alorgoth, the Arc Villain of Rasaad's personal quests and Rasaad's Arch-Enemy, is technically native to the tabletop version of Forgotten Realms; as such, Enhanced Edition creators BeamDog needed their permission to use him. They were given it on the condition that at no point was he allowed to die. The nature of Rasaad's personal storyline meshed poorly with this, and not only was Alorgoth allowed to get off scot-free with no repurcussions for his actions and get away from situations which should be impossible to escape from, but actually press the advantage and have Rasaad killed. What makes this situation even worse is that Alorgoth is an Ascended Extra and a scrub by lore standards, while other Forgotten Realms personalities who were much more important and heroic than him were allowed to be killed, including Drizzt do'Urden! You could well say that Rasaad's storyline was Screwed by the Lawyers.
  • Let's Play: Shugojin made a particularly hilarious Let's Play. Of course, hilarity is expected when the protagonist is a cross between a CloudcuckooLander and Sociopathic Hero and the party consists of Minsc, Jan Jansen, and Haer'Dalis as regular members. More hilarity comes from the endless mocking, Squick and sanity erosion of a trainwreck of a romance mod.
  • User Operation Prohibit Flag: In the original release of the first game, an unskipable Planescape: Torment trailer will play when you launch the game for the first time.
  • What Could Have Been: The Enhanced Edition was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art for the areas were lost, hence the Enhanced Edition.
    • In addition to recruitable NPC romances that didn't get implemented, in BG2 Solaufein was meant to be a recruitable character that was dropped at the last minute. Some indications are that Garren Windspear's child (a male, Tarr, if your PC was female; a daughter, Iltha, if your PC was male) was possibly meant to be another romance option and also recruitable. The NPC Durlyle (if PC is female) or Delainy (if PC is male) was meant to have a bigger romance role than the brief flirtation that was actually implemented in Tales of the Sword Coast.
    • There were also quests for certain characters (such as Minsc, Haer'Dalis, and Valygar) that were not implemented due to time constraints.
      • The modding community and their good relationship with the developers of the games has prevented much of this content from being lost. The Unfinished Business mods added in a lot of the cut content or recreated the lost quests based on developer input; a Solaufein mod was made so he could be recruited (and romanced); romance mods were made or are being planned for the recruitable characters that never got theirs (Valygar and Haer'Dalis).
    • The biggest one of all was that Throne of Bhaal was originally planned to be a full game, not an expansion pack. Unfortunately, it never got beyond the planning stage.
    • Khalid was originally planned to be a Fighter/Mage. There's at least one Game Mod out there that reverts him to this (and bumps his INT to 17 in the process).