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** Seeming to pick up on the players' dissatisfaction with this, the four Enhanced Edition [=NPCs=] will take partners from any race as long as they are the appropriate gender. Yep, even half-orcs. (Dorn's romance even gets a moment that picks up on this, allowing Charname to comment on how they both have "fantastic tusks".) Neera and Rasaad are straight, Hexxat is a [[LipstickLesbian lesbian]] and Dorn is [[BiTheWay bisexual]].

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** Seeming to pick up on the players' dissatisfaction with this, the four Enhanced Edition [=NPCs=] will take partners from any race as long as they are the appropriate gender. Yep, even half-orcs. (Dorn's romance even gets a moment that picks up on this, allowing Charname to comment on how they both have "fantastic tusks".) Neera and Rasaad are straight, Hexxat is a [[LipstickLesbian lesbian]] and Dorn is [[BiTheWay bisexual]].bisexual.


* ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIII'' (TBR)

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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIII'' (TBR)
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** ''ComicBook/LegendsOfBaldursGate'' (2014 - 2015, possibly ongoing)

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** ''ComicBook/LegendsOfBaldursGate'' (2014 - 2015, possibly ongoing)onward[[note]]The stories following the original mini-series don't all have Baldur's Gate in their titles, but follow the same characters and are by the same writer.[[/note]])


An [[UpdatedReRelease enhanced version]] was [[http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/15/atari-reveals-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-summer-2012/ announced on March 15th 2012]] and released for PC on November 28th, 2012, also available in Mac and tablet versions. The enhanced edition includes all essential bugfixes and tweaks, a gorgeously streamlined look, and three new characters with their own quests who will make casual conversation/argue/flirt with you. The Enhanced Edition of ''Baldur's Gate II'' was announced on August 30th 2013 (delayed by legal issues with Atari that had temporarily suspended sales and work on the games) for PC and Mac for November 15th 2013. It carried over the enhancements from the first game, and added another new character with her own quest (in addition to the three introduced in the first game). This version has also been ported to [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[AndroidGames Android]].

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An [[UpdatedReRelease enhanced version]] was [[http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/15/atari-reveals-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-summer-2012/ announced on March 15th 2012]] and released for PC on November 28th, 2012, also available in Mac and tablet versions. The enhanced edition includes all essential bugfixes and tweaks, a gorgeously streamlined look, and three new characters with their own quests who will make casual conversation/argue/flirt with you. The Enhanced Edition of ''Baldur's Gate II'' was announced on August 30th 2013 (delayed by legal issues with Atari that had temporarily suspended sales and work on the games) for PC and Mac for November 15th 2013. It carried over the enhancements from the first game, and added another new character with her own quest (in addition to the three introduced in the first game). This version has also been ported to [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[AndroidGames [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]].


* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: ''Every'' party member, including , will have something to say to the person-behind-the-mouse when selected.

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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: ''Every'' party member, including , member will have something to say to the person-behind-the-mouse when selected.


An [[UpdatedReRelease enhanced version]] was [[http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/15/atari-reveals-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-summer-2012/ announced on March 15th 2012]] and released for PC on November 28th, 2012, also available in Mac and tablet versions. The enhanced edition includes all essential bugfixes and tweaks, a gorgeously streamlined look, and three new characters with their own quests who will make casual conversation/argue/flirt with you. The Enhanced Edition of ''Baldur's Gate II'' was announced on August 30th 2013 (delayed by legal issues with Atari that had temporarily suspended sales and work on the games) for PC and Mac for November 15th 2013. It carried over the enhancements from the first game, and added another new character with her own quest (in addition to the three introduced in the first game). This version has also been ported to [[IOSGames iOS]] and [[AndroidGames Android]].

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An [[UpdatedReRelease enhanced version]] was [[http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/15/atari-reveals-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-summer-2012/ announced on March 15th 2012]] and released for PC on November 28th, 2012, also available in Mac and tablet versions. The enhanced edition includes all essential bugfixes and tweaks, a gorgeously streamlined look, and three new characters with their own quests who will make casual conversation/argue/flirt with you. The Enhanced Edition of ''Baldur's Gate II'' was announced on August 30th 2013 (delayed by legal issues with Atari that had temporarily suspended sales and work on the games) for PC and Mac for November 15th 2013. It carried over the enhancements from the first game, and added another new character with her own quest (in addition to the three introduced in the first game). This version has also been ported to [[IOSGames [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[AndroidGames Android]].


*** Intelligence: Unless you're a mage, you don't really need that stat since it doesn't really have an impact on anything: it doesn't modify your saving throws, normal skills don't exist in the game (and therefore you don't get bonus points for them), and your conversation choices are mostly standardized.

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*** Intelligence: Unless you're a mage, you don't really need that stat since it doesn't really have an impact on anything: it doesn't modify your saving throws, normal skills don't exist in the game (and therefore you don't get bonus points for them), and your conversation choices are mostly standardized. Intelligence does have one edge case where it benefits melee fighters to have at least 11 in the stat- Mind Flayers drain 5 points of INT per hit, and dropping to 0 is fatal. This is why Minsc is particularly terrible at fighting them, his awful INT score only allowing him to survive a single hit.



*** Warriors' dump stats are (in that order): INT, CHA, WIS, additional class requirements notwithstanding (they should go for max STR first, then for max CON and DEX - unless you play a ranged character who doesn't need high STR).

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*** Warriors' dump stats are (in that order): INT, CHA, WIS, INT additional class requirements notwithstanding (they should go for max STR first, then for max CON and DEX - unless you play a ranged character who doesn't need high STR).



** In practice, though, it's actually INT that provides significantly higher lore gains on level up than wisdom. This is why bards, wizards, and characters with high INT like Imoen are good for identifying items. Wisdom may give a bit of a bonus to lore, but it's not really noticeable with an INT of 10. Stating WIS gives the better lore scores is a mistake in the game.

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** In practice, though, it's actually INT that provides significantly higher lore gains on level up than wisdom. This is why bards, wizards, and characters with high INT like Imoen are good for identifying items. Wisdom may give a bit of a bonus to lore, but it's not really noticeable with an INT of 10. Stating WIS gives the better lore scores is a mistake in the game.game


''Baldur's Gate'' is a RolePlayingGame series set in the HighFantasy setting ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', using an adaptation of the ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 2nd edition ruleset. The focus is on quests, characterization and dialogue, combined with a solid combat system and a continuous plotline. It was developed by Creator/BioWare and published by Creator/BlackIsleStudios. Considerably later, updated editions and new content have been produced by a different developer, Beamdog, which was founded by [=BioWare=] alumni.

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''Baldur's Gate'' is a RolePlayingGame series set in the HighFantasy setting ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', using an adaptation of the ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 2nd edition ruleset. The focus is on quests, characterization and dialogue, combined with a solid combat system and a continuous plotline. It was The original games were developed by Creator/BioWare and published by Creator/BlackIsleStudios. Considerably later, More recently, other developers have taken up work on the series -- updated editions and a new content have been expansion were produced by a different developer, Beamdog, which was founded by [=BioWare=] alumni.
alumni, and in 2019, it was announced that a full new game would be created by Creator/LarianStudios.

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** Baldur's Gate III trailers feature humans transforming into eldritch priests and giant flying squids.


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* SequelEscalation: How do you trump [[spoiler:becoming the Avatar of Murder]]? By having something to use that newfound power on - [[LovecraftLite like an invasion from the cosmos]].


* FollowTheLeader: Baldur's Gate is often credited as singlehandedly saving the WesternRPG genre from drying up entirely as well as [[TropeCodifier setting the standards that RPGs follow today]]. Ironically, it only managed to do so by adopting certain traits from the EasternRPG genre: instead of letting the player generate a party of what essentially constitutes a bunch of FacelessMooks without personality or backstory, the BaldursGate-style game has the player assemble a party of premade NPC companions; only the main character is generated, with the player usually having some choices when it comes to deciding on a class, a personality and possibly some background elements (that part is a departure from the EasternRPG where the hero usually is as predefined as any other character).

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* FollowTheLeader: Baldur's Gate is often credited as singlehandedly saving the WesternRPG genre from drying up entirely as well as [[TropeCodifier setting the standards that RPGs follow today]]. Ironically, it only managed to do so by adopting certain traits from the EasternRPG genre: instead of letting the player generate a party of what essentially constitutes a bunch of FacelessMooks without personality or backstory, the BaldursGate-style Baldurs Gate-style game has the player assemble a party of premade NPC companions; only the main character is generated, with the player usually having some choices when it comes to deciding on a class, a personality and possibly some background elements (that part is a departure from the EasternRPG where the hero usually is as predefined as any other character).


On June 6th, 2019, it was publicly revealed that Creator/LarianStudios, creators of the famous ''[[VideoGame/DivineDivinity Divinity]]'' series, will be taking up the mantle and creating the official third installment in the series. The launch trailer suggests the setting of ''Baldur's Gate'' will transition to current 5th Edition. The game will revolve around a mind flayer invasion of the eponymous city, from [[https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremorphosis within]] and without.

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On June 6th, 2019, it was publicly revealed that Creator/LarianStudios, creators of the famous ''[[VideoGame/DivineDivinity Divinity]]'' series, will be taking up the mantle and creating [[VideoGame/BaldursGateIII the official third installment in the series.series]]. The launch trailer suggests the setting of ''Baldur's Gate'' will transition to current 5th Edition. The game will revolve around a mind flayer invasion of the eponymous city, from [[https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremorphosis within]] and without.


* ''Baldurs Gate III'' (TBR)

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* ''Baldurs Gate III'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIII'' (TBR)


** '''III''' features [[https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremorphosis ceremorphosis]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcP0WdH7rTs which is not a pretty sight]].

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** '''III''' ''III'' features [[https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremorphosis ceremorphosis]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcP0WdH7rTs which is not a pretty sight]].


* BodyHorror: The [[spoiler: main character's transformation into the Slayer]].

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The [[spoiler: main character's transformation into the Slayer]].Slayer]].
** '''III''' features [[https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremorphosis ceremorphosis]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcP0WdH7rTs which is not a pretty sight]].


On June 6th, 2019, it was publicly revealed that Creator/LarianStudios, creators of the famous ''[[VideoGame/DivineDivinity Divinity]]'' series, will be taking up the mantle and creating the official third installment in the series. The launch trailer suggests the setting of ''Baldur's Gate'' will transition to current 5th Edition.

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On June 6th, 2019, it was publicly revealed that Creator/LarianStudios, creators of the famous ''[[VideoGame/DivineDivinity Divinity]]'' series, will be taking up the mantle and creating the official third installment in the series. The launch trailer suggests the setting of ''Baldur's Gate'' will transition to current 5th Edition.
Edition. The game will revolve around a mind flayer invasion of the eponymous city, from [[https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremorphosis within]] and without.

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