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That also reminds me of the various power trade-offs around undeath in Divinity Original Sin 2, fittingly enough. Not that having to always have armor on was much of a handicap past the opening stage.
I still want to play Original Sin and its sequel! I've heard very good things about them, I believe. ^_^
Edited by ArsThaumaturgis on Jun 11th 2019 at 6:01:53 PM
they totally make Beholders a playable race
Edited by Ultimatum on Jun 11th 2019 at 4:20:32 PM
Not going to be this game and probably pretty hard to sell, but I would love an RPG set entirely in some pocket of the Far Realm where all your party members are some shade of aberration.
Edited by Unsung on Jun 11th 2019 at 11:05:44 AM
There'd better be gnomes available. The game is based on 5e, after all, not that stupid 4e where there were no gnomes until the PHB2 came out. Not that I'm bitter or anything...
How does one... who would even... why would one even...
...there was a bard involved in that creation, wasn't there?
There've been more interviews, I'm linking two of them below. High points I've seen discussed:
A PnP prequel campaign is being released later this year.
They want you to feel like you're opening the PHB when you start the game.
Expect to be in character creation forever (I live for that).
Escapist Magazine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ-B4KF0H_w
PC Gamer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH1Xte953fY
Any idea on what sort of races we can have?
It's weird. I always tend to pick human as my first choice for these sorts of games. They tend to be the more balanced and effective in the long run.
Humans get what's essentially six free attribute points at 1st level in 5e, so that's probably an extremely solid choice.
Oh no, a big character creator. I'll have to keep my tendency to chronically restart under control, or I'll never do anything except spend time in the creator.
My favorite PnP character was a gnome druid, so I try to recreate her straight off in any D&D based game. After that the field's pretty wide open (though there's always a paladin in there somewhere).
From the sound of it they are going to include all the PHB races and Classes.
These are for races Human, Elf, Dwarf, Halfling, Gnome, Half Orc, Half Elf, Dragonborn, Tiefling.
For classes Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard.
@Tarlonniel The prequel campaign was actually announced a good deal before Baldur's Gate III was.
It's called Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus. An adventure where you literally go to Hell. And BG III is supposed to take place after the events of it.
Edited by Envyus on Jun 11th 2019 at 11:46:10 AM
A good enough character creator is practically worth the price of admission all by itself.
I'm calling the usual suspects as far as races go: all the basic ones from the original game including gnome, half-orc, probably drow and tiefling, maybe dragonborn but maybe not. What I'd really like, though, would be some more decent race- and class- reactivity and lore-based options referencing the previous games, like maybe Avariel as an option or starting out as an initiate of the Order of the Radiant Heart or something.
Original Sin 2 also featured a fair amount of race, gender, background, etc. tagged dialogue choices and dialogue from NPCs, so we can perhaps expect that expertise to be used in BG3 too.
If they include Dragonborns expect non stop jokes about shouting enemies to death,or being a long away from Skyrim,I can just see the dialogue
"Greetings I am a dragonborn!"
"From Skyrim? No,no,I'm local actually,from a place called Never Winter.You have heard of the town of Never Winter?"
Edited by Ultimatum on Jun 12th 2019 at 10:19:56 AM
I'm holding out hope for aasimars, but I don't think they've ever been as popular as tieflings.
They’re pretty popular in general and have been over a few editions, but they’re also not a 5e core race like Tieflings became. Personally I prefer the 3.5/Pathfinder origin and depiction of Aasimar, but I think they’ve got a pretty good chance of being included as far as non-core races go though.
Edited by ILikeRobots on Jun 12th 2019 at 7:01:29 AM
Aasimars have thing with being mechanically perhaps too good race so min maxers love them
I know Beamdog isn't working on BG3, but there was an aasimar included in Siege of Dragonspear, so there is precedent.
I suddenly want Modrons as a playable race,or Bariaurs
This is Faerun, not Sigil.
If I may ask, does XP advance in Fifth Edition much as it did in Second Edition?
I was thinking about Baldur's Gate II, and I recall that levelling was one frustration that I had there: it felt like, the higher my level, the longer it took to reach a new level. (Which wasn't helped by those levels that don't provide new skills, I think.) :/
(I'm still flip-flopping a bit on whether I want to actually play the new game. ^^; )
Centaurs are a race.
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