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Arilou Taller than Zim from Quasispace
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Aug 26th 2011 at 3:33:08 PM

And to be fair, the game came with a 200-page manual that DID include what was pretty much a copy-paste of relevant sections of the 2nd. ed. Player's Handbook.

This did not help much.

"No, the Singularity will not happen. Computation is hard." -Happy Ent
Aug 26th 2011 at 8:26:10 PM

It also, in its normal and easier difficulties, gave you a lot of extra leeway and dice cheating, versus "fair" D&D rules set. And that *did* help a lot.

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Aug 26th 2011 at 8:44:25 PM

of course, the primary advantage of the easier difficulties is friendly fire getting turned off. Have fun with those fireballs!

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Wagrid Bang bang! from England
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Aug 27th 2011 at 12:47:59 AM

[up][up][up]If you buy the game nowadays it won't come with that manual, however.

[down] I just found it in my Baldur's Gate directory! I may give it a read through.

edited 27th Aug '11 3:20:20 PM by Wagrid

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Arilou Taller than Zim from Quasispace
Taller than Zim
Aug 27th 2011 at 1:08:45 AM

[up] It was also included as a .pdf on the CD somewhere.

"No, the Singularity will not happen. Computation is hard." -Happy Ent
VelandimSader from somewhere else
Aug 28th 2011 at 7:12:08 AM

There is a tutorial, also (at least in the second game). I haven't gone through it in ages, but I seem to remember it was pretty good at covering the basics of the game.

Wagrid Bang bang! from England
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Aug 28th 2011 at 11:50:45 AM

[up]No it isn't. At all. Not even slightly. The only reason I had any idea what was going on was because I was using a Let's Play as a reference.

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Karkadinn Karkadinn from New Orleans, Louisiana
Karkadinn
Aug 28th 2011 at 5:58:11 PM

(NVM, misinterpreted post. :))

edited 28th Aug '11 5:58:38 PM by Karkadinn

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Aug 29th 2011 at 9:16:26 PM

so, started a new game, this will be my third playthrough. Made my guy an Archer with 5 stars in shortbows for super happy fun sniping times. My team will probably look like Aerie, Jan, Keldorn, maybe Korgan, and I dunno about the last one. No Minsc though. I've always used Minsc(and who wouldn't?) so this time I wanna go without him. Then when I hit ToB, I'll switch someone out for Sarevok.

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Mukora Uniocular from a place Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Aug 29th 2011 at 9:25:44 PM

I remember hearing that having Korgan and Aerie in the same party will cause Aerie to eventually quit.

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Aug 29th 2011 at 9:56:45 PM

[up] I read that's only if you don't have the expansion. Of course, I read that here on our own BG character page so I dunno how accurate that is...

edited 30th Aug '11 1:03:29 PM by Blissey1

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Aug 30th 2011 at 8:43:36 PM

so, it seems the old way of enabling debug mode doesn't work with the GoG version of Baldurs gate 2. I just wanna use the keyboard commands to force my party members to banter! is that so much to ask?!

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Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
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Aug 31st 2011 at 12:40:18 AM

So, I just finished Baldur's Gate.

Strange how the NPC dialogue project just peters out at the end here. There's a sudden, last minute encounter for Dynaheir, literally in the middle of the last dungeon, almost immediately before you have to fight the remnants of The Iron Throne, which for me was the second last enocunter of the entire game. Which was entirely weird, and dicked around with canon a little.

Other than that, there wasn't even a comment from half the characters that the game was even ending. Kivan doesn't say a thing about Tazok, Misc gets his usual rangery -ooooh- there's trouble afoot and the rest get nothing. Blurg. The mod had been damned good up until then as well.

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Aug 31st 2011 at 9:55:34 AM

so, I completed Minscs personal quest ( the Kidnapping of Boo) courtesy of the Unfinished Business mod. All I can say is...epic(ly hilarious).

edited 31st Aug '11 9:56:37 AM by Blissey1

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Arilou Taller than Zim from Quasispace
Taller than Zim
Aug 31st 2011 at 1:38:38 PM

Some of the BG 2 stuff is just great. I think my favourite personal quest is actually Jan's.

"No, the Singularity will not happen. Computation is hard." -Happy Ent
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Sep 5th 2011 at 4:06:53 PM

I tried to get to Dynaheir as quickly as possible, but it still wasn't fast enough. Minsc started attacking me on the very stairs leading up to the Gnoll Stronghold! So I had to ditch him before going to get Dynaheir. Am I going to miss out on some unique dialogue if I do this? And why would Minsc get impatient when we're moments away from rescuing Dynaheir?

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arimnaes Falls Up
Falls Up
Sep 6th 2011 at 7:17:04 PM

Oh wow, I never knew he actually attacked you if you took too long to go rescue her. In BG 2, most NP Cs who join you on the condition that you do a particular quest just get pissy and leave to go do it themselves if you take too long (not that they'll ever actually do anything before you get there.)

Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
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Sep 6th 2011 at 8:59:19 PM

Did you perhaps recruit Edwin? Or was particularly evil? Both those could, hypothetically, trigger some kind of response from Minsc.

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Sep 6th 2011 at 9:28:09 PM

Minsc is a complete dickhead in BG 1. He actually attacks you just for turning him down on his quest to find Dynaheir.

edited 6th Sep '11 9:28:16 PM by Talby

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Sep 6th 2011 at 11:51:05 PM

so, playing ToB, and man, I never really payed attention to Cespenars ramblings before!

"I runnings out of recipes soon. I needs to find Martha, soon. She around Hell somewhere, I thinks."

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House Lewis: Sanity is Relative
Sep 7th 2011 at 10:19:00 AM

I do love Cespenar! Somehow manages to avoid being The Scrappy even though characters of his like often are!

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VelandimSader from somewhere else
Sep 7th 2011 at 12:08:10 PM

Ordered my own copy and got it in the mail today. grin Took me almost a decade.

Has anyone tried playing as a monk in this game? How'd that work out?

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Sep 7th 2011 at 12:34:48 PM

Monks are kinda hard going at lower levels, but stick with them and they get ridiculous.

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Sep 7th 2011 at 12:53:49 PM

Monks in pretty much any D&D game start out as ridiculously wimpy papermats.

By high level they evolve into monsters capable of punching out cthulhu with their pinky.

Sep 7th 2011 at 12:59:22 PM

I have played the entire trilogy, plus the Dark Alliance games (which, ironically, I heard about and played first).

I can safely say that all of them are some of the finest RPG's I've played.

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