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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate 3 Rumors [CONFIRMED, GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Bester, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Immortal Arcane

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    Me Thinketh the red wizard doth protest too much.


    I think the retcon was more to the spirit of the realms.. Transgenderism hasn't ever really been approached in the realms in a mature way.. especially when you can just magically swap genders whenever you want.

    I think the issue is just the blatant pandering and shitty dialogue to push said pandering. Nobody would give a shit if one of your companions was just a Mulan-esque character.. a female posing as a male.

    It's the holier than thou " WHEN I WAS BORN A MAN I FELT BLAH BLAH"
     
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  2. JDR13 Prophet

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    I'm with you on wiping romances out of the games entirely (go play the fucking Sims if you want romance in a video game), but screw going turn-based. There are more than enough turn-based games out there already. I happen to like both styles.
     
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  3. JDR13 Prophet

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    How is that a retcon? I don't recall Skie ever being mentioned in BG 2.
     
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  4. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Many people that watch critical role are after professional actors interpreting a fantasy story and they get engaged as the actors are really personally engaged and emoting for real with the characters they created instead of interpreting a character made by another writer, very few of those people will ever try PnP, and of those, a portion will get disappointed very fast as most nerds are too self conscious/judgmental out of shame and insecurity to actually go all the way into larping as those actors are and they will give up. The recent success of PnP games has more to do with the new kickstarter games that ended the years long impression that tabletop gaming was something doomed to die as a hobby, people don't like to engage on a hobby they think will die as tabletop gaming was on 2012 and before.
     
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  5. Harry Easter Savant

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    You know, the more I read that, the hollower it gets. This isn't a retcon, it just showing that you see a certain customerbase that was always around as that what they are: people with money, that now get the representation they want, after spending thousand of dollars in their hobby. Maybe it is a cultural thing, but here in germany our homebrew P&Per, The Dark Eye, always included gays and lesbians (not always tasteful but it was a start), so in those circles nobody was really surprised when suddenly the lesbian Amazon appeared, because it was always there. There's no trend here, Roguey, it only got official. And you have to be seriously naive, if you think that gay only means shrill, loud, pink Dragqueen. And if there are more of them ... so what? Bad writing is independent from your sexual orientation. I mean, Dorn and Korgan are the most macho characters in all of BG and you can't tell me, that they are fun to be around (except you like your obnoxious dudebro that is always talking about his big weapon and daddy was mean to him, but feelings are for pussies and elves).
     
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  6. Theldaran Arbiter

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    Yeah, but then Ed Greenwood came and said "trans A-OK".

    Still the game is liked for its strong themes, which don't include trans, homo, etc. In fact you can play most D&D games without having sex with your characters or even romance. Some argue it's a fundamental dimension of (demi-) human life, some like their shitty fanfictions, I dunno what to say.
     
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  7. Immortal Arcane

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    Just because Greenwood says he likes a thing now to be a pandering Canadian - doesn't mean shit. IMO.
    I don't remember his self-insert going to battle for woman's rights or trans equality.. too busy fucking all the barmaids and goddesses like some teleporting harper lecher.
     
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  8. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    A public beheading of Beamdog would be a nice surprise.
     
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    Planescape!
     
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  11. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    The problem with gays in video games is that most gay people irl don't go around telling everyone they're gay. They're annoying for the same reason pride fags are annoying.
     
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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    They announced hardcover Eberron is coming this year: http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6324-EBERRON-HARDCOVER-CONFIRMED!!
     
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    At this point I think the only thing that could convince me to buy a WOTC book would be if they updated Spelljammer.
     
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    Oh btw, this is the reference to "major AF" announcement in June: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?658502-Announcement-after-The-Descent

     
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  16. hexer Guest

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    I was fabulously optimistic it would be Planescape but maybe it's for the best to let it RIP.
    I doubt the TSR magic of David Zeb Cook, Monte Cook, Colin McComb, Dana Knutson, Tony DiTerlizzi, Ray and Valierie Vallese can be replicated again.

    :hero:
     
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    Didn't Monte turn into a sjw soiboi cuck fairly recently?
     
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  18. Theldaran Arbiter

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    They turned Magic the Gathering into shit, then turned D&D into shit.

    :prosper:
     
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    Was Magic ever not shit though?
     
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    Unless you're on Reddit. It's in the Terms of Service that every five days you must remind everyone you're gay.
     
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    Aren't you already reminding everyone implicitly simply by using Reddit to begin with?
     
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  23. Manisan Literate

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    I never finished SoD :\ now I'm trying to finish throne of bhaal.
     
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  24. catfood AGAIN

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    It ain't worth it.
     
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    Why did they lie that it is not true? Why lie to us?
     
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