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NWN The Blades of Netheril - unofficial sequel to NWN1 OC from Ossian's Luke Scull - coming June 18th

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Infinitron, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.lukescull.com/2021/07/1...-to-the-neverwinter-nights-original-campaign/

     
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  2. agris Arcane Patron

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    That's cool, nice to see a newspost about free content.

    edit: even if NWN is trash :D
     
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  3. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    There are people in this world using their precious time to make sequels for Neverwinter Nights' original campaign
     
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  4. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    I mean Luke Scull is a cool dude and I like Ossian’s stuff, but the NWN OC? Seriously? Why not make a sequel to Descent to Undermountain or Sword Coast Legends while you’re at it?
     
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  5. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    I remember when the supreme RPG Codex website proclaimed NWN dead at arrival and stated that within 5 years nobody would play or care about the game. 20 years later, and here we are.... HAHAHAHAHAH.
     
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  6. The Jester Cipher

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  7. Riddler Arcane Patron

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    Is this a solo effort Luke Scull or are you collaborating with anyone?
     
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  8. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    I've played the OC of NWN but remember almost nothing. I know Aribeth's fate (that was the elf chick, right) was supposed to be tragic, but it was so terribly written it felt just like someone's first fanfiction effort. There was a plague at some point, eh. And you had a teleport crystal that broke difficulty.
     
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  9. Luke Scull Ossian Studios Developer

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    The OC itself... wasn't great, but it had a few good characters and some interesting themes. Also, the PC got shafted and ended up being exiled from the city he or she helped save, which serves up an interesting hook. This is a very different, much darker take on the Hero of Neverwinter's fate.
     
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  10. Luke Scull Ossian Studios Developer

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    As of now, this is a solo effort with a few contractors for art and music further down the line.
     
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  11. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    I assume the NWN mod community still makes mods, so have they mainly moved on to make them for the EEs or is it split between the originals and the EEs?
     
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  12. Luke Scull Ossian Studios Developer

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    Meh, I've already published a few novels and created a few videogames and I have the time and ability to do it while also doing other stuff I enjoy. A part of the motivation here is to create something that a) a lot of people will play, and b) improves on the original by an unimaginable order of magnitude.
     
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  13. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    You can't have too many quality NWN modules, so yaaaay!

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  14. The Jester Cipher

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    Wasn't it implied that the HoN was a man because Aribeth's romance was only available for male PCs?
     
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  15. The Jester Cipher

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    So no more Beamdog's money for voice acting, eh?+M
     
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  16. Luke Scull Ossian Studios Developer

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    The voice-acting will prove the difficult part, hence setting up a Patreon to absorb some of those costs.
     
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    I don't think so. Either way, TBoN won't assume a gender for the Hero of Neverwinter...
     
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    Cool. If you need some music composed for this, hit me up.
     
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    Will this have any ties to AL1/2/3 since it was first planned as the 4th module in the series or is it completely unrelated and just kept the name? I'm greatly looking forward to it anyway :) .
     
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  20. Luke Scull Ossian Studios Developer

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    Thanks, much appreciated.
     
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  21. Luke Scull Ossian Studios Developer

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    Yes. It's a sequel to the OC that also hooks in to the expansions and my AL series. It is set weeks/months after both. Anyone familiar with my penchant for antiheroes, grimdarkery, tragedy and action sequences unrivaled in their manliness will see that the Realms are about to get fucked up.
     
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    Really looking forwards to this, good luck man!
     
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  23. agris Arcane Patron

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    With that pitch you almost make me want to play it.
     
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  24. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    Luke is one of the most highly regarded module authors in the NWN community since the near-beginning but, ironically, I've played a lot of NWN HOF modules but never played any of his. Time to change that.
     
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  25. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    NWN OC is the worst RPG ever made. I was hoping Ossian would be making their own game now, in an engine that doesn't suck...

    This is just meh.
     
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