The idea is simple, if someone comments in this topic, then another person in the topic may challenge them to complete a game of BG or BG2 with certain things that fit their personality, etc, or that they haven't done on the forums.
This could be anything: challenging them to play a certain class or kit; challenging them to play with a certain NPC(s); maybe a mod; alignment etc.
The overall game is still in the hands of the player, this forum is mainly as a nudge to try and help people explore places they've never gone before.
Example: (you don't have to do this) but in another thread @booinyoureyes
mentioned that he'd never really used wands, preferring to keep them in his bag of holding rather than using them. My challenge to him would be as follows:@Booinyoureyes
I'd like to see you play some type of arcane caster (Sorcerer, Bard or Mage), single-classed and:
A. Have all your quick item slots devoted to wands (except when you need to pop a potion if you don't right click/drink potion)
B. If you have a want in your inventory, you may not memorize or use spells of that type (if you're a sorcerer) until the wand is depleted
C. The idea is to see you regularly using wands and understand the impact/different playstyle they can be.
Alignment and NPCs wouldn't matter in this case.
Please note that is just an example. My goal here isn't so much to call people out (maybe they can note things they have problems with when they comment), but rather to help broaden their horizons in the world of Faerun and Baldur's Gate.
Whether or not you decide to do any challenge offered to you is up to you, as is whether or not you decide whether or not you wanna post about playing through it here. Please keep things civil and nice. The idea is still to have fun. Herm..........this might actually work for some of the chronic forum restarters too.
Finally, in no way does this mean that you cannot be playing other BG play throughs on the side.