*This is a light yet critical review the Dark Side of the Sword Coast Non-Player Characters.*Evaluation Criteria
:Character Ability Balance
: Compares Ability Scores to other 'role-similar' original Non-Player Characters.Non-Player Character Analog
: Evaluates Non-Player Character 'roll-ecosystem' within the Original Baldur's Gate.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ROUND ONE: BARDOBardo
Alignment: Neutral Good
[Ability Roll: 83, High]Character Ability Balance
: Very Good. I see no 'Mary-Sue' characteristics within Bardo's
Ability Scores. Although his starting equipment is dreadfully over powered and dare I say 'uninspired'.Non-Player Character Analog
(Unlisted: Evil Thieves).
Alora (the Good Halfling Thief) is arguably the most similar Non-Player Character when compared to Bardo.Alora
Strength: 8 (-4)
Dexterity: 19 (+/-0)
Constitution: 12 (-1)
[Ability Roll: 70, Very Low*]
*Although She has arguably the best thieving abilities 'in town' based on her Lucky Rabbit's Foot. She also gains +2 Luck as well as more survivablility (Lucky Rabbit's Foot Details
So with her better arguably thieving abilities and survivablility with albeit slightly less combat effectiveness than Bardo
; I would call it a 'fair balance'. Although Alora
is available 'dead last' in the game and has 'wonkily' spent thieving abilities.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bardo Quality Verdict
: Pass - He needs less over powered starting gear though.
What do you fair souls judge of my Non-Player Character(s) review, thus far? All constructive feedback is welcome.