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Any chance on adding a "SoD" like expansion onto IWDEE?

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  • brunardobrunardo Member Posts: 346
    We definitely need a (Castle) Ravenloft EE game. best campaign setting and antagonists
    ThacoBellDJKajuru
  • kozkoz Member Posts: 8
    As far as (another) expansion to IWD I'm not sure it is really called for, overall the story does wrap itself up nicely, with some cool epilogue stuff appearing in IWD2.

    Further - adding more quests / areas "inside" IWD just breaks the last third (or so) of the game as your toons would then be at an even higher level.

    That being said, I wouldn't mind another installment of the franchise in whatever edition of D&D, there are a lot of cool areas that could be built on for another IWD style game.

    --

    As far as campaign settings, Ravenloft, Dragonlance, and (my favorite) Dark Sun could all be great alternatives to the Forgotten Realms.
    DJKajuru
  • subtledoctorsubtledoctor Member Posts: 6,587
    brunardo said:

    We definitely need a (Castle) Ravenloft EE game. best campaign setting and antagonists

    I dunno... Ravenloft is about gothic horror, really roleplay-heavy. Everything in BG is fight, fight, fight... kill, kill, kill. The devs have a nasty tendency to put superweapons in your hands that enable you to win battles without regard to your level or character development. If this took place in Ravenloft you would kill Azalin and Strahd at level 10, with a Mace of Disruption +6 and a nonmagical Berserk Rage that doesn't make you berserk and somehow makes you immune to magic effects. And the campaign would be over after 10 hours.

    I say let the Obsidian guys do something in Ravenloft; Beamdog is more suited to Dragonlance or Dark Sun. It's just where their strengths lie.
    DJKajuru
  • inethineth Member Posts: 426
    I don't think Obsidian is interested in D&D anymore, they have their own IPs now.
    ButtercheeseKamigoroshi
  • subtledoctorsubtledoctor Member Posts: 6,587
    Well yeah, it wasn't a realistic suggestion, just making a point by way of comparison.
  • TarlugnTarlugn Member Posts: 179

    Tarlugn said:

    Isn´t there like a lots of time between ID 1 and 2? Like a few generations?

    Well, IWD1 is set in 1281 DR ( http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Icewind_Dale_(game) ). IWD2 was set in 1310 DR ( http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Icewind_Dale_II ). So, yes.
    One can imagine that a game spanning 29 years would be interesting, though I´ve no idea are games even designed having time limits as deadlines for something that´s bound to happen. Wouldn´t that be great, to have a sense of achievement, for example acquiring the stronghold in BG2:EE. Or in IWD2 case, were the Legion succesfull in creating a all-inclusive society, and where that´d lead.
  • brunardobrunardo Member Posts: 346
    I had a thread awhile back on Beamdog should just make Ravenloft IE Game- or castle ravenloft remake which they just did with curse of strahd for PnP- if marketed/done right its been proven to be one of the best sellers of all time and should be a success...is it just me or is this a new brainer??
    thespace
  • AstroBryGuyAstroBryGuy Member Posts: 2,606
    brunardo said:

    I had a thread awhile back on Beamdog should just make Ravenloft IE Game- or castle ravenloft remake which they just did with curse of strahd for PnP- if marketed/done right its been proven to be one of the best sellers of all time and should be a success...is it just me or is this a new brainer??

    WotC wants any new D&D game to feature the latest version of the rules (i.e., 5E). A Ravenloft game would need a new engine with 5E rules (or an overhauled IE to change the ruleset to 5E).

    SoD is an "expansion" not a standalone game, which is how it was able to use 2E rules.

    I also doubt Beamdog's license from WotC allows them to "just make" any game they want with WotC's intellectual property. I'm sure it would require new contracts for the Ravenloft rights.
  • themazingnessthemazingness Member Posts: 118
    I'm much more inclined toward Planescape:Torment EE or a new game with a new setting. I love the IWD series, but as others have pointed out, it wouldn't be advantageous for the company, plus there is already plenty of Forgotten Realms material. As far as other settings go, I'd like to see Eberron, Planescape, Dark Sun, Ravenloft, or even Dragonlance, in that order. Eberron would be awesome. I'd love to see it interpreted into a classic CRPG rather than an MMO or strategy game.
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