The recent success of NWN:Enhanced Edition, along with Beamdog’s excellent support and continued development of the platform, has spurred something of a renaissance in the NWN community. So it seems like a good time to revive the DM-Friendly Initiative (DMFI)
. It existed previously (and now exists once again) as a Neverwinter Nights community organization dedicated to promoting DM/multiplayer gaming.
A number of DMFI products for NWN are still available and in use today, with the two most visible ones being the DMFI Wands and Widgets 1.09 package
and the DMFI 101: So You Want to be a DM
For NWN:EE and NWN, the priorities for new content are organizing an official update of the DMFI 1.09 Wands and Widgets package - for which the DMFI will be looking for scripter contributors on its Design Team - and updating the DMFI 101 mod for NWN:EE. I'll also be working to consolidate and promote the scattered other DMFI-related content, including articles and DMF-certified mods that are available for download on Neverwinter Vault. In the longer term, I hope that the DMFI will again be able to directly encourage design and publication of DM/multiplayer-friendly mods, including providing feedback and assistance via a revived Review Team.
The DMFI has always been a volunteer-based organization and welcomes contributions in all areas, from scripting/building to DM training to module review. This is true whether people want to contribute to particular projects, or simply participate in community discussions.DMFI project forums
are headquartered at NWN Campaigns
(thanks to site admin Venture). On the DMFI boards, more details are posted and project information will be regularly updated, although I expect to be active here at the Beamdog forums and on Neverwinter Vault as well.
Hope to see interested people there and I welcome contacts here as well. It looks like I’ll have significantly more time to devote to the NWN community for a while, and look forward to contributing whatever I can.