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Keeping Imoen out of the picture
It is important when making expansions to the BG series to annoy Imoen fans either by arbitrarily changing her character or coming up with a reason why she can't be a party member. So, if there was to be another expansion to the BG series how would you go about this?
Here are my suggestions:
1. Imoen can join your party but if she does Irenicus appears from nowhere and turns her into a Carrion Crawler. There is no way to change her back because Irenicus used a special spell that no one else knows.
2. As soon as Imoen joins your party Irenicus turns up and puts you all to sleep using a special spell that only he knows. That night you dream that you have beaten Imoen to death with a club. You wake up and find out that this is true. There is no way to resurrect her because you used a Club of Soul Stealing. Imoen's soul is now trapped in a club that says "Heya, it's me Imoen" every time you hit an enemy. You have to journey to hell to free Imoen's soul. At this point she dies.
3. Imoen can join your party and her character has been given lots more interactions with other party members. However, due to a misunderstanding in the production office David Warner was booked for the recording session instead of Melissa Disney. Now if Imoen joins your party Irenicus turns up and puts the Girdle of Masculinity/Femininity on her and she has to spend the rest of the game as a man. The belt cannot be removed because Irenicus used a special spell that no one else knows.