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Artemius_I

I’ve been asked recently if I would ever write an evil party member, and felt it’s a question worth answering openly. My answer: probably not - at least, not an evil character meant for evil parties. I just don’t like writing down that road, unfortunately. That said, a more unscrupulous type of character isn’t out of the realm of possibility one day...

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  • Revised modding schedule for those who care:

    Drake-BG2 -> Aura-BG2 -> Fallen Light -> City of Shades

    Shelved: Gleya, again, until I can make up my mind on what I want to do.
    May 8
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Fallen Light inches ever closer.
    • Zaghoul
      Zaghoul
      Shadyville is last? That is a major one though for sure, and I'm looking forward to it. :)
    • redline
      redline
      Ah, shame. Excited for Gleya whenever she comes together.
    • megamike15
      megamike15
      what is City of Shades?
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      https://artisans-corner.com/shadow-magic-thultanthar-city-of-shades/
    • Saber83
      Saber83
      Sad to hear about Gleya getting shelved.
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      Sorry :(
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      The bright side is that all this stuff is good. Even though we have to wait for Gleya, we still have good things coming.
  • I’ve been asked recently if I would ever write an evil party member, and felt it’s a question worth answering openly. My answer: probably not - at least, not an evil character meant for evil parties. I just don’t like writing down that road, unfortunately. That said, a more unscrupulous type of character isn’t out of the realm of possibility one day...
    July 7
    • Zaghoul
      Zaghoul
      I enjoyed how you wrote Drake. He is one of the better 'good' (not 'goody good') characters to date in my opinion. NPC's that defy standard expectations are enjoyable, esp. when flawed at least in some small way, or they don't mind bucking authority. I got out of playing strictly evil myself a while back as I did not like to 'visit' that thought process as much. Now unscrupulous characters, yes, most definitely would be welcome.
    • megamike15
      megamike15
      the character does not have to be full on evil. they could be a a smug sarcastic jerk like adrian.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      @megamike15 Thats just a jerk though. Not really evil. Heck, a lot of my protags tend to be incredibly sarcastic and smug, but also really good. Imagine sarcastic Hawke from DA2 rescuing kittens from trees. I'll help in any way I can, but expect a lot of sass.
    • megamike15
      megamike15
      wel my example is also lawful evil if that helps.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Lawful evil IS the most interesting kind of evil.
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      I guess I just have a hard time writing for evil characters since they tend to embody beliefs that I don’t agree with. As an anecdote, editing for Verr’Sza BG2 was a hard and draining process because (and this has nothing to do with the quality of writing) much of what he says are things that I would want to argue with, but couldn’t since it wasn’t my mod that I was working on. If I ever do write an evil character you can expect that I will have plenty of options to challenge their beliefs.
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