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Baldur’s Gate Designer Introduces New Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Set Between Games

Former BioWare designer James Ohlen has created a Dungeons & Dragons adventure that is set between Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn.

There is a conspicuous gap between the ending of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, in which the main character and his allies go from being the heroes who saved one of the biggest cities in the world to becoming a glorified lab rat in the dungeon of a crazed wizard.

Fans of the current edition of Dungeons & Dragons will be able to experience the events that transpired between the first two Baldur's Gate games, as an adventure that occurs during this time period has been written by the lead designer of both games.

Heroes of Baldur's Gate is an adventure for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, which was written by Ohlen, who was the lead designer on Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Dragon Age Origins. Ohlen left Bioware in 2018 in order to form his own publishing company, called Arcanum Works, which is the company responsible for Heroes of Baldur's Gate.

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Heroes of Baldur's Gate is an adventure that takes players from level one to six and will involve battling against the Zhentarim, who are looking to fill the power vacuum left when Sarevok was slain by the protagonist of Baldur's Gate. Players will be able to choose from four new character backgrounds with unique goals that will unlock new abilities once completed.

The players will be able to encounter the characters from the Baldur's Gate video games in Heroes of Baldur's Gate, including Minsc and Boo, Jaheria (but not her husband, Khalid, who should still be alive), Imoen, Edwin, and Viconia. The YouTube trailer also showed an image of Xan, the elven mage from the original Baldur's Gate, who is shown wielding his Moonblade.

There are rumors circulating about a third Baldur's Gate game in development, but nothing has been confirmed so far. It will still be possible to return to the city of Baldur's Gate and meet the characters from the games in Heroes of Baldur's Gate for those aching to see Minsc and his miniature giant space hamster once more.

Heroes of Baldur's Gate is available to purchase now as a hardcover book or digital PDF from the Dungeon Master's Guild.

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