Heroes of Baldur’s Gate is an adventure that takes players back to Baldur’s Gate, from the designers that made it famous.
The folks at Arcanum Worlds are busy. James Ohlen, designer of Baldur’s Gate I & II is about to take a new batch of folks to the Western Heartlands of Faerun, where stands the legendary city, Baldur’s Gate. This adventure looks particularly exciting, because it promises not only to take you into the city, but also pulls in a lot of intrigue and an interesting cast of characters.
Companions like Minsc and Jaheira were some of the best parts of the game, and now you’ll have a guide to adding them in. If that doesn’t grab you, maybe check out the new Epic Backgrounds, which are designed to give you “strong motivations” in the story, with a built in story quest that unlocks more as you accomplish your goals.
But what interests me the most is the Campaign Guide, which looks like a great framework or model for how to find and discover adventure hooks in the wild. If you’re interested in checking this out, it just released on the DM’s guild, and you can either grab a printer-friendly PDF or a hardcover, premium color book right now. All this from James Ohlen and Jesse Sky, who are currently hard at work with the Odyssey of the Dragonlords.
Here’s a preview of what lies in store in Heroes of Baldur’s Gate.
via DMs Guild
This adventure will take a party of 4-6 heroes from 1st to 6th level.
The city of Baldur’s Gate is the pride of West Faerûn—a mercantile stronghold ruled by the famous Grand Dukes. One year ago, a powerful merchant leader named Sarevok nearly catapulted the city into war with the neighboring nation of Amn. This crisis was averted, and the remnants of the organization were scattered throughout the Sword Coast.
Now, the city is threatened from within by agents of the nefarious Zhentarim, who seek to fill the power vacuum left behind in the wake of these events. Meanwhile, the Shadow Druids plot to destroy the city by performing terrible rituals, deep within the Cloakwood. Who will rise to oppose them?
Epic Backgrounds. Choose from one of four epic backgrounds to equip your character with strong motivations in the story. Meet your unique goals to unlock new powers!
Legendary Companions. Join together with the legends of the Sword Coast to thwart the forces of evil. Features statistics and illustrations for 14 familiar heroes and villains—Minsc, Jaheira, Imoen, Edwin, Viconia, and more!
Sword Coast Campaign Guide. Features 8 unique monsters and magic items. Includes extensive maps for Baldur’s Gate and the surrounding regions of the Sword Coast. Explore the city to discover new adventure hooks, and continue the story with your own epic campaign!