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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Editions Now Available!




Did you miss the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Edition pre-order? We’re excited to share that a LIMITED number of Collector's Editions are now available for purchase!



The Beamdog team just recently received the second part of our Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Edition shipment and had a fun time hauling boxes up to the 2nd floor Beamdog offices. “Team-building exercises FTW!” says our office manager, Dan.

Now that the majority of our UK and European pre-order customers have received their copies, we’re pleased to offer the remaining copies to the rest of our fans. Visit our Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition store page to order your copy today!


For North American and non-UK/European orders, we’ll be shipping directly from our office in Canada. UK and European orders will continue to be fulfilled by our distributor for that area. All orders will be shipped shortly after purchase.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Introducing the brand-new Beamdog Client!



Introducing the brand-new Beamdog Client!

But before we get started, please note that the Beamdog Client is not our "next big thing” we’ve been working on for so long, only part of it. Watch out for more news on that soon!

The new Beamdog Client will run any product made by Beamdog, and we encourage you to try it out with your Enhanced Edition games. Just download, install, log-in, and point the new client at your existing games using the Find Existing Game button.

Why use the new Beamdog Client? Lots of reasons! In addition to easy updates, the new Beamdog Client features DRM-free versions of your purchased games, easy-to-access forum links, quick links to the latest versions of online game manuals, and better connections to support. Plus, buying directly from Beamdog helps us support the games you have and make more of the games you love!

Sharp eyed users will notice the new Beamdog Client supports products on Mac (we’ve specifically designed it to work well with Sierra) and Linux. Though Linux users will see an empty list where games should be, perhaps that’s a sign of things to come in the future. ;)

We’d like for our fans to use the Beamdog Client in the language of their choice. French, Polish, and German are just the start. Watch for more languages in future updates.

Windows XP users will not be able to use the new Beamdog Client. We’re sad to let that operating system go, however time, and technology, marches on. Any titles you have through the old client made by studios other than Beamdog will continue to be run through the old client.

For those of you asking what will happen to the old Beamdog Client, the answer is nothing. The client and launchers you’re used to using will remain as it is, but will not receive any future updates. We’ll be channeling our efforts into finding solutions for issues within the new Beamdog Client. All of our legacy launchers and clients will continue to be available here

We’re excited to find out what you all think. This is just the start!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Collector's Edition Update 10

The adventure's end is in sight!
At last, our well-travelled Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Editions approach their journey’s end.

All Beamdog UK and European Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Edition pre-order purchasers should now have received address confirmation emails from Spiral Galaxy Games, our regional distributor for the SoD:CEs.

Spiral Galaxy Games has confirmed they’ve received shipment of the SoD:CEs and will be sending out dispatch emails including tracking numbers to all UK and European pre-order customers shortly.

Our distributor is aiming to have all orders packaged and sent out by the end of the week. We’re excited to hear about these Collector’s Editions reaching their final destinations. Be sure to let us know on Twitter and Facebook when you get yours!
If you need to change your address please contact Spiral Galaxy Games through the address confirmation email immediately.

If you are a UK or European Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Edition pre-order purchaser and have not received an address confirmation email, please contact our support team at support@beamdog.com as soon as possible.

Did you miss out on the Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Edition pre-order? Watch our social channels and beamdog.com for more news in the coming months! Don't forget! All pre-order purchasers will be getting a free copy of our next game!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Siege of Dragonspear Romance Tips

To whom will you gift a flower?
The Feast of Saint Valentine has come and gone, but doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good romance, either in real life or in a videogame. Siege of Dragonspear offers eight romance partners, each of them boasting unique traits and peculiarities.

Check out this guide for tips on how to win the heart of your dearest Siege of Dragonspear companion.

During your travels together, you'll learn about Corwin's past relationships.
1. Schael Corwin

You can romance Schael Corwin regardless of your character's gender and race. 

Schael is a member of the Flaming Fist, and her profession heavily influences her personality. Wherever you go, expect Schael to accompany and protect you from danger. She grew up in the city, so setting out to adventure in the wilds will be a new experience for her.


Romance tip: Schael prefers actions to words. One day, she will question your lineage and connection to Sarevok, and in order to earn her trust, you'll have to demonstrate your own merit.


Discover Dorn's dark inner world.
2. Dorn Il-Khan

Characters of any race and gender can romance Dorn Il-Khan.

Dorn is a blackguard bound to his patron's will.  To impress this half-orc, speak to him about power and ways to seize it. Never forget that Dorn is a warrior, not a strategist, and he will admire your ability to think quickly in times of danger.



Romance tip: You may lead others to believe there's goodness within you while you romance this blackgaurd. Dorn recognizes, more than anything, that having the trust of another is a valuable thing. They never see what's coming until it's too late.

A handsome fellow to travel by your side.
3. Glint Gardnersonson

Only male characters can romance the amazing vanishing gnome, Glint Gardnersonson.

This gnome loves adventuring, breathing fresh air, and meeting new people. But more than anything, he loves getting  into and then out of trouble. Encourage his mad schemes, make him your right-hand gnome, and he will love you even more than adventuring.



Romance tip: Glint has a very large family. To get his favor, you'll need to help him track down his relatives and make sure everyone are safe. 

Get wild with Neera.
4. Neera

If your character is male, and doesn't mind the occasional wild surge, you can romance Neera.

"Stand back, and watch this!" Neera is not the type of person for whom anything in life is straightforward. In difficult circumstances always try to support and cheer her up. Gift her a few minutes where she doesn't have to worry about being killed, and she'll appreciate it.



Romance tip: Most of all, make Neera believe that you'll be by her side to support her even when magic gets wild, and she'll be yours forever.

Take a walk with Rasaad in the moonlight. Beware of Dark Moon monks, though.
5. Rasaad yn Bashir

Only women can romance Rasaad yn Bashir.

Adventuring in Siege of Dragonspear may lead to danger, but Rasaad enjoys travelling beside you. Battle is where you and Rasaad will bond. As he watches you  fight, he will feel as though  he belongs by your side. 


Romance tip: Speak with Rasaad when he hesitates to make a decision. Your help will make him feel clearer, more focused. Honest talk will lay down the foundations of your relationship.

Between two evils, choose the one you haven't tried.
6. Safana

If your character is male, you can romance Safana.

If there's anything you can be sure about, it's that no matter what life throws at Safana, she'll come out the victor. Safana is a beautiful woman, and you'll have to impress her if you want to win her heart. Compliment her with grace and authenticity. Instead of comparing Safana with the most beautiful flowers, mention that she's a true survivor.


Romance tip: At a moment of the greatest danger, promise Safana you will make it out alive together.

Never show weakness to the drow.
7. Viconia DeVir

Only male human, half-elf, halfling and half-orc characters can romance Viconia DeVir.

Once again, in Siege of Dragonspear, Viconia's fate intertwines with yours. You will meet many Flaming Fist officers as you travel, and they will bring back unpleasant memories to Viconia. Be ready to respect her will.


Romance tip: Always remember that Viconia doesn't blindly follow in your footsteps. She is used to holding on to her life with both hands.


A fine group and a fine beer. Now this skald seeks a fine woman.
8. Voghiln the Mighty

Voghiln the Mighty will romance women from any race.

The best way to get to know Voghiln is to accept his offer of a drink. The skald will spend the evening telling you tales of the North next to the firelight.
























Romance tip: Give Voghiln a chance to pay you compliments, or, better, share a flask with him and together you will carry on even through the darkest hour.

Remember, if you have more than one romance partner in the group, a moment will come when you will have to choose to whom your heart belongs.

Let us know who your favorite romance in Siege of Dragonspear is on our forums, in the comments below, or send us a tweet @Beamdoginc.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Collector's Edition Update 9

Land ho! UK and European SoD:CE's reach the next step in their travels!
After weeks at sea, our shipment of Siege of Dragonspear: Collector’s Editions have finally reached a shore. We’re pleased to be able to let you all know the UK and European SoD:CE pre-orders have arrived in London, however they now face the dreaded beast, bureaucracy.  

The SoD:CE’s are currently being processed through customs. As soon as they clear customs and reach our distributor, we’ll be sure to release another update with details on tracking orders and fulfilment dates. UK and European pre-order customers should keep an eye out for an email from our distributor confirming shipping information.

Beamdog forum users who pre-ordered the SoD:CE have been gifted the Bound Hands Of Ilmater badge for their patience. If you pre-ordered the Siege of Dragonspear: Collector’s Edition and didn’t get the badge, let our Community Manager or one of the forum moderators know. 

As always, if you have any concerns about your Siege of Dragonspear: Collector’s Edition order, or you live outside the UK and Europe and haven’t received your SoD:CE, please reach out to our support team at Support@beamdog.com.