Friday, February 10, 2017

The Familiar: Excerpts From A Brand New Community Fan Magazine

Before Keith started working with Beamdog, he won a contest to create a character for Siege of Dragonspear. Daran Highhammer can be found at Coast Way Crossing.
Beamdog fans recently released their first issue in what they hope will be a long-running community magazine. 

In one of our favorite stories from this issue,  Deltago sheds light on the story behind Beamdog QA team member, Keith Marshall's "Elminster" nickname. Keith's been working with Beamdog for the last year and a half, but he's been a fan for much, much longer. He helped beta test Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition, was an alpha tester on Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, and built mods of his own. Since then, Keith's worked on Siege of Dragonspear, as well as enhanced editions patches.  

His love and passion for the infinity engine games is rooted in his childhood. His brother bought Baldur’s Gate shortly after it was released in 1998 and his favorite video game memory is beating Sarevok, the final boss.

But wait... there's more! 

Death knight summons, spell mods, and new shields! Oh my!
Like our fans, we LOVE mods. Chris “Semiticgod” Dix's review of Demivrgvs Spell Revisions and Item Revisions mods was a joy to read. 

According to Chris, few mods manage to add as much color to the game as Spell Revisions and Item Revisions. Fewer still manage to keep the game balanced in the process. Put together, these two mods are a comprehensive, finely-balanced overhaul of items and spells from Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition - adjusting the strong, empowering the weak, and most importantly, keeping the game complex and interesting.

We're not going to spoil the rest. Find the full interview with Keith page four of the as-yet-unnamed community magazine and then continue on to page six to get all the details on those mods, including install links. Enjoy!

Come join the fun on our forums and experience a whole new side of Baldur's Gate!


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