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Baldur's Gate:  Drizzt's Secret (Easter Egg)
 
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You can unlock two secret dialogues from Drizzt's random encounter at the end of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. The first involves importing a character from the first game into the second game, and the second secret involves using an elven protagonist called Drizzt...
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Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale:  Spellcasting Sounds Latin Translation
 
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Ever wondered what the magic users are saying when they cast their spells? It's not some mysterious Faerun language they're uttering, it's Latin! Here is a video with the rough translations for each school of magic.
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Baldur's Gate:  Ulcaster's Secret (Easter Egg)
 
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The ghost of Ulcaster has a secret Vampiric Sword that he will actually give you if certain conditions are met. The sword is pretty useless as it is cursed but it is a cool little secret.
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Baldur's Gate Charmed Dialogues
 
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There are a number of hidden dialogues and journal entries in Baldur's Gate that can only be found through charming people and then initiating conversation with them. Some of these dialogues are pretty inane, but others hold valuable or interesting information that enriches the story and provides secret insights into the characters.
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition:  Powerful Spell Combinations
 
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The Baldur's Gate series has a huge plethora of spells at your disposal. Combining certain spells together can produce some truly powerful effects. This video showcases a few of my favourite combinations.
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Alignments Explained:  Lawful Neutral
 
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This video will summarise and explain Lawful Neutral (LN) from the alignment system that is commonly used in D&D and other RPGs.
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Alignments Explained: Lawful Evil
 
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This video will summarise and explain Lawful Evil (LE) from the alignment system that is commonly used in D&D and other RPGs.
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How to Activate the Cheat Console in Baldur's Gate:  Enhanced Edition - Version 2.0+
 
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This is a video tutorial outlining how to activate the cheat console in the most recent version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (from the version 2 patches onwards). For a tutorial on how to activate the cheat console in the earlier version of the game please refer to my video on version 1.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTuiYWFghiQ In versions 2+, you need to copy this line of text, WITHOUT the square brackets, and paste it after a closed bracket it the Baldur.lua file: [SetPrivateProfileString('Program Options','Debug Mode','1')] The Baldur.lua file should be in your Baldur's Gate:Enhanced Edition folder. If it isn't there, you might have hidden icons enabled. Right click within the folder and choose properties and tick the 'show hidden icons' option and click OK. If it still doesn't appear, you might have the earlier version of the game.
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Baldur's Gate:  Enhanced Edition - Killing Gorion at Level One
 
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After casting find familiar, I sent my mage to rest and then the fun began. No cheats or additional items were used. The one and only bug exploit was to move Gorion from the steps to avoid his insta-kill script kicking in. It took just under two minutes to bump him off.
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Baldur's Gate Series:  Pop Culture References
 
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As many pop culture references as I could recall from the series at the time of this video's creation. I have since remembered more and have had some pointed out to me that I didn't know, and there are probably even more to discover!
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Baldur's Gate 1998 vs Enhanced Edition:  Gorion's Death Scene
 
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This video compares the standoff scene between Gorion and Sarevok from the original version of Baldur's Gate, and the changes that were made to it for the Enhanced Edition. The most obvious difference is in aspect ratio and the graphics. Subtitles have been added and the positioning of dialogue, spells and characters have been tweaked. In the original version, Gorion heals the player character before leaving Candlekeep, but in the Enhhanced Edition this is carried out by a priest of Oghma. Gorion carries a Belt of Antipode on his body in the Enhanced Edition, but in the original he does not. Gorion also has contingencies in the Enhanced Edition (that are subsequently disspelled by Tamoko) and his spell-slinging is considerably different than in the original version.
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Part 3/3 - Siege of Dragonspear: What Caused the Controversy?
 
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*Mizhena* Siege of Dragonspear was an expansion pack to the enormously popular Baldur's Gate series, created 17 years after it's initial release by Beamdog. The game was controversial even in its development stages, with game-breaking bugs, poor writing, political content and negative PR. In this video series I am going to be doing a retrospective three-part analysis of the controversy, identifying what I think went wrong and how it could have been prevented, and exploring whether game developers have learned from mistakes that were made. Part one will be discussing the situation leading up to and surrounding the game's launch. Part two will be exploring the Gamergate controversy and how the inclusion of a joke in poor taste sparked a flame war against the game, and part three will be exploring the gender issues and poorly implemented inclusion of the transgender character Mizhena. All opinions expressed in the video are my own. The topic is sensitive and at times uncomfortable but this video is not designed to cause offense. I occasionally use the forum posts and materials of others to illustrate points but I claim no ownership of these materials.
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Baldur's Gate Cutscene:  The Bhaalspawn's Mother
 
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A cutscene from Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. After defeating Yaga-Shura, Solar reveals the circumstances surrounding your birth and how you came to be in Gorion's care. She also explains why Sarevok turned out as he did, and how you could so easily have ended up the same.
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Alignments Explained:  Lawful Good
 
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This video will summarise and explain Lawful Good (LG) from the alignment system that is commonly used in D&D and other RPGs.
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Part 1/3 - Siege of Dragonspear: What Caused the Controversy?
 
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*In The Beginning* Siege of Dragonspear was an expansion pack to the enormously popular Baldur's Gate series, created 17 years after it's initial release by Beamdog. The game was controversial even in its development stages, with game-breaking bugs, poor writing, political content and negative PR. In this video series I am going to be doing a retrospective three-part analysis of the controversy, identifying what I think went wrong and how it could have been prevented, and exploring whether game developers have learned from mistakes that were made. Part one will be discussing the situation leading up to and surrounding the game's launch. Part two will be exploring the Gamergate controversy and how the inclusion of a joke in poor taste sparked a flame war against the game, and part three will be exploring the gender issues and poorly implemented inclusion of the transgender character Mizhena. All opinions expressed in the video are my own. The topic is sensitive and at times uncomfortable but this video is not designed to cause offense. I occasionally use the forum posts and materials of others to illustrate points but I claim no ownership of these materials.
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Part 2/3 - Siege of Dragonspear: What Caused the Controversy?
 
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*Gamergate* Siege of Dragonspear was an expansion pack to the enormously popular Baldur's Gate series, created 17 years after it's initial release by Beamdog. The game was controversial even in its development stages, with game-breaking bugs, poor writing, political content and negative PR. In this video series I am going to be doing a retrospective three-part analysis of the controversy, identifying what I think went wrong and how it could have been prevented, and exploring whether game developers have learned from mistakes that were made. Part one will be discussing the situation leading up to and surrounding the game's launch. Part two will be exploring the Gamergate controversy and how the inclusion of a joke in poor taste sparked a flame war against the game, and part three will be exploring the gender issues and poorly implemented inclusion of the transgender character Mizhena. All opinions expressed in the video are my own. The topic is sensitive and at times uncomfortable but this video is not designed to cause offense. I occasionally use the forum posts and materials of others to illustrate points but I claim no ownership of these materials.
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition:  Installing Custom Portraits and Sounds Tutorial
 
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This tutorial demonstrates how to get your own custom portraits and sounds to work in the game. The dimensions for the portraits are as follows: Small - 54x84 pixels Medium - 169x266 pixels Large - 210 x 300 pixels They must be 24-bit Bitmap files. Filenames must be no longer than 8 characters, and they must end in the letters S, M or L (which stand for small, medium and large respectively). Sound files are in .wav format. The files in the set must all be the same name and end in a number from 0-9 or a letter from A-Z. This is the sounds folder directory for the Steam version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition\lang\en_US\sounds
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Baldur's Gate:  The Novel - A Review and Summary
 
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This is an overview and opinion piece on the novelisation of the Baldur's Gate game. It was authored by Philip Athans and published in 1999. I really don't like the book and find it a chore to read. It also bears very little resemblance to the source material. Spoilers abound in this one. Have you read the novel? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!
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Baldur's Gate EE:  A Guide to Level One Spells (Arcane)
 
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A brief summary of all of the arcane Level one spells in the game, with a guide to their usefulness throughout the series.
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How to Active the Cheat Console in Baldurs Gate:  Enhanced Edition - Version 1.3
 
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NOTE: This method will only work up to version 1.3. For later versions of the game, please refer to my updated tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LRNDquFAFI This is a simple way to activate the Cheat Console (CLUA Console) in Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition. Doing this will allow you to enable cheat keys and item codes.
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Baldur's Gate II:  Creating the Amulet of the Seldarine
 
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In this video I created the Amulet of the Seldarine from Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Which other amulets from the series should I make? Let me know in the comments!
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Baldur's Gate Fan Video:  Gorion's Atonement
 
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This is a fanfic video I made about Gorion's beginnings and how he came to adopt his ward. If you guys like it I'll make more; I was thinking of making one covering Sarevok's childhood and Imoen's backstory.
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Editing Characters with NearInfinity Tutorial
 
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EE Keeper is easier to use for basic editing. I plan on doing an EE Keeper tutorial as well, but I've got a ton of other stuff on at the moment. Please be patient. Note: ALWAYS back up your game files before using NearInfinity, especially the files chitin.key, dialogue.tlk, exported character files and your savegames. NearInfinity is very powerful and has the potential to seriously mess up your game. This tutorial will explain the basic customisation of a Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale character using NearInfinity. In this video we will be focusing on editing a character's appearance and ability scores, hit points, starting gold and XP. I will be using a custom portrait for this tutorial. Although I will be using an in-game soundset, you can use custom sounds too if you want to. To learn how to do this, please follow my 'installing customs portraits and sounds' tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGfvQvgS-qs
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Baldur's Gate vs Icewind Dale:  A Comparison
 
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In this opinion piece video, I will be comparing and contrasting these two games that look similar, but are actually quite different.
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 31 - Durlag's Tower I
 
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In this episode, we tackle the upper levels and the roof of the famous Durlag's tower! We come across a demon knight that has taken up residence in the tower we also come across a succubus and use her hair to double-cross an unsuspecting thief. We are also chased across the roof by an angry basilisk. Looks like the tourist season is over.
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 29 - Ulgoth's Beard and Ice Island
 
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In this episode we do a pot of thievery in Ulgoth's Beard. Then we are transported to a magical labyrinth full of trapped mages that want to kill us before buying out a Gnome with a closing down sale.
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Alignments Explained:  True Neutral
 
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This video will summarise and explain True Neutral (TN) from the alignment system that is commonly used in D&D and other RPGs.
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 24 - Baldur's Gate (Central and North)
 
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In this episode we will become a 'true member' of the thieves guild in Baldur's Gate! We will also pick up our commissioned Ankheg armour, recieve the best crossbow in the game and make lots of lovely money. We will also pick up a few quests in the North district, which we will revisit in the next video.
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 30 - Werewolf Island
 
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In this episode, we embark upon an epic journey to an unlisted island somewhere in the trackless sea. Rumours from a passing merchant vessel speak of a shipwreck that bears the insignia of Balduran, the founder of Baldur's Gate that went missing three centuries ago. Our party is caught in a huge storm that destroys our ship, and we end up shipwrecked ourselves on the mysterious island. Will we find out what happened to Balduran? Will we discover a way off the island? And will we get to the bottom of the strange goings-on within the island's community, where nothing is what it seems?
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Baldur's Gate Cutscene:  Recruiting Baeloth
 
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If your player character is level 5, you will come across the drow sorceror Baeloth in Larswood. Walking next to the ruined tower will cause him to appear, and you can recruit him into your party. This will only occur in the Enhanced Edition.
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Baldur's Gate:  The Cowkill Scroll (Easter Egg)
 
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This is one of the more amusing cheats for the original version of the game. Initially, I believed that this was only obtainable in the CD version, but it turns out you can actually generate the Cowkill Scroll via the Cheat Console in the Enhanced Edition.
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Let's Play Icewind Dale Part 3: Kuldahar
 
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This is part 3 of my Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition playthrough. In this video I'll be exploring the beautiful mountain town of Kuldahar and completing some of the quests there.
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition:  Worst Spells
 
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A list of the worst spells in the Baldur's Gate series (in my opinion). There are very few truly bad spells (except infravision, which is rendered useless by the various rings and helms you can pick up that bestow it upon the wearer, and the fact that elves, half-elves, dwarves and gnomes have it anyway), but some are definitely less useful than others. Do you agree with this list? Do you have any spells that I didn't mention that you think are the worst? Are there any that I mentioned that you liked? Let me know in the comments!
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My Favourite Baldur's Gate Moments
 
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The Baldur's Gate games are arguably some of the best RPG games of all time. In this video I talk about a handful of my favourite moments. Let me know yours in the comments below!
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Baldur's Gate:  My Favourite Alternative Portraits
 
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With all of the astonishing artwork out there, I sometimes like to change things up and use custom portraits in place of the official ones for my companions and NPCs. This is a collection of my favourite alternative portraits. I have given credit, and the links to the images, where I have been able to below. Enjoy! /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Xan: Author Zoyah, 2016 https://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/images/portrait/xan-bg-npc -- Coran: artastrophe, 2013-2017 http://artastrophe.deviantart.com/art/PaintBG-v2-409324931 -- Gorion, artastrophe, 2010-2017 http://artastrophe.deviantart.com/art/BG-Gorion-175764913 -- Imoen: heryn-amlug, 2011 http://club.ados.fr/heryn-amlug/galerie-personnages-feminins-1990/photo/imoen-baldur-jinxiedoodle-3152951.html -- Minsc: Maxime Brienne, 2016 https://www.artstation.com/artwork/delGx -- Kivan: Lei-Feiyang, referenced from here: https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/41704/custom-pc-npc-portraits/p18 (unable to find the original link, sorry) -- Sarevok: Vincent Vernacatola, Year unknown http://vvernacatola.deviantart.com/gallery/ -- Irenicus Statue: Monstercaesar 2010-2017 http://to-life.deviantart.com/art/Irenicus-faux-bronze-183520694 -- Irenicus: 2013-2017 Paul Spitzyn http://cg-zander.deviantart.com/art/Jon-Irenicus-411285575 -- Safana: Chris Ortega, 2009 http://crisortega.com/image203.htm -- Safana2: Ennya7, 2016-2017 http://ennya7.deviantart.com/art/Girl-portrait-397385146 -- Jaheira: Chris Ortega, 2009 http://crisortega.com/image186.htm -- Jaheira 2: Icewind Dale game art (I don't know the artist) -- Dynaheir: 2014 Chris Ortega http://crisortega.com/image296.htm -- Dynaheir 1 - Unknown! If someone does please tell me where this is from and I'll credit the artist! -- Viconia 1 and 2: Artist unknown, I can't remeber where I found this! Please, please if you know the artists, tell me so I can credit their beautiful work! -- Aerie: Selenada 2015-2017 http://selenada.deviantart.com/art/Adoptable-Portrait-2-CLOSED-24hrs-570436716 -- Aerie 2: Lê Long (Year unknown) https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Ky9q -- Nalia: Artist Unknown, if you do please tell me so I can credit them here! -- Nalia: Sue Marino 2012-2017http://evniki.deviantart.com/art/Phoebe-281590779 -- Skie: Goran-Alena 2012-2017 http://evniki.deviantart.com/art/Based-on-the-John-Sargent-283938824 -- Branwen: Emilian Enache http://www.visualart.me/work/7322 --- Branwen 2: Artist unknown, if you know please tell me and I will credit them!
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 1 - Character Creation
 
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I'm doing a walkthrough/playthrough of the Baldur's Gate series, all the way from the very first game to the end of Throne of Bhaal (including Siege of Dragonspear) with the same character; a CN mage.
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Baldur's Gate Cutscene:  The Master Wraith
 
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This is the female protagonist/Anomen romance version of the Master Wraith cutscene from Throne of Bhaal. Your love interest depends upon the person the wraith summons to taunt them. For Jaheira it's Khalid and for Aerie it's her mother.
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My Thoughts on Siege of Dragonspear - Part One:  What I Liked
 
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I've just finished playing Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, and I thought I'd make a video outlining my thoughts about it. In part one I will be talking about what I liked about the game and in part two I will be talking about what I didn't like. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments!
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Let's Play Icewind Dale Part 1:  Easthaven
 
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This is part 1 of my Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition playthrough. In this video I'll be introducing my party and completing quests in the town of Easthaven, one of the ten towns of Icewind Dale. I'll be starting the adventure with five level one party members and hopefully building them up to become fine adventurers! Expect a ton of reloading because Icewind Dale is HARD.
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D&D 5e Character Sheet Tutorial:  Gnome Wizard
 
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This video is part of a series of tutorials demonstrating how to complete D&D character sheets (5th edition). In this tutorial we will be covering a gnome wizard with the folk hero background. Electronic copies of the D&D character sheets can be found at the Wizards of the Coast website: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/character_sheets
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So You Wanna Play D&D?  My Top Ten Tips for New Players
 
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So you want to play D&D 5th edition, but you haven't got a clue where to start? Are you struggling to find a game? Do you have no idea what you're doing? I too once felt your pain! So here are my top ten tips for new players. Feel free to add your own tips in the comments below!
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 25 - Baldur's Gate (West)
 
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In this episode we resolve the Ramazith/Ragefast quest, gain a Nymph Cloak, attack a badly dressed butler and his well-dressed master, steal a telescope for a naughty little gnome and meet an equally naughty but nice halfling, the companion Alora. We also save a kid from certain death by trading in that favour from Tenya, priestess of Umberlee.
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Trolling Baldur's Gate:  Celebrity Black Pits
 
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Mr T, Father Ted, Kanye West, Regina George and Michael Jackson must fight to the death to escape Baeloth's Black Pits. It's like Celebrity Big Brother, but with spells and death and stuff.
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D&D 5e Character Sheet Tutorial: Dwarf Fighter
 
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This video is part of a series of tutorials demonstrating how to complete D&D character sheets (5th edition). In this tutorial we will be covering a dwarven fighter with the guild artisan background. Electronic copies of the D&D character sheets can be found at the Wizards of the Coast website: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/character_sheets The dice roller used in this video can be found here: https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 2 - Prologue: Candlekeep
 
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This is part 2 of my walkthrough/playthrough of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. In this video I will be covering the quests in the prologue at Candlekeep. I intend to take my CN mage through the entire series, from the first game to the end of Throne of Bhaal (including Tales of the Sword Coast and Siege of Dragonspear).
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Baldur's Gate: Firebead's Secret
 
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Ever wondered how that irritating Elven Wizard manages to waltz in and out of Candlekeep whenever he damn well pleases? Well, it's because he's LOADED. Speak to him 30 times for 300GP.
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Thank you!  500 subs, woohoo!
 
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Thank you all so much for your support. Much love. Website: www.magpierandoms.com Magpie Chatter Blog: https://www.magpierandoms.com/blog Twitter: https://twitter.com/MagpieRandoms Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magpie.randoms.1 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/magpierandoms Discord: https://discord.gg/vfMXzp3 Geordie Accent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordie When The Boat Comes In (Geordie Folk Song/Nursery Rhyme): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLWLFGyacts
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Baldur's Gate Walkthrough Part 3 - The Friendly Arm Inn
 
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This is part 3 of my walkthrough/playthrough of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. In this video I will be covering the the map areas leading up to, and including the Friendly Arm Inn. There are a few secret items to be found here, incuding the Ring of Wizardry, a diamond and a ring +1. I intend to take my CN mage through the entire series, from the first game to the end of Throne of Bhaal (including Tales of the Sword Coast and Siege of Dragonspear).
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Let's Play Icewind Dale Part 6:  Black Wolf Temple II
 
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In this video I get by bum kicked by a skeleton mage and harrassed by zombies. And I haven't even covered half of the floor! Braaaaains.
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Trolling Baldur's Gate: Gorion Loves Megadeth
 
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Sometimes metal can sway even the strictest of parents.
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