The Interesting Case of Baldur’s Gate: How I Lumbered My Way Through DnD


This article is part of our Year of the RPG. You can read more about our Baldur’s Gate adventures here.

You knew I had to do it to you.

AGC you know I had to

Eventually, a BioWare game would wind up on our Year of the RPG list. I did try to keep the number down, though. After all, this isn’t Year of BioWare. But I digress.


Developed by BioWare and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1998, Baldur’s Gate can be considered a game that BioWare cut its developer teeth on. Upon its release, it garnered critical acclaim to the point that BioWare developed an expansion pack (Tales of the Sword Coast) for it, and followed it up with a second game, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn.

Popular wisdom on the internet seems to say that the second game is superior, and indeed the list I used to…

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