- After a lengthy hiatus, I am nearing the end of Baldur's Gate 3's first act.
- I've broken into the collectible minifig scene.
- The Exploration Society happened upon some Ube IPA.
BG3: everyone is a bad guy, right?
I think I figured it out: no one in BG3 is sympathetic. Even the eagle - noblest of birds - is ill-tempered, particularly when my party pathfinds over her nest. Don't get me wrong, I like games that aren't all black and white, but since everyone's a zealot in BG3, I'm not sure I can stay neutral for long
. (And not indecisive-neutral, more like I-distrust-all-of-you-neutral).
The story-related NPCs are zealots, anyway. There are plenty of fun, quirky interactions
when you take a branch out from the main path.
Is there such thing as a good (minor) spoiler?
Let's talk about Vlaakith, the goddess of the Githyanki. When you kill one of her lieutenants she holograms in to threaten you/ask for you help
. So, like, this is a Wizard of Oz thing, right? There are no actual gods in D&D, right?
Wrong. If you tell her to pleasantly 'gfy', you get insta-killed by a dialog box
. And while the surprise is the most painful part, you also have to re-fight the lieutenant.
I like that in this game I have absolutely no idea what to expect from any scenario, but I also find myself with some cause-and-effect headscratchers
Come in peace, go in blood
This is the strategy so far:
- Goblin Camp: arrive, chat, trade, then make them mad and go on a Archer-style rampage leaving no one alive.
- Githyanki Creche: arrive, chat, trade, then make them mad and go on a Archer-style rampage leaving no one alive.
's favorite show is PJ Masks. Her favorite character is Gekko. But also Catboy. But also Armadylan. She's had the Catboy/Gekko/Owlette action figures since before any of us knew the show existed, but really wanted an Armadylan. Naturally, the Armadylan minifig was only made in like 2018
. There were a lot of international stores listing him as sold out, one UK store claiming to have him in stock, a bunch of ebay listings for used Armadylans, and a single ebay seller with two new ones.
And the boys
We called a last minute audible for GBES
, opting to meet at the more central Harland brewery in Scripps Ranch. They apparently had just thrown an event for their Ube Milkshake IPA
but still had some left. Best purple beer I've ever had.
The lolbate squad has gotten some drops in but are collectively excited for Payday 3.