Every Baldur's Gate 3 Companion (So Far)

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Every Baldur's Gate 3 Companion (So Far)

Baldur's Gate 3 is currently available now on Steam as an Early Access title and even though it's just the first act of the game (about 25-30 hours worth of gametime), it's enough to get to know some of the droolworthy companions. While no one can clearly compare to our sassy Astarion, here is every Baldur's Gate 3 companion so far!

Astarion is sassy and is probably my favorite companion so far. You'll be able to meet him after meeting Shadowheart as he hides from a monster. Take him down, and this cheeky vampire will be able to join your party.

He's very flirty and being a rogue is a very valuable party member to have. He's sneaky, he strong, and he's great when wanting a tactical advantage. He's also very charming with that charisma, so if you need to sweet talk your way out of a pickle, he's your man. Vampire. Whatever. 

Every Baldur's Gate 3 Companion (So Far)

about X hours ago from
Every Baldur's Gate 3 Companion (So Far)

Baldur's Gate 3 is currently available now on Steam as an Early Access title and even though it's just the first act of the game (about 25-30 hours worth of gametime), it's enough to get to know some of the droolworthy companions. While no one can clearly compare to our sassy Astarion, here is every Baldur's Gate 3 companion so far!

Astarion is sassy and is probably my favorite companion so far. You'll be able to meet him after meeting Shadowheart as he hides from a monster. Take him down, and this cheeky vampire will be able to join your party.

He's very flirty and being a rogue is a very valuable party member to have. He's sneaky, he strong, and he's great when wanting a tactical advantage. He's also very charming with that charisma, so if you need to sweet talk your way out of a pickle, he's your man. Vampire. Whatever. 

How To Win Any Argument About Next-Gen Consoles

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How To Win Any Argument About Next-Gen Consoles

This is my absolute favorite time of the console cycle: the time when everyone is talking about next-generation systems, but before anyone actually has them. This sweet spot means that lots of people have very strong opinions, but no solid hands-on facts to back them up – a magical combination that gives rise to countless online arguments.

If you get caught up in one of these “debates” (or if you actively seek them out like I do), you need the right syllogistic skills to score a win and leave your opponents humiliated and incorrect. All of these arguments basically go the exact same way when handled properly, so I’ve assembled the following responses that will help guide you to a decisive victory and all the internet accolades that entails.

Imagine that you are just minding your own business online when you see a post/tweet/comment that is complimentary (or at least optimistic) regarding the console you have decided to hate. You obviously can’t just allow that person to have their own opinion, so you need to engage and educate them. That’s where this phrase comes in handy; it is a perfect opening salvo, because it discredits your opponent without taking issue with any one specific statement or point. It’s a fire-and-forget insult that practically begs for a response – and that’s when the discussion really gets going.  

How To Win Any Argument About Next-Gen Consoles

about X hours ago from
How To Win Any Argument About Next-Gen Consoles

This is my absolute favorite time of the console cycle: the time when everyone is talking about next-generation systems, but before anyone actually has them. This sweet spot means that lots of people have very strong opinions, but no solid hands-on facts to back them up – a magical combination that gives rise to countless online arguments.

If you get caught up in one of these “debates” (or if you actively seek them out like I do), you need the right syllogistic skills to score a win and leave your opponents humiliated and incorrect. All of these arguments basically go the exact same way when handled properly, so I’ve assembled the following responses that will help guide you to a decisive victory and all the internet accolades that entails.

Imagine that you are just minding your own business online when you see a post/tweet/comment that is complimentary (or at least optimistic) regarding the console you have decided to hate. You obviously can’t just allow that person to have their own opinion, so you need to engage and educate them. That’s where this phrase comes in handy; it is a perfect opening salvo, because it discredits your opponent without taking issue with any one specific statement or point. It’s a fire-and-forget insult that practically begs for a response – and that’s when the discussion really gets going.  

Mass Effect Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Relieves Remaster Anticipation And Turian Withdrawl

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Mass Effect Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Relieves Remaster Anticipation And Turian Withdrawl

With all of the Mass Effect trilogy remaster hype and Baldur's Gate 3 bringing that Dungeons & Dragons love front and center once more, we wanted to take a moment to point our readers in the direction of a really awesome homebrew that blends the best of both worlds. The Mass Effect Dungeons & Dragons homebrew gives us back that turian booty and blueberry love while also providing a balm to our pain of no Mass Effect news. 

This homebrew allows Mass Effect and Dungeons & Dragons fan live out their N7 fantasies within a world that is fully fleshed out in the 5e platform. 

"The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery and Mass Effect 5e takes that storytelling to the stars," reads the official description of this particular homebrew. "Both shares elements with childhood games of make-believe. Like those games, D&D is driven by imagination. It's about picturing the alien landscape beneath the two-sunned sky and imagining how an N7 soldier might react to the challenges that scene presents."

Mass Effect Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Relieves Remaster Anticipation And Turian Withdrawl

about X hours ago from
Mass Effect Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Relieves Remaster Anticipation And Turian Withdrawl

With all of the Mass Effect trilogy remaster hype and Baldur's Gate 3 bringing that Dungeons & Dragons love front and center once more, we wanted to take a moment to point our readers in the direction of a really awesome homebrew that blends the best of both worlds. The Mass Effect Dungeons & Dragons homebrew gives us back that turian booty and blueberry love while also providing a balm to our pain of no Mass Effect news. 

This homebrew allows Mass Effect and Dungeons & Dragons fan live out their N7 fantasies within a world that is fully fleshed out in the 5e platform. 

"The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery and Mass Effect 5e takes that storytelling to the stars," reads the official description of this particular homebrew. "Both shares elements with childhood games of make-believe. Like those games, D&D is driven by imagination. It's about picturing the alien landscape beneath the two-sunned sky and imagining how an N7 soldier might react to the challenges that scene presents."

New Gameplay Today Live — Baldur's Gate 3

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New Gameplay Today Live — Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate is perhaps one of the most revered CRPG series of all time, even if I think the older games don't really hold up well today. Today, Larian Studios has unveiled the Early Access portion of Baldur's Gate 3, their follow-up to the legendary Divinity: Original Sin II. I called Divinity: Original Sin II the " the true modern successor to the heralded Baldur’s Gate II," and now we've got an actual heir to the throne launching.

So... let's play it, yeah? That sounds like a great idea! Baldur's Gate 3 is currently available in Early Access on Steam, Stadia, and Mac, but we're hoping that like other Larian games, it will come to consoles later on down the line.

Join Daniel Tack and Liana Ruppert on this magical ride through Dungeons & Dragons at 2 PM CST. Assuming they can get past the character creator. Choosing characters is often the hardest boss of them all.

New Gameplay Today Live — Baldur's Gate 3

about X hours ago from
New Gameplay Today Live — Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate is perhaps one of the most revered CRPG series of all time, even if I think the older games don't really hold up well today. Today, Larian Studios has unveiled the Early Access portion of Baldur's Gate 3, their follow-up to the legendary Divinity: Original Sin II. I called Divinity: Original Sin II the " the true modern successor to the heralded Baldur’s Gate II," and now we've got an actual heir to the throne launching.

So... let's play it, yeah? That sounds like a great idea! Baldur's Gate 3 is currently available in Early Access on Steam, Stadia, and Mac, but we're hoping that like other Larian games, it will come to consoles later on down the line.

Join Daniel Tack and Liana Ruppert on this magical ride through Dungeons & Dragons at 2 PM CST. Assuming they can get past the character creator. Choosing characters is often the hardest boss of them all.

Top Of The Table – Small World Of Warcraft

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Top Of The Table – Small World Of Warcraft

I suspect that Small World of Warcraft began its life with someone giggling about the way the two franchise names combined in an amusing way. But after that initial laugh, it must not have taken very long to realize that the popular Small World board game concept was an excellent match for the celebrated Blizzard video game. The resulting marriage has led to a tabletop game that should readily engage fans of the Warcraft universe, whether you’ve ever played the original Small World or not. Accessible rules and some gorgeous art on Small World of Warcraft’s plentiful components make this an easy choice for game night for you and your friends, especially if you're waiting impatiently for a certain expansion to arrive.

Top Of The Table – Small World Of Warcraft

about X hours ago from
Top Of The Table – Small World Of Warcraft

I suspect that Small World of Warcraft began its life with someone giggling about the way the two franchise names combined in an amusing way. But after that initial laugh, it must not have taken very long to realize that the popular Small World board game concept was an excellent match for the celebrated Blizzard video game. The resulting marriage has led to a tabletop game that should readily engage fans of the Warcraft universe, whether you’ve ever played the original Small World or not. Accessible rules and some gorgeous art on Small World of Warcraft’s plentiful components make this an easy choice for game night for you and your friends, especially if you're waiting impatiently for a certain expansion to arrive.