Here are my notes on Elanee, one of the protagonist’s companions in NWN2. This is what the NWN2 wiki has to say. It contains advice on the build, highlighting certain spells and critically feats; as ever it includes a story summary and details, sadly deleted content. Continue reading “Elanee”
So looking at the NWN wikia, here’s the sword I want, +5, Vampiric Regeneration, with Holy Damage. Continue reading “More on crafting in NWN2”
Sometimes, you cant be arsed to wait for an exit point. Here’s the runes… Continue reading “NWN2 Swapping Party Members now”
As I have said, I don’t like Crafting in my fantasy fiction; it’s not what I see as heroic, although there are some stories that make something of it, for instance the centre of De Laurentis’ “Conan the Barbarian” is the riddle of steel and weapon forging is a small part of the story, and there’s Griswold, the Blacksmith from Tristram with his pride in the weapons of men. It seems that it’s needed in the NWN2 Official Campaign. The recipes are found in books and the material components are found all over the shop, often by killing monsters. Continue reading “Crafting in NWN2”
Grobnar the Bard in NWN2, needs more of an explanation than I gave in my walkthrough. There is little in the story for which he is compulsory but he can add enormous value. Here are some notes I made. Continue reading “Playing NWN2 with Grobnar the Bard”
About fighting Tholapsyx, the ancient Red Dragon. We are looking for the Belt of the Ironfist Clan so that we can recruit the Dwarves to the Neverwinter Alliance. This is started at the Iron Fist stronghold where we get more of Khelgar’s backstory; he is a compulsory party companion for the Ironfist caves and Mount Galardrym This post contains spoilers, although not much, since you are unlikely to be looking for this if you found the fight easy; it also has some notes and links and uses some of the same words as in my diary/walkthrough. Continue reading “Fighting Tholapsyx”
In the early parts of Act III of NWN2, Zhjaeve seems to be pretty necessary. However, the game software as delivered doesn’t implement armour for her in-game avatar; a mod has been built that this to happen, the default is not. This post records my notes on the mod which also removes her face veil. Also since she’s the only Cleric offered as an NPC, she’s pretty useful, although the ‘coming to’ of otherwise dead party members, and the lack of restriction on ‘resting’ reduces the necessity of the Cleric and it’s the free Heals and combat cure wounds that establishes her utility. The forgotten realms wiki has an article on her here… Her stats are discussed here… at nwn2 wikia where they note that her strength makes her a poor 2nd line fighter. Continue reading “Zhjaeve Unveiled”
In my run through Neverwinter Nights 2, I have come to the Keep, which is the Stronghold for the protagonist. I have never played D&D with a “stronghold” before and this one would seem to have a lot of playing within it. I hope it doesn’t lead to too much of the resource based gamesplay style; but it seems there’s plenty of fetch and carry quests and Kana looks ready to keep me busy. Continue reading “Crossroads Keep”
Here are my notes for the first run through. I am playing a barbarian which I will switch to druid after a time to get the Dire Bear shape shift. I am inspired by Lux the Barbarian from the film, D&D II and the Epic Guilds Berserker build, which I document here. This build may be weaker than optimum in the social skills for the Official Campaign. Also, I am not a fan of crafting and its possible I should have spent more skill points on one of the crafting skills for this run, some tests are against crafting and you might want to make some armour, weapons and magic items. Late research suggests that this is important and effective. I started to play the game in 2015, nine years after its release; the community is now pretty weak and I am unsure how useful it’ll be but it clearly remains a development platform. Continue reading “NWN2 the official campaign”
When installing NWN2 today, I discovered, it’s best to do so from my GOG copy. The alternative would be to use one of my DVD sources, however the GOG copy comes with the extra games and most importantly the patches downloaded. The patch server has gone and so installing from disk does not work so well, by which I mean the game cannot be patched.
Some mods are best installed before a game starts, see Zhjaeve Unveiled.
This is a mirror of the Epic Guild page
Slashing, Terrifying and Fearlessly Raging into Battle PvM (1-40) and PvP Continue reading “VIKING BERSERKER (Bear Warrior)”
This is now an old game but I need to move on to it, maybe to complete the circle and go back to BG2 in the Aurora engine. Over the summer of 2014, the NWN Vault, the community repository for Neverwinter Nights has just shut, and closed, the seemingly best alternative for user authored content is the new Neverwinter Vault, and this is supplemented by NWN2 at wikia.com. This page talks about character builds. Continue reading “The Road to NWN2”
I need to do some NWN modding. The first project I set myself looks harder than it should. I want to remodel the NWN1 Thayvian Circlet, to be a circlet. It’s currently a helmet. Continue reading “Modding in NWN, a custom helmet”
There’s only so many times one can play the official campaigns and after about 4 years I began to look for additional content. Obviously I have the Kingmaker Expansions, but for various reasons I decided to look further. Here are my notes, which consist of sections Continue reading “NWN – Some Modules”