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#1 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 11:29 PM

Since Rastor mentioned doing it (and it is a darn good idea), I thought I would get it started.

Just seems like a great idea to me.

I know I could use some fun NWN mods.

Edited by MajorTomSawyer, 30 October 2007 - 12:32 PM.

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#2 ronin

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 09:15 AM

PRCv3.1e http://www.nwn2prc.com/index.php

CEPv2 http://nwvault.ign.c...a...ail&id=7000

without these, NWN isnt worth playing

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forgot the link for the HAK that makes them play well together: http://nwvault.ign.c...a...ail&id=6384

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#3 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:15 AM

Got those allready. :D

Please keep more coming!

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Alex Macintosh (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version five - 2/17/10)
Baldur's Goth - Maintainer/Head of the various expansions. (Updated on 02/07/2010)
Hubelpot the Vegetable Merchant - Writer & Quest input.
Summon Bhaalspawn NPC (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
The MTS Crappack - Project Lead. (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
Johnathan NPC conversion for BGT - Project lead.
Taim NPC English Conversion - Project Lead - (Updated to 1.2 on 11/01/2007)

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Shyhinworunto Chende NPC - Project Lead (Beta updated to version two! 11/12/2007)

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#4 Rastor

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:21 AM

You want true game modifications here, or the packaged playable modules?
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:07 PM

I'm not exactly sure how true game modifications work, so I prefer playable modules. But feel free to make suggestions on both.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:42 AM

hmm, I can't recommend any others at this momment. :(
Is there really as wide a variety as BG1 & 2 mods for NWN? or NWN2? ;)

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 04:59 AM

hmm, I can't recommend any others at this momment. :(
Is there really as wide a variety as BG1 & 2 mods for NWN? or NWN2? ;)


Probably more, if anything. A lot aren't much good, but the sheer profusion means there are excellent ones available.

For NWN1 I certainly agree about the PRC and especially the CEP. I also liked the Classic Roleplay Adaptation Project, but the current version doesn't work with the latest CEP/PRC and the groups website has gone, so it's less useful now. To a large extent if you're interested mostly in playing then the CEP/PRC combination covers nearly evereything you might want. But people have made all sorts of things - if you look around the NWVault you can find SciFi materials, samurai-style armour, new monsters, new tilesets, etc. There are some creators whose work you can expect to be high quality, but there's excellent material from other people too.

As for good adventure mods, there are so many I wouldn't try to identify particular ones. A lot depends on what people like. and I wouldn't recommend a series like Lords of Darkness to someone who indicated a dislike for hack-and-slash, among other things.

For NWN2 there isn's as much good material available yet, though there are some things which are excellent. I'm slightly reluctant to recommend particular things with the expansion imminent, as they will often need upgrading. the PRC intend releasing a version of their pack for NWN2, which should be worht waiting for. For modules, there's a few really good ones available, and I'd suggest Tragedy in Tragidor and The Subtlety of Thay as some of the best.

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#8 Kaeloree

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:16 AM

Can anyone suggest any brilliant roleplaying-oriented NWN single-player modules? I've been wanting to play for a while, but I haven't seen any recommendations for such.

#9 Bluenose

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:57 AM

Some that I like are:

Both Tortured Hearts are excellent modules, though the second in particular is very long

The Tales of Arterra modules are good.

The "Bastard of Kosigan" series - unfortunately only the first two are translated from French atm.

It's pretty short, but the module Black Thorn is nearly a straight murder mystery involving talking to people and gathering evidence with almost no combat in it.

The series Midwinter Festival, Midsummer Knight's Dream, Midnight Calling has got some interesting NPCs in it, and a wide range of things to do.

That's some I've played and can remember right now. Any of them might be worth a look.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:26 AM

Can anyone suggest any brilliant roleplaying-oriented NWN single-player modules? I've been wanting to play for a while, but I haven't seen any recommendations for such.


Try Darkness over Daggerford: http://nwvault.ign.c...l...ail&id=5122


To many, the town of Daggerford is of little consequence. To others, however, it is of immeasurable value. The nearby great cities of Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate would do well to look over their shoulders at what is brewing in this once sleepy town. Prepare to delve into the dark mysteries surrounding Daggerford...

"Darkness over Daggerford" is a single player role-playing game set in the Forgotten Realms, along the Sword Coast. The adventure is open to all classes, races, and alignments, and starts the player at level 8. Should players enter the game at a level below that (such as a brand new character), the game will automatically level them up and provide them with equipment based on their class. The game also allows players to bring in characters higher than level 8.

Approximate Gameplay Length: 25-30 hours
Content Rating: Teen
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:07 AM

Is there really as wide a variety as BG1 & 2 mods for NWN? or NWN2?


Latest count: Over 25,000 for NWN1 (closer to 50,000 depending on what you want to count), most of which are at least as good a quality as the OC.
500-1000 for NWN2, again depending on what qualifies.

So, there's vastly more for NWN 1/2 than for the BG series.

Can anyone suggest any brilliant roleplaying-oriented NWN single-player modules? I've been wanting to play for a while, but I haven't seen any recommendations for such.


Try Darkness over Daggerford: http://nwvault.ign.c...l...ail&id=5122


To many, the town of Daggerford is of little consequence. To others, however, it is of immeasurable value. The nearby great cities of Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate would do well to look over their shoulders at what is brewing in this once sleepy town. Prepare to delve into the dark mysteries surrounding Daggerford...

"Darkness over Daggerford" is a single player role-playing game set in the Forgotten Realms, along the Sword Coast. The adventure is open to all classes, races, and alignments, and starts the player at level 8. Should players enter the game at a level below that (such as a brand new character), the game will automatically level them up and provide them with equipment based on their class. The game also allows players to bring in characters higher than level 8.

Approximate Gameplay Length: 25-30 hours
Content Rating: Teen
Multiplayer: None
Dungeon Master: None required


That one gets mixed reviews. Honestly, I didn't particularly care for it. There's some interesting stuff in it, but it's too flawed to get a huge recommendation from me.

I liked the Shadowlords/Dreamcatcher/Demon series, plus it's at least 100 hours of play.

I'll second the recommendation for Tales of Arterra. Those two modules remain among my favorites and have more role-playing than pretty much anything I've been able to find. It took me about 50 hours on my first playthrough... there's a boatload of content there if you look for it.

The Wyvern Crown of Cormyr is a very good module and definitely worth the $10, imo.

I enjoyed Kingmaker, but there's definitely some issues with it (can be buggy, etc.)
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:05 AM

Can't recommend many SP modules, but as far as haks/mods go, these are all worthwhile.

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#13 Daulmakan

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:55 AM

Darkness over Daggerford was nice, thanks.

I'll try another from the list next. If you got more recommendations, keep them coming.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:51 PM

I might (and probably will) restate a mod or two... or all... that have already been said... no way I'm reading through all the posts :P

But...

The Aielund Saga was fantastic IMO, worth checking out for sure.

Um.... The Rose of Eternity series is VERY unique and has alot of custom scripts.

Darkness Over Daggerford (I actually DID see that one mentioned here but oh well) uses alot of well done custom content and had a feel to it that reminded me of Baldur's Gate at parts...

I had alot of fun playing through the "A Hunt Through the Dark" series, they start off short and gradually become longer modules... the last one being long enough that it took me (I think) a full weekend of non-stop (just about) playing to beat.

While I still have not beaten (or started for that matter) the second module... I can safely say that the "Tale of a Mage" mods are fantastic, they truly bring out the greatness of the mage.

And lastly, I have yet to play, although I have indeed heard great things, about this trilogy here: Here

That's it... I think. I may or may not have left out some great ones (I guarantee I did) but alas... meh

#15 Daulmakan

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:22 PM

A big thumbs up for Tales of Arterra.

Thanks for the tip. :cheers:

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:58 AM

For evil players I would suggest Blackguard. Trust me, it is one of the best modules around.

Another one of my favorites is A Hunt Through the Dark. It focuses on drow and it is a very good module.

An Ancient Heart is another good module and it is long.
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#17 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:32 PM

I am enjoying some of the reccomendations (allthough for some reason I am growing tired of the better graphics in this game then BG2).

Keep 'em coming, I am just going to let this thread run on it's own and not update my first post.

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Summon Bhaalspawn NPC (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
The MTS Crappack - Project Lead. (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
Johnathan NPC conversion for BGT - Project lead.
Taim NPC English Conversion - Project Lead - (Updated to 1.2 on 11/01/2007)

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#18 ronin

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:54 PM

Try "The Witcher" (nothing to do with NWN) I am obsessed with it right now. Awesome game, highly recommended.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:14 AM

Another good module series I haven't seen mentioned here is "Sanctum of the Archmage" for NWN1. Somewhat linear (the author claims 'linearity is a quailty'), but excellent roleplaying, and tricky, tactical combat.

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#20 Bluenose

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:58 AM

I've just finished playing the module Almraiven, and it's excellent. A really well designed city based mystery adventure, with lots of side-quests and interesting interaction with NPCs. And it looks good too, with much more detail in the areas than most modules have. The only reason not to play it is the fact that it's part 1, with a sequel coming out hopefully soon. It is completely self contained though so you can play it with no problems.

I'll also suggest Prophet part 1 by Baldeceran. Again it's got a sequel coming, but you can play it without that being available. It is recommended for multi-player, but works well as a single-player module too.

And one old one, Arandie. Even though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of some of the newer mods, it's still got an engaging story, with a lot of options for how the game ends. It is for a premade character though, and it is a rogue module in most respects, so if you don't like rogues stay away.
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Edited by Bluenose, 21 November 2007 - 11:53 AM.

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