D&D 5E Will Baldur's Gate 3 Change D&D?

Will BG3 change Tabletop D&D?

  • Yes

    Votes: 37 38.5%
  • No

    Votes: 37 38.5%
  • Unsure

    Votes: 22 22.9%


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MGibster

Legend
I'm still plaything through BG3, but it's as close to a table top experience as I've ever had in a computer role playing game. At least it's much closer to the D&D experience than the original Baldur's Gate was and certainly closer than those classic Gold Box games. It's one of the few games I've played with cantrips like Mage Hand are genuinely useful. Oh, and you actually roll dice.

I'm not 100% certain this will change D&D itself, but I answered yes becasue I think it's a real possibility.
 

TwoSix

"Diegetics", by L. Ron Gygax
If they weren't already, we'll see tieflings and drow get even closer to being part of the inner circle of core races, and githyanki start to move in that direction.

Throwing healing potions will become the norm during combat, as well as way more jumping.
 

EzekielRaiden

Follower of the Way
There are other threads to discuss what one might like to see make the transition from the video game to the tabletop. This isn't that thread. This thread is simply asking "Do you think Baldur's Gate 3 will have a significant impact on the design and/or culture of tabletop D&D?"

Obviously, expound in the comments.
Absolutely. Dragonborn now have a concrete look for people to think about. They were already popular. BG3 has ensured they will be part of D&D essentially forever. For that alone, I'm grateful it exists.
 


EzekielRaiden

Follower of the Way
No.

There's been D&D video game hits since The Gold Box days. I can't think of one that has changed the tabletop in any significant way.

It may draw some folks into playing the tabletop, but they are separate experiences. We might see a spell or mechanic from the game, but certainly no change in the direction of the design of the tabletop.

Of course, I'm always wrong on these sort of prognostications for just about anything.
Keep in mind that Githzerai were basically completely reinvented by Planescape: Torment. A game can have a LOT of influence over specific things, if those things are done well.

Karlach, for example, may give rise to a great deal more association between the Hells and machinery than they used to have. Not that there were zero such links before, mind, but I suspect they'll become much more pronounced now.
 

BG3 should have included the Gem Dragonborn. After seeing that YouTube short on the breath weapons for the Chromatic and Metallic Dragonborn, I am curious as to what their breath weapons look like.
 

Scribe

Legend
BG3 should have included the Gem Dragonborn. After seeing that YouTube short on the breath weapons for the Chromatic and Metallic Dragonborn, I am curious as to what their breath weapons look like.

There is a mod for this, I intend to play around with.

 



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