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Baldur's Gate III : Throne of Bhaal - board game

COMING SOON

A board adaptation of the third and final part of the saga (it is a pity that not everyone is able to understand it), will appear in this section within this jubilee year; unfortunately I am not able to give a more precise date (perhaps in August). Of course, if some unexpected occurence will end my life before the board game is completed, it will not be published.

Referring to the original, the adaptation of the third part will be technically similar to the second part, although the lack of a large urban location forced the introduction of a few simplifications. The number of boards will be limited (only one adventure board), and the gameplay in this part will focus on exploration the interiors (in significant degree it shall be a "dungeon crawler").

The number of decks of cards, random events and items will be reduced. Compared to "Shadows of Amn", there will also be less types of tokens; in the third part we won't see again the tokens of Bhaal's taint (this factor no longer poses a threat to the couple of main characters),  ennoblement nor love (I considered the romance thread as successfully ended in the previous part). The usage of the reputation and experience factor will be changed (due to the shorter gameplay, characters will no longer been advancing; experience will most likely be used to acquire special abilities).


Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn - board game

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (board game) - download

Size to download: 148 mb

Approximate time of the gameplay: 20-30 hours

Last correction: 13 VII 2021

A board adaptation of the second part of the saga; the complexity of the rules and the number of variable parameters may seem discouraging for a novice player, although tests have shown that even a single person is able to control the gameplay without much exertion. Despite the fact that the technical limitations resulting from the board nature of this adaptation made it impossible to fully recreate many of the characteristic elements and plot aspects of the original (and sometimes even have forced changes and simplifications), the presented game still quite efficiently reproduces the content and atmosphere of the real "Baldur's Gate II" (this impression can be deepened when the game is accompanied by original music).


 

The game is available for free, but due to the large number of elements, recreating them all at home conditions is a tedious and time-consuming process - and it's good that it is so. A true "Baldur's Gate" devotee will no doubt be willing to sacrifice some time and effort for getting board version of this wonderful Game, and others are not worthy of sharing with them by the results of MY hard work.

The game, of course, I created primarily with myself in mind, which is why the default mode is single-player, although the rules also allow for the participation of more players, partition of the team and performing several missions simultaneously (only on adventure boards; in the dungeon crawler mode, all players must explore the same area, commanding own characters. Persons who are unsure whether the game will be corresponding their preferences, can learn the rules by reading the handbook without need of downloading all files)

The rules were inspired by solutions used in several other games; however, only a few remnants of my favorite "Talisman" remain. The board version of "Shadows of Amn" in very small degree refers to the rules of the board adaptation of "Tales of the Sword Coast", and in this respect is not its continuation (it is incomparably longer and more complicated; to those who prefer simpler and faster games, I definitely recommend the first part of the series).

 

The set contains:

Instruction (75 pages, but don’t be afraid, there’s lots of illustrations 😉)

12 boards

34 double-sided story events’ cards

108 cards of random events of Amn

108 cards of random events of Athkatla

45 cards of random events of Brynnlaw

81 cards of random events of Underdark

45 cards of random events of Suldanessellar

10 cards of initial equipment

85 cards of ordinary items

32 cards of special items

30 cards of elven items

40 cards of items from Underdark

3 spellbooks (available both in pdf and jpg)

20 characters’ cards (available both in pdf and jpg)

Set of amnian banknotes

Quick help card (assigned to team’s formation mini board)

15 gates

6 doors

5 chests

101 pawns (team members, neutral characters, monsters and enemies)

8 sets of symbols for blank dices (for control rolls)

48 tokens of health

45 tokens of experience

58 tokens of morale (mood)

45 tokens of armor

32 tokens of energy

22 tokens of time

12 tokens of reputation

1 token of ennoblement

3 tokens of save game

10 tokens of love

20 tokens of Bhaal’s taint

6 double-sided tokens of caches

 

Elements not included, but necessary for gameplay:

Coins (lots of)

10 green dices

8 red dices

4 purple dices

3 blue dices

6 envelopes, for storage the personal equipment, tokens and character cards of six team members (between gameplay sessions).

1 envelope for storing between game sessions the common equipment, money and tokens of reputation.

1 envelope, intended for storing cards of random events, excluded from further gameplay.

 

Not necessary but highly recommended:

8 blank dices

1 neutral dice of any color (but different from the others)

 

Helpful additions:

Folder with original music (you can download it  also from my elite website)

Tower for dices (they’re numerous here)

Some large box for all this stuff

Baldur's Gate I : Tales of the Sword Coast - board game

Baldur's Gate I : Tales of the Sword Coast (board game) - download

Size to download: 54 mb

Approximate time of the (successful) gameplay: 3.5-4.5 hours.  

A simple, board version of the first part of the saga, based partly on the rules of "Talisman" (surely not for AD&D fanatics). Pretty successful as for adaptation, though of course, it will never be equal to the original. The gameplay will be much more climatic with original music playing in the background (can be downloaded here).
I don't want to disappoint anyone, so I warning now: this game was elaborated rather for single player, due to progressive breakdown of social bonds (simply put: it's more and more difficult to find gaming partners). Anyway, I hardly can imagine this gameplay with more players.
I tried to base gameplay only on standard d6 dices, but eventually one or two d8 will also be needed. All other elements necessary for the gameplay are included in the folder.

 

The set contains:

Instruction (35 pages)

3 boards

17 double-sided main missions’ cards

81 cards of Sword Coast

72 cards of Baldur’s Gate

54 special cards

54 items’ cards

8 characters’ cards

12 tokens of health

12 tokens of reputation

12 tokens of experience

20 tokens of time

12 tokens of lowering combat skills

30 pawns (team members and enemies)

 

Elements not included, but necessary for gameplay:

Coins (lots of)

2 green d6

2 red d6

1 green d8

1 red d8

 

Helpful additions:

Folder with original music (you can download it  also from my elite website)

Some box; it don’t have to be very large


Gallery 

Maps

Symbols and crests

Soundtracks

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