Retro Game Friday: Baldur’s Gate

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This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a game from the ’90s! It’s Baldur’s Gate!

Plot Synopsis: The Sword Coast has entered a difficult time: iron production has virtually halted, with metal products quickly ‘rotting’, tools and weapons breaking easily as a result (except magical weapons), while bandits scour the countryside seeking iron over any other treasure. The protagonist and friend Imoen had grown up together in Candlekeep,  an ancient fortress-turned-library in the rural Sword Coast region south of Baldur’s Gate, under the tutelage of their guardian, the mage Gorion, both of whom were brought in as orphans. Gorion, sensing trouble, decides to leave Candlekeep with the protagonist (known as Gorion’s Ward), explaining nothing of importance other than to move on…

Plot: The plot is pretty good, definitely living up to BioWare’s reputation of doing stories properly. Thankfully this was before they started working with EA so the ending doesn’t…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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