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    Update 1.2.9 Rise of the Goblins Deck 2 and Pathfinder Adventures News.

    By Aarik D

    Hail and well met!   A few months ago we set up a few options for additional content for Pathfinder Adventures that would leverage more of the Rise of the Runelords campaign.   We had a few choices available. It could have been another "Tale" to follow up what we were doing with Valeros (I believe the unofficial poll had Ezren in the lead to be the next adventure), a side quest hub (really popular idea internally especially since I suggested it), and a follow up Goblin Deck t
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NWN2 News August 24th, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update August 24, 2007   Another week has passed and we are now another week closer to the release of Mask of The Betrayer.   This week we will announce the winners of the Fan Art contest and talk about the next contest and contests to come. We get another voice recording from one of the MoTB characters, and we take a look at some of the community creations.   Mask of The Betrayer   Over the last few weeks we have been seeing quite a bit of discuss

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News August 17th, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update August 17, 2007   Time for another Community Update! This week we will take a look at a great Community Initiative, read a bit about MoTB from a player's perspective and check out a couple great community modifications.     Community Content Compilation Thunderblade_33 has taken the initiative to develop a Community Content Compilation project. Rather than steal his thunder, I'll let him explain it:     I think this is a great idea. You

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

Comic-con Pix (I)

Comic-con Pix (I)

Got back from Comic-con, and here are some pix from the show, in case anyone is interested.   Just a heads up that we'll be at Gen Con and PAX in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for Mask of the Betrayer.

Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone

 

NWN2 News August 10, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update August 10, 2007   Another week, another update. This one should be fun... (Make sure you read to the bottom. That's where the juicy bits are).     For The Music Lovers! Many of you have been seeing me prattle on about how much I love the music for MoTB. Well, today you get your chance to hear for yourself.   This clip is the main theme from Mask of The Betrayer. Please right-click it and save the file to your hard drive before listening.

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News August 3, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update August 3, 2007   Time for another Community Update. This week we are going to look at some new spell chants for MoTB, a new feature for builders in 1.07 and a great Persistent World. We will also get a small peek at the options screens for the new camera and controls and a great new community addon by cdaulepp!     New Feature for 1.07   One of the things we have been trying to do is include some of the improvements from the expansion in the pa

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

Blog o' Romance

Blog o' Romance

So, I generally despise writing companion romances (I think unrequited and/or doomed ones are ultimately more dramatic), but there are some techniques I've accumulated over the years that I try to incorporate into writing and designing romances in RPGs.   A lot of these things came out while writing Gannayev-of-Dreams in Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, and I suppose it could hold true for other inter-party romances in games. What follows is a summary of some points we kicke

Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone

 

NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer + Convention Season

Off to Comic-Con within a week, although we won't be showing Mask of the Betrayer there, the plan is to show it at Gen-Con Aug 16-19, and PAX Aug 23-25 as it currently stands. This may fluctuate, so don't quote me on this.   In honor of convention season, I present some things to look forward to at game conventions.   Enjoy and have a good weekend, folks.

Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone

 

NWN2 News July 20th, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update July 20, 2007   This week's NWN2 News Update was delayed so that we could bring you a certain piece of news.   Pool of Radiance Remastered Released in Spanish     The folks at the Spanish community Neverwinteros and the Spanish translation group ClanDlan have translated the original Pool of Radiance Remastered by the Hall of Fame author Markus 'Wayne' Schlegel into the Spanish language.   The mod is fully translated and available for dow

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News July 11, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update July 13, 2007   This week we take a quick look at the NWN2 Fan Art Contest, Some great user-made content and we take another small peek at the NWN2: Mask of The Betrayer expansion.       NW2 Fan Art Contest   I thought I would show off some of the entires for the NWN2 Fan Art Contest. The contest ends July 31st, so get your entries in quickly. We have two categories you can submit your entries for. The first category is Your Favorite Creature

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News July 3rd, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update July 3, 2007   Welcome back to another NWN2 Community Update. This week, I am doing the Community Update a day early, due to a Holiday in the United States. Today's edition features some of the Console Commands that will be available to DMs in 1.07, a little information about Multi-Select, some changes to the camera and controls in Mask of The Betrayer, a look at an upcoming Persistent World, and a little surprise for patch 1.07.   Multi-Select T

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News June 27th, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update June 27, 2007   So this week, we get another peek into one of the new playable races in the Mask of the Betrayer expansion, some great custom prefabs to make your modules more interesting and easier to implement, a couple screen shots from Rogue Dao Studios' Purgatorio mod and the first Persistent World focus for the Community Update. Enjoy!   Mask of the Betrayer Secrets: Genasi   With Mask of the Betrayer, Genasi will be making their debut. Ma

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News June 20, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update June 20th, 2007   Another busy week has gone by. Since the last update, we have been playing on the 1.06 patch. Things are definitely improving and I am sure many of us are thankful for the undo functionality added to the toolset. [Edit: I was just sent a PM from JasonNH on the Bio Boards. Unfortunately, there appears to be an issue where Undo removes water. This was not reported in the beta, so some investigation is underway. New information: This

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

1-bit alpha

1-bit alpha

I dream of a day when 1-bit alpha will go away. It looks terrible. There are excuses for why we have to do it right now, but MAN does it look bad. Tree leaves with 1-bit alpha? Horrible. Hair with 1-bit alpha? Awful.   I have a dream. Share this dream with me. Together... we can make it real.

J.E. Sawyer

J.E. Sawyer

 

NWN2 News June 13, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update June 13th, 2007   NWN2 Game Update Version 1.06 Released! That's right, the 1.06 game patch has been released. French-language users may have a little trouble downloading the patch. You can download the patch from the NWVault Official Patches page while we work on a fix. As always, we want to hear about any issues caused by the patch. You can let us know here, in the announcement thread on the Bioware forums.   We Have a Winner! Congratulatio

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

clarity of purpose in system design

clarity of purpose in system design

One of the most important attributes of a good designer is the ability to apply critical thinking to any aspect of a game. At a convention recently, a bunch of game developers kept repeating how important critical thinking was. An audience member asked, "Well, what is that really?"   There's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Thinking but that doesn't necessarily give anyone a good idea of how that is applied to game development. One thing we often ask applicants at Obsidian i

J.E. Sawyer

J.E. Sawyer

 

NWN2 News June 7, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update   June 7, 2007   For this week's Community Update, we'll take another look at some of the great community creations out there.   NWN2 Community Representatives In Europe Working with Atari Europe, we are expanding the Community Representative program to Europe. Currently, we are testing the system with the French-speaking part of the community and, if all goes well, we should be expanding it to other languages as well. We have a great bunch of

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News May 23, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update   Welcome back to another Community Update. Today we are going to spend a little time talking about the 1.07 patch. Of course, I can't give everything away, but I will give you a little peek into what's coming up.   NWN2 Worlds Down? You may have noticed that the Persistent World-focused site NWN2worlds.net has been down for the last few days. Strauss is in the middle of moving and assures me his site will be up and running again shortly. If you

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

Aliens and the "Action RPG."

There were some concerns floating around about Aliens being an action RPG, so I thought it would best to clarify. While there will be action elements to it, it is still an RPG in every sense of the word.   An analysis of the elements, along with diagrams as to what constitutes an action RPG in the aliens universe, is presented for your viewing enjoyment here. Hypothetically, the diagrams may resemble cartoons. And it may not be a serious analysis. All other standard caveats apply.   Happy

Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone

 

NWN2 News May 16th, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update   May 16th and the year is flying by. Time for another update.   There's been a lot of action on the vault lately. I'm going to focus on the player-made shtuff again for this update.     Stained Glass Windows Ar_Pharazon has created a great hakpack with some stained glass windows. If you have been looking for that special touch for your church or cathedral building, here it is. Great work.         Prestige Class Wizard Thankfull

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

NWN2 News May 10th, 2007

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update   Welcome back to the Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update. This week's update will be a little on the short side and delayed due to workload. Because of this I am adding a little secret surprise at the bottom of the page. I think it may be well worth the wait.     Patch 1.06 Released as Beta On Monday we released the 1.06 patch as a beta to the community. It contains a lot of fixes and new features for the builders in the community, chief among

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

 

UI Listbox

Written by Rich Taylor, Lead Programmer.   Whew, sorry for not finishing off the UI Objects. There's not too many left to document here before all the basic UI types should be covered, I think...   Anyway, on to UIListBox. UIListBox is a container similar to UIPane and anything listed under UIPane that makes sense for UIListBox probably does the same thing under UIListBox. So I'm going to stick to discussing the attributes that are unique to UIListBox. Refer to UIPane for the basic attribu

Rob McGinnis

Rob McGinnis

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