The Fortress of Candlekeep is perhaps best known by a lot of people as being the starting point of Baldur’s Gate 1. Yet in that game (including in the 6th chapter of that game when you return) what you experience is only a small morsel of what has been written about it. Review of theContinue reading “Candlekeep: Making Libraries Fun”
Monthly Archives: February 2020
The Sewers of Baldur’s Gate
Many a wary traveller through Baldur’s Gate has asked themselves “what doth live beneath this fair city?” and “Where doth it’s sewers go?” The even more enlightened have questioned “who built and maintains these sewers?” Today I provide answers to these burning questions (while not covering my overuse and misuse of the word doth) asContinue reading “The Sewers of Baldur’s Gate”
How did Waterdeep’s population explode from 132,000 in 1372 DR to 2 million in only about 120 years?
The obvious answer is because Wizards of the Coast wanted it that way, but within this fictional world what could have caused this massive population increase? Let’s explore. Greater access to magic and food? If anything in earlier editions magic was even more powerful, and knowledge of making magic items (for things like creating food) wasContinue reading “How did Waterdeep’s population explode from 132,000 in 1372 DR to 2 million in only about 120 years?”