08/16/2023 at 5:33 PM #182259
Within the realm of Larian’s highly acclaimed RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3, a resourceful player has achieved a remarkable feat by recreating the likeness of Triss Merigold from The Witcher series. This accomplishment serves as another striking demonstration of the remarkable adaptability of the character creation tools present in Baldur’s Gate 3.
As a video game inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons tabletop experience, Baldur’s Gate 3 goes the extra mile to furnish enthusiasts with an array of options for intricate character customization. Beyond the capacity to shape a unique persona in Baldur’s Gate 3, the game also offers players the opportunity to craft a Guardian—a mysterious entity that aids them on their quests, as the term suggests.
After experimenting with the myriad appearance options the game provides, a Reddit user by the name of miniladds-clone managed to transform their Guardian into a commendably accurate rendition of Triss Merigold from The Witcher series. The character’s crimson hair, elegantly bound in a restrained bun, striking azure eyes, and prominent cheekbones closely mirror Merigold’s portrayal in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. While many admirers responding to this creative achievement concurred that the resultant Guardian bears a resemblance to Triss Merigold, some also remarked that the depiction leans even more towards the human version of Princess Fiona from the Shrek franchise.
The creator behind this design did not delve into the specifics of their creative process, though it seems evident that they utilized the female Half-Elf template as the initial foundation for their Baldur’s Gate 3 iteration of Triss Merigold. Specifically, the facial attributes of the default model for the High Half-Elf subrace already closely align with the appearance of the Guardian they shared recently. In Baldur’s Gate 3, Half-Elves can also belong to the Wood or Drow categories, contingent on the player’s ancestral inclination.
While the Guardian’s role in Baldur’s Gate 3’s narrative remains consistent regardless of their lineage, gender, or overall aspect, the game’s universe responds with subtle variations based on the player’s character identity. Notably, romantic interactions are a major exception, as the player’s chosen race and gender do not hinder their ability to form romantic attachments with any companion. Nonetheless, individuals aspiring to fully immerse themselves in the Baldur’s Gate 3 experience are encouraged to undertake multiple playthroughs with a diverse array of characters.
For those new to classic CRPGs grounded in Dungeons and Dragons lore, considering one of the Origin characters for their inaugural Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough is a prudent choice. This approach essentially transforms one of the game’s companions into the central protagonist, ensuring that players unfamiliar with the RPG’s mechanics are not relegated to suboptimal character builds right from the outset.
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