Baldur’s Gate is the test bed server for SOS. It’s intended that most of the new scripts and/or systems will start out on BG and once the tires are kicked they will migrate to the other active servers.
This page is a work in progress but all information listed here should be accurate and up to date with the status of the live server! If any information listed below does not align with the current state of the game please reach out to an HDM and let them know so it can be updated.
Any character with the scribe scroll feat is able to scribe one scroll per rest with the aid of a portable writing desk. The caster levels available for each spell are currently tied to the default Neverwinter Nights item caster levels for that spell. There are plans to remove this limit with a hak update in the future but that update is currently still in the back log.
The cost of the scroll in gold will be 12.5 gp × the level of the spell × the level of the caster.
The cost of the scroll in xp will be 1/25 * the cost of the scroll in gold.
Note that for some spells that can only be cast on the caster specifically you must make use of the scribe scroll toggle via the caster menu in the player options dialog tool.
Characters that take the brew potions feat are able to use items found in game to brew potions using custom recipes. Recipes can be uncovered through experimentation and or recipe books found in game and include both alchemical and magical varieties.
Craft Wondrous Item
Craft Wondrous Item is currently in beta with a working prototype. It is intended that in game items will be used to unlock crafting for specific effects like attribute, ability bonuses, spell casting per day and per charge and more!
Using The Map
Nothing means anything if you don’t know where to go. Baldur’s Gate is a big city it’s over one real world square mile in size so a map is a necessity. A map can be purchased at the cartographers directly in front of the Elfsong Tavern. When used the map comes preloaded with a number of points of interest. Shops and other well known locations will already be loaded in and ready to use. Just use the map and select the point of interest from the dialog box and follow the cardinal NSEW directions once you reach the area your point of interest is in using the map and selecting it again will walk you right to it!
Some NPCs will help you out by marking locations for things like statics on your map so that you can more easily find them. Make sure to talk with everyone you come across, you never know what they might know.
Some times you just need to chop a tree down. It’s even better when you get paid for it though or when you can use the logs as braces for mining, but watch out for the Tasloi that make the trees their home.
Making a living as a miner is an equal combination of luck and skill. In order to successfully mine you need four things. 1) Two wooden boards per rock 2) A rock hammer 3) good pick axe 4) A dwarf. But if you can only manage the first three you can still try to make a go of if if you know what you are doing.
The first thing you will want to do is to use your rock hammer on the stone you are interested in mining. This will give you a chance to gather information about the rock you intend to mine. Rocks have four properties.
- Hardness: This is a representation of how much damage one must do in one hit in order to break off a chunk of rock.
- Content: This is information on what the stone might contain. This will be something like coal or iron.
- Complexity: This is a representation of how hard it is to identify if the stone contains something of value.
- Quantity: This is a representation of how much stone is left to mine out of the site. Once a site is mined out the stone will disappear and in time a new tunnel will appear with new sites.
After identifying a good site (generally speaking you want one of medium hardness with the content you are looking to gather with a low complexity and a large quantity) you will need to reinforce the site so that you can safely mine. To do this you will need two boards per mining site. You can collect boards by either cutting down trees in the Cloakwood Forest and sawing the logs they drop or by getting to the mines first after a server reset as two free boards will always spawn in the pile.
Next you will want to start mining by bashing the rock with a pick axe equipped. Note that some characters may need to purchase weapon tape to be able to use the pick axe. As you mine the rock pieces of stone will break off. There is also a chance that you will release a water elemental that has been trapped in the earth when the mine was originally flooded. Remember its usually best to mine in pairs for safety.
Once you have acquired some unidentified mining rocks use them on yourself or the ground or in general to attempt to identify them. If the stone contained something of value and you make your identification roll the object of value will be added to your inventory along with a raw stone! If you fail or if there was nothing of value in the rock you will be left with a raw stone. Raw stones can still be useful though hauling them to the pile top side will give you a bit of xp for building up your strength and there might even be some potions that call for their use.
Once you have the ore you need to do something with it. You can buy or rent a forge at
Class Specific Mechanics
Thief Pick Pocketing
The current implementation of pick pocketing has a limit of five pick pockets per day. More well to do areas may have a better chance of higher profit marks, but watch out if any guards are with in ear shot.
Those in the know will look for a good fence to pawn their ill gotten spoils. There a rumors of a raven that takes an interest in baubles north of the Blushing Mermaid.
Those with a devout bent almost always seem inclined to spread the Good Word and its no different in Baldur’s Gate, and the gods take notice. A cleric or a paladin is able convince pedestrians to offer prayers to their god up to fifteen times per real life day and be rewarded by their god for doing so.
Anyone can benefit from a bit of physical training but only a true fighter can gain its maximal benefit. Garmult’s House of Mastery offers training sessions to both fighters and non fighters alike but characters with at least one level of fighter will benefit the most from these sessions.
Everyone throws the bones eventually. And if you know how to play going in you have a much better chance of winning coin. For a full run down of the rules of dice be sure to read the instructions posted on every wall near a dice table. The game is easy to play but hard to master!
Will you hit 21 or bust trying. The dealer might care if it were their gold on the line.
The house always wins but you have to try right, and the wheel is always spinning somewhere so you might as well try your luck! Just place your bets on the table and wait for the spin to stop.
All Class Statics
Patriar’s gonna patriar, but at least you can make some gold off those snobs. Package delivery isn’t the most glamours but it pays the bills and buys the potions and its better than waiting tables.
Renting an Apartment
Renting an apartment is a mini-game in and of itself. Will you hunt for the right price at the right location or is that more expensive unit a bit farther away from the center of the city good enough for now? Remember to tour the apartment before you buy!
Apartment Group 1
|Poorest 1||Poorer 1||Poor 1||Middle 1||Rich 1||Richer 1||Richest 1|
Apartment Group 2
|Poorest 2||Poorer 2||Poor 2||Middle 2||Rich 2||Richer 2||Richest 2|
Apartment Group 3
|Poorest 3||Poorer 3||Poor 3||Middle 3||Rich 3||Richer 3||Richest 3|
Furnishing an Apartment
Four walls and a roof is nice but a bed to sleep in and a shelf to put your things is much more like a home. If you’re looking to spruce up your surroundings Al’s Furniture store has what you need to get started!