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Monday, October 23, 2000

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Q&A With Trent Oster on NWN
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Daily Radar has talked with Trent Oster, producer for Bioware's upcoming 3D RPG Neverwinter Nights. The interview covers many specifics regarding the title, which is based on the newly-released Third Edition AD&D rules. In this online and solo RPG you will be able to play as DM (Dungeon Master) for a group over the Internet, as well as take your own character adventuring in countless dungeons. The dungeon servers will only support around 20 characters at a time, but the ability to link them together via portals means large areas could be created. A number of single-player campaigns (called modules) will also be included, so an Internet connection won't be necessary. Here's a clip from the Q&A:

DR: Will characters from pen and paper be importable if the DM allows it? Will NWN characters be exportable for pen and paper, such as printing out character sheets from the game?

TO: It will be possible to recreate a character from pen and paper in NWN, but it will require the use of the DM client if the character has attribute scores which are impossible with the point buy system. We are quite interested in offering support to print out character sheets from NWN, but we don't have anything working at this time.

A print out system in which players could take their online characters back pen-and-paper games and vice versa would be quite a kick for serious fans of the genre. Neverwinter Nights is one of the most anticipated RPGs to be released late next year for Mac and PC. Now, if only we had a time machine...

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