|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Divinity: Original Sin II - The Dark Eye - Official Game Master Campaign

Default Divinity: Original Sin II - The Dark Eye - Official Game Master Campaign

November 20th, 2018, 01:22
A new official game master mode campaign for Divinity: Original Sin II.

loading…


Larian Studios has joined forces with Ulisses Spiele, creators of the hugely successful Dark Eye tabletop RPG, to bring Divinity players into a new world of magic and mystery. Written and designed by Ulisses, with cooperation from Larian developers, the Prison of Shadow GM campaign brings a comprehensive set of the tools that will allow every Game Master and their team to dive into the thrilling and dangerous world of The Dark Eye.

This Game Master adventure will be automatically included in the Divinity: Original Sin 2 update on 21st November 2018, and is designed for both new and experienced Game Masters and their parties.
More information.
Silver is offline

Silver

Silver's Avatar
Spaceman
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5,706
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 01:25
Those new remaster-remake Dark Eye 3D games that came out in recent years were utter trash. At least now Dark Eye gets a proper engine. Blackguards I-II were the amazing exception!
mercy is offline

mercy

mercy's Avatar
SasqWatch

#2

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,817
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 01:55
News to me good news actually.

Cant wait to play the mod not Game Master adventure.

Refuse to call it that sounds unnatural.
--
"Praise be to the gaming gods and their holy avatar CD Projekt" - Couchpotato

Check out my RPG News Thread usually updated daily.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
CD Projekt Fanboy

#3

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 19,046
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 03:53
Hum but now we need to find a group to play with…
you is offline

you

Lazy_dog
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: usa - boston
Posts: 5,899
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 03:58
I don't believe I'll ever be desperate enough to replay this game, no matter any additional content.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 7,714
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 03:58
I wish they could do Drakensang back from Bigpoint.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#6

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 19,261
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 04:34
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
I don't believe I'll ever be desperate enough to replay this game, no matter any additional content.
This isn't "additional content", and if I understand it correctly, it won't even be the same game. It's a Dark Eye campaign for a GM + 3-5 players, implemented within the D:OS2 engine.
Stingray is offline

Stingray

SasqWatch
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#7

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,681
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 09:12
At last someone who paid attention to the article…

Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
This isn't "additional content", and if I understand it correctly, it won't even be the same game. It's a Dark Eye campaign for a GM + 3-5 players, implemented within the D:OS2 engine.
you is offline

you

Lazy_dog
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#8

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: usa - boston
Posts: 5,899
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 11:18
Originally Posted by you View Post
At last someone who paid attention to the article…
Thank you for pointing out the obvious… once again. So keep being you.
Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
This isn't "additional content", and if I understand it correctly, it won't even be the same game. It's a Dark Eye campaign for a GM + 3-5 players, implemented within the D:OS2 engine.
Yep a mod/new update that adds a new game setting to play.
Written and designed by Ulisses, with cooperation from Larian developers, the Prison of Shadow GM campaign brings a comprehensive set of the tools that will allow every Game Master and their team to dive into the thrilling and dangerous world of The Dark Eye.

This Game Master adventure will be automatically included in the Divinity: Original Sin 2 update on 21st November 2018, and is designed for both new and experienced Game Masters and their parties.
--
"Praise be to the gaming gods and their holy avatar CD Projekt" - Couchpotato

Check out my RPG News Thread usually updated daily.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
CD Projekt Fanboy

#9

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 19,046
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 11:27
Really interesting. I wonder how they implemented the TDE ruleset mechanics. After all it's completely different from DOS.
And I had been happier if they'd publish an actual single player campaign.
--
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw


Currently playing: Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Morrandir is offline

Morrandir

Morrandir's Avatar
SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#10

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,015
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 11:34
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
Really interesting. I wonder how they implemented the TDE ruleset mechanics. After all it's completely different from DOS.
And I had been happier if they'd publish an actual single player campaign.
Yeah probably the only downside is the setting will need a GM to run it. It would make a great way to play a campaign with friends like in the old days at least.

Maybe it can be played solo we don't know yet though.
--
"Praise be to the gaming gods and their holy avatar CD Projekt" - Couchpotato

Check out my RPG News Thread usually updated daily.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
CD Projekt Fanboy

#11

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 19,046
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 11:43
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Yeah probably the only downside is the setting will need a GM to run it.
Yep, but that's a heavy downside. It's just really difficult to bring the squad together regularly.

But don't get me wrong. First and foremost I'm happy that Larian and TDE get involved. Future things could happen.
--
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw


Currently playing: Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Morrandir is offline

Morrandir

Morrandir's Avatar
SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#12

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,015
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 13:57
You can't play it solo. It is played in a similar fashion as a P&P game. It is 'just' a campaign, so you need a GM to provide the story, create events and do stuff on the spot to compensate for unexpected actions from players. Without a GM, nothing happens.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
There are no facts, only interpretations. Nietzsche
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#13

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 8,670
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 14:22
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
You can't play it solo. It is played in a similar fashion as a P&P game. It is 'just' a campaign, so you need a GM to provide the story, create events and do stuff on the spot to compensate for unexpected actions from players. Without a GM, nothing happens.
Well you could always play GM yourself and control the party.

Unless this requires an internet connection then yeah wont matter.
--
"Praise be to the gaming gods and their holy avatar CD Projekt" - Couchpotato

Check out my RPG News Thread usually updated daily.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
CD Projekt Fanboy

#14

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 19,046
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 14:55
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
And I had been happier if they'd publish an actual single player campaign.
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
But don't get me wrong. First and foremost I'm happy that Larian and TDE get involved. Future things could happen.
So D:OS2 gets the NWN treatment?
That is, eventually replacing the (IMHO) mediocre-passable main campaign with much better modules by third parties?
Colour me interested.
duerer is offline

duerer

Sentinel

#15

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 502
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 15:59
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Well you could always play GM yourself and control the party.

Unless this requires an internet connection then yeah wont matter.
No you can't. This is a GM campaign. Game Master is a separate mode in DOS2 (it was a Kickstarter stretch goal). For the GM mode a new campaign is created. it is not an add-on or anything like that. The campaign has absolutely nothing to do with the game itself. There is no party to control or play, just like there isn't one in a P&P game. You play as a GM and if there is nobody else, then there is no party and nothing to play. So it makes absolutely no sense to try and play a GM campaign solo.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
There are no facts, only interpretations. Nietzsche
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#16

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 8,670
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 16:36
Thanks for the answers now I feel like an idiot.

--
"Praise be to the gaming gods and their holy avatar CD Projekt" - Couchpotato

Check out my RPG News Thread usually updated daily.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
CD Projekt Fanboy

#17

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 19,046
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 16:48
Won't likely touch this myself but would really love to see a group of streamers play this one.
six is offline

six

Watchdog

#18

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 16:52
Originally Posted by duerer View Post
So D:OS2 gets the NWN treatment?
That is, eventually replacing the (IMHO) mediocre-passable main campaign with much better modules by third parties?
Colour me interested.
Both Original Sin 1&2 allowed you to make & share mods like NWN. Yet it never caught on with modders and not many campaigns were created made. Damn shame really.

You can find a few on the Nexus Mod sites & Steam workshop.
--
"Praise be to the gaming gods and their holy avatar CD Projekt" - Couchpotato

Check out my RPG News Thread usually updated daily.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
CD Projekt Fanboy

#19

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 19,046
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)

Default 

November 20th, 2018, 19:17
For those unfamiliar with how this mode works, there is a lengthy playthrough hosted by Matt Mercer:
loading…
Ivanwah is offline

Ivanwah

Sentinel

#20

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Divinity: Original Sin II - The Dark Eye - Official Game Master Campaign
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:22.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch