Icewind Dale, the Dungeons & Dragons action RPG, turns 20 this week

Roll for History: Natural 20! If you are a fan of both Dungeons & Dragons and video games, join us as we use our nat 20 skill check to take a look back at the amazing game that is Icewind Dale.

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Icewind Dale is a role-playing game that’s based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition ruleset. It’s set in the Forgotten Realms campaign and is a must-play for RPG fans and those that are missing out on tabletop games of D&D right now.

Created by Black Isle Studios, Icewind Dale has an expansion, a follow-up sequel, and even an Enhanced Edition released in 2014, so obviously, the team did something right here. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to see what makes the game so special!

Let’s take a look back at the plot of this iconic title

While the gameplay of D&D is definitely a highlight of this roleplaying experience, you need to have a fun, engaging story to keep players interested too. With Icewind Dales and the amazing world built around it, there’s a lot to like.

You play as a roving band of up to six adventures that, like many good campaigns, start off as a small task and slowly but surely turns into an epic adventure. You’ll meet a variety of characters both good and bad, all while fighting zombies, skeletons, trolls, and more.

Your party can consist of classic D&D classes like Barbarian, Druid, Cleric, Paladin, and Fighter, and finding the perfect combination of these can help you in various elements of the game, from Charisma-based skill checks to pure brawn and fighting capabilities.

Fight and talk your way through interesting scenarios, slowly but surely uncovering many of the secrets of Icewind Dale. If you love classic Dungeons & Dragons …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

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