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zifnabxar34 karma

Thanks for doing this!

How do you come up with ideas for new research?

How do you handle when a research project you spent a lot of time on fails to work?

zifnabxar16 karma

Hey Swen and everyone, thanks for doing this AMA!

My favorite thing about the Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 was that it had a six person party size. It allowed us to have the traditional D&D party base (archetypal Fighter, Rogue, Cleric, Wizard) and still have two extra spots for other characters of whatever class we wanted. We could fill those spots with our favorite characters or classes and not be at a disadvantage. So many games since then have reduced the party to a size of four and I really miss the freedom a group of six gave. I've read that Baldur's Gate 3 will have a party of four. Why did you choose to depart from this core aspect of the Baldur's Gate series? Is there any chance you would consider setting the party size back to six like in the original games?

zifnabxar9 karma

Thanks for doing this, Holly and Maddy. I'm a big fan of your father's writing and it looks like you two are doing great things as well. Two questions:

  1. What was it like growing up with such a famous father? Did you ever feel like you were always in his shadow?

  2. A lot of your father's work is not the most kid friendly. Were you ever told you weren't allowed to read some of his work until you got older? Were there ever any problems with him talking about his work with you?