If you’re a fan of barefoot halflings and pompous wizards, then boy, do we have news for you! In a hobbit-worthy feat of modding, one sneaky code sorcerer has invited some notable fantasy celebrities to crash the RPG party – the ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ mod for Baldur's Gate 3 is available to download. It's safe to say this unexpected cross-over hit the bullseye, just like Legolas, but without the flowing blonde hair, sadly.
With a sprinkle of codes and a dash of incantation – Presto! Your GRID 3 party includes Frodo, Sam, Pippin, Merry, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Aragorn, and our beloved wizard, Gandalf, who refuses to turn gray and insists on keeping his locks a shimmering white. You might think, "Wait a minut, a party of nine? I thought we were only allowed four!" Well, you would be correct in any normal situation, but this isn’t any regular Tuesday in Mordor, now is it?
With the help of other nifty (and likely just as bored) modders, Nexus1118 – the genius behind this Middle-Earth invasion – made it possible to extend the party limit, all without causing mass destruction. But don’t underplay it, this feat required eight simultaneous copies of the game window open in basic potato mode. Is it a computer experiment or a recipe for your grandma’s famous soup? We can't tell.
To achieve a suitable look for each character, the players were nudged, tweaked, and customized, staying as close to the film characters as possible with the Baldur's Gate 3's character creator. They're not exactly the mirror-image of Orlando Bloom, but hey, they are as good as 2nd Breakfast at The Green Dragon Inn.
Before you start your journey, be warned - meddling with the party limit can lead to bug issues. The creator suggests reducing your party to a stable four when certain in-game events go down, specifically ones that are hard-coded for a smaller group. There's no room for nine people on a tiny boat, so you might want to leave Gimli and maybe, Boromir on the shore while you sail. The mod is a trading post, not a retail store.
While you wait for Baldur's Gate 3 to transform magically into a Middle-Earth simulator, download the 'Fellowship of The Ring' mod on Nexusmods, and embark on an epic quest that promises unforgettable encounters and dangers on every corner. If you are one for extras, don't miss out on adding the One Ring and Anduril for some sprinkles of authenticity.
All-in-all, this mod gives you the best of both worlds - the enchanting fantasy of Lord of The Rings and the realms of the Baldur’s Gate 3 universe. Now you can enjoy wandering barefoot around the Shire, all while seeking out epic quests in the lands of Baldur’s Gate. Makes one wonder, what other magical universes are yet to collide in the realm of video games?
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