BG2 Tweak Pack Joinable NPC Tweaks

Components in this category directly affect joinable NPCs.

Adjust Evil Joinable NPC Reactions
Tutu, BGT, BGEE Only
In Baldur's Gate, most NPCs use reaction rolls to determine their dialogue with the PC. Reactions rolls are d20 plus adjustments for charisma and party reputation. The problem is that the PC can get low rolls and evil joinable NPCs may refuse to join the party as a result--for evil NPCs this doesn't make a lot of sense, as a low-reputation party is probably what they would prefer. This component adjusts the reaction rolls of evil-aligned joinable NPCs to be more favorable. This doesn't mean that Viconia still won't leave without joining, but it makes it less likely.

Improved Fate Spirit Summoning
BG2, BGT only; Requires Throne of Bhaal
This component aims to make the Fate Spirit summoning a bit more consistent within the game world. An extra condition is added for summoning NPCs from the Fate Spirit in the pocket plane: you must have met them sometime in your travels in the Shadows of Amn portion of the game. If you never meet Mazzy, for example, you will not have the option to summon her. Like the existing Yoshimo option, the Fate Spirit will now comment appropriately if an NPC is dead and beyond its reach. This component will not affect games started in Throne of Bhaal, only games where you are continuing from the end of Shadows of Amn.

ToB-Style NPCs
This component will alter all joinable NPCs to join in the same fashion as Throne of Bhaal, where NPCs immediately level-up upon joining, with a caveat: all creature files are moved down to their lowest experience version, so if you pick up an NPC early enough they will not level upon joining. However, later in the game they will, allowing you to select weapon proficiencies, thieving points, and other goodies from the level-up process.

Consistent Stats: Edwin
A number of joinable NPCs that are in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II have slightly different stats in both games. This component allows the player to use either the BG or BG2 stats for Edwin for a consistent experience. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Edwin yet.

  • Use BG stats - gives Edwin 9 Strength and 9 Wisdom, as he has in BG
  • Use BG2 stats - gives Edwin 10 Strength and 10 Wisdom, as he has in BG2

Consistent Stats: Jaheira
A number of joinable NPCs that are in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II have slightly different stats in both games. This component allows the player to use either the BG or BG2 stats for Jaheira for a consistent experience. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Jaheira yet.

  • Use BG stats - gives Jaheira 14 Dexterity, as she has in BG
  • Use BG2 stats - gives Jaheira 17 Dexterity, as she has in BG2

Change Jaheira to Neutral Good Alignment
A player request, this component brings Jaheira's alignment to Neutral Good to better reflect her actions and attitude ingame. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Jaheira yet.

Consistent Stats: Minsc
A number of joinable NPCs that are in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II have slightly different stats in both games. This component allows the player to use either the BG or BG2 stats for Minsc for a consistent experience. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Minsc yet.

  • Use BG stats - gives Minsc 15 Dexterity and 15 Constitution, as he has in BG
  • Use BG2 stats - gives Minsc 16 Dexterity and 16 Constitution, as he has in BG2

Consistent Stats: Viconia
A number of joinable NPCs that are in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II have slightly different stats in both games. This component allows the player to use either the BG or BG2 stats for Viconia for a consistent experience. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Viconia yet.

  • Use BG stats - gives Viconia 15 Wisdom, as she has in BG
  • Use BG2 stats - gives Viconia 18 Wisdom, as she has in BG2

Make Khalid a Fighter-Mage (Domi)
Tutu, BGT, BGEE Only
This component will change Khalid into a multi-classed fighter-mage, and includes a short dialogue. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Khalid yet.

Note that the Level 1 NPCs mod can also do this, and probably in a much slicker fashion. At the time of this release, it's currently in beta.

Make Montaron an Assassin (Andyr)
Tutu, BGT, BGEE Only
This component changes Montaron into an Assassin. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Montaron yet.

Note that the Level 1 NPCs mod can also do this, and probably in a much slicker fashion. At the time of this release, it's currently in beta.

Change Korgan to Neutral Evil Alignment
BG2, BGT Only
A player request, this component alters Korgan's alignment to Neutral Evil to better reflect his actions and attitude ingame. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Korgan yet.

Give Kagain A Legal Constitution Score of 19
Tutu, BGT, BGEE Only
Just as the title implies, this component will lower Kagain's constitution from his current value of 20 to the dwarven maximum of 19. The changes will only show up in your game if you have not met Kagain yet.