Baldur's Gate 3 Modder Incorporates More D&D Races
A modder has enhanced the Baldur’s Gate 3 gaming experience by incorporating an array of missing races from Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), supplementing with additional races from third-party materials and Final Fantasy XIV.
Character Customization in Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 provides players ample avenues to create their ideal D&D characters. Thanks to the availability of a variety of races, classes, feats, and loot, players can sculpt their characters in whichever way they prefer, opting to be a suave Bard or an overpoweringly strong mage.
Missing D&D Races in Baldur’s Gate 3
However, the game lacked several D&D Fifth Edition races, leaving certain players unable to realize their gaming aspirations fully. For instance, those wishing to play as an astral elf or kobold had to rely on Baldur’s Gate 3 mods. Among these, a particular mod amps up the adventure by introducing over 50 more options derived from D&D and beyond.
The Fantastical Multiverse Mod
The Fantastical Multiverse mod, the creation of Nexus Mods user Dungeons and Souls, offers gamers an opportunity to explore 54 more fantasy races in Baldur’s Gate 3. The mod includes new additions such as kobolds, goliaths, genasi, and fresh subraces for elves, half-elves, tieflings, and dragonborn.
Most of the races featured in this mod originate from official D&D materials. There are however, five races from Ghostfire Gaming’s 5e compatible Grim Hollow setting, eight races from Dungeons & Souls’ homebrew material, and four from Final Fantasy XIV.
Updates and Expansion
Having first been released in 2021 during early access, the Fantastical Multiverse has been updated to accommodate Baldur’s Gate 3’s full release. There are plans for further expansion to introduce more options from 5e, Pathfinder, and more.
Commitment to Quality
Every player should expect a few bugs with a mod of this caliber in a game as extensive as Baldur’s Gate 3. Thankfully, Dungeons and Souls exhibits commitment to streamline the mod as much as possible. The modder is known for responding promptly to comments on Nexus Mods, pledging to resolve issues or explaining why certain things might be more difficult to address.
Broader Racial Options
This particular mod vastly broadens the racial options in Baldur’s Gate 3, which largely adheres to the offerings in the Player’s Handbook as opposed to exploring 5e’s numerous other sourcebooks and expansions.
Enhancing Gaming Experience
Character creation is a critical part of D&D and Baldur’s Gate 3, and thus enhancing player's ability to generate even more unique characters essentially enhances the gaming experience.