Baldur’s Gate 3: 8 Fun Roleplay Ideas

Baldur’s Gate 3: 8 Fun Roleplay Ideas

Baldur’s Gate 3 bursts at the seams with opportunity. Every place you go, and every single action you take has weight on the overall story. You can feel the world shift with you, with your chosen path. This world is alive, and every choice has a consequence.

That’s what makes roleplaying as different characters such a blast. Not just in choosing your character’s race, class, and background, either – all aspects that can affect how Faerun reacts to you – but in terms of your active choices. Here are some fun ideas to get you started.

8 Tiefling Druid

Baldur's Gate 3 - Character creation - Tiefling Druid

You’ll be seeing a lot of Tieflings and a lot of Druids in the early hours of Baldur’s Gate 3. In the beautiful, secluded Emerald Grove, a verdant paradise that the Druids call home, a refugee group of Tieflings has found a semblance of safety. This, of course, cannot last – some Druids want to cast out the Tieflings, leaving them to their fate at the hands of the emerging army of the Absolute.

If you play as a Tiefling Druid, you have unique insights into both sides of this argument and skin in the game. Do you help your chosen people, the Druids? Or do you do all you can to help the Tieflings survive their ordeal? Can you do both?

7 Total Hater

Baldur's Gate 3 - Player character speaking to Astarion

Being the absolute rudest person you can be is the essence of being a hater in Baldur’s Gate 3. For every dialogue, pick the meanest option. Whenever someone tries to open up to you, act dismissive and callous. Some people might appreciate your cruelty. Others may leave you in the dust.

But, still, isn’t it a little fun to be kind of mean? No good intentions, just rancid vibes that will make every one of your party members rue the day they met you. Why not, after all? Baldur’s Gate 3 lets you be anyone you want – so embrace your worst impulses, and see where it leads.

6 Most Trusting Person Alive

Baldur's Gate 3 - Auntie Ethel in the woods speaking to Mayrina's brothers

Dump all your stats into strength, and leave as little as you can for wisdom and intelligence to see where that takes you. Or alternatively, you can put points into those mind-oriented stats – as long as you willfully ignore what they’re trying to tell you.

Be the most trusting person alive, someone who takes everyone they meet at their word. Surely, Auntie Ethel only has the best intentions, right? They won’t trick you or convince you to do something you wouldn’t want to do in any other circumstances? You’re a good person, and you believe everyone else is one, too.

5 Cleric Of Selune

Baldur's Gate 3 - Character creation - cleric of Selune

This one is basic and mainly for the interpersonal drama you can conjure up between you and Shadowheart, a cleric for the dark goddess Shar. While you can ignore your duties as a cleric of Selune, Shadowheart may not be so forgiving. She doesn’t take kindly to your devotion to the goddess that directly opposes her own – and she won’t let you forget it.

So, why not milk that for all its worth? Baldur’s Gate 3 is an excellent game on many levels, but one of its most striking aspects is its wonderful writing. They want you to create stories with your party members, butt heads with them, and create strange relationships. So, why not become Shadowheart’s direct opposition? Bonus points if you romance her.

4 I Can Fix Them

Baldur's Gate 3 - Shadowheart talking about who she is after freeing The Nightsong

Your companions have a broad spectrum of personalities and different senses of morality. Three of your origin characters are steadfastly “good” – they approve of charitable actions and try to minimize harm where possible. This isn’t to say that they don’t have their grey areas, just that they default to a more compassionate worldview.

The other three, however, are a little less friendly. All the characters have pretty dark backstories, but Lae’zel, Astarion, and Shadowheart really let that darkness eat away at them. Their morals are skewed at best or completely absent at worst. Why not roleplay as the ultimate fixer? Will you succeed? Who knows. But it sure is fun to try.

3 …I Can Make Them So Much Worse

Baldur's Gate 3 - Astarion conversation about using illithid power

Okay, but what if you don’t want to see the better sides of your more grey-aligned characters? What if you want to see everyone in your party at their worst? This isn’t about being mean to people; it’s about giving them exactly what they say they want.

In some ways, you’re roleplaying as the most steadfast and supportive friend, helping your party members achieve their goals. In another, you’re destroying their potential to become more than they initially seem. They’ll be happy. Whether you will is another matter.

2 Repentant Dark Urge

The Dark Urge in Baldur's Gate 3

The Dark Urge origin character is not for the faint of heart, and it’s probably better left to a second or third playthrough. This is an amnesiac character whose bloodlust consumes them, though it’s up to you to decide whether they give in or not.

In this roleplaying concept, you play as a Dark Urge trying desperately to improve. They want to rid themselves of this overwhelming darkness within, yet must struggle time and time again to suppress it. It’s not easy, and you will fail. Yet, the act of trying can help pave the way to redemption.

1 Illithid Fanatic

Baldur's Gate 3 - Astral Tadpole Illithid Powers skill tree cropped

So the premise of Baldur’s Gate 3 might be to get rid of the tadpole squirming in your brain, but what if you just…didn’t? And, not only that, what if you kept adding more and more tadpoles to your mind until you may as well just be their meat puppet?

You’ll come across many tadpoles throughout your journey, and in this roleplay, you’ll be more than happy to use them. Of course, whether you should is another matter entirely. Your character will espouse the benefits of tadpoles in your brain and always react positively toward them – approval with other characters be damned.

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