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Old 03-13-2001, 12:10 PM   #1
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I apologize in advance if this is a topic that should not be on Baldur's Gate II forum. I am pretty much a newbie to the world of D&D. I've loved BG ever since its release in '98, but havent at all gotten into the hard rules and characters of the D&D universe until now. Anyway, Im reading through the D&D 3rd edition handbook and was wondering, there are lot of characters drawn (very well in fact) in the book, and each character that is drawn has a little subtitle underneath that says their name. example 'lidda' (i think thats her name, i kinda forget, im at work, dont have the handbook on me). My question is: are these characters just made up for the book? or are they actual characters in the D&D universe somewhere? and if they are, where can i find out more about them!? thanks again for your help everyone!
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Old 03-13-2001, 01:47 PM   #2
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Chick, I think that you should put this thread in the 'General Discussions' forum - or in the 'AD&D & Other Fantasy RPG Novels' forum, maybe.
What a weird question ! I don't really know what to reply to that - maybe others will know ?


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Old 03-13-2001, 02:02 PM   #3
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To my knowledge, they are not actually characters, but just examples.

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Old 03-13-2001, 02:27 PM   #4
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Moiraine:
ya, i seem to have a problem with where i post things. maybe next time i will just ask you first, then post.

BK:
I think they are examples too. but there is one illustration that i really like. its an illustration of a female monk, named ember, that i think just ROCKS! and if she existed outside of this book, well, that would just be cool.
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Old 03-13-2001, 03:15 PM   #5
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With a scaner and a decent photo manipulation package you could soon get that female monk illustration turned into a Bg2 portrait. I would be willing to bet it already has you would just have to find it on the vast plane of existance that is the internet.

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Old 03-13-2001, 03:23 PM   #6
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The characters in the handbook are all created for the premiere purpose of being used as examples. The only exception is the cleric Jozan who was actually a character in an old FR book written by Julia Martin (who is also an editor of the PHB)

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Old 03-13-2001, 09:30 PM   #7
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wow, cool, thanks aegis! thats awesome!

Hesperex, ya, its already done. as soon as i saw that pic i said "that HAS to be mine!"
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