Custom Content Challenge - September 2022 : Faerûn

The theme for this month’s challenge: “Faerûn”

Faerûn

This challenge is about generating content unique to the setting of Faerûn. For example, it could include custom monsters, magic items, and NPC blueprints from the Faerûn guide books; tile groups of distinctive Faerûnian landmarks; in-game lore books, maps, and manuals; custom portraits and soundsets; an exterior Menzoberranzan tileset; attire and placeable banners of good and evil political groups; magic sigils; placeables for Faerûnian deity shrines, and re-creations of content from the Faerûn-based infinity engine or goldbox games.

This theme was suggested by rjshae.

Guidelines:

  • It must be fully working in game.
  • Use of vanilla NWN or publicly available texture is fine. Just remember that NWN textures must have dimensions in powers of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.).
  • Teamwork is welcome.
  • Beginners most welcome. Don’t be afraid, just try, you’ll be surprised!
  • “Custom Content” includes many sorts of things: models, scripts, prefabs (areas, items, creatures, conversations, quests, etc.), sounds, portraits, or anything else new for the game.
  • All submissions must be finished, working, and emailed to nwvaultccchallenge@gmail.com (or a non-Vault link provided) by July 1st, 2022. Sooner than that is perfectly fine too. :wink:

Some things you could include in the download/email that would make packaging everything up easier and faster:

  • Any 2da lines needed.
  • Screenshot from in game for use on the Vault page. Formats: .bmp, .jpg, .png, or .tga
  • Portraits (if needed) of your new goody. Placeables and monsters should include a portrait.
  • Inventory icons (if needed) of your new goody.
  • Any credits you would like listed.
  • If this is your first entry, please tell me what name you would like your work listed under and provide a link to your other NWN content if you want that displayed as well (the link bit is totally optional).
  • Remember, the Challenge is all about fun, sharing, creativity, and surprise!

This thread is for all sorts of discussion about this month’s theme: ideas for things to make, questions/concerns, announcement of what you intend to make, screen-shots of work in progress and/or finished projects.

If you want to discuss the Monthly Custom Content Challenge idea as a whole or wish to submit ideas/themes for future monthly Challenges, please post in its thread here - Custom Content Challenge - Theme Suggestions.

When submitting a new theme, please provide a title and short summary of the theme.

If you have a technical question about some custom content creation, please create a separate thread so that the answers can be found later by anyone, not just people interested in this Challenge.

We’ll try to help!

Have no fear and join the fun!

And finally, you can:

Custom Content Challenge - Theme Suggestions.
Vote 4 for October’s theme.
Email content to: nwvaultccchallenge@gmail.com

TR

Submission sent. Lemme know if OneDrive gives you any issues.

Here’s a teaser…

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I have a prefab for this month’s CCC.

FP!

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Looks very familiar and seems to be the best possible approach with NWN.

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Just under a third of the way through the month. Anybody else doing something for this?

TR

I have a spare Amnish Guard creature I recreated from a blurry BG2 screenshot…
For the Glory of Amn!


Its 5% bigger than a normal human

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Looks like a Spanish Conquistidor

Looking great, everyone. Unfortunately I won’t have the time to submit something for this one.

Btw., if I remember correctly Amn is modeled after Medieval/Renaissance Spain.

Yup, Exactly what they look like in the Baldur’s Gate 2 game.
Had to edit a helmet to look like a Morion Helmet…

Amn Guard BG2

Definitely time to get my eyes tested again. At first I thought you said a Moron Helmet… :see_no_evil:

TR

No Flaming Fists?

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If you are creating anything for this, just a reminder - 2 weeks left.

TR

i’m working on a Thing, part of my eternal ‘let’s try and get all D&D critters into NWN’ plans, but also very tied to Faerun itself. The Grippli

mind at the moment its a trogdolyte with a frog head and feet, plus sahagin neck and pelvis, but I’ll edit up a few variants one the skins all fixed up

image

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cool

here come dat boi (also MAN, grippili are tiny by Faerun standards. this is technically oversized a bit but, look how small they are even at this size)

(also ingame shot…)


Two of them are obvious frogs. I tried to make a nice brown and splotchy one but uh, that just ended up looking like some strange arcane runelord. The black and purple is a bad attempt at the Purple Flourescent Toad, which is not a frog

Full credits will be when I unleash the readme

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  • I like this plan.
    All these ribbiting :laughing: imagery reminded me I had enough parts to assemble a proper faerunian aarakocra, I will try to toss in a couple more creature models…


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Looking swank, though my particulars on the Aarakocra immediately go ‘they gotta have talon hands’

which is exactly why i haven’t done anything with them becaues I do not have a source for feathered arms and talon hands

I think I can rework those claw feet into talon hands and give them a feathery skin texture. Right now those are just humans with bird parts I scavenged from some griffins and turned into armor parts. Also the actual Aaracokra will be a head shorter than a human.

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Seemingly the people like the picture of Baldurs gate. So I made a loadscreen.

It’s not too good, since the aspect ratio of 4:3 doesn’t fit well into the loadscrenn. But you won’t find a better one :slight_smile:

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Here you go

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