Small Village Woes: 20th Anniversary — Enhanced Edition
This fall marks the 20th Anniversary of when the Neverwinter Nights 1 module Small Village Woes was first released to the public.
In Fall 2002, I released the first public beta version of Small Village Woes after hundreds of hours of development. Meant to be a premiere low level entry module suitable to be played over several hours (depending on play-style), it was purposefully designed to use no Hak Paks, and meant to be as accessible as possible to players.
Once released, I had other adventures to attend to, and didn’t resurface in the NWN Community until some time in 2007. It was only then I discovered that Small Village Woes had been met with appreciation from the player community; it had won Reviewer Awards from the previous Neverwinter Vault on IGN, and was inducted into the original NWN Hall of Fame… and I had no idea!
In Fall 2014, 11 years after the previous Small Village Woes public update, I decided to unbreak the module after many years of neglect, and re-release it to the public following several months of fixes and enhancements. It was great fun to reintroduce myself to the module’s world, and present a more polished version of it to the NWN player community.
It’s now been 20 years following the first release, and I’d like to introduce to you a very special 20th Anniversary: Enhanced Edition!
For this release, I’ve taken efforts to create or enhance the following:
- New Events and Interactions!
- New Roleplay Dialogue XP Bonuses!
- New Dialogue Options and Story beats!
- Streamlined and polished Dialogue!
- New Area Lighting Module-wide!
- Hundreds of new Scripts!
- Dozens of new Placeable Objects!
- Dozens of new Sound Objects!
- Polished custom Merchant System!
- Rebalanced Economy!
- Rebalanced Loot Systems!
- Rebalanced Combat!
- Still uses No Hak Paks ; only Default NWN Resources!
- …and much more, completely fixed and updated for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition!
Feel free to drop a comment here in these forums, on the Small Village Woes Neverwinter Vault download page, or find me online @GameplayLoop, where I’ll be following up this release with a full playthrough recording.
Thanks for reading!