Sword Coast Legends [official site] is not a new Baldur’s Gate, but the co-op-packing RPG does look pretty fun. I especially like the look of one player being a dungeon master, altering dungeons and setting up encounters to challenge players. DMs aren’t supposed to kill everyone, unless they want to quickly end up rolling dice by themselves, but they should create an interesting journey.
A new pair of videos show someone creating a dungeon, using tools that look more powerful than I’d expected, then letting four players in to tackle it. Come have a look if you want to see 27 minutes of spiders.
Here’s a chap setting up a dungeon:
And here’s how it plays when four players arrive to confront the DM’s machinations:
This is an archive of a livestream of the demo developers n-Space took to E3. That might explain why the devs are so much friendlier and more interesting than in the boring, stilted videos we usually see from games. Hey, you lot should do this more often.
Sword Coast Legends is built on the Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition rules, and returns to that fantasy land made famous (in PC games, at least) by Baldur’s Gate games. It’s due to arrive for Windows, Mac, and Linux on September 8th.