The only aspect of The Black Hound
that made me balk was the planned Level cap; be it Level 5 or Level 8, both ceilings seem way
too low for a full-length D&D CRPG (especially after getting a taste of Baldur's Gate 2
and Neverwinter Nights
). Furthermore, the fact that 3e characters level up quickly compared to their 2e counterparts would likely have necessitated less overall combat.
The main takeaway point for me is exactly the idea of the game being set in the Dalelands. I would soooooo love an FR game that is NOT set in the Sword Coast or Icewind Dale or Neverwinter areas. There are so many awesome areas in the FR setting; why do we keep having to play in the same damn areas again and again?
As a matter of fact, that is precisely
why it came to mind: while working on an old-school D&D campaign that begins in the High Dale, my research revealed a lack of adventures set exclusively within any of the Dales.
this and the lost source code for IWD 2 (no source code, no EE ) are probably my biggest gaming related wishes. Sad, but life goes on...
It is supposedly eighty-percent completed, yes? I'm sure there are fans both creative enough and tech-savvy enough to complete the story.