The temperatures are dropping and the nights are entreating on the days. The wind is blowing and the sun retreating. Winter is upon us and the Neverwinter Nights are gone.
Winter for me, especially during my child hood was filled with adventures into the virtual worlds of video games. Of course I still braved the cold for some fun in the snow, but when the temperatures were unbearable I would get lost in an interactive world that stoked my imagination. When I heard of the development by Bioware of the game Neverwinter Nights years and years ago I was excited. I was fully engrossed as a teenager into the geekdom of table top role playing in the style of D20 and GURPS. With the news that I could emulate that experience in a fully customizable computer game world I could only imagine the endless possibilities. I spent countless hours not only exploring the single player campaign of Neverwinter Nights, but I was especially captivated by the multiplayer experience. The game allowed for users to play with up to 64 players and even allowed some players to play as DM’s. This added a whole new dynamic to the table top experience. (more…)