Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Neverwinter Nights (NWN) Mystara Project?
The NWN Mystara Project is an effort to bring the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Mystara to life online via the Neverwinter Nights 3D, multiplayer game. The goal of the Mystara Project is to create a community where Mystara fans can find fellow players, dungeon masters, campaigning communities, downloadable modules, scripts, tips and more.
What is Neverwinter Nights (NWN)?
Neverwinter Nights (NWN) is a new CRPG (Computer Roleplaying Game) from BioWare, the developers of Baldur's Gate, which utilizes the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. Neverwinter Nights is designed for online, multiplayer gaming and attempts to bring pen-and-paper gaming to the computer. Using Neverwinter Nights' powerful and user-friendly toolset, one can create and populate entire new modular worlds and stories for others to adventure in. As an all-powerful Dungeon Master (DM), Neverwinter Nights even allows users to alter the plot, possess characters, and manage combat from behind the scenes, all in real-time.
What makes NWN so great?
This game has the potential to revitalize the role-playing industry. Through the use of the NWN Toolset it is possible for the first time to create customizable, 3D, interactive, real-time, online environments. By linking computer servers, it is possible to create persistent world environments and even potentially recreate an entire campaign setting.
For more information, visit the Official Neverwinter Nights website, or the official Neverwinter Nights Forums.
When does the NWN game come out?
There is currently no release date. The game is targetted to be finished sometime in Winter 2001/2002.
What are the system requirements to run the game?
For the latest information on the NWN system requirements, visit the Official NWN FAQ site.
What is Mystara?
Mystara is a campaign setting created by TSR for the Dungeons and Dragons game. Originally referred to as The Known World, it is in many peoples' opinion, the best D&D campaign setting ever created. For more information on Mystara, visit any or all of these links:
The Official Mystara Website
The Mystara Reference Guide
The Mystara FAQ's
Will it be possible to recreate Mystara in its entirety?
Unfortunately, we will be limited in terms of what modules and areas of Mystara we are able to create by the NWN game and the tilesets they provide. For example, they may not include a desert tileset with the initial release, so that would exclude all desert regions. Also, we will be limited in the selection of monsters available.
However, Bioware has stated they would like to be able to support user-created content such as new tilesets and monster models. Once the game is released, we will be able to assess our abilities at creating all areas of Mystara.
Additionally, it appears likely that the game will be a great success, meaning there will undoubtedly be supplements with more tilesets, monsters, etc. and newer, more powerful versions of the game. So, it appears likely that eventually it will be possible to recreate all of the realms of Mystara.
Will we be able to make Mystara-specific classes/races?
NWN will support all the races and core classes from the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules. It will be possible through user content and scripting to create new races and classes, but how well we are able to create specific Mystaran races/classes is yet-to-be determined.
Is this an official site? Are you affiliated with Wizards of the Coast, Bioware, TSR, etc...?
No, this site has no affiliation with any business or corporation and is completely non-profit. The site IS affiliated with NeverwinterNexus.net, another not-for-profit fan site that is a online community for ALL of the various Neverwinter Night domains/projects, and also the Realms of Mystara, a project aimed at .
How do I join the NWN Mystara Project? Why should I be a member
Simply click here and follow the instructions to join. Joining the NWN Mystara Project will be an excellent way to meet other players and DM's that will be using the NWN game to campaign in the Mystara setting.
What specific projects do you have planned?
At this point, any projects being developed are in their preliminary stages. Many projects will not be announced until the game comes out.
Currently, the most ambitious project in development is the Realms of Mystara, a persistant world server with the ultimate goal of recreating all of Mystara. For more information on this project and how to get involved, visit the Realms of Mystara site.
How can I get a project listed on the NWN Mystara Project site?
Sign up at the Projects page, post to the Forum message boards, or send me an email.
I have more questions, where can I get answers?
Post your question(s) on the message board or email the me directly.