Romantic Alchemy & Origin Characters in Baldur’s Gate 3

Recently, there were many questions about Romantic Alchemy and Origin Characters in Baldur’s Gate 3. Finally, the developers and Larian Studios decided to answer players’ curiosity.

Romance in Baldur’s Gate 3

Romances in Baldur’s Gate 3 are a big part of the roleplaying experience and one of the favorite parts of the story for many players. In recent Community Update developers discusses romantic possibilities in Baldur’s Gate, stating that origin characters can find love with each other.

Baldur’s Gate 3 features an advanced romance system that allows players to build relationships with companions and NPCs. Unlike a simple “gift system,” interactions in the game involve dialogue choices that elicit reactions and comments from companions. These choices are judged and aggregated into an approval system, where companions can either approve or disapprove, earning the player points. Sufficient approval can lead to well-written romances or even the development of an enemy. But what about the Origin characters?

Romantic Alchemy & Origin Characters

Origin characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 can pursue romantic relationships with other Origins, excluding the primary character controlled by the player, offering the potential for love connections. Failing to establish a romantic connection with some companions doesn’t extinguish their chances of finding love in Baldur’s Gate. Origin characters can still pursue romantic relationships with other Origins. The game’s relationship system is designed for romancing NPCs only, and one of the Baldur’s Gate 3 lead writers humorously said:

Our relationship system is designed for romancing NPCs only; however, if you and your co-op partner both kiss your monitors at the same time, the static shock you’ll experience produces a heart-racing effect similar to the feeling of love. If you begin to feel pain or numbness in your limbs, please go to a hospital immediately.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Team

All Romance possibilities for Origin characters in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • A played Origin can romance an NPC Origin
  • An NPC Origin cannot romance an NPC Origin
  • Played Origins cannot romance other player Origins

For those unfamiliar with the Origin character terminology, they are characters that you, the player make decisions for. You can create custom characters and design them from scratch, choosing from various races, classes, and appearance settings. Alternatively, you can pick one of the pre-made companions and follow the story from their perspective. In multiplayer mode, if your friends join you at any point in the story without creating their own custom character from the start, they will take control of one of the available companions, an origin character.

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