Since it emerged from early access, Baldur’s Gate 3 has surpassed a lot of expectations, having attracted a huge amount of players keen to experience all it has to offer on PC, with those on other platforms now beginning to join in on the fun.
Despite some debate around the “cut content” data miners believed they’d found in the game’s files, it’s enjoyed a positive reception, leaving a lot of people hungry for more, and has inspired some very interesting speedruns and bizarre challenges.
In addition to the new content arriving via Larian’s fresh patches and hotfixes for the game, its modding scene has plenty to offer those who’re in need of a way to spice up their latest playthrough. For example, one new work lets you take being a chatty necromancer to a whole new level.
Do you regularly chat to the deceased in Baldur's Gate 3?
The mod in question is called ‘Speak with Dead Tweaks’ and is the work of modder Cytraen. Some of their previous projects have fixed some issues with one of the game’s armour sets, and configure a bunch of different limit settings in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.
This time, they’ve removed some of the limits Baldur's Gate 3 places on the Speak with Dead spell, which, as you might imagine, gives morally dubious mages to initiate a post-demise Q&A session with corpses that don’t decide to blank them.
While these encounters usually only allow you to ask a grand total of five questions, one of the optional files that make up Cytraen’s mod waives that requirement, giving you the chance to interrogate your new friend for as long as you like, or at least until you ruin out of interesting things to ask them.
The other two ensure that both having been responsible for the death of the poor stiff in question or having accidentally burnt their body to a crisp, via some explosive barrelmancy for example, shouldn’t get in the way of your desire to socialise with them.
While the former can be dodged in the vanilla game by making cunning use of the Disguise Self spell, the latter can be a real pain for pyromaniacs that comes with no obvious solution. Aside from, well, toning down your destructive hobbies.
According to Cytraen, burnt corpses still won’t display the glowing effects that the spell gives to uncharred bodies, so bear that in mind, as well as the fact you’ll need to grab Norbyte’s ‘Baldur’s Gate 3 Script Extender’ to get the other two files working as intended.
Regardless of whether you’re now having a natter with an unfortunate victim of your appetite for destruction, make sure to check out our array of guides to Baldur’s Gate 3’s builds, mechanics, and locations.