Baldur’s Gate 3 and Magic: The Gathering: A Hub of Familiar Faces
With numerous characters spread out across Baldur’s Gate 3's three acts, it can be challenging to keep track of them all. However, some individuals who also play Magic: The Gathering have prompted interesting conversations by recognizing familiar characters within the game world. These familiar faces have been detected as early as the first act.
The Noticeable Zevlor
A character that particularly stands out is Zevlor, whom you encounter in the Druid’s village in Act 1. The exposure of such overlap between Magic: The Gathering and Larian’s latest release accounts for the consequential discussions within the game community over the reason behind the overlap. For those wishing to find Zevlor within the game, there is a helpful guide on locating him at all stages of the game.
The Shared Universe Question
An intriguing question arises: are Baldur's Gate 3 and Magic: The Gathering in the same world? There's no simple answer. Baldur's Gate exists within the Forgotten Realms segment of Dungeons and Dragons, which is one of several dimensions, or planes, that exist in DnD. In Magic: The Gathering, players function as Planeswalkers, capable of navigating between all these different realities. The world of Baldur's Gate 3 is one of them.
Baldur's Gate 3 was developed by Larian Studios; however, Wizards of the Coast, the producers of Magic: The Gathering, were deeply involved in the development process as they hold the license for DnD. For more news and updates on Baldur's Gate 3, check out our guide to the best Oathbreaker Paladin build in the game.