The video game Baldur’s Gate 3, spread across three acts, features an abundance of characters making it a little challenging to remember every face that appears.
Yet, players who also play Magic: The Gathering have noticed some recognizable characters in the game, some of which are introduced as early as the first act.
An instance is the character Zevlor, the tiefling encountered at the Druid's village in Act 1. This character was a surprising find for one player who also enjoys the card game and brought it to attention online.
His observation sparked a lively discussion on why there seemed to be a significant overlap between Magic: The Gathering and Larian’s latest release, prompting theories and speculation.
Baldur’s Gate 3 and Magic: The Gathering: Are They Connected?
This discovery raises questions: Are Baldur’s Gate 3 and Magic: The Gathering set in the same universe? The answer is complex.
Essentially, Baldur’s Gate exists in the Forgotten Realms section of Dungeons and Dragons, one of several slices of reality, also known as planes, in the DnD multiverse.
In Magic: The Gathering, meanwhile, players assume the role of a 'planeswalker,' individuals with the ability to traverse these different realities, one of which includes the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Adding to this theory, it's worth mentioning that Baldur’s Gate 3 was developed by Larian Studios while Wizards of the Coast, producers of Magic: The Gathering who also hold the license for Dungeons & Dragons, was closely involved in the game development process.
For more details and updates on Baldur’s Gate 3, players have suggested checking out guides for optimizing gameplay, like crafting the best Oathbreaker Paladin build in the game.