Though much of it works as-is, our advice on 5e doesn’t perfectly translate to Baldur’s Gate 3, so we’ve compiled some resources here to help you get the most out of the game.

How to Play

Articles explaining the mechanics of the game. While the basics are easy to understand, Baldur’s Gate does a terrible job explaining the specifics of how the game works and a lot of things can feel confusing and frustrating without a bit of explanation.

Baldur’s Gate 3 for 5e Players – What’s Different?

A deep dive into what has changed between the 5e rules and Baldur’s Gate 3, and what those changes mean for you as a player.

Baldur’s Gate 3 for People Who Don’t Play Dungeons and Dragons

There are dice rolling and big numbers and pits to jump across and these weird things called “opportuntiy attacks” and that can all be intimidating if you’ve never played the tabletop RPG. We’ll give you a brief introduction to some of the important mechanics so things are bit more approachable.

Practical Guide to Character Creation – Baldur’s Gate 3

A quick visual guide to the character creator and what all of its various options mean.

Character Optimization

Articles with guidance on building more effective characters.

Race Handbooks

Your race determines some of your characters capabilities, and choosing a race that complements both your class and your playtstyle is essential. Our race handbooks will help youget the most out of your character’s race.

Class Handbooks

Your class determines the majority of your character’s capabilities as you advance. Our class handbooks will help you get the most out of your character’s class.

Practical Guide to Feat Selection

BG3 doesn’t have a huge selection of feats, but what’s there can have some complex implications.

Practical Guide to Illithid Powers

Load up on tadpoles and see what crazy stuff they let you do.


Articles examining individual spells in depth.

Other Supporting Articles

Practical Guide to Camp Casting

What do you with all those extra spellcasters? Well, you put them to work.

Recent Baldur’s Gate 3 Posts

  • BG3 – New Paladin Handbook
    Start chugging elixirs of arcane cultivation, because it’s time to smite stuff. Paladins are just as awesome in BG3 as they are in the tabletop rules, and with convenient resting and inexpensive spell slot restoration, everyone’s favorite smite-bot is a ton of fun to play. BG3 Paladin Handbook
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – New Gnome Handbook
    My first character in Baldur’s gate 3 was a gnome wizard, and despite still getting a grasp on the adapted mechanics, that little guy tore through the game like an absolute monster. Gnome Cunning is no joke, especially in a game where there are a lot of enemies forcing Intelligence and Wisdom saves. BG3 Gnome
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – New Elf Handbook
    Elves in BG3 stick very close to the TTRPG rules, and have many of the same powerful build combos as they did in the 2014 Player’s Handbook. But there are a few pit falls like being stuck with Fire Bolt on a low-Intelligence character, and there is room to optimize. BG3 Elf Handbook: Baldur’s Gate