Going Beyond the Game Engine
Creative DMing techniques allow players to go beyond how the NWN engine resolves in-game situations. This opens up many more possibilities for a DM to convey additional information about the environment, modify existing content, and create new situations. It includes a wide range of possible actions, ranging from simple and straightforward ones you can do “on-the-fly”, to complex new capabilities that may require additional preparation before a session.
This guide discusses three main types of techniques:
• Providing descriptions of the environment (areas, objects, creatures) to PCs, both for extra flavor and to call attention to key details
• Applying the results of PC actions going beyond the game engine, including using appropriate skill and ability checks
• Simulating the effects of spells/abilities not included in NWN