Quick question. Not that I am gonna use it for Wulfgard purposes or so. But is there someone that can shapeshift from a human into a dragon, or a dragon into a human? I know there are dragons and shapeshifters, but just curious about this option, even if its too extreme for this setting.
I'm not sure I understand. Not going to use it for Wulfgard? So, is this a Wulfgard question or a general mythology/folklore question? Since this is the place for Wulfgard questions, I will answer it in our universe:
There are many tales of dragons taking human form, or even of other beings such as dwarves turning into dragons permanently due the possession of cursed artifacts, etc., most famously in the case of Fafnir. Some families claim dragon blood in their heritage, citing stories such as these about their ancestors. The truth of these accounts is widely disputed, but since most dragons possess a great deal of mastery over magic, it's certainly possible that they might take on another form, either through an illusion or physical shapeshifting. Tales speak of ancient dragons taking the form of high elves and becoming great leaders among their kind, preferring to interact with the Alfar over the shorter-lived and less magically-inclined humans. They say a green dragon lives in elf form in Mímisholt with the ljosalfar, and a silver dragon rules the mythical city of Voc, high in the Jagged Edge. If any live among men, they do a good job of hiding it.
Part of me is dumbfounded that we're actually getting a Baldur's Gate 3, after all this time and three canceled projects later. The other part of me is already tempering my expectations. It's not the original team (goes without saying), no Infinity Engine (odds of that happening are astronomical), 5E ruleset, likely that no characters from the original series show up unless The Sundering plays with some things, and likely a new battle system that isn't Real-time w/ Pause. Co-op is a good thing though.
So... probably not really Baldur's Gate 3 then. Probably just a random new D&D 5e (ugh) game using the Baldur's Gate name for nostalgia bux. Yeah, I know Baldur's Gate is a city in the forgotten realms, but no one buys a game called "Baldur's Gate" because they're such a big fan of that fictional city, lol.
I think Larian are great - I love Divinity: Original Sin - but I can't help being pessimistic about the idea that anyone could revive the true spirit of the BG series. Closest new game I've played to the feel of the original engine is Pathfinder: Kingmaker, by Owlcat. But I'm not sure either Owlcat or Larian has the writing chops to come up with a good enough story. Still, I'm glad it's Larian and not Beamdog.
As for old characters showing up, they might bring back Minsc through some gimmick or other, since he's shown up in some recent comics and games.