We heard about the disappointment at Larian Studios. They put in serious work for the Baldur’s Gate 3 character creator, only for players to create the Vault Dweller. It’s fair. People want to put their likeness in the game, and a lot of Baldur’s Gate players are white dudes. I took this as a challenge to create the apex white dude: The Dude. I’ll walk you through how you can start your own Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough as one of the greatest pop culture characters of all time, The Dude from The Big Lebowski.
The Baldur’s Gate 3 character creator doesn’t have all the bells and whistles needed to create the full cast of The Big Lebowski. We had to take liberties to get the closest thing possible to The Dude.
Choosing the gender and race was easy to narrow down The Dude’s dudeness. You know Jeff Bridges doesn’t resemble Tieflings, so a male humanoid is the way to go. We ended up at a Gold Dwarf. The racial bonuses fit with the character: +2 Constitution and +1 Wisdom. With the amount of crap The Dude suffers through in The Big Lebowski, this fits the bill.
Head 1 at Neutral Tone 4 with the Blue 1 Eye Colour was his face. The nose was a bit off, but I’m hoping that’s fixable when the full release happens. Hair 21 and Facial Hair 5 gave me the long hair with a middle part and a goatee combo. Hopefully Baldur’s Gate 3 character creator will also give the ability to change the colors for specific features, for that extra beard detailing.
We made The Dude as a Life Domain Cleric with Ilmater as the deity. The Dude vibe checks those around him, kind of like a cleric: only positivity and passivity. The Dude embodies someone who protects and restores the mind, body and soul. Ilmater as the Deity makes sense as “The Crying God protects the oppressed and persecuted. His clergy is sworn to alleviate suffering, even if that means taking on that pain personally.”
Dudeism is a real life religion that embodies going with the flow, just existing, and being a good dude.
“She’s not my special lady, she’s my f***ing lady friend.” — The Dude
Oh, you thought I was done? We have Maude Lebowski as the Baldur’s Gate 3 character for “Who do you dream of? Who attracts you?”. The iconic feminist and avant-garde artist was easier to make. Her light green eyes and pale skin are easy to pick out. She’s a human woman with a bob cut with the bangs cut off in a dark Ginger color. While Head 5 isn’t an exact match, it’s a pretty close comparable.
Hopefully more customizable options will open up as the full game releases. Currently, Baldur’s Gate 3 is missing half of the classes and almost all body type customization.
I will not rest until Walter Sobchak, Donny, and Jesus make it into Baldur’s Gate 3.