Installation Instructions: Download the provided .zip and extract its contents directly into the "Data" folder located inside of your "Baldur's Gate 3" folder. For Steam users, your Baldur's Gate 3 folder can be found at Steam/steamapps/common/Baldur's Gate 3. The English.pak file is not necessary, but it fixes some typos in dialogue and changes the names of certain NPCs (like female guards turned male).
MOD FILE:https://f.rpghq.org/HDEBT1PcZqWp.zip?n= ... hetics.zip
If you are like me, I trust you made a double-take or two at the sheer number of shaved Dwarves wandering around the city as if they were not by their very presence in public bringing great and lasting shame on their ancestors. Babyface Dwarves? This mod addresses this scandalous situation. With this mod installed, most of the male Dwarves you encounter across Baldur's Gate will now be sporting big, bushy beards, as one would expect of the Dwarves across Faerûn and other fantasy worlds.
In addition, fans new to Dungeons & Dragons and Faerûn may not know that the Duergar (or "Grey Dwarves") are famous for being almost universally bald - both men and women! And while the team at Larian largely kept true to this vision, there were still plenty of Duergar sporting voluminous manes of bouncy, breezy hair. Simply unacceptable! Most of the Duergar you encounter in the Underdark (and elsewhere) will now be bald.
I've made some other less noticeable changes, such as reducing the amount of beards on Githyanki men (according to the lore, Githyanki men have sparse facial hair) and reducing the amount of normal hairstyles among Githyanki, in general - topknots and fauxhawks abound!
There will also be decidedly fewer people who look like they are from Chult (the southern jungles) or Kara-Tur (basically China). Baldur's Gate may be a trading metropolis, but the Sword Coast is still largely a Renaissance + Magic level of technology. There is no ubiquitous and cheap international travel to bring all of these people here. While they have not been removed entirely, you will certainly see fewer of them.
And there are many other changed NPCs that you will notice! There will also be fewer pink-haired Half-Orcs.
Going forward, I've had several people suggest that I make Drows darker. I was expecting that Starfield would distract me, but right now that game is... not getting great reviews. So, who knows! Maybe I'll come back and make the Dark Elves look like they were supposed to in older editions of D&D.