A party-based RPG, the spiritual successor to Bioware's Baldur's gate series

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Do the Blood Mage and Battlemage specializations work well together?

The Battlemage has a spell that will take health from all nearby enemies and give it to the caster. But it costs mana to keep it running. The Blood Mage has one that will cause all spells to pull ...
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Are there any additional quests/expansions for Dragon Age that are not developed by Bioware?

After a whole year, and before Dragon Age 2, I am having a second playthrough. I would love to add some additional content to spice up a bit the fun, and I was hoping for some extra developed by some ...
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Dragon Age playthrough required before DA2?

I preordered Dragon Age 2, but I have never played Dragon Age:Origins. Am I going to be lost? My plan is to eventually play the first one, but should I do this before I start the sequel? Are there ...
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Is it possible to see how much your companions approve of you?

In Dragon Age: Origins, you get a little heart notification every time one of your NPC companions changes their feelings towards you. Is there a way to see what your current approval level is with ...
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Are subtitles available in Dragon Age Origins?

While I possess a wonderful pair of speakers, I find that with their period accent, some of the NPCs in Dragon Age are woefully misunderstood (by me). I know that there are some captions in this game ...
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What's the connection between Dragon Age: Origins, and Dragon Age: Awakening?

I recently bought Dragon Age Origins -- Ultimate Edition from steam, and aside from a few minor issues, I think I will end up enjoying it. However, I'm a little confused about what I'm supposed to be ...
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What happened to my face?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins -- Ultimate Edition, and installed it on my computer. Registered the game, registered the DLC it comes with, and go to create a new character. Male humans apparently ...
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Are there any restrictions to getting a used copy of Dragon Age Origins?

I was planning to try out Dragon Age Origins on the XBox 360 and I am wondering if I should buy it new or used. What will I miss out on if I buy the used version of Dragon Age? Mass Effect 2 has the ...
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Can I unlock all the specializations from the start of the game?

Is there a way (cheat and/or mod, savegame) to unlock all specializations in the first game run?
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Play Dragon age Awakening non steam version with the Dragon Age:Origins steam version?

Is this possible? I did research, and I found multiple people on forums saying that this is possible, but they don't explain how.
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What are the Magic Combos in Dragon Age: Origins?

One of the loading screens mentions that there are some extra strong magic combos. So what are those combinations and what is their effect? Are there also special combos for warrior/rogue-skills?
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Can you… get it on… with anyone or just certain characters?

In Dragon Age: Origins, is it possible to seduce anyone or are there only certain characters that each character is able to seduce? I noticed that my female mage was able to start flirting with a ...
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Blue smoke surrounding me in Dragon Age: Origins

I just successfully defended Redcliffe in Dragon Age Origins as a Mage. I noticed that there is some blue smoke surrounding me, but looking at my 'modifiers' the only thing I can see is 'coughing ...
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Gifts and Party Members

I am finding a slew of gifts throughout my journeys. Which ones are most appropriate for which party members?
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How can I remap the numpad keys to select conversation responses?

In Dragon Age on the PC, the number keys (1, 2, 3, ...) are used to select responses during a conversation. The numpad keys (the 0-9 keys on the right side of the keyboard) don't work for this, even ...
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Is there a single mod that fixes many bugs in Dragon Age Origins?

The latest Dragon Age version for PC seems to still have a respectable number of bugs: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Bugs I've seen some mods that can fix this or that bug, but I'm ...
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What are some recommendations for mage character builds?

More than other character types, the large variety of spells available in Dragon Age really make it hard for me to choose. Does anyone have recommendations for mage character builds that offer spells ...
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How to kill Uldred on Dragon Age: Origins?

I am in the mage tower now with Shale, Morrigan and Zevran and I am facing Uldred. I am siding with the templars, because Morrigan said so, and I am having a really hard time beating Uldred. I have ...
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Transferring points acquired by unlocking achievements to Bioware Points?

Hey, I have unlocked few achievements during my playthrough of Dragon Age:Origins. Now, unlocking these achievements gives you Bioware Points, however my account's Bioware Points count shows as zero. ...
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How can I save the kidnapped daughter while keeping my money?

In the side quest "A Daughter Ransomed" is there a way to save the girl, keep your money, and kill the bandits?
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What is the effect of donating to Allied Supply Crates?

In Dragon Age Origins, I've been recruiting factions and they now appear at my camp, along with Allied Supply Crates. I'm aware that you get XP for donating, but aside from that am wondering what the ...
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How is Experience handled in Dragon Age?

How is it distributed to the characters? Do dead characters get experience? Do characters not in the current party get experience? Does the character who actually kills the enemy get more experience? ...
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Why is Dragon Age randomly freezing?

Well actually Dragon Age is a pretty nice game, but it is freezing pretty often: i.e. i have to push the reset-button. Some pixels get weird colors and the sound gets in a loop. I ... installed the ...
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PS3 / Dragon Age: Can I heal members outside my party?

I'm currently in the Redcliffe village battle and although the first part was really easy, I'm struggling on the downhill area. I've been using my mage to heal and create stuns but everyone slowly ...
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Dragons Age: Origin mac version

How well does the Mac version of Dragons Age Origin work as compared to the PC version. I want to play it on a macbook pro with the minimum specs, so I am curious if it will function at a reasonable ...
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Is it possible to defeat Flemeth in DA:O without any mages?

I did the mage tower quest early on, and ended up unwittingly killing Wynne. My player is a warrior. This essentially means that when I go to fight Flemeth, my only party choices are warrior and rogue ...
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In DragonAge: Origins, is there a way to increase the maximum zoom level?

I find the overhead view in DragonAge useful for commanding my party members during harder battles. The problem is that the maximum height is very low, so you can't see very far in this mode. Is ...
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In Dragon Age, how can you get Morrigan to come with you with Isabela in the Pearl?

If you go to the Pearl, you can get Isabela to give you Dueling lessons by either playing cards or having a bit of .. fun.. on her ship. How can you get Morrigan to join in? I've got her as ...
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Is there a respec mechanism in Dragon Age: Origins?

I'm starting to regret some earlier decisions regarding my skills and talents. Is there some sort of respect mechanism that I can find later in the game? Alternatively, are there mods for this?