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

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Shouldn't all the dwarves in the dwarven army that fought in the fifth blight become casteless?

I mean, their whole society shuns ever going to the surface, to the point that even taking a glimpse at the sky could make a dwarf casteless. So, shouldn't every single dwarf that went to the surface ...
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Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition not saving

I've installed Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition in my PC (Windows 10). The installation was successful and the game works fine. I saved and quit the game after playing 1 hour. When I again launched ...
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What is the effect of every button in the Gauntlet Bridge Puzzle of Dragon Age:Origins?

In Dragon Age, there is a mini-game related to the quest for retrieving the Sacred Urn of Andraste's Ashes from an ancient temple. The mini-game is known online as Gauntlet Bridge Puzzle, and it ...
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Is there a purpose to the scene where Dog finds a kid in Denerim?

In Dragon Age: Origins, there is a scene where Dog finds a boy in Denerim. (Note that despite the video title, there are no spoilers). Is there a purpose to this ...
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Physical resistance vs. Armor vs. Defence

I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins for the first time. I'm trying to build both Alistair and my character as tanks and so I was wondering which of the three of these are more important: armor, physical ...
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Can I change my character's voice after starting the game?

I created a character in Dragon Age: Origins and played with it for a bit. I like how it was built, but forgot to change the voice and I don't like it. Is there any way that I can change it without ...
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Can you upload Dragon Age Origins data into Dragon Age 2 on a different system?

I beat DAO on my ps3 and I'm moving in a couple months. I am unable to bring my ps3 with me so I will have to buy a different one. If I buy DA2, can I upload the DAO data to my DA2 on this different ...
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How can I move my preexisting DA:O mods to a new Windows installation?

Recently I suffered a hardware failure that necessitated a clean install of Windows. I've been wanting to get back into the Dragon Age series so I can come into Inquisition freshly reminded of all the ...
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Does the romance and character interaction in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: 2 cut off like it does in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

After completing all of the main quests in DA: Inquisition your ties with the characters you love are totally cut off! It was really saddening to find that all of that relationship building with all ...
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Can you continue a save from the digital version with the disc version?

I have the digital PSN version of Dragon Age Origins on PS3 as a recent PS Plus title. If I were to start a game on this version and bought the retail "Ultimate Edition" of the game, which includes ...
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I want to be an assassin

I want to be an assassin for my next play through. As a rogue class it looks like either getting high dexterity with minimum cunning to get the skills / equipment you want or high cunning with ...
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Why is my mage “sweating blood”?

I'm about 12 hours into Dragon Age Origins for the first time. During most of the game, my mage has been sweating what appears to be off-colored blood. My daughter explained that this indicates I've ...
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What attribute values should I strive for?

I know that part of the game is electing to trade off one thing for another - and this includes attribute values (e.g. higher magic level to gain access to spells and equipment or higher willpower for ...
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Which types of damage for the end game?

For my first game of Dragon Age Origins I'm playing a mage. So far I've concentrated exclusively on dealing two types of damage so I can get to the higher level spells faster. Right now fire is my ...
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Which are the best companion gifts?

I'm playing Dragon Age Origins for the first time and I've discovered that some gifts work better than others. Some of the companion dialogue has guided me towards giving some gifts (e.g. Alister's ...
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What is the impact of our previous story in Dragon Age: Inquisition

I would like to know what is the impact of our story from Dragon Age: Origin or other previous story to Dragon Age: Inquisition. I'm not asking for a list of each impact. I would like to know if the ...
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Who were the physical models and the voice actors used for each party member in Dragon Age?

Many of the party members had face models assigned to them in the design phase. I would like to know who the model each party member is based upon is in all three games and also the voice actor for ...
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How can I effectively build Wynne as a healer?

I've been going around on the internet and the builds they give for Healer Wynne are not really preferable. I wanted to build Wynne that would focus more on healing and providing buffs for the team. ...
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Use Dragon Age Origins character created before save checkpoint in new game

I created a character using the character creator in Dragon Age Origins, but when I got to the tutorial, certain controls weren't working and I quit the game (no save checkpoints were reached). I can ...
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when importing saves in DA:O to DA2

When im importing save from DA:O(even had other 3 "major" DLC's) there are some inconsistency in story. is there intentionally or another bug the dragon age has? for examples: it says in the import ...
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Why do lyrium veins heal you when the codex says they are fatal?

The codex entry on lyrium says the following: Even though dwarves have a natural resistance, raw lyrium is dangerous for all but the most experienced of the Mining Caste to handle. Even for dwarves,...
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What are the 2 CD keys provided with the Ultimate Edition for?

I've just bought Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition on Steam. When I launch the game, it gives me 2 CD keys. What are they for? The game's store page says Requires agreement to a 3rd-party ...
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Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2 Alistair (spoilers)

Alright, ill start off with my choices in DAO. This playthrough (combined with what happened in DA2) puzzled my mind. I think for the first time ever i didn't take alistair with me to the Archdemon, ...
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Am I going to regret looting random chests and drawers?

Playing a mage in Dragon Age Origin, I notice that in the mage castle there are potions and lyrium dust everywhere, mostly in various chests and dressers, sparkling lootwise ala WOW. I have been just ...
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How to handle auto-backstab on my rogue party members?

I went mage, but I have heard rogues are OP, but have the problem that they do not auto-backstab. How do I handle this? Is there a way to manually control the rogue to make him backstab turn-based ...
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Do I need an internet connection to play Dragon Age: Origins (PC)

Do I need an internet connection to play Dragon Age: Origins (PC)? If I do, how does it work? Do you basically need a connected computer to play the game at all, or do you just need to connect once ...
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How can I have Leliana disarm traps?

In some battles, I'm getting stuck in traps while Leliana attacks the enemies. How can I ask her to prioritize disarming traps? Or do I need to switch control to her? (I'm playing a mage, so I'm ...
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Is the Keeper class available in the Awakening expansion?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins together with the Awakening expansion. When I started the game, I was given a choice whether I want to start with Dragon Age: Origins or with Awakening. I chose the Dragon ...
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Will Alistair agree to marry Anora even if he is not hardened?

I am trying to get Alistair and Anora to marry each other and let Loghain live at the landsmeet. So before the landsmeet began, I talked to Alistair and he agreed to marry Anora. Anora likewise agreed ...
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Can I Move From Town To Town?

I'm playing my first play through in Dragon Age Origins. I want to get the Duelist Specialization and I realize I can only unlock this by going to Denerim. I've just left Lothering thinking that I ...
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How can I make Dragon Age launch?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition on Steam in the recent sale. When I try to run the game from Steam, I get the launcher. When I click play from the launcher, the launcher disappears and ...
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How do you defeat the revenants in the Brecilian Forest?

The first time I tried to take them on I was only level 10. Now I returned at level 14 with more tricks up my sleeve and I still can't beat them. They seem to be completely immune to all magic so I ...
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Can't remove the barrier in Brecillian Forest

It's my first playthrough and I'm at Nature of the Beast. Now I helped the Grand Oak and returned his acorn by trading it from the Mad Hermit before I even encountered the barrier. As I understand, ...
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Can your NPC mages become Blood Mages if you are not a mage? (Spoiler)

As I understand, the only way to unlock the Blood Mage specialization is to personally enter the Fade during Arl of Redliffe, something that can only be done if you are a mage Warden. However, I've ...
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Do I have to skip “good” quests with an evil party?

If I have a party of characters who do not really approve of the good guy, do I have to skip quests like A Village Under Siege if I want to keep a high approval of Morrigan?
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Dragon Age: Origins - Strength modifier vs damage

I got one question. I just found two 2-handed weapons: Battleaxe (Red Steel) tier 5 Damage: 14.00 Strength Modifier: 1.10 Maul (Veridium) Tier 4 Damage: 11.70 Strength Modifier: 1.25 Character ...
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Finding total character death count

Is it possible to find out how many times a warden has died? If so, how? (Having to unpack or hex-dump save games is acceptable.)
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What is the purpose of these metal doors in the Circle of Magi tower?

In the Circle of Magi tower, in the Senior Mage Quarters there are metal doors that cannot be picked, or opened otherwise: What is beyond them, and how does one get inside?
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Extreme drop in framerate when playing Dragon Age: Origins for PS3

I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for PS3 with the 1.01 patch installed. Whenever I'm exploring and enter into combat, the game pauses/freezes/the framerate drops to near zero. After ...
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How do I use given gifts?

I've recently started Awakenings on Xbox360 and got Ser Pounce-a-lot. Its description says "Use: This item has a unique power", but I can't figure out how to use it. It's in the Useable Items section ...
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Can friendship be lost after it is gained?

Once I gained friendship with one of my companions, can it be lost? If my approval rate with one companion is at 100, can it be lowered if I do actions that are disapproved by the character? ...
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Dragon Age: Origins Trophies in Awakening

I have played through Origins twice & have still not obtained some trophies. I was wondering if any non-story specific trophies for Origins will pop during a play through of Awakening. To name a ...
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What does the “Low morale” effect on items do in Dragon Age: Origins?

I've come across one or two items with "Low morale" listed as an effect (mainly with the gift-become-items from the Prank DLC), but what does that do to the wearer? I myself would guess that it ...
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How do Dragon Age: Origins Weapon Runes work with damage (fire ice and electric)

While playing Origins, I started thinking about runes, and how they worked on weapons. For example, I have "Maric's Blade" with a +2 damage fire rune. Does that damage come from the weapon's damage (...
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Dragon Age:Origins Lothering Bandits on the Road Quest

When i got to Lothering and attacked the bandits in the quest "Bandits on the Road" one of the options was "Come fight for me, I could use some soldiers" however this is not mentioned on the wiki. ...
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How to disarm traps in Dragon Age: Origins

I was playing Dragon Age:Origins when I came across a trap; however, I was unable to interact with it (other than set it off). As I was in combat at the time, I waited until I had killed all the dark-...
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How do I access Awakening in the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age: Origins for PS3?

I have the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age: Origins for PlayStation 3, which comes with Awakening and all the DLC. I know I'm supposed to access Awakening by starting a new game, but it's not showing ...
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Do I need to own Orgins to play Awakening

I really like DAO, but I am just burrowing it from a friend. I have found DAW for pretty cheap and I want to play it, but am I limited to playing it only while I still have DAO. I know it is an ...
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How do I access the DLC in Dragon Age: Origins?

I recently bought the ultimate edition of Dragon Age: Origins, which includes the Awakening expansion pack and all the DLC. It looks like the DLC is modular and isn't integrated into the game; do I ...
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Does my female character need to “date” Alistar in order to make him king?

I want my female human noble to become queen with Alistar. Do I need to be romancing him at Landsmeet time in order to make him king? (I already know I have to complete his personal quest). Also if I ...