Author Status (Retired from NWN but makes Animated Short-Stories on Youtube):

The Creator of "Surviving Horror 1 & 2", "Calm before the Storm" and "A New Journey Begins" for NWN1 and "Berra's Estate of Horrors" for the "Halloween" NWN2 module.

You can find all of my Neverwinternights Adventures below to your Right! Download, enjoy and vote if you feel like it. :)

Birger is not making Neverwinternights Mods anymore; instead he's going to start releasing animated short-movies on his Youtube Channel Bright Bear Tales.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gear for Samhain Lovers!

Hey everyone! I just uploaded version 1.1 of my Neverwinter Nights 1 Halloween-module "Samhain's Eve" which features a Gear-Chest in the beginning (with Equipment and Potions) for those who don't feel like downloading the Character Creator before playing.

Thanks to those people who's been kind enough to vote and play!

I figured that more people would be drawn to downloading the module without having to feel that they MUST download the Character Creator before playing.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about is that this was about me choosing to not include any items in the module, since it's so short, so I chose to instead direct people to fixing their own equipment (and level up their character at the same time) by using the Character Creator.

Anyway, now you have the option to choose! :)

The module has now gotten 119 downloads and 4 votes as I am typing this. Keep those downloads and votes coming! :D

Oh -- and have a good Christmas everyone! ;D

Berra out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Samhain's Got 100 DOWNLOADS!

My latest short-mod, also a Halloween mod for 2009; Samhain's Eve is close to recieve 100 downloads! As I am typing this the mod-file has gained 94 downloads. Be sure to keep those downloads coming! ;P

But man ... I'm disappointed that it has only gotten 4 votes so far. Maaaaan -- gimme your votes! Me needs them! :P

But seriously ... I really think people should vote more. By voting you show the author that you appriciate his/her work and it is actually the ONLY reward we get (apart from downloads, then).

And I mean ... it takes probably just, like, ONE MINUTE to vote. And it usally takes hours and hours ... and sometimes even YEARS of an author's life to create these mods for you to download ... for FREE. Show em' some apprication guys!

You'll most likely spur those authors to create even better mods next time they release something if you lend them your votes ... as a matter of fact, I can tell you that as a fact. ;)

Berra out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Origins of the Dragon ...

Hey everyone. I downloaded and bought Bioware's latest RPG Dragon Age through Steam a couple of days ago. I haven't played it yet and don't know when I'll find the time to since I have a bunch of games that I'd like to finish off first BUT -- at least I own it now. :)

I think this game will open up a new modding-community similar to the one we now have at the nwvault and soon we'll hopefully be seeing some really nice looking modules coming out for us to download. It think we have an awesome time ahead of us people! :P

If you've played the game and like to give me and my readers your view of the story/gameplay feel free to let us know! Just NO SPOILERS, OK?

Berra out.

Monday, November 9, 2009

LeslieMS is a Dialog-Horror Queen!

Just uploaded version 2.6 for Surviving Horror 2 and version 2.2 for Surviving Horror 1 with both featuring COMPLETE DIALOG-REVAMPS made by our new Dialog-Horror Queen called "LeslieMS".

Be sure to give my two horror-mods another go! The dialog feels a lot fresher this time around. :)

Thanks for all your help Leslie (and sorry for the late upload)! :)

**UPDATE (2009-11-10):

AND PEOPLE: If you haven't already (shame on you), download my latest short-mod called "Samhain's Eve". It's a halloween module that I think you'll find very appealing.

Berra out.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Samhain's Eve!

Hey everyone! I've just uploaded my latest module. A module to celebrate Halloween 2009! It's called "Samhain's Eve" and should be played with a 10th level character. It's not been completely uploaded yet but once it's up you'll find it HERE.

I've not uploaded the spelling fixes for the SH-series yet (sorry LeslieMS) but I will try doing so soon.

That's all for now folks!

Berra out.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More SH Changes and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Hey again everyone! :) I've had a really nice gal called "LeslieMS" going through all the dialog for both SURVIVING HORROR 1 and 2 (she began with the second part but then felt like going through the first one too) so I'll be releasing some updates for both modules once I get the time.

She's remedied most of the spelling errors, fixed some grammar and changed some of the dialog so it sounds a lot better.

I'm also going to add the new portraits for Jina and Frogrin to the first module and perhaps (if I find a suitable scene) add some romantic animations to it as well (no promises though).

I've also had thoughts about doing a short-mod to celebrate halloween. But in that case, it'll be really short but still enjoyable and atmoshperic as my other mods (hopefully).

What do you guys think? :)

Berra out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Surviving Horror 2 REBORN ... almost.

Hey everyone! Just uploaded version 2.5 of my module "Surviving Horror 2".

This update includes the following:

*New Portraits
for Jina, Frogrin and Nuerov made by Archon.
*Romantic Animations (Hug & Kiss) made by Ninjaweaselman.
*Some overall tweaks and bug-fixes.

(full list of everything updated can be found in the read-me file that comes with the module)

You will need to download the main-hak for Surviving Horror 2 AGAIN if you have an older version since I have updated that hak so it includes the stuff mentioned above. If you don't have Surviving Horror 2 on your computer then simply download everything. :)

That's it folks, I hope you enjoy! Be sure to let me know what you think of the new updates. :) I personally love them! :P

Berra out.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Surviving Horror 2-Update (SOON)

Hey everyone!
Anyone who enjoyed my NWN1 module "Surviving Horror 2" will have a really good reason to replay it pretty soon and those who hasn't played it yet now has a couple of more awesome reasons to finally get to it!

The new update, called v.2.5, will include completely new and original portraits for all the main characters. This includes the henchmen and a certain dark character. All portraits were made by my pal the awesome artist Archon. The creator of many of other artwork for my modules and the creator of the graphic novel Dark Sun's Glare.

The update will also include ninjaweaselman's new romantic animations for both romance interests.

The only minor crux about the animations above is that you have to play certain races depending on the character you're interested in. Otherwise the animations won't work as they're supposed to. For Jina you'll have to be human or half-elf and for Frogrin you'll have to be a ... yeah you guessed it ... a cow! Heh ... no seriously ... you have to be a halfling. ;)

The update has not been released yet but keep your eyes open! This is the first place I'll let you all know about it's release.

Berra out.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Quick (V.O.) Update

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to quickly inform you people that I've started doing some Voice Acting. You can find it to your right below the link-list "Berra's NWN Interviews".

I really like doing voice acting so if you are looking for a voice for your mod or whatever else you might need it for, be it film-projects or commercials or whichever, let me know and I'll gladly do some for you.

I've already done some voice-acting for a couple of modules. One that will be released for NWN1 and one for NWN2.

I won't reveal which mods yet but once they have been released or when or if I get permission from the authors I'll post about it here. :)

Berra out.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Halloween 2008 COMPLETED! Finally.

Hey everyone! I just finally completely completed the Halloween 2008 Collaboration-Mod for NWN2!

I voted quite awhile ago since I knew what my score would be anyway (perfect 10.00!!!) since it's such an awesome piece of work with so many different author thus giving it a very special feel. But at the time I had still a couple of houses left ... since man, there's like 30+ houses there! :D Below are some examples of the ones I really liked:

I loved the Elysian Manor. It had that perfect unsettling isolation-horror atmoshpere to it and even in NWN2 ... it manages to put in some really good "scare-ya"-effects as well! Like for example ... well, I won't give a direct example, it's better if you play it yourself. :) But these scenes are pretty up close and personally, that much can I say. :D

BlackRain Software's house was REALLY AWESOME! It's a tribute to the first Resident Evil game for Playstation 1! Since I'm such a complete RE-fan, I truly loved every minute of it and it feels stunning that they've even managed to create this stuff in NWN2! :D Just this house alone is worth a 10.00-score.

Chaos Wielder's house was also really awesome. It had a really thick atmoshpere and you were really expecting something to pop up around the corner every minute while you were walking around the house ... and the finalé was just simply awesome. That truly put everything on it's edge. Good work!

Eguintir Eligard house was, to begin with a very nice house. You decide to stay there for the evening since there's a storm outside ... and it begins as a normal sleep-over ... but eventually turns into a horrific murder-mystery. It was really dramatic work.

Jonny Ree & Liso's house was really cool. It had a very interesting plot-twist right at the beginning that you could't possibly have even thought about! :D Colorful demons, I gotta say. ;) And the custom content is so spot-on that I ... well, I just don't know how they do it but Jonny sure is one of the best model-making men in NWN2 right now.

I liked a lot about the other houses as well but I won't go into more detail since this post is getting pretty long as it is. ;)

Thanks to everyone to contributed to the project both to the ones mentioned above and the ones I haven't mentioned!

Berra out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What has Berra been playing?

Good question. ;) I've not played NWN for a long time now but I have bought Mysteries of Westgate which I plan to finish sometime in the future. I'm currently on vacation so I'm hoping to finish some of the games that I've not had the time to finish while working.

My attention has been fixed more on console games. I've been playing both Playstation 3 and XBox360 and to be honest I've not had that good expecations on the latter before I actually started using it ... and now think it's pretty awesome. :)

The mayor differences between the two is that, while using Xbox360, you have to PAY for playing online. Which I don't really like. While on the PS3 you can play for free. Strange, huh? But I guess it has to do with that Xbox360 has a more wider range of multiplayer games.

The games I've played are the following: Assassins Creed (Xbox360), Legendary (PS3), The Darkness (PS3), Gears of War (Xbox360), Banjo Kazzoie "Nuts and Bolts" (Xbox360), Resident Evil 5 (PS3) and Linger in Shadows (PS3). I think that should be all of em'.

Oh - forgot one: I've also finished the PC game "Still Life". It's a point-and-click adventure game where you take on the role of the FBI Special Agent Victoria McPherson and follow her as she tries to uncover the indentity of a masked serial killer that brutally kills his victims and deliberately leaves clues on the crime scene. It turns out that her grandfather had a similar case like the one now ... but that was 70 years ago. Could they be linked somehow?

Anyway, the forementioned console-games above are pretty awesome and the ones I've managed to finish as of now are number 2, 3, 6 & 7. The others still await completion.

Linger in Shadows was a downloadable game that has a very original feel to it. It's more like an interactive movie than anything else. I managed to gain ALL it's TROPHIES!! YAY!! The only game I've managed to attain a 100% status on. ;)

Berra out.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michele leaves NWN-Podcast

For those of you who's been following the Neverwinternights-Podcast (a site that sends news about modules and the community) knows of Michele a.k.a. "Liso" and for those who don't: she's been a hostess/interviewer on the Podcast for a long, long time and she's one of the most positive and cheerful persons I've met.

Some may recall that I guested a Podcast episode as well ... well, she's the one who interviewed me. :) It was awesome fun and you could really feel her personality through her words. :)

Sad to see ya go Michele but I for one really understands how it feels. See my mod-business for example. So, no worries here! The most important thing is just that you do what you feel is right for you.

She's still going to linger around the community though so this is not the last we'll see of her famous "Milk N' Cookies". ;)

I think we should all wish Michele luck in her future endeveours. Good luck Michele!

Berra out.

Long time no Read.

Hello everyone! As the title says; "Long time no Read". ;)

Yeah, it's been awhile since I posted on this blog and it's mostly because I've , as most of you already know, dropped my module-making hobby for the moment. "For the moment" you ask? Well, I've decided it's better to call it that since it could happen that I return to it someday since it's been a pretty large part of my creativity.

But for now I still call it quits but I decided to start to post, from time to time, a little about other mods and some other stuff going on in the community that I find interesting.

By the way what do you think about my new site-design? I think it fits really well and I've actually made a new logo that I'm also going to use for my new YouTube movies.

I played two excellent mods way back for NWN1 called "Revenant" and "Celestial Chronicles".

The first actually recieved the Silver Award 2008 ... and with good reason. :) It's about you, the player, becoming something called a "Revenant". A walking ghost seeking to have revenge on the one responsible for your death.

It uses various unique systems on level up where you can choose skills that the author has custom made. The story is dark and atmoshperic and people who like those kind of mods (perhaps my own as well) then you should certainly check it out. I gave it a score of 9.75.

The latter module could be compared to the old Super Nintendo RPGs like Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy. I find the story very interesting and it has a certain feel to it that makes you go back to feelings seen in the formentioned games.

You play a pregenerated character called "Serena Sunfire" that works as an archaeologist that stumbles upon a finding that could reveil the greatest coverup of all time: the existence of magic, and the knowledge of forgotten realms. The game is a writing submission so it has light-combat. This story is awesome. :) I gave it a full-scale 10.00-score.

You can find the links to both modules under "Recently Played Modules" in the collumn to your right.

UPDATE 2009-07-08: Should you be reading this and the forementioned games aren't on the Recently Played Modules-list anymore you can go to my "NWN1 - Berra's Module Favorites"-portfolio feature under "Berra's NWN Portfolios" in the collumn to your right. That one will always be there.

That's all for now folks!

Berra out.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mods for the Masses and/or Successor?

Hey again everyone and long time no read. ;) I've answered all you comments now back at the previous post, so if you know you've commented there be sure to go back there and read what the replies I've given you. :)

So ... what has I been up to, you ask? Well, it's been mostly work (my real-life work that is) ... a lot of battery creation there, since I work on a company called S.a.f.t. which creates larger batteries used in backups or hospitals or other larges constuctions.

But I've also played a couple of games and watched a couple of animes with my siblings. :) I've been playing The Darkness & Condemned 2 for Playstation 3 and they're both awesome games. The latter really chills your bones, so if you enjoy horror you should give it a try. It's one of the scarier games I've played to date ... Doom3 is one of the scariest I've played and C2 actually manages to surpass that one ... in my opinion. :)

I'm currently playing God of War 1 with my little brother (but he's not so little anymore, he's turned 13) and I'm enjoying it pretty much. My brother has talked about it a lot and finished both games and wanted me to play them as well, which is really fun! :)

The animes I've watched are Avatar - The Last Airbender (awesome anime, you gotta watch it!) and the Devil May Cry anime (with only 12 episodes) which was pretty decent. Not awesome but still pretty decent.

Anyways, what's with the title you ask? Well, you see I've been thinking about if I should release Insania Fabula & Puppet Masters to the community in it's unfinished state ... thus all of you can enjoy what little is there and anyone can choose to continue making the mods. OR ...

... is there anyone who'd like to take over the two projects (or one of them)? I'd love to see the two mods finished even though I'm not the one who's going to finish it.

In that case hopefully the voice-actors that signed for the projects will be wanting to lend their voices to the new mod-creator as well. I also have a couple of people that signed up to become writers of my various modules. If these people are interested, then they are at your disposal as well.

A successor should have these abilities:

*A major experience/knowledge of scripting
*Previous experience of making successful mods for either NWN1 or 2
*Experience of creating and changing/editing hak-files
*A good story-telling ability (the ability to shape a story)
*An ability to lead a project and follow a schedule (that you create and maintain yourself)
*Good writing skills

*Good skills when it comes to making conversations within the game

Thought I'd get this ball rollin' since I've been thinking about it for quite some time. Let me know what you all think and if someone's interested in taking over the project(s)!

Berra out.