Several sites are carrying a link to what purports to be an original design document for the first Neverwinter Nights game.

The uploader of the material is anonymous, his/her profile showing a very recent sign-up date on the Vault. Is it real, or is it Memorex? At the moment, there is no way to tell. Only someone who worked on the first game could verify the accuracy of the submission.

Regardless, the material is a fascinating read, and shows a game far different than what actually came out. Some things are still the same, of course. But the overall content shown there would, I think, have made a far more interesting NWN to play.

There is nothing to download. The entire piece is in the description. It’s quite long, so you may want to capture it for later reading.

The original Neverwinter Nights? on the NWN Vault