Icewind Dale - Heart of Winter is an expansion to the Icewind Dale role-playing game. It was developed by Black Isle Studios and released by Interplay Entertainment Corp. This expansion follows the story of the party and their journey to stop a great conflict envisioned by Hjollder, a barbarian shaman who greets the party at the beginning of the game. As the story progresses, the party find themselves facing a barbarian dead warlord who have been reincarnated by the queen Icasaracht.
The game follows the gameplay and elements of the Icewind Dale game. The player starts by creating his/her part comprised of up to six characters. While creating the characters, the player has the ability to adjust character stat including race, name, gender, weapon proficiencies, and more. The game includes several additions/changes including a higher experience point cap, the Heart of Fury level of difficulty and new spells and items. But, like the original game, Heart of Winter is also based on the ruleset from the Advanced D&D 2nd edition.
This expansion features its own expansion pack called the Trials of the Luremaster. This expansion portrays the story of Luremaster in a new land called Anauroch desert. The player’s goals include finding loots, avoiding traps, defeating monsters and eventually defeating the Luremaster.