Mythic resonance and mechanical racism in Skyrim

Table of Contents 1. Intro 1.1. Modding exploits 1.2. Restricted racial perks 1.3. Stifling cheese 1.4. Lore deprecated 2. Weapons and elemental focus 3. Standing stones 4. Divine blessings 5. Daedric artifacts 5.1. Puzzle rules 5.2. Solution 5.3. Objection: Shouldn't Ebony artifacts go…

Racial implications of Skyrim's starting skill bonuses: A fair and balanced analysis. (Spoiler: Argonians are apocalyptic)

Table of Contents Racial perks Weapon focus Standing stones Divine blessings Vampires and werewolves Alternate Start Feedback c/ConsumeProduct Redguards = Arabs in blackface c/Gaming negroid ~ Orcs + Argonians German sperging c/KotakuinAction2 r/SkyrimRequiem armorless Redguards!? roleplaying against stereotype Skyrim and Requiem are balanced for roleplay, not powergaming. Adding roleplay…

How to give DCSS temporal tension and urgency with scaling Orb-Zigs

Table of Contents Pervasive urgency in Castle of the Winds Redesigning DCSS for urgency Homebrewing urgency with Orb-Zigs Pervasive urgency in Castle of the Winds Castle of the Winds features a constant tension between aggression and caution, as one strives to confront Surtur before he masters the Helm of the…

Xom's Dungeon | DCSS plot revealed

A madman's riddle God is not mocked Elder dungeon Xom's gauntlet Charmless A madman's riddle Nothing in DCSS makes sense, if examined closely. I don't mean just because it's a video game. For example, Castle of the Wind had a more realistic sense of the passage of time. Many modern…

Why there's "too much" god-switching in my essential builds

The obvious objection to my DCSS Essential Builds is that there's too much god switching. The suggestion of multiple god switches in a game elicits much laughter. Some forbid switching altogether. Fundamentally, I don't care. One can always just treat the multiple gods as multiple god options for the combo,…

I had BaSu and VSTm flipped

NB: This is obsolete The correct essential combos are BaIE and VSEn. This is an old draft as I was untangling the knot of near-miss rotated essential combos. The Form speed boost I was recently reminded that Forms set innate speed to 1, whether the species is innately fast OR…