Lucky Lark – pt 1: The helpless & the raiders

I have been playing Fallout 4 ever since its release and have become obsessed with creating unique characters, as I tend to do with Bethesda games. Similar to my character builds in Skyrim: Pom Pom the Illusionist, Puck the Prospector,  Sandora the Shieldmaiden, Nicole the Traveling Merchant, & Bael the Thief, my Fallout 4 character builds will be exploring…

Roleplaying: shaped by the game or the player?

My friends and I were talking about my character builds the other day, and they said they found it intriguing that I was working on the different characters’ motivations. They asked me if how I build and play my characters was shaped by the game or a reflection of myself?  That question got me thinking, before I…

Scribe Michael – pt 2: Righteous Authority & Quartermastery

I wrote about my inspiration for a traveling merchant character within Fallout 4 in my character article Scribe Michael – pt 1: Brotherhood without the steel. In today’s article I’ll be discussing the development of my character Michael, and the process I went through in defining his playstyle. Perks Science – Michael will expand upon his engineering skill with the knowledge he gains…

Scribe Michael – pt 1: Brotherhood without the steel

I have been playing Fallout 4 ever since its release and have become obsessed with creating unique characters, as I tend to do with Bethesda games. Similar to my character builds in Skyrim; Pom Pom the Illusionist, Puck the Prospector,  Sandora the Shieldmaiden, Nicole the Traveling Merchant, & Bael the Thief,  my Fallout 4 character builds will be…

Bael the Thief – part 2: prisoner practice

Step forward prisoner! After concluding that to be a noble thief I would have to follow the path of a redemption story in my article, Heroic Thief: the process of making a villain a hero, I decided that the opening leg of Bael’s path to righteousness would have to include a descent into darkness.  I had…

Bael the Thief – part 1: Inspiration

This is the fifth of many character articles I will be producing about my own personal character builds in Skyrim; today I’m introducing Bael the Thief. Sticky fingers As I have stated in my past character articles, it’s difficult for me to roleplay as a dishonest or immoral character.  I enjoy the feeling that comes from being honorable, doing what…

Nicole the Traveling Merchant – part 2: Practice

I wrote about my inspiration for a traveling merchant character within Skyrim in my character article Nicole the Traveling Merchant – part 1: Inspiration. In today’s article I’m talking about the development of my character Nicole, and the process I went through in defining her playstyle. The dangers of picking flowers As I ventured out into the wilderness with…

Nicole the Traveling Merchant – part 1: inspiration

This is the fourth of many character articles I will be producing about my own personal character builds in Skyrim; today I’m introducing Nicole the Traveling Merchant. Picking flowers, staying out of trouble (Nicole, gathering alchemy ingredients along her travels) As I was playing through Skyrim I asked my girlfriend what she would be doing in the midst of all…

Sandora the Shieldmaiden – part 3: becoming a tank

In my character articles Sandora the Shieldmaiden – part 1: Inspiration, and Sandora the Shieldmaiden – part 2: Practice, I experimented with the shield and the effectiveness of the block skill in combat.   In today’s article I will be talking about how her playstyle has changed and what it looks like now. (Sandora (left) and Uthgerd (right)) Taking…

Sandora the Shieldmaiden – part 2: Practice

I wrote about my inspiration for a character based off of being Uthgerd’s follower in my character article Sandora the Shieldmaiden – part 1: Inspiration.  In today’s article I expand upon the development of my character Sandora, and the process I went through in defining her playstyle. Sword and board? I had originally planned on committing to Sandora…

Sandora the Shieldmaiden – part 1: Inspiration

This is the third of many character articles I will be producing about my own personal character builds in Skyrim; today I’m introducing Sandora the Shieldmaiden. Uthgerd’s best friend I have played through the beginning levels of Skyrim countless times, I acquire followers in a fairly regular pattern starting with Faendal or Sven in Riverwood and then switching to…