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…

Pom Pom the Illusionist – part 3: from fear to courage

I began my character series with the development of my Illusionist character in Skyrim, in my character articles Pom Pom the Illusionist – part 1: Inspiration, and Pom Pom the Illusionist – part 2: Practice.  In today’s article I expand upon the development of my character Pom Pom, and the process I went through in defining her playstyle. Different types…

Pom Pom the Illusionist – part 2: Practice

I wrote about my return to Skyrim in my character article Pom Pom the Illusionist – part 1: Inspiration.  In today’s article I expand upon the development of my character Pom Pom, and the process I went through in defining her playstyle. Old habits During my initial leveling stages with Pom Pom, I used Fury from the Illusion…

Pom Pom the Illusionist – part 1: Inspiration

In today’s article I am describing my past experiences with the Elder Scrolls franchise, and the change in approach I am using to create compelling characters and for my playthroughs of Skyrim Special Edition. This is the first of many character articles I will be producing about my own personal character builds in Skyrim; we begin with Pom Pom…