REDSHADOW 27 Mar 2013 @ 7:27pm
Anyone wonder how strange or why that in every single elder scroll game you start off in a prison?
I mean, I get the whole thing about you starting off with nothing to get everything. Its just funny how that is so or even how they allow that. What are your thoughts?
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Nerevar's Goat Butler 27 Mar 2013 @ 7:40pm 
Thats kinda the only constant across the games, other than the world of tamreal, and the empire.
[TA] Rofak 27 Mar 2013 @ 11:30pm 
they do that because it lets you make a new toon without having to have a back story.
Rhuto 28 Mar 2013 @ 1:54am 
Humm....another popular RPG series like Final Fantasy...in every game the Heroes are orphans...so I think the bottom line is...even if you are "low status" you can build yourself up to a great hero :)
Rockhead Gaz 28 Mar 2013 @ 3:50am 
It's one of those things that just is, isn't it? It's like the old RPG standard of fighting rats in the celler as a first quest. I'm guessing that Bethesda are aware of it and do it on purpose. Like Rhuto said, it gives that whole "hero can come from anywhere" vibe. It never feels like retreading old ground though, as there's always some little variations on it - Morrowind, boat. Oblivion, dungeon. Skyrim, horse and cart/execution. It's kept fresh enough to remain believable.
Weirdguy13 28 Mar 2013 @ 4:33am 
this was in the Oblivion game hub too
Rockhead Gaz 28 Mar 2013 @ 4:48am 
Then I hereby vow to copy and paste my answer there, too.
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[CAFF] FuCkInG mIrAcLeS 28 Mar 2013 @ 7:13am 
Actually in Daggerfall, you're on a ship being sent to Daggerfall to investgate something for the Emporer. Then your boat crashes... It's just easyer to start as a imprisoned person too so you can set up in your mind, how your char. got into prison, and his life before it...
Wergild 30 Mar 2013 @ 7:05am 
Every Single Elder scrolls game?
Someone clearly hasn't played the mediocre spin offs.
REDSHADOW 30 Mar 2013 @ 7:53am 
Wergild tarafından gönderilen ileti:
Every Single Elder scrolls game?
Someone clearly hasn't played the mediocre spin offs.

im not counting the redguard
Lazy Boy Da Prince 2 Nis 2013 @ 5:40pm 
Starting from nothing and grinding your way to the top is one of the most inspirational and enjoyable archetypes ever. It's the human condition.
Elazul 3 Nis 2013 @ 11:00pm 
Because it lets each person use their imagination to create their own characters back story.
blackmon_4 11 Nis 2013 @ 5:12pm 
It allows you to be a part of, and yet seperate from the setting.
Rockhead Gaz 11 Nis 2013 @ 5:21pm 
blackmon_4 tarafından gönderilen ileti:
It allows you to be a part of, and yet seperate from the setting.

There is something very profound about this. I think you've nailed the reasoning behind the whole thing in 14 words.
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