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RNG (Dynamic) Guards
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12.856 MB
Feb 11, 2012 @ 2:36pm
Jun 30, 2012 @ 11:00pm
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Changes can take up to one in-game week to take full effect. Alternatively, you can use the console command "resurrect" to manually force a reroll on the selected guard. Please make sure you have tried both before posting an error.

Do not expect this mod to be compatable with other mods that affect guards in any way shape or form. Before making a post concerning a bug, please disable all other mods and try the steps above. 90% of the time, a bug is caused by an incompatability and not a problem with the mod itself.

To "resurrect":
1) Approach guard you would like to change.
2) Open your console command field (usually the ` key or ~ key).
3) Click on the guard you would like to change.
4) type "resurrect" (without quotes) and hit Enter.
5) Close console command field (usually the ` key or ~ key).

A mod that makes guards much more dynamic, shattering their monotony and freeing them of their clone-like upbringing.

This provides hold guards with all new custom-skinned, hold-specific outfits, along with randomized helm variants. No more full-helmed identical guards at every hold, and no more short sleeves in the blizzards of Winterhold.

This mod is an improved standalone version of RNG (Dynamic) Guard Helmets, going beyond just helmets and into the entirety of the Guard NPCs. It is thus incompatabile with RNG Helmets as it already includes it. If you have already installed/subscribed to RNG (Dynamic) Guard Helmets, please uninstall/unsubscribe before adding this one.

As of v2.0, I have begun work on making all guards look and behave more appropriately to their region. This includes new custom, yet balanced weapons and armor, behavioural changes, and other various tweaks to improve the immersion. You can view the changelog below for more detailed information.

For those having trouble with the Steam Workshop: You can find RNG Guards on the Nexus at http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9323

Any and all questions/suggestions/comments are welcome! Just leave 'em below and remember to rate!

-finish textures for Morthal and Dawnstar guards (maybe Solitude & Windhelm?)
-add small variations to stormcloaks & imperials
-add random guard patrols throughout wilderness
-keep default hold guards after civil war quests?
-other various tweaks and improvements requested by community

v2.4a - v2.4b
-ensured compatability with Skyrim v1.6.
-ensured compatability with Skyrim v1.5.

-added custom skin to Whiterun guards.
-fixed some general bugs.

v2.0 - v2.3c
-fixed texture problem with female Winterhold guards.
-added new, custom-skinned armor to Winterhold guards.
-added new, custom-skinned armor to Falkreath guards.
-fixed excessive nudity in Falkreath.
-added new, custom-skinned armor to Riften guards.
-fixed improper skin on Markarth guards.
-added new, custom-skinned armor to Markarth guards. Climate appropriate, lore appropriate,and balanced.
-began work on more diversity between holds and their guards.

v1.0 - v1.2
-added a chance for guards to have no helmet at all, depending on climate region (the warmer the area, the higher the chance, while guards in places like Winterhold and Windhelm will always wear head gear)
-added effect to some stormcloak soldiers
-added 50% chance for guards to have open-faced steel helm instead of full-faced default
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barmyness Mar 29 @ 3:44pm 
can you make it for the commander in whiterun
captain of the memeguard Mar 11 @ 12:34pm 
"no more short sleeves in the blizzards of Winterhold." All the guards are Nords, and Nords are supposed to be resistant to the cold, so.
BigSky Mar 4 @ 5:52pm 
To anybody wondering about the guards being partially nude after uninstalling: Just go up to the half-nude guard and do the "resurrect" thing to him (stated in the mod description).
Thundercracker Feb 25 @ 1:35pm 
Also, if this mod is dead....then is anybody else going to finish it? Come on, you know you want to...
Thundercracker Feb 25 @ 1:34pm 
Hey. Great Mod, but I have to ask: where are the updates? You can't create a great mod like this, then not finish it! Also, we need Guard patrols. The mod for this seems to have disappeared. Mate, do it. DO IT : D
People like grapes Jan 27 @ 4:01pm 
Is this going to be updated eventually? Since I'd like to see outfits for Morthal and Windhelm/Solitude
Silence Jan 27 @ 7:05am 
the holds really look better with these guards, thanks for making this mod!
christiancangao Jan 26 @ 12:42am 
i uninstalled the mod and now the guards are all naked. :( i reinstalled it and the guards are still naked. :(
centurionalex34 Jan 21 @ 7:32pm 
This is pretty damn good, adds alot of immersion.
Ookoo Jan 9 @ 7:45am 
Is it compatible with Winter is Coming?