The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Character Creation Overhaul - Diverse Races and Genders
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Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:13am
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Character Creation Overhaul - Diverse Races and Genders

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Character Creation Overhaul + Optional Modules
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This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

Vanilla Skyrim allowed any starting character, regardless of race or gender, to excel at virtually anything, taking out the fun, strategy, and role-playing aspects of previous Elder Scrolls games from the overall Skyrim experience. CCO makes races and genders diverse again, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, so that each play through will be noticeably different. For example, a male Orc will have more starting health and carrying capacity than a female High Elf, but the High Elf will have significantly more magicka. Starting health, magicka, stamina, and carry weight have all been carefully and formulaically derived from each race/gender's traditional attributes (e.g. Strength, Endurance, Intelligence, etc.) and then adjusted for balance in Skyrim. Additionally, (like in the previous Elder Scrolls game) all races' skills will start at level 5 before racial bonuses are applied. See the CCO Races chart for specifics. See the CCO Races chart for specifics.
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Aug 25 @ 12:19pm
Chosen values unbalancing
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tyre Nov 21 @ 3:09pm 
thanks a lot
Syclonix  [author] Nov 21 @ 11:19am 
@tyre, this is an optional module for my Character Creation Overhaul mod. It changes your starting attributes based on your race and gender (See the table above in screenshots). This mod is compatible with custom races, but it won't actually make any stat changes for custom races, it will just keep the vanilla stats.
tyre Nov 21 @ 9:57am 
so what does this do to the mod i was wondering if it made it compatible with other mods i haven't tested the mod normally with race mods so im not sure if its normally compatible
Syclonix  [author] Oct 13 @ 12:49am 
@Dardstar: You can download the chart here:
Dardstar Oct 12 @ 11:26pm 
Any chance you could adjust that screenshot to fully show the thivery skills on the race chart?
SOL Sep 27 @ 4:19am 
Great Mod keep up the good work
Syclonix  [author] Sep 13 @ 1:14am 
BrushBristle Sep 12 @ 4:37pm 
Does this mod allow the player to choose any gender other than male or female?
Mr. Worldwide Aug 25 @ 12:48pm 
thanks for replying
Syclonix  [author] Aug 25 @ 12:16pm 
@Mr. Worldwide: Stats are calculated per attribute equations used in Oblivion/Morrowind. In those games there were additional attributes (e.g. intelligence, speed) that Skryim cut out, which is why females are slightly underpowered. Keeping with TES lore, I did not deviate from those attribute calculations. That said, there are other less quantifiable benefit of playing a female character (e.g. appearance/looks) that are a trade-off.

The attributes make a difference, but not one that significantly gimps female characters.