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I used to love using the Morrowind Construction Set, so now that Skyrim’s creation kit is here, it’s time to see what I can do with it after not making mods for over six years.

1start

Well that’s familiar. It looks just like the old one did back in 2002. I guess that’s good though – easy to get in to, right?

2load

I remember a few things about this, and step one is to load the master file.

3error

Another is that errors happen.

3error2

Allot.

4werein

Hey, we’re in. I want to make a spell. I mean, Skyrim can always use a new, overpowered spell, right?

5spells

Wow, that’s a lot of spells. Maybe I shouldn’t make one.

5spells2

Yeah right. I want to make a spell that pushed people away from me in combat. Can I do that?

6spell-getoffme

This… might do it but I don’t like it. I guess I’ll have to pare my goal down.

6spell-frymeinstead

Yay. Another super-shock spell. Yawn.

Hey…

… wait a minute here. I should be able to MacGuyver the Unrelenting Force spell into this role, shouldn’t I? I should. Let’s try that!

7fusroduh

Step one, duplicate the original.

7fusroduh2

Step two, tweak it to be a concentration spell instead of a fire-and-forget thing. Also, change some visuals.

8ohyeah

Step three, add it to the spell. Oh, that is so much better. Now, to get it into the game.

9book

A spell tome! Perfect. Let’s grab this book and place it somewhere I can find it.

10jory

How about Jorrvaskr?

10jory2

I’ll stick it on a nice, high shelf, away from greedy NPCs.

11save

We save!

11loaded

We load!

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We arrive. Now to find that book.

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Oh. I must have fallen. I kind of balanced it on the edge but I guess it didn’t like it there.

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Time to read my book, and learn my new spell.

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Oh, yes. Now I just need somewhere to test this. Off to Silent Moons Camp!

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Ok, now to find some stuff to knock around.

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OMG.

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That is more fun then should be allowed. I can’t get over how much FUN it is to just knocked stuff around like this! I can’t wait to use this on a bad guy. It was so fun, I made a video.

Now to upload it to Steam.

12upload

I pack it up via the Creation Kit’s built-in option, and it’s off.

13workshop

And there we go. Uploaded to a world just waiting for more pointless spells. That turned out better then I expected; I didn’t think I’d come up with anything worth sharing when I started, but I did. If anyone gives it a shot, let me know.

Alphasim out.

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