Fan Art – Sleeping Super Mutant by 324b21

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More New Vegas/ Skyrim crossover feat. Jinks the hipster courier with the gang. this is taken from The Sleeping Giant quest or in this case, i think it would best be called the sleeping mutant/giant mutant/behemoth.

Here is some art from 324b21 that may even be a teaser for a future comic. Things of this ilk are good since I’m eventually going to be working on Fallout NPCs, quests, and wikis in the coming months and years.

This is also why the podcast will have an old timey radio theme, complete with pictures of goofy white folks hanging out and acting suburban. After all, there are no radios in Tamriel, Two-Tails deactivated them all with his machine hand. In post-apocalyptic America, however, there are radios, radio shows, and hickory.

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Song Profile – Mogo’s Mead

These days, saying you like one type of music is like saying you like one type of video game. It’s just not possible. And as time goes by, the choices are only getting more diverse. It seems like every day the industry invents a new genre or I am discovering an old one. Every day is a buffet.

New Wave? Why not, I like the 80s. Math rock? Sure, I can add and substract.  EDM? Sounds future, gimme. Chiptune? It’s on like Kong, Donkey. Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 in G? Hell yeah, that’s my jam. Gimme gimme gimme.

The same isn’t true for karaoke. For me, karaoke songs have to fit a strict, authoritarian guideline. It has to be dorky, fun, and so pop the speakers are fizzing . Karaoke is not the time to be singing Stairway to Heaven or some depressing song about drug addiction or showing off your inner hipster. You sing songs you wouldn’t be caught dead listening to on the street, because all the good songs make for poor karaoke music.

Karaoke is the bizarre anti-verse where every day is backwards day.  It’s a place where Backstreet Boys >>>>> The Smiths, where Vanilla Ice >>>>> Wu Tang Clan. The closest you can come to merging good and good karaoke is Joseph Gordon Levitt singing the Pixies’ Here Comes Your Man, and even then that movie is kind of depressing (there’s also this, but this song is so old it’s automatically cheesy). If I had to take a guess, I’m not sure if there isn’t a more perfect karaoke song than this one, because it has just the right amount of dorkiness, energy, good vibrations, and as a Japanese song it manages to do so without a whole lot of irony. It’s a song I would never listen to willingly but I would dial up every time I stepped into that box.

That’s how I feel about Mogo’s Mead. A lot of the songs on the 3DNPC soundtrack fill me with feelings, especially with regard to certain quests and the like. But if I were a resident of Tamriel, I wouldn’t dare karaoke anything save Mogo’s Mead. Even A Warrior’s Life, a song that is tailor made for a drunken male chorus, is a song about the dead and loved ones lost. It’s got an element of buzzkill.

Mogo’s Mead, on the other hand, is guaranteed happiness. It’s written and composed by Arisen1, and it’s her writing that keeps it free of all the cumbersome, dour tripe that are a staple of my song lyrics. It’s light, feathery, and pure pop.

It’s a good time, and when I listen to it, I can’t help but have one.

3DNPC v3.06.6

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This is the sixth of ten updates before the release of 3.07. With this release, we have more Darcy poems, an almost fully re-recorded Jade(Lindsey Lorraine) and the quest The Aldmeri Prisoner is now in Alpha. It should work fine for the most part, but I can’t account for everything just testing on my own. Hence the Alpha tag. To start, you must have completed Brother and Keeper and Honor’s Calling. Daenlyn Oakhollow is the quest giver.

The quest stars Matthew Dixon, Jessica Osborne, Patrick M. Whitstone, Christian Gaughf, MalevolentMC, William Handford, Glen Michael Cooper, and last but never least, Alice Bell, who still manages to deliver despite having lost her soul to me in an earlier exchange (Don’t worry Alice, she’s enjoying the weather here. Today I taught her the sky is actually blue, not mold-colored. That’s colored, not coloured. That’s right, she speaks Murrican now, sorry).

However, the biggest thanks goes to nonoodles, without whom the quest would not exist. She built locations, she meshed nav’s, she textured uniforms. She’s built traps, decorated rooms, and jarred bees. I’ve been doing this mod solo for so long, having her create these locations and manage the Nexus site is something I can never give enough thanks for. Along with all the blogerati who help with the Wiki, keep the forums alive and provide fan art, lately it’s felt like a collaborative effort, which is important since after 2.5 years of modding I am tired and feeble and probably would’ve disappeared into a hole without you. Thanks.

3DNPC v3.06.6 (112 MB)

New Quests
• The Aldmeri Prisoner (Alpha)
A Thousand Words

New NPCs
• Guard (Glen Michael Cooper)
• Steward (William Handford)
• Nair (William Handford)
• Client (Patric M. Whitstone)
• Baroness (Alice Bell)
Amras (Patric M. Whitstone)
Halcar (Matthew Dixon)
Ester (Alice Bell)
• Primei (Jessica Osborne)
Feldi (Ronja Monto)

Re-Recorded NPCs
Jade (Lindsey Lorraine) – 98%, a few lines double voiced or silent
Callen (Viridiane) – Remaining 20%
Gromash (Patrick Mahoney)

All Fixes and Tweaks from v3.06
• Removed erroneous AI package that caused vanilla necromancer to walk to the Winking Skeever from Falkreath
• Fixed instance where Marla was disabled if player returned to Jilkmar first
• Fixed instance where arriving on a day other than Morndas started Fenced In but left Swims-In-Wind disabled
• Altered prerequisites so Rose Without Thorns can be started without progressing in the main quest
• Minor typo and sound file fixes

News, Notes, and Cadavers

We’re still on track for a release tomorrow, although I think the quest will be slapped with an alpha tag. I more or less spent the weekend running it through the grinder, but there’s always some sort of behavior that can’t be accounted for.

There’s also a few missing lines here and there, some lines that I feel need to be re-taken, and some touch ups that need to be done. But if anyone wants to test the quest they’ll be able to. In the meantime, enjoy this brief video tutorial on accurate corpse placement. I feel like I should have added music. Next time I’ll add music.

Follower Rankings

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Ahoy mateys and matettes, just want to make a note regarding the new Follower Rankings in the sidebar. First thing I want to clear up – this isn’t a list I made. I would rather pull out my own eyes with a pair of rusty tongs before choosing between the little buggers. Nope, not gonna do it.

The list is actually a composite of all the user rankings submitted by people on this site. Now you may be wondering, I am a person on this site. How do I whittle these characters down to a blatantly reductive numeral? How do I participate in the democratic process?

Well, it’s easy. To submit your rankings, login to your dashboard from the top left corner of the site (Interesting NPCs, Dashboard) and click on the Rankings section:

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You’ll notice there are multiple rankings set up, and more to come. We can rank bard songs, villains, children – putting anything and everything in a digestible list form.

But for now, let’s click on Follower Rankings.

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What we get is a list of all the followers in the mod. You simply drag and drop to reorder the list. If you haven’t met one or would like to abstain from voting for an NPC, click delete.

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When you’re done, scroll down to the bottom and click SAVE CHANGES. 

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Right now, the results are posted here, but this page is obviously in construction while I figure out how much further the chart stretches. What happens when it gets to the edge? Will the site collapse under the weight of its own gravity? There’s really only one way to find out.

Rank ‘em.

Trailers and Teasers – More Darcy Poems

My good man David Boffa is back from hiatus, and ready to read some poems. It’s always nice when the character backgrounds mesh with the vanilla lore, and this is a perfect example.

Talking about internal conflict is in this dude’s kitchen wheelhouse, and here he is telling the Red Mountain where it can stick it. The lava, that is. It can stick the lava somewhere else.

3DNPC v3.06.5

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This is the fifth of ten updates before the release of 3.07. It’s not all that different from 3.06.4, just a few maintenance updates and voice files you won’t have access to yet. However, you’ll be happy to hear the new quest is finished minus re-takes, I just need to test all the permutations as there are many. So it will probably be next week when I release it.

In other news, the first podcast episode for Non-Playable Characters, hosted by Matthew Dixon and J.T. Decker, has also been recorded. It too just needs fancy trimmings and stuff before release. In fact, I haven’t even seen or heard it myself. The other 2 will be titled Speaking of Voice Acting, hosted by Lindsey Lorraine and Jessica Osborne, and Modcast, hosted by Aranas and Jay33721. Guest hosts and fill-ins will also be needed, in addition to guest interviews, so if you’d like to volunteer let me know.

Lastly, if you go to the WordPress Dashboard in the top left corner you’ll notice a new ranking section. You can rank various things like followers and the composite will be updated on the right sidebar. It’ll take some time to stabilize as there’s only a couple rankings at the moment, but over time it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.

3DNPC v3.06.5 (99MB)

New Quests
A Thousand Words

New NPCs
Amras (Patric M. Whitstone)
Halcar (Matthew Dixon)
Ester (Alice Bell)
• Primei (Jessica Osborne)
Feldi (Ronja Monto)

Re-Recorded NPCs
Callen (Viridiane) – Remaining 20%
Gromash (Patrick Mahoney)

All Fixes and Tweaks from v3.06
• Removed erroneous AI package that caused vanilla necromancer to walk to the Winking Skeever from Falkreath
• Fixed instance where Marla was disabled if player returned to Jilkmar first
• Fixed instance where arriving on a day other than Morndas started Fenced In but left Swims-In-Wind disabled
• Altered prerequisites so Rose Without Thorns can be started without progressing in the main quest
• Minor typo and sound file fixes

Trailers and Teasers – Gromash

It occurred to me I hadn’t made a new trailer for Gromash, so here it is. Like with Larkspur, the old files had a bunch of clipping issues, so these should be easier to listen too. Patrick Mahoney provided the voice work.

As always, if you feel like a voice should be redone, you can give your feedback in the forums. Constructive criticism is helpful for both myself and the actors involved, so don’t be afraid to give it.

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