During your journey through life, you may have heard of a storytelling medium called the “visual novel.” You may have mocked the shit out of it. I have, and now I’m surprised to confess that I regret doing so. I guess I even think that one such visual novel, Katawa Shoujo, is worth playing.
Category – Video Games
The nightblade has been a favorite archetype of mine since Morrowind. Combining stealth and precision with a strong command of magic, he (or she) is the ultimate smart character. Yes, sometimes it’s satisfying to run up and hack at your enemies with a giant sword. But there’s an edgy badass feeling that comes with materializing from the shadows and slitting your enemy’s throat before they can make a sound. And magic is just too cool to pass up.
So, as I start to think about creating a character in Skyrim, the nightblade is what comes to mind first. I want to move quickly, strike with precision, and be mystical. I’m sure I’ll revise it as I play, but here is my tentative plan for allocating my perks.