The World of Skyrim just grew again thanks to another awesome mod.
Mods for The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim never cease to amaze or engage me. They can be anything from tiny details like Realistic Teeth or large quest mods like Helgen Reborn, or they can be a pretty neat gameplay mod like this: Alternate Actors by 333iceberg.
The concept and function of the mod is pretty simple- Play as Anyone. You’re given a spell that when cast at someone, puts you into that NPC’s body. Once there you have full access and reign over them- from their inventory to their belongings and even their profession (so you can do lumberjack things if you possess the local log-jockey).
Now, you’d probably ask, Why would I want to do that? Of course you wouldn’t or shouldn’t actually play through the game as some random somebdoy, but this would be a great way to experience the world of Skyrim in another person’s shoes. Imagine taking the role of Lucan Valerius, the Riverwood Trader, and have him go off to Bleak Falls Barrow to get back the Golden Claw himself! Well, he’d probably get clobbered, but then he’d also have the help of your Dovahkiin as his follower- kinda like him hiring you as a merc to accompany him rather than just sending you to do all the work.
Or perhaps you could experience the world as a Hold Guard- patrolling the land and keeping the peace. How would a lawman actually fare going up against bandits on their own? Now you can go and try.
Conceivably you could also use this mod to change up some NPCs- run around as Ulfric Stormcloak for a bit, equip him with some Legendary stuff and then see if he’s a pushover when you meet him later in the Civil War endgame.
This really seems a cool mod, and should make for some really entertaining vids to share and post for other Dovah-gamers to watch. I think it’s one of the more refreshing mods to come along in a long time, and I’ll be sure to try it out when I can.