Skyrim: A Nord’s Tale, Part 1

Last night at midnight, I purchased Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Xbox
360. This morning I got up at my usual 5:30 and went straight down to
the living room to play.

The next few blog posts will be brief updates on my adventures in
Skyrim. They’ll be out of character, more a log than a story.

After a dragon’s attack conveniently freed me from captivity and nuked
my captors, I was spirited away to a Nord village by a fellow survivor.
As a Nord myself, it was interesting to see the culture surrounding the
village, and how the villagers reacted to my chosen race as a familiar

Of the massive arsenal I acquired in the hour or so of play this
morning, the weapon I’ve used the most has been a two-handed battle
axe. I loved that I could, straightaway, put the axe on the grindstone
and use an iron ingot to turn it into a [Fine] Battle Axe. Crafting
systems ROCK!

I’m a little overwhelmed by all there is to do. With so many choices
and quest givers practically throwing themselves at me, I just shut down
and ignored the quests, opting instead to do some exploring. I plan on
delving into the inventory/item system next, checking out what I can do
in that arena.

I want to see if there’s something to these spider eggs I picked up on
my flight from the dragon…