Morrowind Modding Madness 2016 – A Team Based Modding Competition

Four weeks, four categories, four mods, only one team of modders will rise up to claim the throne as the ultimate modding champions of 2016! This is Morrowind Modding Madness, a month long modding competition starting December 1st and going through the end of the year where modders form teams, compete and vanquish challenges, and rise through the ranks to become the ultimate modding champions as we put a close on the year of 2016 with all the sweet prizes that entails!

This has been a fantastic year so far for the Morrowind modding community, with an estimated 500 new Morrowind mods being released this year alone. So this December, to end things on a bang, we’re announcing Morrowind Modding Madness, a big modding competition where you have to form teams with at least one other modder and meet the weekly challenge of designing, building, and releasing a full mod every week. This won’t be an easy modding competition, you’ll need to select your teammates carefully and collaborate on your strengths to make it to the end of the competition and win the top prize.

Now a full list of competition details is available at one of the following locations, and you can also register your modding teams while you’re there, but remember to make sure they know they’re on your team! A modding team can be composed of between two and four modders! Best of luck to all contestants, the competition officially starts on December 1st!

Register Your Teams Here:
Morrowind Reddit
Morrowind Nexus
Morrowind Bethesda Forums

Top Ten Morrowind Mods of 2013 – A Retrospective

Today we have a top ten list of the best Morrowind mods of 2013, and this is sort of a retrospective looking back on one of the biggest years of Morrowind modding. After the fall of PES and the rise of Morrowind Nexus, the community made an absolute ton of amazing mods, from large new landmasses to epic dungeons, scenic homes, and high-quality graphics replacers to update the game and make it better than ever before. Today we take a look back at some of these amazing mods that are definitely still worth checking out!

My Top Ten List:
10. RR Mod Series – Telvanni Lighthouse Tel Branora and Tel Vos By The Resdayn Revival Team
9. Shipwreck Home By Jpb1
8. Races Redone Series By MacKom
7. More Detailed Places 2013 By Ragox and Zaldir
6. Apel’s Asura Coast and Sheogorath Region Retexture By Apel
5. Face of the Hortator By Infragris
4. Solstheim – Tomb of the Snow Prince By Wollibeebee
3. Balmora Underworld By Fulgore
2. Lougian’s Texture Replacers By Lougian
1. Wyrmhaven By Neoptolemus
Honorable Mention #1: The Hostiles By TREVORDEMENTED 
Honorable Mention #2: Dreamer’s Expansion By Aoimevelho (Ivolga)

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 54

Today we have the 54th episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases featuring 13 more mods for your viewing pleasure, this time around with a fantastical Dwemer theme, and there’s a ton of really nice mods in this lineup. You’ll find beautiful secreted away cavern ruins, numerous uniquely designed Dwemer homes, massive dungeons to fight through, and ancient secrets to be discovered in this, the 54th episode of MMS!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – Balmora Dwemer Sub House By Princess Stomper
House Mod of the Week – The Cave of Elysian By Tweek
Gameplay Mod of the Week – Illegal Items By Kindi
Dungeon Mod of the Week – Wanderfell Archaeologist Society Pro By Davidevil
Items Mod of the Week – Aetherium Forging By Grond1911
Quests Mod of the Week – Dwemer Scholarship By Bronzebone MODs
Landmass Mod of the Week – Nerevarine’s Castle By Zappara
NPC Mod of the Week – Dwemer Race Mod By T-Bone and VPN
Better Bodies Version
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Insanity’s (Dwemer) Weapons of Morrowind – For Morrowind By InsanitySorrow and Converted By Starwarsgal9875 & Remiros
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Tchos’ Dwemer Chainlink Corridors Tileset – Modders Resource By Tchos
Underrated Mod of the Week – Nchuleft Dwemer Home By Jake11611
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Nehfaern Sanctuary By Aaron Dickey aka Vaaish
Bonus Mod of the Week – The Lost Elder Scroll By The_Drunken_Mudcrab

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 53

This week’s 53rd Episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases returns to a random theme with 13 very different but also very interesting mods based around the shores and cities of Morrowind. With this week’s batch of mods, you’ll be able to make a living fiddling the lute, exploring massive ruined strongholds, chasing down vampire lairs, and making yourself home within massive castles up in the clouds above. There’s all of this and much more in episode 53 of Morrowind Modding Showcases!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – A Bard’s Life By Danae
House Mod of the Week – Yet Another Silt Strider Home By Saania
Gameplay Mod of the Week – MWSE Containers By Greatness7
Dungeon Mod of the Week – Falensarano – The Ruined Stronghold By CarrotFerret 
Items Mod of the Week – Zipp’s Furniture Store By Zipp
Quests Mod of the Week – Irgola’s Replacement By Dateranoth & Devinouis
Landmass Mod of the Week – The Lost City By Atropos
NPC Mod of the Week – Kentarossai By Sabregirl
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Ice Blade of the Monarch PBR By Flash3113
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Nomad Wooden Fort Modder’s Pack By Nomad
Underrated Mod of the Week – Lakehouse By VaguelySpecific
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Castle Aedius By Beleglos
Bonus Mod of the Week – Nimawia Pearl Farm By Psycholex

Morrowind Modding Interviews – Worsas and Roerich of Skyrim – Home of the Nords

Welcome to the twenty-fifth episode of Morrowind Modding Interviews, a new podcast-like series interviewing modders from around the community! Have you ever wanted to hear your favorite mod authors answer your questions in a semi-conversational interview setting? Now’s your chance!

Feel free to submit questions and suggestions for who to interview at our forum thread.

A full transcript of this interview can be found here

For this week’s interview, we’re talking with Worsas and Roerich from Skyrim – Home of the Nords about a number of topics related to the ambitious and massive province mod that seeks to add the entire province of Skyrim to the gameworld of Morrowind. Over the course of this interview, we talk a lot about the design and style of the Reach, the regions of Vorndgad Forest and the Druadach Highlands, as well as a lot of the lore, conflicts, and history of this massive swath of western Skyrim. We also discuss when we might see a new release for the project, and we talk a bit about the new cooperation between Project Tamriel and Tamriel Rebuilt.

A full list of Skyrim – Home of the Nords project links can be found below.

Project Tamriel Website
SHOTN Forums (part of PT)
Lore of Skyrim – Home of the Nords
Vorndgad Forest Alpha Download

Roerich and Worsas’s Mods:
Blightward Player Home By Roerich
Mage Character Factor’s Estate By Roerich
Azura’s Coast & Sheogorath – Grass Mod By Worsas

The music in this video is from the Morrowind Music Overdose by Jon Babb, the Skyrim Soundtrack by Jeremy Soule, and OC Remix. Additional tracks are from Epidemic Sound.

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 50

Today we’re celebrating the two-year anniversary of Morrowind Modding Showcases with the 50th episode of MMS! We have a special Solstheim, Winter, and Nordic themed episode for you all today with 13 mods for your viewing pleasure! Explore massive new landmasses, investigate mysterious disappearances, check out a number of themed house mods, and raid new Dwemer ruins in this, the 50th episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – Ice’s Hidaway & Buster By CanadianIce
House Mod of the Week – Christmas Manor By Xeth-Ban
Gameplay Mod of the Week – Interiors of Solstheim By KalianMods
Dungeon Mod of the Week – Fourth Era Solstheim By Eldermaster28
Items Mod of the Week – TG’s Nord Ceremonial Armor By The General
Quests Mod of the Week – Great Shoals By Aaron Falis
Landmass Mod of the Week – Five Keys of Azura By Dave Foster
NPC Mod of the Week – Nords Redone By MacKom
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Bloodmoon Landscape Overhaul By Slartibartfast
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Nchardamz, Skyrim Style Ruins By RubberMan
Underrated Mod of the Week – Solstheim Mage Tower By Dr No
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Steinthor Hall By Korana
Bonus Mod of the Week – WoodenFort-RavenRock By Demosthenes

Special thanks to all of the modders who contributed to this video, Melchior Dahrk for all of the wonderful graphics, and the entire Morrowind Modding Community for continuing ever onward and supporting Morrowind through all these long years!

Morrowind Modding Manors – Episode 5

Today we have the fifth episode of Morrowind Modding Manors, a new series dedicated to looking at three Morrowind house mods every other week. Now I know, we cover a lot of house mods already as part of Morrowind Modding Showcases, but there’s a lot of house mods for Morrowind, and a lot of them just don’t get covered by MMS, partly because of how we have the show formatted, and partly because more house mods are released each month than episode of MMS, so we’re never going to catch up. Instead, Morrowind Modding Manors gives us an opportunity to cover a wider variety of house mods, some of which have been overlooked and underrated, and some of which used to be quite popular but are no longer in the public eye quite so much.

For our fifth episode, we’re looking at three random manors and manses around Vvardenfell, including the relatively underrated and unknown Abandoned Estate by Templar_Psi, as well as the classic and quaint Heather Cottage By Shezrie, and our third housing mod is Villa Fortuna By TextureFreak, a uniquely themed manor that sits upon the shores opposite Suran.

The music in this episode is from Job Babb’s Morrowind Music Overdose, Epidemic Sound, and Doctor Eternal’s Total Music Conversion.

Morrowind Modding Trailers – Isles of Dulsya Trailer

Today for Morrowind Modding Trailers, we’re taking a look at one of Morrowind’s classic landmass mods, Dulsya Isle by Nick “Iridox” Johnson. One of the first major landmass mods for Morrowind, Dulsya Isle adds a seamless new island for you to explore that blends in perfectly with vanilla Morrowind content, with two new towns to visit, dozens of new quests, and several dungeons to fight through. You even get to take charge and build a new settlement for yourself, including a new home to live in, as well as go on several new adventures, fight bandits, defeat undead enemies, and much more in this old-time classic.

Oblivion House Mod Hunters – Episode Ten

Today for Oblivion House Mod Hunters, we’re taking a look at three mage-themed housing mods with lots of magical features that should prove ideal for any wizard, warlock or sorcerer! Study the arts atop your flying fortress as you grow your magical powers, hide away in an eccentric cottage buried in your scrolls, or partner up with a High-Elf roommate in your own small manse along the Niben! There’s all of this and more in the tenth episode of Oblivion House Mod Hunters!

Mod Download Links:

Popular House Mod of the Week – Mage’s Sky House By TeR (Blary)

New House Mod of the Week – Mage’s Rest By NellSpeed and RowanLeeves

Underrated House Mod of the Week – The Mage’s House By Rad666a

Tamriel Rebuilt – Thirr River Valley Trailer

The Thirr River Valley is a lush and prosperous region that cuts right down the center of the Morrowind mainland, dividing the west from the east. Fertile plains and beautiful forests surround the deep and powerful Thirr River that cuts through the heart of Morrowind. One of the more populous regions of the mainland, the Thirr River Valley is divided between Great House Hlaalu and Great House Indoril, with the valiant Imperial fortress city of Old Ebonheart standing guard at the entrance. Along the western banks you’ll find numerous Hlaalu farms, villages, and plantations, including the wealthy Oran and Mundrethi plantations, as well as the small Hlaalu village of Indal-Ruhn. On the eastern side you’ll find the Indoril, clustered in their primary cities of power in the region, Roa Dyr and Almas Thirr, the Indoril fortress city. Small hamlets and Velothi villages also scatter the region, such as the industrious Velothi town of Vhul, and the farmer hamlet of Dondril. This area is well-settled, but still home to many shrines, ruins, and the occasional band of smugglers as they try and make their way past Imperial patrols into the heart of Morrowind. A region of such fertility and wealth isn’t without conflict, however, and the two Great Houses that inhabit this region would like nothing more than to solidify their power.

Tamriel Rebuilt released the Thirr River Valley as a part of the Tamriel Rebuilt Alpha, and updated the region with a new release in October of 2015. The Thirr River Valley Region is mostly complete exterior-wise, with some NPCs already in place and interiors currently being added to the major cities such as Old Ebonheart. If you want to help out with this massive project and contribute to one of the oldest continuously worked on mod projects in Morrowind’s history, why not head over to their website and join the team today?

You can download Tamriel Rebuilt’s latest release here, and visit their YouTube Channel here.

The music in this trailer is “Crusaders 3” by composer Johannes Bornlof from Epidemic Sound.

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