Half-Goat Studios presents...
Skyrim Main Quest Overhaul
Project Leader: B.E Hughes
Casting Director: The Commoner Prince
Half-Goat Studios Website: www.thecommonerprince.org
"The Skyrim Main Quest Overhaul is a mod project dedicated to improving the dramatic pacing, character development, and dialogue of Skyrim’s central questline to create a more immersive and interactive experience.
The Elder Scrolls games have always been known for their vast, immersive worlds, open-ended gameplay, and gripping storylines. Skyrim’s central plot, while fun and engaging, feels short, underdeveloped, and overly linear in the context of this huge and epic franchise. It unfolds with manic urgency, thrusting the player into the dragon crisis without giving any opportunity to explore and engage Bethesda’s massive, beautifully constructed world. This mod aims to expand the main quest with more dialogue, more choices, and diverging storylines, as well as all-new quests, characters, and challenges.
With the Skyrim Main Quest Overhaul, your journey from ill-fated prisoner to hero of prophecy will no longer be a meteoric rise to godhood, but rather a hard-fought battle filled with choices, consequences, victories, and defeats. You will encounter compelling, multidimensional characters, both friend and foe, who will guide you to glory or test your mettle. Go boldly towards your destiny or deny it outright; the choice is yours. Should you accept your fate, you will learn the true meaning of Dovahkiin."
- B.E Hughes
We are starting to recruit voice talent for potentially one of the most ambitious modifications of the acclaimed computer roleplaying game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
It's likely you will be at least vaguely familiar with this title. In case you are not, the Elder Scrolls series of video games are a leader in the niche, having set the standard for similar works from the beginning, and actually helping to redefine the genre itself everytime a title in the series has been released.
These games are pinnacles of open-ended gaming achievement, with few rivals to speak of. Still, there is always room for improvement with such vast and overreaching projects. That's where the modder community comes in.
As the extract from the project leader states, Half-Goat Studios aims to improve upon the main questline, and address what we percieve are issues with the narrative, character development, and pacing, among other things.
We are putting together a team of writers, scripters, designers and voice actors. A team that, if successful, may be remembered as one of the greatest of our time.
Do you want to be part of one of the biggest modding efforts for one of the biggest commercial role playing games out there? Do you want a role in such a project on your VA resume? Then read on.
I'm here to see if I can recruit some voice talent to our cause. The Project will need a pretty large number of voice actors. The sooner you sign up, the more your creative contributions will probably be felt in the final result.
You do not need to actually have the game, in order to join the VA team.
Voice Acting and Auditions
We broadly need two types of voice acting. You as an actor/actress, can be part of both groups at once... if you have the versatility.
Firstly, we need talent that will be voicing already existing characters present in the unmodified game. This group is pretty much crucial to the mod.
For the original (or "vanilla") roles, I was initally looking for people who could match the existing voices as closely as possible. This still remains a bonus if you are capable of doing it, but is no longer mandatory. We will be approaching the voicing of certain original characters with the intention of breathing new life into them, so you will get your chance to be creative as well.
I now want people who can match the general feel and voice type of the original character, but a certain level of divergence in voice type is tolerable as long as it still remains in keeping with the style of the original.
Your voice acting needs to be pretty good though, as it's likely that if you are casted for a role, we will actually replace the entire dialogue for that character in the game, with yours. Unless of course, you are one of the few who can mimic the original voices very closely. Less work for you then!
So you will also need a certain level of commitment to the project. I think it will be pretty much worth your while though; if this mod is a success, the contributions of the VA team are going to be immortalized in the memory of the community, and probably beyond.
The initial characters that require voicing are below.
Lord of Whiterun
Audition Lines :
"Well done. You sought me out, on your own initiative. You've done Whiterun a service. And I won't forget it."
"Here, take this, as a small token of my esteem".
"There is... another thing you could do for me. Suitable for someone of your particular talents, perhaps..."
Court Wizard of Whiterun
"So the Jarl thinks you can be of use to me. Oh yes, he must be referring to my research into dragons."
"Go to Bleak Falls Barrow. Find this tablet - no doubt interred in the main chamber- and bring it to me. Simplicity itself."
"Ahh... this must be the weapon for the Jarl. Poor girl, so eager to prove herself. I'll present it to Balgruuf when his mood is more... agreeable."
"Thank you. Please, take these few coins, for... services rendered"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-jzzbXmNvY#t=025 (and no, he doesn't normally appear naked in the game )
"I've been looking for you. Got something I'm supposed to deliver."
"It's from... Falk Firebeard at the Blue Palace? Humph, you've got friends in high places..."
"Looks like that's it. Got to go".
In the second place, we require talent for fully original characters. There are some original characters in the works, but it will be a while before roles for these become available.
Please use a decent microphone, and record with as little background noise as possible. Also, leave spaces of silence before and after the recordings where there is no sound at all produced (not even movement) so that they can be cleaned up as necessary.
You can send any auditions to
If you are casted for a role, you should sign up to our forum at www.thecommonerprince.org as soon as possible. You will be added to the VA Team and gain access to the production areas of the site. It's a good idea to sign up & visit the site regardless, to keep up with the latest developments, for example new roles that may become available.
We look forward to working with you, with a view towards making this project an unforgettable experience.
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