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Review – The Elder Scrolls: Call To Arms

The Elder Scrolls is one of my favorite video game series of all time. I enjoy all entries in this franchise, including the spinoffs and The Elder Scrolls Online. While many of The Elder Scrolls games have been successful, Skyrim is the one that practically everyone knows. The fifth entry in the series, it has sold over 30 million copies across various systems since its release in 2011. This summer I completed the main quest in this game, along with numerous side quests, on the Nintendo Switch. I also sunk more than 150 hours into The Elder Scrolls Online on my PC – which is an excellent game that I highly recommend. When I read that Skyrim’s open world was coming to a tabletop game created by Modiphius, entitled The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, I was intrigued.

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The Infernal City & Lord of Souls

For more than 25 years, the Elder Scrolls has been one of the most popular and influential video game series in existence. Its success has resulted in its lore permeating numerous mediums, including books. In 2012, one year after the release of the incredibly popular video game Skyrim, two novels were published: The Infernal City and Lord of Souls, both by Greg Keyes. These books are a singular narrative split across two books, making for an intricate and compelling tale steeped in Elder Scrolls lore.

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The Skyrim Library, Volume III: The Arcane

This is the third and final book in The Skyrim Library trilogy. Make sure to check out my reviews for Volume I and Volume II. Just like the first two books, this one is excellent! This entry focuses on magica, religion, and more. Watch my video review below for all of the details on The Skyrim Library, Volume III: The Arcane.

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook is a beautifully bound hardback book that clocks in at nearly 200 pages and more than 70 easy-to-follow recipes so you can take in all of the diverse tastes of Tamriel. Released in 2019 by Insight Editions, this cookbook does a wonderful job of respecting its source material and providing gamers and foodies alike with a wealth of options to try at home. As a longtime fan of the Elder Scrolls franchise, I appreciate having the opportunity to create dishes I’ve only ever seen in the games. It’s a fascinating and brilliant bridge between Tamriel and reality. Yes, other cookbooks have done this in the past. However, the Elder Scrolls games are steeped in rich history and culture that goes beyond other titles – making this book feel like an artifact one might find and read in Skyrim, Oblivion, or Morrowind.

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Preview – The Elder Scrolls: Call To Arms

Skyrim, the fifth entry in the wildly popular Elder Scrolls video game series, has sold over 30 million copies across various systems since its release in 2011. I’m currently enjoying this timeless classic on my Nintendo Switch, as well as The Elder Scrolls Online on my PC – which is my new favorite game. With this in mind, I was intrigued when I read that Skyrim’s open world is coming to a tabletop game created by Modiphius entitled The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. This game is slated to start shipping in May. However, with the current coronavirus crisis the world is experiencing, that could change. What follows is a preview of the game; and I hope to get a copy, so that I can provide you with a detailed review once it’s released. I’ve never owned or played a tabletop wargame like this before. However, this seems like a great entry point for me and others.

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Elder Scrolls Online: The Ultimate Escape

All of us are holed up in our homes, doing our best to flatten the curve during the coronavirus crisis. This can result in many people becoming bored or going stir crazy. Over the past couple weeks, I discovered a wonderful way to pass the time: The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO).

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