Nineteen years ago, a company known as Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, an ambitious open-world RPG that would save their company from bankruptcy and sell millions of copies. Now, fans are celebrating this game's anniversary with a month-long modding competition.
In a forum post on Nexus Mods, a user known as "darkelffan," named after the indigenous people of the Morrowind region, announced the beginning of this competition at the tail end of April. This Modathon, which is the 7th Annual Modding Competition for this community, has also become the biggest annual modding competition for the entire Elder Scrolls series. Starting from the first of May until the first of June, modders from both Nexus Mods and Morrowind Modding Hall can create and submit mods for eleven different categories, including player homes, towns and cities, and dungeons.
What are the participants competing for, in addition to showing off their creativity and love for Morrowind? Every week, five randomly-chosen modders will receive their choice of a game from a list of 300 games, including indie and AAA titles.
In addition, the mods with the most endorsements/reviews in each category will be declared the master of that category, and the creator will get achievements and 2-3 game prizes. The achievements, speaking of, are over 70 fun little badges that participants can plug into their mod pages for bragging rights. So far, there are over 60 mods that have been entered into the competition, with the most entries going to the fifth competition that saw 240 entered.